I recommend people to read this book after you’ve read a few other things between Diviners. It has a different feel than its predecessor, but it is still just as wonderful and deliciously creepy as The Diviners was. I’m not going to give much away, but you are dealing with another type of spirit in a way in this book. I’m going to go by character again since there is so many!
PS: Listen to this! January LaVoy is literally my favorite narrator in the world’s entirety. Please, oh please, get on the LaVoy bus with me!
Evie, our flapper girl who now has her own radio show about telling people the messages left in the objects they bring her. She always has to put a positive twist on it with a dash of scandal to keep the listeners listening and her ratings high. She is positutely delicious. When her boss catches wind of a rumor she is engaged to Sam Llyod though, she makes a deal with said “fiance” to keep the media, and more importantly her ratings and her boss, happy. And lets not forget about her unclear feelings for Jericho Jones. She kissed him even though her absolute best friend Mabel has had a crush on him since she met him.
Who knew that a girl could be in more than one type of triangular love? And what happens when an object she reads for a guest doesn’t tell her anything about their secrets, but her own?
I basically want to label this whole book “The Book That Henry DuBois’s Character Gets the Attention The He Deserves”. He drives a lot of this book. He’s been trying to find his boyfriend from his hometown through dream-walking. That’s right kids, this guy can walk through the dream world. Sure, it might make him paralyzed for a few minutes after he wakes up, but it will all be worth it in the end. Because who better to find the cure to the sleeping-curse going around town than someone who can walk through dreams?
How about two people who can walk through dreams?
This is our representation of disability and race. I loved her so much. Her special gift? She can find the dead in dreams. So people ask her to find their dead loved ones a lot and ask them questions. So when she meets Henry and he asks her to find him in dream-world and then to help him find his friend, she reluctantly helps, even though Chinatown is slowly shutting down because of the sleeping curse. People just can’t wake up and end up with all these scars and then one day.. they just die. Maybe their new friend, someone coming to America to be married off for her family’s benefit, will be able to help them? Three is the magic number after all.
Sam Lloyd / Sergei Lubovitch
Sam knows that The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, or as locals call it, The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies is keeping some secrets, including something about his mother. The Museum is on its way out, being behind on payments and what-not, but Sam is eagerly trying to keep it afloat because he wants, no he needs to figure out what happened to his mother and what is Project Buffalo? And who does Evie think she is? Besides loud, beautiful, spunky, the cat’s meow, the reason that his heart stops beating…
You know the saying “There is no secret that time will not reveal” ? Because Theta is learning that real quickly. Her past, that she has been running from, is about to run her right over. Not only that, but she is in love with someone of a different race which is not accepted (on either side) in this time, her best friend / roommate is staying under in his dream walks longer and longer and it is hurting both of their careers, and his health, and her friend is randomly engaged to someone she thought she hated? Theta is unraveling quick, but can she outrun her own past to save her future?
Jericho is having a hard time with Evie not being around and basically avoiding him. Not to mention that Will is gone, the museum is going under, and his only friend seems to be the guy he loathes: Sam Lloyd. Sure, Mabel is around and he kind of gets the feeling that she has feelings for him, but she isn’t Evie. And the one thing that is keeping him alive is hanging on a string. What’s more important, his freedom or his life?
Will finally is coming to terms that what he thought wasn’t going down is going down and now he has to go do something and he is super absent in this book.
Mable knows she isn’t someone special. She knows her best friend Evie is the life of the party, she’s the pretty one and Mabel kind of just goes along with whatever she does. Well, she’s finally going to go and try to become apart of Jericho’s life so he can see she is more than what meets the eye. But little does she know that because of her relations with Jericho, Evie (who is engaged to same now?) and Theta, her life is about to be flipped upside down.
Memphis has a lot going on. He has an over-religious aunt who doesn’t want Memphis and his brother Isaiah using their gifts, his brother keeps having fits, he is dating a white girl, and he has lots his power to heal. Or has he? His brother was miraculously healed.. does he have his power back? What keeps happening to him anyway? And why has Blind Bill all of a sudden become like a wannabe father to him and Isaiah?
This story is miraculous and I am so excited about the third book! I am literally obsessed with Bray and all the stories she has ever written; but this one takes the cake!