Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners, #3) by Libba Bray

Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners, #3)

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 ...


Details Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners, #3)

TitleBefore the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners, #3)
ISBN9780316126069
Author
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction, Paranormal
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Reviews Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners, #3)

  • Emily May
    2017-08-24
    “He’ll be looking for you,” the boy said, drawing Henry’s attention again. “He’s looking for all of us. You should go now. Before he sees you. Before he finds you.” Before the Devil Breaks You is such a perfect creepy book for Halloween. I have been taking a little longer to read this than I usually would, but that is because I have been savouring it (hell knows when we'll get the next one!), wanting to linger as long as possible in...
  • Emma Giordano
    2017-11-03
    AMAZING FANTASTIC WONDERFUL SPECTACULARI seriously love The Diviners series so much and Before The Devil Breaks You was no exception. Libba Bray is genuinely one of the most talented young adults authors to ever exist. I'm blown away by her ability to masterfully create an ever-expanding, historically accurate, well developed world with complete, well-rounded interesting characters.I am DYING for book four.
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    2017-12-14
    Before the Devil breaks you, first he will make you love him. So earlier this year, just in CASE you’ve never heard from me before, I spent several weeks this year dedicating my life to the audiobook narration of Libba Bray’s Diviners series. and I’m trash!! I think what I like about this series is how it makes the personal political. This is a story set in the freaking 1920s, a time that could easily be whitewashed dry of racism and discr...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    2018-05-22
    “The land is old, the land is vast, he has no future, he has no past, his coat is sewn with many woes, he'll bring the dead, the King of Crows.” okay I love this series so much and just thinking about how it could be 2 years until the finale comes out makes me want to check out and live in a cave and this was me favourite of the series, which is an unpopular opinion. But oh my GOD the payoff !! the character development !! the threads coming ...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2017-11-17
    Content warning: abusive romance; attempted rape; human experimentation; racism and prejudices toward disability, mental illness, and same sex relationships that are a depiction of the time period. All of these things are quickly challenged and not glamorized.Representation: African American main characters. Jewish main character. Irish/Chinese American, disabled (walks with crutches), asexual main character with a f/f romance. Gay main character...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    2017-10-09
    How am I supposed to move on from this?! My heart is broken 😭😭😭😭😭 will post more coherent thoughts when I get over my feels
  • kat
    2018-08-28
    that went from 0 to 100 so fast. 4.5 stars.
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2017-12-17
    “This is a book about ghosts. For we live in a haunted house.”نيويورك، العشرينات، الأضواء والمسارح والجازوقدرات خارقة روحانية وأشباح هائمةلكن للسلسلة بُعد حقيقي واقعي..لأن أشباح الماضي تحذرنا أن التاريخ يعيد نفسه“Before the Devil breaks you, first he will make you love him.” لأن الشيطان قبل ان ي...
  • Chesca
    2017-02-11
    I'M. NOT. OKAY. “We are a country built by immigrants, dreams, daring, and opportunity. We are a country built by the horrors of slavery and genocide, the injustice of racism and exclusion. These realities exist side by side. It is our past and our present. The future is unwritten. This is a book about ghosts. For we live in a haunted house.” Libba Bray's Before the Devil Breaks You dug me up a grave and I am now properly haunting its vic...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    2018-05-22
    **Trigger warnings: depression/alcoholism, attempted rape, domestic abuse/sexual assault, racism/prejudice against interracial relationships, goreI will admit that my reading experience of this was a bit tainted because it took me so long to finish. During my listen of this (a 21 hour long audiobook), I was moving out of my dorm and coming home for the summer, and once I was home, I found very little time to sit down and listen for more than an h...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    2017-10-27
    I don't agree with that title, there's nothing remotely uncertain about the sound of my heart breaking, is there? Before the Devil Breaks You? Sounds like a fucking lie, gone there, done that, RIGHT? And we have no release date for book four? HAHAHAHAHAHA now that's just mean.SEE ME though. SEE ME. 😭😭😭 (view spoiler)[If you don't like Sam I'm so confused, what? How even? (hide spoiler)]5 stars minus one star because sexual assault should...
  • Monica
    2017-11-14
    “This is a book about ghosts, for we live in a haunted house.”Only Libba Bray could make me burst into tears during an author’s note. Before the Devil Breaks You is not only an amazing continuation of a phenomenal series - but also an incredibly important and timely book. ‪“This is a book about ghosts, for we live in a haunted house.”‬‪Only Libba Bray could make me burst into tears during an author’s note. Before the Devil Bre...
  • Aleksandra
    2017-10-15
    First thing you need to know is that I love this book and it is the best book I've read in 2017.Second thing you need to know that Before The Devil Breaks You is the third book in the series, I highly recommend to read the series (first book is The Diviners, the second is Lair of Dreams) and as it's the third book, I won't be saying any detailed thoughts on plot or character development, because spoilers.Third thing you need to know that I'll be ...
  • Sabrina
    2017-10-03
    5 out of 5 stars.This is going to be a long review guys. I want to look at The Diviners series as a whole first. It’s a narrative constructed around identity, first and foremost, and young adult is the perfect age group for the audience and these characters; it allows the characters to change, to discover, and encountering consequences for the first time (and this, particularly, is made clear in the third book, where a lot of the characters sta...
  • Nastassja
    2017-12-19
    “We are a country built by immigrants, dreams, daring, and opportunity. We are a country built by the horrors of slavery and genocide, the injustice of racism and exclusion. These realities exist side by side. It is our past and our present. The future is unwritten. This is a book about ghosts. For we live in a haunted house.” The Diviners are back! And now they are after ghosts! Um, technically they were always after ghosts, but this time ...
  • Ferdy
    2017-10-16
    2.5 starsThis was way too slow and far too long. The story only really kicked off and got interesting in the last 25% or so. Before then everything either moved at a snail's pace or consisted of repetitive angst and various issues between the characters. Evie kept banging on about her dead brother and dwindling fame, Sam kept moaning about his missing mum, Mabel bitched about her insecurities and jealousy, Memphis droned on about love, his poetry...
  • sofia (sam willows)
    2018-02-10
    ”This is a book about ghosts, for we live in a haunted house”welcome to my ted talk. to start, i’d like to thank libba bray for existing. that’s it, you can all go home now
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    2018-08-03
    Flat out, January LaVoy is the best audiobook narrator, ever. She's phenomenal. But now, onto the book. This was a phenomenal, spooky, and often times downright scary book that thrilled and enthralled me. I adore these characters, I am incredibly invested in the plot, and I want more, always. There was so much going on in this book and all of it was amazingly done. It's diverse, it speaks to social issues our country has dealt with and continues ...
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    2018-10-01
    4.75⭐Amazing. 4.75⭐️Amazing.
  • Jillian Giusti
    2018-08-22
    I love this series I can’t wait till the 4th and final book comes out !!!!!
  • Leonora Shiell
    2017-09-27
    Ahh. I wanted this to be SO GOOD. And it had its moments here and there, but it also had huge swaths where nothing really seemed to happen. This book really felt like it fell into that middle-volume trap. It felt like the story actually got going about a hundred and fifty pages before the book ended.What didn't I like?1. The deliciously creepy and evocative atmosphere of the first two books is not here. There are moments - especially towards the ...
  • Andrea
    2017-11-10
    At this point I’m just trying to convince everyone to read this series. So here are some reasons you should read these books.THE CHARACTERSThese characters are straight up charming. You will not find two similar characters here and they each bring something to the plot. This cast is so diverse. You’ve got a Black MC, an Irish-Chinese disabled, asexual MC, a gay MC, a Jewish MC, and so many more. “There was such fear in the world. But love ...
  • Sara (sarawithoutanH)
    2017-10-17
    THISBOOKRUINEDMY LIFE...in the best way possible. This series seriously keeps getting better and better. I don't even know how to describe my thoughts on this. I loved every single second. It delves so much deeper into both the characters and the plot. I really can't even begin to explain how much I loved this book. I need the next one NOW. To put it simply: Libba Bray is a goddess. Nothing but respect for MY president.
  • rin (lorenzo)
    2018-03-18
    you know, when you finish the book you had high hopes for, and your first thought is "it's finally over, i am free" - that's not a good sign. i've listened to the audiobook and you don't even know how tired it made me.i can't even name what exactly was the downfall of this book. maybe it was the extremely slow pacing. maybe it's the big amount of characters, but bray only focusing on some of them. maybe it's the POVs of irrelevant and uninteresti...
  • Rebecca (whymermaids)
    2017-12-30
    4.5 StarsThe narrator is AMAZING. Also I’m worried for the fates of my favorites and the next book can’t come soon enough.