Today I’m reviewing ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’ by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
For so long I’ve seen this book circulating on Tumblr and Goodreads, it’s so popular and well loved and I after reading it, I can really appreciate why!
**I strive to avoid spoilers in my reviews but sometimes they can slip in without me realising. Please be warned that if you read the full review there may be small spoilers for the book. Thank you**
I think I’ve found my favourite book of 2017 and it is most certainly The Diviners by Libba Bray!
I’ve had The Diviners on my bookshelf for about a year and finally decided to try it. Thank God I did.
The story follows Evie O’Neil, a girl with cool supernatural powers, who is sent to New York City after an incident in her hometown. Evie goes to live with her uncle, William Fitzgerald who runs ‘The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies’, properly referred to as the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult.
For one of my university classes, I decided to write a companion novella for my main novel ‘The Witches of Belle River’. It is a novella titled ‘Shadow Man’!
This companion novel is set in the same universe as ‘The Witches of Belle River’, and deals with a similar situation but in a very different way. The story follows Hugh Kavinsky, a psychic living in New York City and really focuses on Hugh returning to normal life after being possessed for six years by a spirit. So far, Shadow Man has been really fun to write and I love the themes of guilt and healing that are being explored in it.