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The King of Crows

(The Diviners #4)

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4.25  ·  Rating details ·  1,008 ratings  ·  359 reviews
The breath-taking finale to the epic New York Times bestseller, The Diviners, from Printz winner and beloved author, Libba Bray.

After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows.

While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men,
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Hardcover, 560 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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✨    jamieson   ✨
Maybe for of a 3.5 but uhh, I can't believe how ... just okay this was.

I Loved Before the Devil Breaks You so much (and this whole series) but this was .. so boring? At one point it was almost a chore to pick it up. Nothing happens for most of it, the characters just wander around. All the momentum from the end of the last book is lost. Some of the character arcs didn't make sense to me and the climax was unsatisfying and way too easy/quick. I don't even want to talk about it, it hurts me to
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Wow, I cannot believe my favorite series of all time is OVER. I sobbed pretty much non-stop for the last 100 pages and I feel EMPTY as heck now that it is done. There were a few things about this conclusion that I wish had gone differently, but overall this was such a satisfying and emotional end to the series and I loved it SO MUCH. I am going to re-read it IMMEDIATELY now that I know how everything ends up and I won't need to be anxiously flipping the pages for 10 hours straight, haha. Wow ...more
vivika
May 27, 2018 rated it liked it
let it be known that i would do anything for theta knight

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what do you mean no title? what do you mean no cover? wHat dO yOu mEan nO reLeasE yEAR? WHAT DO YOU MEAN NO SYNOPSIS? WHAT DO YOU M E A N
Lance
“But if you abandoned the idea that such a paradise awaited you, and believed that you would live this life over and over again, would you not live the life you had more thoughtfully?”

“Make a better history."


4.5 stars rounded up. The King of Crows, while not the perfect finale, is a solid book and ending to a series that has found its place in the deepest parts of my heart and soul. I'm not going to lie, I was initially disappointed with this finale after finishing reading it. But after
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Nick
Jan 17, 2020 marked it as to-read
I thought this series was over????
Tara ☽
Apr 16, 2019 marked it as to-read
If Sam dies we riot at dawn
Ivy
Aug 07, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: coming-soon-20
i made this in two minutes in picsart and forgot to add a 'the' to the beginning but i'm proud of it so you can freak off, okay
I'm very clever, I know
preoccupiedbybooks
Here we go friends!
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Don't mind me, I'll just be the one crying in the corner, waiting for February 4th...
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that clip of spongebob crying into a cup and then drinking his tears and crying again was me during the last half of this book
Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the villain's quest)
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2/5

i’ve been thinking about the rating for this book for way too long. im beyond conflicted.

RTC
sofia (sam willows)
Feb 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
school should give me three days of free absence to finish this series, and the fact that i literally don't have time to read this is homophobic


2017 thoughts:

holy shit I just saw that this has no release date... here I go again loving a series that doesn’t have an ending yet, and probably wont end in the next 2 years

great
Anna Luce
3 stars

“Who got to decide what made somebody an American? America, the ideal of it at least, was its own form of elusive magic.”


I hate to say it, or write it, but The King of Crows wasn't a very satisfying conclusion to The Diviners series.
While it isn't as drawn-out as the finale to the Gemma Doyle series (which was around 800 pages) it struck me as being similarly anticlimactic.
In The King of Crows the pacing of the story is all over the place and the characters have very rushed and
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bella farren
Oct 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
2020?



I don't even know what to do with myself right now. that cliffhanger. I still haven't recovered.

but that cover is giving me life
ambsreads
Aug 23, 2018 marked it as to-read
i regret my choice to read this series when this book wasn’t out. i need answers!!!
alexandra
i can’t remember the last time a series shook me to the core like this. in a way, i felt like my bibliophile sixteen year old self again. also, i was definitely crying for the last 20% of it ;——;

full review to come
Eva B.
Not to be overdramatic or anything but this series changed my life. It makes me want to be a better writer and a better person, and it's literally my favorite series of all time.
The King of Crows stuck the landing.
ABookishGift Reviews (Max)
WAIT I THOUGHT IT WAS ONLY GONNA BE A TRILOGY

SCJ,HVFSHV,SJDHVJKHSDHVKJDSJHVM
Ashley
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Star Rating: — > 5
[million gazillion, beautiful, life altering] Stars


ERM. Okay.

I am NOT okay.
Like, I reallyreallyREALLY am positively not. okay.

I truly can’t believe my journey within the world of the Diviners is... Over. After a 5 day journey through over 2000 pages... suddenly there are just... none .

I am full of so much emotion right now that I may need to take a walk. Hell. My mind is already racing & pacing. My body is screaming at me to move, BUT I CANNNNN’T i’m literally
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maya
Apr 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy, instant-buy
how is this only 336 pages
how is everything going to be okay???

WHAT DO YOU MEAN LIBBA BRAY????????????
also

2020........



ahhhhhhhhhhhhusgajdvsjdshhsvsidbsgdgshsgshehrgejzgdgsushehsishsbhahzhzusbsbKsguzbsosbduh

update: sooooooooo
this book is now 560 pages???
i’m not angry just confused but also kinda happy but also kinda like how?
anyway i’m ready to fucking collapse when i read this book because it’s going to be that good
Rachel
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
This wasn’t a bad conclusion, I just felt for how long it took to reach, it was a really fast and easy resolution. Overall, a fun series.
Tea.Books.Magic
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
KING OF CROWS BY @libbabray

𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚: 5/5 STARS

𝗙𝗔𝗩𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗦: Sam, Evie, Theta, Memphis, Isaiah, Jericho, Bill, Ling, Willl, Woody and Henry.

𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝗙𝗔𝗩𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗘 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗦: Jake, The Shadow Men and the racist 1920s Americans.

𝗙𝗔𝗩𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗜𝗧𝗘 𝗔𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗦: I have binged the entire Diviners series in less than a week, two days per book and all I can say that it is has completely captured my heart. The books are an intense journey, the plot is so thoroughly intricate that I doubt any one is able to
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fablesandwren
May 04, 2018 is currently reading it
Shelves: physical-shelf
sOoOoOoOoOoO... do we know anything about when book four will come out or what it is called or what it will look like or what pieces of my heart will be left after I read it?
Jennifer
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WRITING THIS REVIEW IS GOING TO KILL ME SEND HELP. *sobs*

Holy shit A&U, that fucking cover is just... thank you. It is perfect. 11/10 would sell my soul for an ARC. I love you. Please add the ISBN so I can pre-order it. =D

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EXCUSE ME A&U I KNOW Y’ALL ARE BUSY BUT I NEED THE AUSSIE COVER FOR THIS BOOK BEFORE I LEGIT DIE A PAINFUL DEATH KTHX. Seriously, I’m checking basically every other day at work and I’m honestly ready to cry because... BOOOOOOOK. Need.

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WE HAVE A TITLE
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Gaia
Nov 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
happy endings for everyone are REQUIRED. no one (else) is allowed to die (except jericho).
♡ Dakota ♡ (Sarcasm is my middle name)
You mean they aren’t changing the covers all over again for the final book? How disappointing!
rin ( ̄ヘ ̄)	 read/watch mo dao zu shi
surprisingly enough i got an arc but when will i learn how to read
Erica
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i pray that the cover style for this book goes back to the same style as book 1 which was by far THE BEST COVER!
Virginja ↢ 99% imp
Please change the covers again because every time I see the new ones I JUST WANT TO VOMIT. ...more
nico
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
this book hits harder for colonized people i think. colonizers do not interact.
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Last chapters felt rushed, anyone else agree? (spoilers ahead) 3 15 Feb 17, 2020 06:51PM  

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What is it about writing an author bio that gives me that deer-in-headlights feeling? It's not exactly like I'm going to say "I was born in Alabama…" and somebody's going to jump up and snarl, "Oh yeah? Prove it!" At least I hope not.

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