Katastrofekat's thoughts: I
loved this book. I didn't know what to expect going into the book, as I
have never read anything by Libba Bray before or read much set in the
1920's. I have always found the 1920's fascinating, but haven't
actively seemed it out in the books I read. So I went into this book
without much background. That wasn't a problem at all. Libba Bray has
written a wonderful book which was so captivating from the first
chapter, that I just didn't want to put it down. I read the whole book
in three days, I was so eager to find out how it ended.
I liked the
main character and I found her well written. She was a rounded person
with bout flaws and strengths. The way the main plot unfurled itself
felt natural and the story was believable.
I want the next book in the series to come out now please! I need to know how the story will continue.
More please. Now. I read
this book in big chunks and loved it. It is fun and entertaining, but
not without substance. Fun, thrilling and it accessed/manipulated my
feelings in a way that I liked. I clutched my reader and read as fast as
I could to get to the next part or the answer sometimes. While other
times I just enjoyed hanging out with the people filling the pages.
O'Neill was a great character, yearning for attention and fame, but not
cruel and careless in a way that would make you think she would walk
over dead bodies to get there. She did stupid things, she wasn't
super-smart, but she wanted to do right, and she put in the effort when
she had to. I liked her a lot.
I liked the minor characters as
well, especially Memphis, and I would have loved to learn more about
Theta. I love it when I can understand a character's reasoning, even
when it is flawed/I disagree with it, and for the most part I could
with every important character in the Diviners. Yay!
was scary, a great bad guy and monster. I like how your own belief is
what matter, and how they had to deal with John according to his etc. I
loved the whole cult of Brethren aspect, I've always been fascinated by
cults, and religious fanatics in general. I don't understand how someone
can believe so strongly in anything, nor how someone can be swooned
into these beliefs/ways of living etc.
The setting of the 1920s in New York city made me super happy. I love
the decadent part of the 20s, the reckless spending and parties. The
fashion. Everything like that, the "glitz and glamour". I romanticize a
bit I guess, but I just like it, and find it a powerful proof of how in
denial people can be, as while things were great for some, it was
terrible for others, and not in another country, but within a city or