Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (3): Libba Bray - The Diviners

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: The Diviners
Author: Libba Bray
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 18th, 2012 
Summary (from Goodreads):
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.
Why I Look Forward to This: It's Libba Bray! Doing more historical fantasy! DURING THE 1920S! -happy sigh- As much as I liked Beauty Queens, I'm really happy to see her releasing more fantasy books, and I love books set during this time period. The integration of the occult themes sounds marvelous, and I'm sure the book will have no lack of the author's wit and humor. :)


  1. I love a good supernatural mystery and the summary really piques the interest!

  2. First time I've seen the cover for this title. This sounds interesting and great.