Book Birthday: September 18, 2012
Genre: Horror, Mystery YA
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 unfold 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. ©goodreads
Good start for halloween reads this October.
I just want you to know that I just finished the book and regretting finishing it at 1 in the morning (school night) so yeah, probably I won’t be getting any sleep today.
Let’s start this.
I’m not a fan of historical setting novels because I keep on imagining the present and this is set on 20’s, the problem is I don’t know what the 20’s looked like. I didn’t imagine their dresses and even the world in that time. I reay want to but I just can’t.
The mystery surrounding everything. The Diviners, themselves being introduced individually even though the spot light went to Evie, which sometimes annoys me. The first book is just like a sneak peek on what’s is about to happen in the next book. And I’m excited to know more about them and how they will get together. I’m thinking about x-men and I don’t know why.
Though it was somehow a horror read. It has romance, comedy, mystery, horror. It is balanced that you can easily forget you just read about something scary because the next scene was something lighter. It was well-balanced.
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As part of the halloween reads. I would like to list down the thing/s or moment/s that gave me
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•Whenever Naughty Jhonny comes to kill. That gives me creeps everytime. I imagine what he looks like, I’m cursing my brain for being too imaginative.
•Naughty Jhonny song. I will run when I heard that song specially the whistle. I can still hear it in my brain and this will be the reason why I won’t get enough sleep until next week.
•When Evie was in the Knowles End and Naughty Jhonny was there. The scene almost killed me. I was holding my breath as if I was the one hiding from him.
•EVERYTHING ABOUT NAUGHTY JHONNY.