The Divines

The Divines

With the emotional power of Normal People and the reflective haze of The Girls, a magnetic novel that moves between present-day Los Angeles and a British boarding school in the 1990s, exploring the destructive relationships between teenage girls. Can we ever really escape our past? The girls of St John the Divine, an elite English boarding school, were notorious for flippin With the emotional power of Normal People and the reflective haze of The Girls, a magnetic novel that moves betwe...

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Title:The Divines
Author:Ellie Eaton
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0063012197
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Divines Reviews

  • Jessica Haider
    Jan 22, 2021
    Josephine is newly married and visits the ground of her old boarding school, St. John the Divine, in the UK while on her honeymoon. While in a dentist office that was the former school chapel, Josephine gets called a nasty word by a local woman when that woman realizes Josephine used t...
  • Cari
    Sep 12, 2020
    My review will appear in Booklist! This is a very complicated book, more complex than I could adequately describe in my review. It starts a little slow but ramps up after the midpoint, and I found myself more invested than I thought I would be. This may be a hard sell to patrons, espec...
  • Amanda
    Jan 18, 2021
    I received an ARC through the Book Club Girls Early Reads program from Harper Collins Publishers. I?m sorry to say, but this book was absolutely awful. There was not one single likable character in the entire book. They were a bunch of insufferable, entitled, selfish brat bullies...
  • Glenn Stenquist
    Sep 01, 2020
    A haunting revist to her shut down adolescent boarding school brings back vivid past. keeps you involved till end. Chilling ...
  • Tina
    Jan 21, 2021
    3.5 * This book seems to be a little hard to review and I can see I'm not the only one thinking this. It is a debut book that I think is beautifully written and pretty smart. I listened to the audiobook. The narrator is exceptional. The story alternates from past to present ...
  • DeAnn
    Jan 15, 2021
    3.5 Complex Boarding School Stars This complex story is difficult to categorize, it?s a bit coming-of-age, escaping the past, and with a bit of a mystery thrown in. This debut novel really got me thinking about perception and reality and how we reconcile ourselves with the past. ...
  • Nadia
    Oct 21, 2020
    Highly recommend this read. The complexities of each character, truly astonishing. From opening to end, an exploration of resonating insecurities, memories and often chilling how hauntingly thought provoking. Definitely a bookclub. ...
  • Karen Foster
    Jan 27, 2021
    I do love a boarding school story, and this audio ( with fabulous narrator Imogen Church) was a page-turning one.... Toxic frenemies, sexual experimentation, mean girl cliques and ?Divines? vs ?Townies? kept tensions high, and I was drawn in by adult Josephine?s recollectio...
  • Celeste
    Jan 20, 2021
    I received an audio copy of this book from the publisher, Harper Audio, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is not an esoteric academy novel, for sure. It?s a boarding school novel using the school mainly for setting and atmosphere. I was hoping for The Orchard or...
  • Lilith Black Bee
    Feb 04, 2021
    Pretty good, but that ending though?! Very disappointing! Besides, am I the only one that wonders what really happened, did Jo imagined some of the things or not?! ? ...
  • Whitney Gaston
    Nov 24, 2020
    First and foremost, thank you Netgalley and William Morrow for the free audio advance copy. Unfortunately, I was quite underwhelmed by the plot and eventual ending of this book. Initially, I thought it would be a compelling thriller tale. Something about boarding school murders an...
  • Jordan
    Jan 10, 2021
    *3.75. Find this review at Forever Lost in Literature! The Divines is an interesting and difficult book to review because I simultaneously felt uncertain about it while also enjoying it, as well as simultaneously found it both introduced some memorable discussions, while also fe...
  • The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
    Jan 06, 2021
    Full Review on The Candid Cover The Divines by Ellie Eaton is a coming of age story that is shocking and seductive. The book has a dual timeline and a flawed, dislikable main character that is revisiting her teen years at an elite boarding school for girls. While this debut is beau...
  • Kelly
    Jan 19, 2021
    3.5 stars This audiobook was off-putting and I honestly have no idea how to feel about this book. After doing some thinking and after reading a couple of reviews about this book, I feel like I have a better understanding as to what the author tried to do here and while for me, this ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Feb 15, 2021
    The Divines is a brilliant in your face novel, encompassing the vivid brutality of youth, the mysterious ways your formative years can echo down throughout adulthood and ultimately how one change of perspective can throw everything you thought you knew into turmoil. I loved it, it ...
  • Marta :}
    Oct 14, 2020
    ?Divines could be cruel, conceited, arcane, but we were faithful to the end. We sobbed and hugged one another. Forever, we promised, always. Nothing could break us apart, proving in the end how much we underestimated Gerry. We swore on our lives. We crossed our hearts.? Thanks to ...
  • Olive Fellows (abookolive)
    Jan 23, 2021
    Like many readers, I'm a sucker for a good campus novel, so when I saw the premise of "The Divines" by Ellie Eaton on NetGalley, I couldn't press request fast enough (thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for the review copy). The book starts off well enoug...
  • Stacey-Lea
    Jan 16, 2021
    3.5 stars The Divines alters between two timelines of our protagonist, Josephine?s, life. Her time as ?Joe? while attending St John the Divine, a boarding school in the middle of England and as ?Sephine?, an adult trying to come to terms with her past. There were many el...
  • Jessica | JustReadingJess
    Nov 09, 2020
    I really enjoyed The Divines. It is a coming of age novel where the main character experienced every possible problem imaginable. The story also discusses Jo?s problems in adulthood. The Divines really focuses on what happened in the past and how that affects Jo in the present. Th...
  • Amanda Nelson
    Dec 07, 2020
    Trigger warning: weight and food disorders, bullying, and childhood trauma. I wouldn't be surprised if this book is one of the most talked about books of 2021. It is complicated, dark, and intense. Not to mention, incredibly addictive. The Divines are the elite young women w...
  • Elizabeth Turnbull
    Dec 30, 2020
    I have so many mixed feelings about this book. For the first 90% of the novel I was convinced this just wasn?t for me. I was struggling to connect to the story or invest in the characters. I felt frustrated and angry at Jo for her cowardice and pettiness. Her lack of empathy and ...
  • Emma
    Feb 01, 2021
    2.5/5 Stars I'm always looking for novels with a dark academia feel since I find them very intriguing and enjoy reading them. I must say this one kind of fell flat to me. I would say that the only dark academia part was the setting which is a boarding school in England, but in ...
  • Erika Lynn (shelf.inspiration)
    Jan 26, 2021
    4.5 Stars See more on my Bookstagram: Shelf.Inspiration Instagram ?Divines could be cruel, conceited, arcane, but we were faithful to the end..Forever, we promised, always.?- The Divines. This book follows Josephine who attended St. John the Divine boarding school w...
  • Anita Fajita Pita
    Nov 12, 2020
    The Divines was a creeper - it snuck up on me. I had no idea what to expect, and was even questioning the point of the book in the early pages, but I just kept listening. Tbh, Imogen Church was an outstanding audiobook narrator, and I'm a little sad that I didn't find any of ...
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Jan 04, 2021
    WOW! I don't know what it was about this book, but I could not put it down. An exploration of the choices we make and how they haunt us through adulthood. WOW! I don't know what it was about this book, but I could not put it down. An exploration of the choices we make and how t...
  • Sam
    Nov 14, 2020
    It's hard to give a rating to The Divines, a book I didn't exactly enjoy reading but found coldly compelling with its woven, tangled psychological drama-mystery of the teenage girls from boarding school St John the Divine. We follow the narrator, Josephine, (Joe while at ...
  • Raychel
    Nov 13, 2020
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC audiobook version of this title! I'm not going to say any outright spoilers but I might say some spoilerish things, so if you don't want to know anything about this book beyond the summary, please tread lightly with my ...
  • kyle
    Feb 04, 2021
    afraid the pretty cover is all this book has going for it ...
  • Jemima
    Oct 04, 2020
    A captivating novel which drew me in from the start. The characters were beautifully vivid. A striking reminder of how acutely bewildering, gruelling and confusing the teenage years are - the awkward navigation of which can have life long lasting impressions. Highly recommend. ...
  • Alice 🌙
    Nov 21, 2020
    3.75/5 ?? This is just about a all girls boarding school and the shit they get up to and the drama and bullying ect. I did like the duo time lines tho ...