What book has all of my favorite genres in one? The Diviners. It is historical fiction with a murder with paranormal fantasy elements mixed in to both the main characters lives and the mystery. Fun and full of atmospheric descriptions and twists and turns in the mystery plot.
Evie O’Neill has embarrassed her family in small town Ohio and been shipped off to live with her uncle in 1920s New York City—and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. Her parents want her to stay out of trouble and calm down but New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces as well as where her best friend from childhood lives. Soon enough, Evie is running with a glamorous Ziegfield girl and a rakish pickpockets. When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie’s uncle is called in by his police friend as a consultant and Evie winds up right in the middle of the case. But Evie has her own secret. Her mysterious power that got her in trouble in her hometown and makes her feel different from everyone else her age, but can it help her solve the mystery and what secrets do her new friends have?
My only disappointment was that I didn’t know when I started that book that it was book one of a series. But that just means you get to spend more time with Evie, her uncle and all the other characters in books to come!