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Review: The Diviners - Libba Bray

Unphilosophize By Unphilosophize Published on January 18, 2017

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Although this will not be published for several days I would like to share my victory with you all. As I sit in my chair on Sunday the 15th of January, 2017, I write a review for a book that I finished last night. I'm caught up. No more backlog (until I get lazy again in a few weeks).

I've been thinking about doing some reviews and such on a monthly basis on youtube. Please share your thoughts on this in the comments below.

To the review:

I love Libba Bray. I really love her.

Stylistically this book is fantastic. Historically, pretty accurate.

I didn't like the characters quite as much as I liked the characters in the Gemma Doyle trilogy yet but I feel like it's because they're not all together yet. I like how they're coupling. I think it's interesting that Evie is in the middle of so much romantically and that that could spell trouble for her future. I'm really excited to see this group banded together, learn about the girl with the green eyes and figure our more about Theta and Henry's gifts.

Love the writing and think the world building is great. It's a really quick read which I adore and it's hard to put down.

Think the supernatural elements are very interesting. I wish Bray spoke more to the artifices in the museum, as spirit photography was suuuper popular for a while.

I found that the beginning was a lose end that never got finished. What happened to those party goers? Is anyone else curious or just me?

I rate this book an 8 out of 10. It was a relatively quick read and one that was immensely enjoyable. It kept you on the edge of your seat and keeps you up late at night.

Interesting move with foreshadowing the next book in the second last chapter. Off to read Lair of Dreams..

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