Before the Devil Breaks You

Before the Devil Breaks You

The Diviners Series, Book 3

eBook - 2017
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The Diviners are back in this thrilling and eerie third installment by #1 New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray.New York City.1927.Lights are bright.Jazz is king.Parties are wild.And the dead are coming... 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.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.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.
Publisher: 2017
ISBN: 9780316356503
Branch Call Number: E-Book TEEN
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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PimaLib_ChristineR Dec 15, 2018

First: this is not the last in the series! So while we get a lot of answers, we don't get the final showdown. Bray again builds the world of the 1920s impeccably, from the sense that anything is possible to the racism and rise of the eugenics movement.

Now the Diviners are working as a team. ... Read More »


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PimaLib_ChristineR Dec 15, 2018

First: this is not the last in the series! So while we get a lot of answers, we don't get the final showdown. Bray again builds the world of the 1920s impeccably, from the sense that anything is possible to the racism and rise of the eugenics movement.

Now the Diviners are working as a team. Evie hopes that destroying ghosts will keep her on top at the radio station, but instead they become a laughing stock, and worse, Ling seems to be losing her powers entirely.

Parts of the book felt heavy-handed. There were scenes that came straight out of B horror film like the doctor dragging a bloody axe behind him. Or the really cheesy reveal about the King of Crows.

Despite those skips in the record, Bray returns to the horror genre in this third installment. It's scary and creepy and I don't just mean the ghosts. We find out more about the shadow men and who they're working for. There's also a terrific side plot regarding Mabel. Overall, it's definitely worth your time. And if you weren't happy with the second book, I think you'll find this a return to The Diviner roots.

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