Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.
So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!
The Diviners (#1) by Libba Bray
Published: December 3rd, 2013
This books been on my shelf for ages. There was a lot of hype around it in 2014 so when I saw it at a bargain price I picked it up. Then I never picked it up again… It is a hefty 500+ page book but I know the concept is great.
Synopsis: 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 unfurl in the city that never sleeps. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened….[x]
Book Beginning: The weekend before, she’d been forced to go antiquing upstate with her mother – an absolutely hideous chore, until they came upon a Ouija board. Ouija boards are all the rage; psychics have claimed to receive messages and warnings from the other side using Mr. Fuld’s “talking board”. The antiques dealer fed her mother a line about how it had come to him under mysterious circumstances.
“They say it’s still haunted by restless spirits. But perhaps you and your sister could tame it?”
Page 56: “You’re one of them, aren’t you, dear?”
“Miss O’Neil is Mr. Fitzgerald’s niece,” Mabel supplied.
“No. One of them,” Miss Addie said in an urgent whisper that sent a shiver up Evie’s spine.
Thoughts: I love 1920s New York with the flappers and the speakeasies. Messing with Ouija boards never turns out well I’m interested to see how this turns out!
Comment down below with your Friday Book Beginnings and Friday 56! Should I pick this book up as my next read?
I am curious, but the 500 pages might keep me from picking it up right away…although some books with a lot of pages turn out to be quick reads because they are so compelling. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.
Its been so long since I read The Diviners, and I remember really like it. I haven't picked up the sequel yet, but I really want to get to it.
Oh, I loved this book! I hope you are enjoying it!
This sounds like a great book! Hope you are loving it! Here's mine: Friday
It does sound good. And I'm in the mood for a large book. Love that cover too:)
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I've read the first chapter but it seems like it's going to be a great read. I can't wait to get farther!
I'm glad you enjoyed it! I love hearing good things about books before I read them.
I'm hoping its compelling and turns into a quick read as the 500 pages does seem a little daunting at the moment.
I'm glad you liked it! I like hearing good things before I dive into large novels.
I hope you pick it up and give it a go!
I do love the time period and have to agree that messing with Ouija boards is never a good idea – always turns out bad one way or the other! Thanks for visiting my Friday meme earlier
I'm excited to see how it turns out!
I came across this one when I was moving.. I've had it on my shelves for ages but have never read it.. Should pick it up soon..
I hope you'll love it !! Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great weekend !!
I've been wanting to read this for f-o-r-e-v-e-r. 🙂 Happy weekend!
Got this on my TBR. Libba Bray is a mixed bag for me …!
ENJOY your book!!
Have a great week.
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I have yet to read her writing! Maybe this one will be good 🙂
So have I. I'm going to try not to put it off any longer 🙂
I hope your move went okay. When I moved I discovered a lot of “new” books!
Thank you! I hope you have a great week as well!
I really need to read this one! 🙂
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