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The King of Crows

(The Diviners #4)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  2,728 ratings  ·  752 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,
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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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
✨    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
May 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Stories were power. And whoever controlled the story controlled everything. A story could bring people together, or it could tear them apart. It could spread like a sickness, infecting people. It could lead them into battle or shake them into seeing what they had refused to see before.

first of all:
- fucking ouch
- :')
- let it be known that i would do anything for theta knight

This was definitely the most anticipated release of 2020 for me. The Diviners series is so near and dear to my heart. I
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 thinking
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
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: coming-soon-20
But if you abandoned the idea that such a paradise awaited you, and believe that you would live this life over and over again, would you not live the life you had more thoughtfully? Would you not think carefully about your choices? Would you not live with abandon love and love and love some more?

The real Diviner powers were the friends we made along the way.

Old joke:
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
The final instalment to one of my favourite YA series ever, a series which didn't simply sit in the YA genre, but crossed into historical fiction, paranormal, and fantasy too.

This is the final book of the series, so please don't read if you haven't read:
Book 1) The Diviners⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Book 2) Lair of Dreams⭐⭐⭐⭐
Book 3) Before The Devil Breaks You⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I've been weighing up the pros and cons of The King of Crows for a few days now, and I'm still not 100% sure how I feel about it! Initially I did feel
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
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
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ive been thinking about the rating for this book for way too long. im beyond conflicted.

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 doesnt have an ending yet, and probably wont end in the next 2 years

Trina (Between Chapters)
Read this series! Better yet, listen to the audiobooks!
please let there be a second series
that epilogue has me shook
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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?
bella farren
Oct 05, 2018 marked it as to-read

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
Shaun Hutchinson
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A lovely ending to one of my favorite series of the past few years. I loved getting to spend time with these divine Diviners.
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.
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 cant believe my journey within the world of the Diviners is... Over. After a 5 day journey through over 2000 pages... suddenly there 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 CANNNNNT im literally
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Ahhh I cant believe this is over...!
Libba Bray wrecked me.
I would give this more like 4⭐, but I cant. This is one of my favourite series ever, and my favourite characters ever, so I cant.
I really recommend to read this series, this is everything...
Aug 23, 2018 marked it as to-read
i regret my choice to read this series when this book wasnt out. i need answers!!! ...more
i cant 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
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Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it
This wasnt 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. ...more
Apr 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy
how is this only 336 pages
how is everything going to be okay???




update: sooooooooo
this book is now 560 pages???
im not angry just confused but also kinda happy but also kinda like how?
anyway im ready to fucking collapse when i read this book because its going to be that good
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
KING OF CROWS BY @libbabray


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
Mary ♥
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves
All the stars ♥

The dead come to us however they can.
They are with us. Always.
Hear what they have to say:
You are the stories.
Make a better history.

Something to listen to while reading this ♥


TW: Please mind the trigger warnings, there is a lot of discrimination due to the era (racism, antisemitism etc), A TON of gore and bugs, animal death, mentions of suicidal thoughts and mentions of rape and abuse

This is my favourite series of all time, most likely, considering how much time I spend thinking
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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


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


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Last chapters felt rushed, anyone else agree? (spoilers ahead) 3 42 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.

I think what gets me feeling itchy is all that emphasis on the facts of a life, while all the juicy, relevant, human oddity stuff gets left on the cutting room floor.

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The Diviners (4 books)
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