Preview - The Divines by Ellie Eaton


Hi everyone! Today's Preview is a debut novel written about the sometimes toxic relationships between teenage girls and how it can impact a community.

Synopsis from Publisher

"Can we ever really escape our past?

The girls of St John the Divine, an elite English boarding school, were notorious for flipping their hair, harassing teachers, chasing boys, and chain-smoking cigarettes. They were fiercely loyal, sharp-tongued, and cuttingly humorous in the way that only teenage girls can be. For Josephine, now in her thirties, the years at St John were a lifetime ago. She hasn’t spoken to another Divine in fifteen years, not since the day the school shuttered its doors in disgrace.

Yet now Josephine inexplicably finds herself returning to her old stomping grounds. The visit provokes blurry recollections of those doomed final weeks that rocked the community. Ruminating on the past, Josephine becomes obsessed with her teenage identity and the forgotten girls of her one-time orbit. With each memory that resurfaces, she circles closer to the violent secret at the heart of the school’s scandal. But the more Josephine recalls, the further her life unravels, derailing not just her marriage and career, but her entire sense of self.

Moving between present-day Los Angeles and 1990s Britain, The Divines is a scorching examination of the power of adolescent sexuality, female identity, and the destructive class divide. Exposing the tension between the lives we lead as adults and the experiences that form us, Eaton probes us to consider how our memories as adults compel us to reexamine our pasts".


As a reader who loves Women's Fiction, this is a book that I believe is an important read. It's also in the Literary Fiction and General Fiction genres and may be one that will intrigue many of you. I'll be reviewing this book on its January 19/21 pub day, so look for my review then.

Is this a book that you would like to add to you Goodreads TBR shelf? You can do so here: Goodreads


I hope you have a great day!

26 comments:

  1. I love the sound of this book - thanks for sharing this xx

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  2. This book sounds really good! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I love the sound of this book - it sounds exactly like something I would enjoy. I'm looking forward to reading your full review later!

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  4. I love the sound of this book - it sounds exactly like the sort of thing that I would enjoy! I'm looking forward to reading your full review later :D

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  5. This book sounds interesting, may have to check it out when it comes out 😊

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  6. This sounds like such a good book, I've added ditto a list of books I need to buy when it comes out!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  7. Loved reading this! Thank you for sharing! This book sounds so interesting! I'll keep an eye out for the book release and your review!

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  8. This sounds really interesting. I love that it mentions unravelling a secret - that's the kind of storyline that keeps me hooked. Books like that keep reading for hours and hours on end simply because I can't put them down. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oooooh, this sounds amazing, Jodie, I love a good turn back the clock mystery. Echoes of St Trinians too, I think!

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  10. This sounds like such an amazing book to read. Its one I'd definitely like to read. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Oo this one sounds really interesting, I'm looking forward to the review! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  12. This sounds like such an interesting read. I love books that switch between two different times and places!

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