Divah by Susannah Applebaum follows Itzy Nash as she moves to New York City to spend the summer at a hotel with her aunt. Unbeknownst to her, this hotel is also hosting a centuries old angel who is locked into a battle with the Queen of the Damned that has been going on for hundreds of years. Almost immediately Itzy is pulled into this conflict and is confronted by demons of all kinds. Not only must she battle them but she also must fight through her own exorcism as well.
Overall, I found Divah to be extremely lacking. I was expecting to find either a really creepy horror story, or a new creative twist on the eternal battle between good and evil. Unfortunately I didn’t find either. I found the supernatural aspect of the story to come across too upfront and as a result it wasn’t spooky, it just appeared to be another event among many. The main issue that I found with this story was that it lacked a flow across the board. The writing, plot, and characterization, was just to choppy for me to become immersed in the story.
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