Waiting on Wednesday: Before the Devil Breaks You

Before the Devil Breaks You is the third book in Libba Bray’s Diviners Quartet. A paranormal series taking place in the roaring twenties. This series has everything: awesome characters, creepy ghosts and automatons. With two to three years between book releases, The Diviners knows how to keep you waiting. 

Title: Before the Devil Breaks You
Series: Diviners
Author: Libba Bray
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal
Released: October 3rd 2017
Page Count: 560


After battling a sleeping sickness, The Diviners are up against a group of new and malevolent foes–ghosts! Out in Ward’s Island sits a mental hospital full of lost souls from people long forgotten. Ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the Man in the Stovepipe Hat also known as the King of Crows.

With terrible accounts of murder and possession flooding in from all over New York City, the Diviners must band together and brave the ghosts haunting the asylum to bring down the King of Crows.


Libba Bray is an insta-buy author for me. She has not released a novel that I have not enjoyed.

Bray’s writing really shines in her historical fiction works. Her Great and Terrible Beauty series and The Diviners are beautifully written and full of gorgeous imagery but manage to still be very easy to binge read.

I am hoping that Before the Devil Takes Me will offer up some answers to the questions that have been burning in all of our brains since Lair of Dreams. Like:

  1. What is the deal with Jericho?
  2. What is the Stovepipe Man up to?
  3. How is Henry holding up after recent revelations?
  4. Who will Eve choose Jericho or Sam?
  5. How has Libba Bray managed to write a love triange that I am actually invested in?

All this an more, hopefully. Fingers crossed.

Bray can take her sweet time with her work, I am willing to wait a decade if that’s how long it takes for her to write the conclusion she believes would best fit this series. No rush. I’m fine.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly tag hosted by Breaking the Spine where you draw attention to upcoming releases that you’re excited for. 


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Alexandra is always looking for the next book she can devour. She has a love hate relationship with teen fiction specifically when it comes to fantasy, post apocalyptic and failed shakespeare adaptations.

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