Happy Halloween and welcome to Vague Recollections, a new bookish meme hosted by Kait Plus Books (hey, that’s me!) where every week readers band together to describe books in the most vague way possible! For fun!
- Describe the book on Kait’s post as vaguely as possible in the comments section
- Go to your own blog and make a post about a different book
- Link your post in the Mister Linky on Kait Plus Books
- People will then describe that book as vaguely as possible in your comments section
- Visit and comment on other blogs so that everyone gets some post love!
Anyone who has visited my blog during Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon the past few years has probably seen me hosting my mini-challenge, Vague Recollections. I love doing it so much that I thought it would be fun to make it into a weekly meme! But! The way it works is a little different.
For this meme each reader will choose a book, and then in the comments section of their post other readers will try to describe the book in the most vague terms possible. For example, I might describe my book today as:
That book with all the different covers! It’s super long, and I think maybe there were flappers on one of the covers? Or maybe just people… Oh! I remember that there was a ouija board involved somehow! Maybe it takes place in Louisiana?
As horrible as that description is, it does… technically, describe the book. And the best part about this is that you don’t actually have to have read the books to participate! All you have to read is the summary, and make a vague summary based on that!
So your mission today, should you accept it, is to describe the book below as vaguely as you can in my comments, and then pick a book to make your own post with so people can describe that book as vaguely as possible in your comments!
For today’s post, you should try to describe…
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Series: The Diviners #1
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on December 3, 2013
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Mystery, Thriller, LGBTQIA+
Evangeline O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far.
When the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfurl in the city that never sleeps. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened....