This was a fun spooky read. I loved the characters and it really felt like I was in the past! The ending felt a little convoluted but otherwise I really enjoyed it.
So I was inspired by the Halloween Tag going around YouTube. I watched Bookables‘ video and thought it would be fun.
Today‘s Prompt is Pumpkin Carving: Name a book you would like to carve up and set on fire.
For me, that is The Diviners. I wanted to love this book and I was seriously disappointed. The overuse of 20s lingo was so annoying to me. I also did not like the main character.
September is here, which means it's basically fall and time for spooky reads! Since I never got around to finishing the third book in this series, I'm thinking of reading all three before Halloween. What's everyone else reading for fall and is there a spooky book #readalong happening on Litsy? Since this is my first time in awhile not doing a community theatre show, I'm looking forward to cramming in some quality reading time this month.
I picked up this YA-Fantasy-Paranormal read a few years ago while I randomly browsed a book store. I loved the 1920s setting and even though I am not fond of the main character - I think that might be partly while I enjoyed it. There was a Stovepipe Hat that makes quite a few appearances. I have to admit - I did not enjoy the second book in this series.
#TheHat #LilithJuly #TheDiviners #YoungAdult #Fantasy #Paranormal @KarenUK @Cinfhen
It‘s #toohot and anything other than sitting quietly indoors reading causes melting. So reading and listening to classic rock. Had Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company on, and now it‘s the White Album by The Beatles.
I am afraid to say that I didn‘t like The Diviners as much as I wanted to. It was such a hyped book and it had everything I loved, so in theory I should have loved it. My main problem was Evie. I really could not connect with her. She was a bit on the bratty and selfish side. While she saw some character growth it was not enough for me to like her. I understand it‘s the start of the series but I probably won‘t continue on.
After a couple of days of recovering from surgery I am finally back to reading. I thought I‘d be able to read during recovery but I could hardly stay awake. Tonight, I finally reached page 100 of the tagged book before my reading partner passed out. It‘s slow to start but very character driven. I think it is finally time to call lights out. Goodnight, Littens.
Five stars! The book was excellent. I couldn‘t put it down so it took me two days. I love the time period and the characters. It‘s so interesting. It leans to the occult side but I though it was excellent. I‘m so excited to continue the series.
Book mail is the best mail. Slowly stockpiling for my surgery. Unsure what my downtime will be so I need to be prepared. 😂
I really enjoyed this. Interesting characters and plot. Definitely going to keep going with the series. It does suffer a bit with some shallow storytelling and a little of instalove, but I feel like as the series goes on, we will see these this fleshed out a bit more.
Also, why are there like 264 different covers for this book?
Alright, so normally I don‘t read anything that deals with the occult or spirits or anything even remotely close to that but I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN! I‘m so serious. I read and listened, fascinated and terrified for the last 2 -3 days. I also have book 2 ready to go. (Although I might need to let me nerves relax a bit before I start lol) Wow, what a ride.
Starting this.... stepping a bit outside my comfort zone with this one. Hopefully it‘s as good as I hear it is
I finished The Diviners in audiobook this morning. Overall, I think the second half made up for a lot of the content that dragged in the first half. The book offers no illusions that it‘s a one-shot, because so many character arcs just kind of hit pause at the end of the book, which spends most of its pages setting up the rest of the series. The reader January LaVoy does an excellent job with a large cast and even sings some lines in character.
I‘m halfway through the audiobook of The Diviners. My thoughts, thus far:
• a piano needs to fall on Sam
• Evie needs to get sent back home
• Theta & Memphis would make much better leads in this story
• not finding things all that scary, but the audiobook doesn‘t help when the reader‘s attempt at the booming crazy man voice is more laughable than frightening (overall, she‘s doing a great job with a large cast)
#audiobook #libbabray #thediviners
Perhaps the biggest revelation for me was getting to hear from Libba Bray. I‘m embarrassed to admit she wasn‘t even on my radar, and now I‘m wondering how I‘ve been so oblivious. She closed out the event with a keynote that was brilliant, funny, and inspiring. I‘d randomly attended two of the panels with her, and she cracked me up the entire time. She is officially going on my TBR list. #NoVaTeenBF #NTBF19