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Before the devil breaks you : a Diviners novel
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Gr 9 Up-The Diviners are back, this time facing off against mysterious ghosts while at simultaneously working to uncover the sinister plans of the very real Jacob Marlowe. The Diviners struggle not only with fighting the unexplained but with bigotry and prejudice. The group of unlikely friends find comfort in each other and band together to destroy the evil that lurks in the city. While there is plenty of action, it is seeing the characters, who are relatable despite having extraordinary gifts, develop that will keep listeners coming back for more. However, some get more "spotlight" in this installment than others: Theta, whose past comes back to haunt her, and Evie, whose relationships are tested. January LaVoy once again shows her incredible range by playing a large and varied cast of characters, in addition to the creepy phantoms. VERDICT There is something for everyone to enjoy in this unique series that blends history, romance, action, and the paranormal with a bit of social commentary.-Theresa Horn, St. Joseph County Public Library, South Bend, IN © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
The Diviners are back in this thrilling and eerie third installment by #1 New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray. <br> New York City. 1927. Lights are bright. Jazz is king. Parties are wild. And the dead are coming...<br> <br> After battling a supernatural sleeping sickness that early claimed two of their own, the Diviners have had enough of lies. They're more determined than ever to uncover the mystery behind their extraordinary powers, even as they face off against an all-new terror. Out on Ward's Island, far from the city's bustle, sits a mental hospital haunted by the lost souls of people long forgotten--ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the man in the stovepipe hat, also known as the King of Crows. <br> With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over, and New York City on the verge of panic, the Diviners must band together and brave the sinister ghosts invading the asylum, a fight that will bring them fact-to-face with the King of Crows. But as the explosive secrets of the past come to light, loyalties and friendships will be tested, love will hang in the balance, and the Diviners will question all that they've ever known. All the while, malevolent forces gather from every corner in a battle for the very soul of a nation--a fight that could claim the Diviners themselves. <br> Heart-pounding action and terrifying moments will leave you breathless in the third book of the four-book Diviners series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray.
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