Shelf-Control #12

Shelf Control is a weekly instalment created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. I love the idea of looking at my own bookshelf and getting excited to read what I already own. Here the little introduction from Bookshelf Fantasies:

Instead of always looking ahead to upcoming new releases, I thought I’d start a weekly feature focusing on already released books that I want to read. Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, books that are either on my shelves or on my Kindle!

You can find the original post here.

Title: The Diviners

Author: Libba Bray

Published: 2013

Length: 578 pages

What it’s about (from Goodreads):

“Do you believe there are ghosts and demons and Diviners among us?”

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-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.
As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfurled in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened….

Printz Award-winning and “New York Times” bestselling author Libba Bray opens a brand-new historical series with “The Diviners,” where the glittering surface of the Roaring Twenties hides a mystical horror creeping across the country.

How and when I got it:

I remember buying this book on a whim at 5am before starting my morning shift at the supermarket I worked at when I was a student.

Why I want to read it:

It honestly sounds like such a great story! I think it was quite popular on blogs and booktube back in the days, so I’ve always been scared of being disappointed. Also, it’s in France at the moment so I’m really not able to pick it up!

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