notes; I am posting this review so I can post a review of the third book. From now on, I will be posting reviews on every book I read, even if it is part of a series.
I re-read this review, since it was posted last year and for the life of me, I don’t know why I didn’t like Memphis. I adore him now and his wicked Diviner ability. So just ignore the part where I say I don’t like him. Also ignore how horrid I sound. I sound like a spoiled brat. lol.
Also if you haven’t read the first book, The Diviners, you might want to avoid this review. I’m not sure how spoilery it is but one can never be too careful.
I’m just going to hop right into this review because I want to get to the part where I flail about my ship and how it’s not going well. It’s really not going well at all. I have read Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty and if memory serves me well (I read the series when I was in high school, which was 5 years ago), that didn’t end well for me either.
So this takes place after the events of the first book. Everybody is kind of off doing their own thing. Evie is now the Sweetheart Seer with her own radio show. Sam and Jericho are still working for Will at his museum and are attempting to save it. Theta and Henry are still with the Follies. Mabel was kind of put off to the side until about a fourth of the way in and even then, she wasn’t mentioned much. Memphis makes a comeback, much to my dismay. We also get a new character, Ling, a Chinese girl.
There is a “sleeping sickness” going around. The victim falls into a deep sleep and is unable to wake up. They end up literally burning from the inside out. It’s quite gruesome really. It’s up to Evie’s group of friends to save the day and prevent more people from getting the sleeping sickness.
I liked this book because we get more backstories, especially of Henry and Ling. The story really focused on them. Ling is all about science and is extremely straightforward, which I liked. Henry comes from a very old rich family from the South. We get to find out a lot of things about him that we didn’t know before. Also, I just have to shout out Theta and Henry’s friendship. They are seriously true friendship goals. The entire book was me swooning over their friendship and me sobbing about my potentially sinking ship.
Yes, I’m salty about my ship. Sam and Evie. We get more of a backstory on Sam and about Project Buffalo. I’m really not one to talk about ships constantly. It actually incredibly annoying to me when people ship other people together that clearly don’t belong. (I’m looking at you, Supernatural, with your Destiel ship) I just know that the minute Libba Bray wrote Sam into the book that him and Evie are destined to be together.
I’m hoping that things get concluded in some way. I’ve been warned that my hopes might have to wait until the third, even the fourth book. Libba Bray sures knows how to toy with someone’s emotions.
Okay, I’m off to find out more information about the third book. I got to wrap this up or I will go on and on about Evie and Sam. I really would recommend this book if you are into the paranormal mixed with fun 1920’s history.