Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Diviners

The Diviners (Diviners, #1)
Libba Bray

A supernatural series set in Manhattan during the 1920s that follows a teen heroine reminiscent of two of the era's most famous literary women—Zelda Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker. The story will be a wild new ride full of dames and dapper dons, jazz babies and Prohibition-defying parties, conspiracy and prophecy—and all manner of things that go bump in the neon-drenched night.

I've only read the first of Ms. Bray's previous historical series, A Great and Terrible Beauty. I adored the writing style and the descriptions (and the glimpses of India!), but was ultimately put off because of certain changes in the plot (and a little bit of spoiling done by a very dear friend who does not know when to keep her mouth shut).

The Diviners, from what I've heard so far, sounds rather like a mix of Anna Godberson's fare of books (flappers and deadly secrets and the like) with a twist of things that go bump in the night. Intriguing. In any case, I'll keep my eyes, ears and mind open for this one.

What do you guys think? Does this new series sound promising to you? What were your thoughts on AGaTB?

Also, am I the only one who hates short blurbs?

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. For more information on participating, please check out the host blog.


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