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Quick Snacks: Diviners by Libba Bray

Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is 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 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.

Magic, mystery, and the occult, oh my! And all in the Roaring 20s on top of that. Very few authors would be able to successfully pull off such a combination, and fortunately, Libba Bray is clearly among those few. Despite the large and varied cast of characters, and therefore many individual if loosely connected storylines to keep track of, I quite easily and quite quickly became thoroughly invested in this story. And I think other readers will feel the same way too—even given the sheer size and length of this book! In all, The Diviners is another winner from the illustrious Libba Bray.

Rating: 4.5

Review copy from ALA

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