Title: The deck of omens (The devouring grey #2).
Author: Christine Lynn Herman.
Publisher: Titan books.
Page count: 405.
Release day: April 21st 2020.
Genre: YA, fantasy.
Rating: 4 stars.
*Be aware that this is book 2, see my review for book 1 here!*
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
The teenagers of Four Paths must save their home.
Though the Beast is seemingly subdued for now, a new threat looms in Four Paths: a corruption seeping from the Gray into the forest. And with the other Founders preoccupied by their tangled alliances and fraying relationships, only May Hawthorne seems to realize the danger. But saving the town she loves means seeking aid from the person her family despises most–her and Justin’s father.
May’s father isn’t the only newcomer in town–Isaac Sullivan’s older brother has also returned, seeking forgiveness for the role he played in Isaac’s troubled past. But Isaac isn’t ready to let go of his family’s history, especially when that history might hold the key that he and Violet Saunders need to destroy the Gray and the monster within it.
Harper Carlisle isn’t ready to forgive, either. Two devastating betrayals have left her isolated from her family and uncertain who to trust. As the corruption becomes impossible to ignore, Harper must learn to control her newfound powers in order to protect Four Paths. But the only people who can help her do that are the ones who have hurt her the most.
With the veil between the Gray and the town growing ever thinner, all of the Founder descendants must put their grievances with one another aside to stop the corruption and kill the Beast once and for all.
But maybe the monster they truly need to slay has never been the Beast…
Average: 7.71 (which means 4 stars!)
I’m having a hard time reviewing this book! I really loved it! But sometimes it is so hard to review a book you really enjoyed, especially a sequel!
This duology is so good! I just love the dark atmosphere of these woods and the grey!
The setting of this series is probably my favourite part! It is just so dark and you never really feel ‘safe’.
All the characters are also very interesting, although sometimes they were a little bit annoying. But I think that can be ‘blamed’ on their age. I really enjoyed their dynamics with each other but also with their parents and ancestors!
I gave a little bit of a lower rating for logic and intrigue since I got a little bit confused at the end, and that took me aa bit out of the story!
I absolutely love Christine Lynn Herman’s writing, I really can’t wait to see what she will write next!