Waiting on Wednesday: The Diviners by Libba Bray

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

The Diviners
Libba Bray

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Releases September 18, 2012
608 pages

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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.

I have a fondness for the 1920s and it sounds like this takes place during that time period. Throwing in a murder mystery, superpowers and "creepy crawlies", I think I can over look the use of "pos-i-toot-ly" in the description blurb. I'm hoping this has some of the same biting humor as Beauty Queens, a book that surprised me and was a whole lot of fun from beginning to end. Bray has an interesting way of putting together stories, so I think this could be a fun read.