I really liked the Diviners, also by Libba Bray so when I saw this available on Overdrive I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. The occult and secret societies enhance the reader's understanding of Victorian culture. The characters are believable even though they are doing unbelievable things. I recommend this book to older teens especially those who like other steam punk classics like Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, and boarding school stories like Gail Carriger's Finishing School series Rainbow Rowell'so Carry On, or J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter. I'm looking forward to reading the other two in the series.