The Diviners by Libba Bray is about a group of teenagers with psychic powers that are emerging in response to an evil, supernatural presence in 1920s Manhattan. It’s part X-Men, part serial killer murder mystery, part Da Vinci Code, part ghost story, and part historical fiction all mixed together with Libba Bray’s experienced authorial hand.
If that sounds weird and crazy, that’s because it is. But, you know, in a good way! I’m not a scary book fan, but wait, I guess I am now. :)
What writers can learn from this book:
–How to take a completely weird idea and make it stellar
–How to write characters with distinct and unique voices (I was blown away by this!)
–How to integrate history and fantasy in a believable way.