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In a land where magic is outlawed, eight criminals led by seventeen-year-old Larkin are sent on a mission to kill an ancient evil that plagues their kingdom. Descending into an underground realm full of unspeakable horrors, Larkin and her party must use their forbidden magic to survive what lies in wait, teeth sharp and jaws deadly.

As she fights for her life, Larkin finds
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: November 26th 2019 by Henry Holt
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Sarah Harian When EIGHT WILL FALL was acquired, it was announced as book one of a duology. Since then, things have changed (as they often do in publishing :-) ),…moreWhen EIGHT WILL FALL was acquired, it was announced as book one of a duology. Since then, things have changed (as they often do in publishing :-) ), and the novel was revised as a standalone. (less)

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emma
okay so yeah maybe this book genuinely scared me on multiple occasions.

and what about it???

it's spooky season after all.

review to come / 3 stars subject to change b/c i'm a flaky gal

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omg...finally a YA fantasy where the action starts in the first hundred pages...



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my head: i KNOW this isn't six of crows.

my heart: eight teenage criminals sent on a mission...forbidden magic...entwined fates...multiplying dangers...THEY WERE NEVER MEANT TO RETURN...

SO I WANT THIS TO BE SIX OF CROWS. SUE ME.

thanks to the publishe
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Sarah Harian
Feb 06, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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EIGHT WILL FALL now available to pre-order on Amazon!

Release Date: November 26, 2019

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Eight Will Fall is about eight teens traversing a subterranean realm in search of a god they've been ordered to kill. They must quickly learn to use their inherent (and illegalAmazon!
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Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Pitched as Six of Crows meets...
Forget the rest, Six of Crows is all I care about lol.

I really like multiple PoVs but eight seems like a bit much. I hope, if we do get that many perspectives, it is well done.
Candace Robinson
Awesome writing and world building but I just couldn’t connect with the story and 8 characters was a lot. But the horror type stuff is awesome.
✨Brithanie Faith✨
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
4.5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5


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Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian follows a group of eight criminals led by seventeen-year-old Larkin who are sent on a mission to destroy an ancient evil that's been plaguing their kingdom. The further they descend into the underground realm known as the Reach- the higher the stakes become, and Larkin and the others must soon confront a terrible truth; The eight of them were chosen for a reason, and it's entirely
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Rachel E. Carter
Ummm, this sounds amazeballs. "Pitched as Six of Crows meets Suicide Squad, this dark YA fantasy follows eight criminals as they battle their way through a subterranean realm of horrors and certain death." source >> https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/b...
☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
HELL YEAH SOUNDS FUCKING AWESOME

PLZ DON'T DISAPPOINT ME
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Oct 13, 2019 rated it liked it
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*I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*

In a land where magic is outlawed, Empaths are forced to mine a mineral called luminite, which hinders their powers. A group of 7 criminal Empaths and 1 guide, led by 17-year old Larkin, are sent to the Reach by the Queen to kill a great evil threatening her Kingdom. The deeper they go, the more dangerous it gets. The mission seems like a death sentenc
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Aly
3.5/5 stars

***This book was originally sold as a duology, but it is being published as a standalone novel.***

First off, I'd just love to mention that this is a heavily described dark-fantasy novel. I adore dark fantasy, and I'm always on the hunt for more, especially in YA. I tend to be extremely picky in what I read in that genre, and I heavily rely on a strong main character.

With that said, this book was actually quite well done in terms of overall story. I
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Ashlee » Library In The Country
Read the synopsis on Edelweiss ... this sounds awesome!
turniip
This book took so much effort to read, I feel like I ran a marathon in 350 pages.

Eight Will Fall follows Larkin, an Empath miner living on an island country where her magic is outlawed. Allowed to live as long as she's documented and does the jobs the crown demands, she lives an impoverished life with her family until she breaks the law by using magic. She is immediately arrested and her brother is held in prison while she is forced to traverse the deep caverns of The Reach with six other Empat/>Eight
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Celia McMahon
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the chance to review this title ahead of its release date.

Contrary to what many of you are posting, this book has only one POV with Larkin. It is written in the third person.

Overview:

EIGHT WILL FALL follows Larkin who, as an Empath, is suppressed by the queen of her kingdom, along with others like her. She and her brother are forced to work the mines to survive. Larkin has a bit of a temper (for good reason) and one day she uses magic ag
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Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
Nov 26, 2018 marked it as to-read
Not sure if I want eight POV's but it sounds cool!

Also, why the hell has someone already rated this three stars.....UGH!
Sabrina Ye
Mar 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
*See the words 'Six of Crows'*

*press to-read button*

That's how it works 🙈

Breanna
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This was so fun! Full RTC!
rin ( ̄ヘ ̄)	 read/watch mo dao zu shi
this sounds awesome i guess we'll see
(i have soft spot for squads okay)
The Nerd Daily
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie De Felice

With a nightmare inducing underground realm (really though, don’t read this before bed), this story was definitely a perfect October/fall read for me. Larkin’s fight for survival as she descends into the madness that lurks beneath the kingdom intensifies at each turn of the page. I was glued to my seat as I read this story, wondering just what dangers Larkin and her party will be facing next. If you’re easily triggered b
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Sara
Nov 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
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♠️ TABI ♠️
Jul 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: netgalley
this sounds amazing and I hope it really is amazing
Kalie
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
While I never fully connected with the characters as much as I would have liked to, I would love to see more fantasy horror in this vein. There's not enough of it. EIGHT WILL FALL feels appropriately claustrophobic with a creeping sense of dread that permeates throughout the entire novel, but falls short when it comes to characterization. I loved the idea and the overall atmosphere more than the execution and I can see it resonating well with teens who love a decent thriller with maybe a magic syste ...more
ash | emeraldbookowl
Aug 16, 2018 marked it as i-need-2019
Hey-- Over here!
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This is future you speaking. You need this. Six of Crows meets Suicide Squad meets in a subterranean realm that is dark and deadly.
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Phoebe Jeziel
I will be hella impressed if people actually get killed off.
Amanda (MetalPhantasmReads)
DNF @ 63%
I've tried to read this book for just over a month now, which is a very long time for me and it just isn't keeping my interest. I was really interested in this book due to the dark fantasy plot, since I like darker YA fantasy books. I think the world is solid enough and parts were creepy for sure. The horror elements are described very well and older teens will really enjoy this if they read this genre. But for me, the Empath magic system is very underdeveloped to picture or even
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UMM YES PLEASE!!!!

This blurb has made me fall in love!! COME ON 2019!!

Pitched as Six of Crows meets Suicide Squad, this dark YA fantasy follows eight criminals as they battle their way through a subterranean realm of horrors and certain death.

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That's all I need to know!!

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Claire
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, bi-rep, lgbtqia-rep
2.5/5

I was found-family baited.

Eight Will Fall is pitched as Six of Crows meets Suicide Squad, but actually shares no similarities with either. It follows seventeen-year-old Larkin, who sets on a journey to the unexplored and dangerous underground world with six other empaths and a scholar to guide them. Their mission? To find and kill a vicious god of magic that's been banished to the Reach by queen's ancestor Ilona. With almost no skills, knowledge, or resources, the ra
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Fanna
Jul 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
|| YA fantasy
|| squad of criminals
|| pitched as perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo
Shelley
3.5-4 Full review soon
Mikaela
Pitched as Six of Crows meets Suicide Squad, this dark YA fantasy follows eight criminals as they battle their way through a subterranean realm of horrors and certain death. i aged about 60 years reading that sentence
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Sarah Harian grew up in the foothills of Yosemite and received her B.A. and M.F.A. from Fresno State University. She spends her free time listening to movie scores and dreaming up monsters, and lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon.