After an unfortunate incident, trouble seeking Evie has been sent to her Uncle’s in New York. Her parents feel that Uncle and the city will mold her into a proper young lady…and will no longer tarnish their names in their hometown. Boy were they wrong! Evie soon finds herself right in the middle of a mysterious and brutal set of murders, all based around the occult. Can Evie help figure out who the killer is before he strikes again? She will need to figure out how she fits into this mystery before it is too late.
What did you think of the main character?
I adore Evie! She is full of spunk and character. There were so many laugh out loud moments because she is such a ham and will speak her mind. She completely makes the story. The author, Libba Bray, creates such funny and memorable characters in her books. Evie was definitely no exception.
From whose point of view is the story told?
This story is actually told from several points of view. It makes it interesting to see how different characters react to the events and how they are all interconnected.
Was the book different from what you expected?
Yes, it was slightly different from what I expected. I had expected the murder mystery. However, there is another storyline as well, which makes me feel like there will definitely be a sequel. This second storyline makes for a longer read, but it was such an interesting concept that I was hooked! I have read other books from this author and I know she writes very funny books, but I was unprepared for how much I would enjoy this story.
Was the time period important to the story?
I feel like it gave the story an extra something. It is set in the 1920’s and the author kept the vocabulary going for the whole story, adding to the atmosphere.
Did you like the way the story ended?
I did like how the story ended. The murder was solved (well…for the reader, not so much for the police in the story) and we discovered some interesting information about all the characters. However, it did end with a bit of a cliffhanger, making me very excited for the next book.
Meagan’s Rating: 5 out of 5
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