Monthly Archives: October 2016

What to Read: The Diviners

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The Diviners by Libba Bray


Summary

In the streets of 1920s New York City, darkness is rising. Evie O’Neill, a girl with a taste for trouble and speakeasies, is forced to live with her eccentric uncle Will, but only Evie knows of her strange talent-the ability to divine a person’s secrets through touch. When a serial killer begins leaving a trail of bodies, Evie discovers her powers could be the key to saving lives. But she isn’t the only one, and not every diviner has good intentions.

Overall Impressions

This. Is. It. Beautifully written, this book rocketed to my top five favorite series. Fantastical, thrilling, and chucked full of dramatic irony, Bray’s book had me flipping pages so fast I’m surprised I didn’t get paper cuts. The characters are real enough to touch, each a work of art in their own right. “Just one more chapter,” I whispered, and then promptly read six more. But hey! Who needs sleep, right? The Diviners will have you scrambling for your credit card and the Amazon check-out.

Happy Reading!

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What to Read: Anna Dressed in Blood

Looking for something spooky this October?

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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake


Summary

Haunted (haha) by the death of his paranormal-seeking father, teenage Cas Lowood has taken up the family legacy, traveling the country ghost hunting. More accurately, ghost slaying. When he catches wind of the legend locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, he knows what he has to do. But Anna is like nothing he has encountered before. This time, his skill, wit, father’s athame may not be enough to save to him.

Overall Impressions

I didn’t realize I loved ghost stories until getting my hands on this book. Cas’ paranormal world has me hooked. Suspenseful, smart, and well-written, I can’t wait to read the next installment. Not many books can leave me holding my breath, but this is one of them. Totally spooky and reminiscent of the TV Series Supernatural, I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good (and weirdly romantic) ghost story.

Happy Reading!

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