The Resource The Diviners

The Diviners

Label
The Diviners
Title
The Diviners
Statement of responsibility
by Libba Bray
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER1920s New York. A teen clairvoyant. An old evil. It has begun.Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old home town and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City - and she is pos-i-tute-ly thrilled! New York is the city of speak-easies, rent parties, shopping and movie palaces, and soon enough Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfeld girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult - also known as 'The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies'.When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of it. Even Evie's new pals - hoofers, numbers runners and activists, but all swell kids - are drawn into the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer - if he doesn't catch her first.'A fascinating alternative 1926 where men aren't all they seem - and are possibly much more. Evie is sassy, feisty, and full of beans.Very Mary Shelley after a long night on the laudanum. Gripping - I could not stop.' - Kerry Greenwood'.It's Marjorie Morningstar meets Silence of the Lambs, and Bray dives into it with the brio of the era, alternating rat-a-rat flirting with cold-blooded killings.The book is big and wants to be the kind of thing you can lose yourself in. Does it succeed? It's jake, baby.' - Booklist'The Diviners feels like the next big thing. Its powerful twists and supernatural storyline never leave the back of your mind. It's a brilliant, bizarre concept of the supernatural world blending in with New York's 1920s. A murder mystery that makes a killer of a story.' - Kate, teen reviewer
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Summary
After humiliating her parents with her unrestrained behavior at a party, privileged young Evie O'Neill is sent to live with her eccentric uncle in New York City -- a "punishment" that utterly delights Evie, who can't wait to mix with Ziegfield girls and sneak into some big-city speakeasies (it's the Roaring Twenties). But when her Uncle Will, curator of the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, is called on to help solve a rash of bizarre, other-worldly murders, Evie is drawn in to the investigations because of a special ability she's tried to keep secret. -- Description by Ellen Foreman
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Award
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2012.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2013.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2017.
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10144615
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bray, Libba
Index
no index present
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730
Literary form
fiction
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  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Diviners
Series volume
0001
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  • Fantasy
  • Mystery
  • Historical Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Diviners
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4c584194-6719-4681-ae3d-60b3bb34fa3a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743431672
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Diviners
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4c584194-6719-4681-ae3d-60b3bb34fa3a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743431672
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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