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)
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Paranormal

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

  • Emily May
    “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
    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.
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    How am I supposed to move on from this?! My heart is broken 😭😭😭😭😭 will post more coherent thoughts when I get over my feels
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    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...
  • Aleksandra
    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 ...
  • Monica
    “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...
  • Nastassja
    “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 ...
  • Sabrina
    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...
  • Andrea
    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 ...
  • Ferdy
    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...
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    This is the best entry into Libba Bray's The Diviners series yet. It brings a lot of storylines to a head and introduces some creepy new monsters, and has some real sad bits too. But what struck me was that for a novel set so far in the past, BtDBY feels very much like a novel of now. I think it's the first book I've read where I can feel the influence (and anger) of the 2016 election and the war on facts, truth, and anyone who's not a straight w...
  • maddi
    5 stars!hi, I just finished reading this and I gotta say, I ain't jake (good job if you know what that means, if you don't, then read the diviners series!)."The land is old, the land 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."Before the Devil Breaks You was everything I wanted in the next instalment for the Diviners series. However, the book started off pretty slow in my opini...
  • Leonora Shiell
    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 ...
  • Donalyn
    I encourage you to listen to the audiobooks of this series, which are brilliantly performed by January LaVoy. Libba Bray's lush writing--rich with history and empathy make this series much more than a supernatural tale.
  • Sara
    THISBOOKRUINEDMY 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.
  • Katie
    Please note this review will contain spoilers for the first two books in the series.I wish that I liked this more than I did. Don't get me wrong, it's still a good book, and definitely worth reading if you already liked the first two books of the series. I just felt that it was the weakest installment. In the first book, the story mostly revolves around John Hobbes, the ghost of a serial killer who is continuing his killings to raise the anti-Chr...
  • Alice Lippart
    It was such a joy to return to this world and these characters and for the most part this book is excellent, but it falls apart in the ending and I can't help but feel like this book was more of a setup for the next books than anything else, which makes it slightly weaker. Still one of my fave series though.
  • Jessica
    As usual, the perfect mix of snappy dialogue, sassy humor, and AAAAAAARGH! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!Terrible things happen in this book, yet of course I could not put it down and cannot wait for the next installment. I love all the characters, and the writing is just top drawer!
  • Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
    The audiobook version of this title was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts are my own. This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.I don't even know where to begin with my love for this series. The writing, the narration, the utter creepiness of all coalesces into one of my very favorite series. Which is quite a boast for this author, considering her Gemma Doyle trilogy is also on that lis...
  • Tasha (faeriedrugs)
    This was everything. I can't even properly review right now. But bless Libba Bray for putting in an asexual character. That's all I have to say for now.