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Before the Devil Breaks You
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Libba Bray is the #1 bestselling author of The Diviners, Lair of Dreams, the Los Angeles Times Book prize finalist Beauty Queens, the 2010 Printz Award-winning Going Bovine, and the acclaimed Gemma Doyle trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Praise for Before the Devil Breaks You * " [A] gripping, unsettling read that peels back the shiny surface of the American Dream. Like the ghosts facing the Diviners, Bray's novel has teeth."--Booklist, starred review " [A] lavish supernatural thriller...Wisecracking Evie is a likable heroine, and all signs point to intriguing complications and more malevolent spirits on the rise in succeeding books."--The Horn Book * "The book is engrossing, spooky, and thought-provoking."--Library Media Connection, starred review "The Diviners delivers an addictive and terrifying story of young New Yorkers investigating a rash of occult-based murders. Bray sustains a breathless energy throughout this ambitious series-starter, deftly evoking the exuberance of 1920s city life and the evil lurking beneath it."--Entertainment Weekly * "1920s New York thrums with giddy life in this gripping first in a new [series] from Printz winner Bray...The intricate plot and magnificently imagined details of character, dialogue and setting take hold and don't let go. Not to be missed."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "The compelling and dramatic supernatural plot explores self-actualization, predestination, the secrets everyone hides, and, of course, good versus evil. An absolutely terrific read and, thankfully, the first in a planned series."--School Library Journal, starred review Praise for The Diviners A Publishers Weekly Best YA Book of the YearA School Library Journal Editor's ChoiceA Kirkus Best YA Book of the YearA Top Ten Amazon Best Book of the Year for TeensA Library Journal Best YA Book for AdultsAn Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Finalist "Sweet relationships (romantic, platonic, and familial) and snarky banter filled with period slang balance and accentuate the suspenseful horror. Fan will barrel through this second installment and emerge impatient for the next."--Horn Book * "The ambitiously broad focus of this novel strikes just the right balance in its division of narrative might, developing each of the dizzyingly large cast of diverse characters with an impressive attention to detail and with period-specific, witty dialogue."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Bray weaves connections between her numerous characters and explores friendships, dark secrets, and dramatic love interests. This book will fly off the shelves to fans of Bray, Cassandra Clare, and the supernatural."--VOYA, starred review * "A multilayered, character-driven, and richly rewarding installment to the paranormal historical fiction series."--School Library Journal, starred review Praise for Lair of Dreams * "Bray illuminates the dark side of the American Dream in her long-awaited sequel to The Diviners, weaving xenophobia, industrial progress, Jazz Age debauchery, government secrets, religious fervor, and supernatural horror into a sprawling and always entertaining narrative."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

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