day twenty: favorite author.
i have a certain kind of respect for people who like the diviners because i don’t really know why.
day two: this book put a spell on me.
the reworked covers for the gemma doyle trilogy piss me off so much they were perfectly fine the way they were so change them back please and thanks
if you read the gemma doyle trilogy and weren’t madly in love with it then get out of my face and re-read it because it’s absolutely amazing libba bray is a top-notch lady there’s a reason why i had a quote from it branded onto my body fOR LIFE
the diviners by libba bray → this right here is a prime example of quality young adult literature. to be honest, i didn’t particularly enjoy anything libba bray published after the flawless gemma doyle trilogy. i couldn’t even bring myself to get halfway through going bovine or beauty queens. however, i ripped through the diviners in less than two days (thanks to hurricane sandy knocking my power out and giving me ample nose-to-book time). this monster-sized book—almost 600 pages total—has everything from flappers and speakeasies to demonic entities and ritualistic murder. for a moment, it took me back in time to when young adult literature was at its finest, long before mary sues and half-assed love triangles. i think it’s safe to say that libba bray has won her rightful place back into my heart. let us bow down to the hbic. ★★★★★
can someone give me a good reason to study because the diviners is giving me some serious puppy-dog eyes
the diviners and the casual vacancy both came today, but i can’t start either of them since i have to study for sociology all weekend.
"…a ghost of a girl who’ll nod and smile and take her tea but who isn’t really here."
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty
you can see a little bit of the leftover stencil in this picture, but you get the idea. i’m so happy with how it turned out. i may or may not get the letters thickened when i get a touch-up next month. :)