The Diviners

Bright lights are hiding dark secrets ...

It's 1920s New York City. It's flappers and Follies, jazz and gin. It's after the war but before the depression. And for certain group of bright young things it's the opportunity to party like never before.

For Evie O'Neill, it's escape. She's never fit in in small town Ohio and when she causes yet another scandal, she's shipped off to stay with an uncle in the big city. But far from being exile, this is exactly what she's always wanted: the chance to show how thoroughly modern and incredibly daring she can be.

But New York City isn't about just jazz babies and follies girls. It has a darker side. Young women are being murdered across the city. And these aren't crimes of passion. They're gruesome. They're planned. They bear a strange resemblance to an obscure group of tarot cards. And the New York City police can't solve them alone.

Evie wasn't just escaping the stifling life of Ohio, she was running from the knowledge of what she could do. She has a secret. A mysterious power that could help catch the killer - if he doesn't catch her first.

Libba Bray is the acclaimed author of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy and is the 2010 Printz Award winner for her stand-alone novel Going Bovine. She lives in New York City.
1920s New York thrums with giddy life in this gripping first in a new trilogy from Printz winner Bray...the intricate plot and magnificently imagined details of character, dialogue and setting take hold and don't let go. Not to be missed. Kirkus (starred review) Here's your headline, boss: "Small-Town Dame Lands in Big Apple, Goes Wild, Tries to Stop Resurrection of Antichrist." It'll sell bundles! Indeed it will, as Bray continues her winning streak with this heedlessly sprawling series starter set in Prohibition-era New York...The book is big and wants to be the kind of thing you can lose yourself in. Does it succeed? It's jake, baby. -- Daniel Kraus ALA Booklist The paranormal meets the roaring Twenties in the scary and posi-tute-ly amazing, The Diviners. Bliss One kick-ass setting, a cast of brilliant characters, a host of amazing supernatural powers and one creepy-as-hell killer on the loose ... rich, complex and addictive - an elaborate web of stories, winding together to create one masterpiece tapestry of a book. guardian.co.uk Packed with hilarious 1920s slang, snappy one-liners and intriguing period detail, this is a beautifully-crafted novel with a complex, twisting plot and plenty of creepy moments that will keep readers right on the edge of their seats. Introducing us to an intriguing ensemble cast of characters as well as wonderfully bright and breezy heroine in Evie - and of course, a truly terrifying villain - The Diviners is a hugely entertaining adventure that will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next instalment. Booktrust READ ... sequined-packed, serial-killer thriller with supernatural overtones, think the Jazz Age meets Twilight - AND it's the first part of a trilogy. Instyle
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 592
Altersempfehlung ab 12
Erscheinungsdatum 18.09.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-907410-40-6
Verlag Little, Brown Young Readers
Maße (L/B/H) 20/13/4,3 cm
Gewicht 410 g
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Creepy & atmospheric novel with diverse characters
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All you need to know about this beautiful novel is that it takes place in New York of the 1920?s (the industrial age of change and wealth), has a diverse set of beautifully written and rounded up characters and is a suspenseful and creepy story that will haunt your... All you need to know about this beautiful novel is that it takes place in New York of the 1920?s (the industrial age of change and wealth), has a diverse set of beautifully written and rounded up characters and is a suspenseful and creepy story that will haunt your dreams. What else could you possibly want? Now let me get into a little more detail: What astounded and surprised me most about this novel is that the author obviously invested a great deal of time and effort in historical research. The sentiment and zeitgeist of the golden era is captured vividly and is indeed historically accurate. Before going into this novel I?ve heard that it has a diverse set of characters, portraying different cultures, religions and sexualities but still was astounded as to how brilliantly the cultural melting pot - that is New York - was depicted. Thinking about the 20?s you think about The Great Gatsby, the era of jazz, the buzzing Wall Street and of the flapper girls with their short skirts, bobbed hair who flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behaviour. What I didn?t get to see in other works that take place in the 1920?s though, was the variety of cultures, religious beliefs and people that were living in America even a hundred years ago. America didn?t suddenly turn into a cultural melting pot but was one from the very beginning and The Diviners portrayed this beautifully. The novel explores racism, discrimination and religious fanatism while also showing the bright side of the industrial age with its new inventions and political changes. The Diviners is, all in all, a beautifully crafted work with a captivating story that keeps you at the edge of your seat.