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The Deck of Omens

(The Devouring Gray #2)

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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
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Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 25th 2020 by Titan Books (first published April 21st 2020)
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Chelsea Humphrey
Returning to Four Paths was a breath of fresh air; I really enjoyed the eery, atmospheric buildup that was provided in The Devouring Gray, which left me prepared to find out more regarding The Beast and Gray in The Deck of Omens. What started out as backstory in book one has bled into determining a plan to defeat the evil entity encompassing the founding family's beloved home, while also dealing with personal struggles pertaining to each character individually. This sequel was again, very ...more
Dylan
Apr 04, 2019 marked it as to-read
excuse me but why is this not in my gay hands
Kristin Hackett (SuperSpaceChick)
I am incredibly satisfied by this conclusion!!!
Tucker
Mar 17, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
[12/27/19] - COVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!!!!!!! TITTTTTLEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

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I just finished the Devouring Gray. I swear, this book cannot come soon enough!
megs_bookrack


Thank you so much, Disney Book Group, for my ARC!!! I am so stoked to see where this story goes.

You are too good to me and I appreciate it so, so much!!!

Jen
Apr 26, 2019 added it
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♠ TABI ♠
hey hey we got a title!!

and now we got a cover!!

ahahaha I love how this is finally owning-up to the strong Riverdale vibes hahaha
Katie
This has been one of my favorite reads in 2020 and I am so happy but also sad it's over.

Full RTC
Ari
Jul 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
i need Justin and Isaac to be together!!!
Gabriela Pop
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
∞/ 5
full review to come closer to release date, but for now I will say this is a stunning conclusion to this story about a gang of broken teens trying to piece themselves back together and survive in a world set out to destroy them; a fabulous study of growth, grief, hope, forgiveness, accountability and corruption. Could not recommend any more highly.
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
As usual, it's going to be hard for me to write a review for this second and final book of the duology.

The Deck of Omens has the same atmospheric writing and setting. There's something about Four Paths and the forest that I love reading about. Book two focuses a lot more on the founder's past and how to fix things. There is some type of corruption seeping into Four Paths. At first, they think it's the Gray, but the corruption is happening there, too. The beast is feeling sick. The smell is
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Celia McMahon
Apr 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for the e-arc.

Something had corrupted the forest in Four Paths and our four lovable, messed up heroes have to figure it out. Harper, Justin, May, Violet, and Issac are back in full form to kick some evil Beast butt.

THE DEVOURING GRAY was such a weird book, but I enjoyed Ms. Herman's writing and the way she wrote her characters. She has a way of winding you around these teen's lives and gives them each unique personality. I love anything paranormal and bizarre and this was
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Nicole
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Normally, when I read the second book in a YA fantasy series, I don't like it as much as the first but I'm very pleased to say, that I enjoyed this one just as much as the first.

Obviously, I can't say too much on the plot of this one as it's a sequel but if you like stranger things, the raven cycle etc. I think you will really like this series, which starts with the devouring Gray.

There is just something about the writing of these books. It's so addictive and easy to read.

I can't lie, its
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Hadi
Oct 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
i know Justin and Isaac won't end up together but a bitch can still hope
Zoë ☆
*4.5 stars!

Review to come
Ashley Rose
May 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
Hi hello I need this book yesterday
Shelley
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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 Justins father.

Mays father isnt the only newcomer in town--Isaac Sullivans older brother has also
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Chloe
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*Spoiler free, but spoilers for The Devouring Gray*

This is definitely a quiet book, but that doesn't make it any less incredible. It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of The Devouring Gray. My review was basically just me screaming about it, I made a hoodie for it, and I was lucky enough to interview the author! I loved it so much that I even traded a Shadow And Bone ARC (personalized to a Michelle but still) for it! Needless to say, I was very much looking forward to this book. Trigger warnings:
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Emily
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Rachael Mills
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Deck of Omens is a fantastic ending to an under-hyped duology that definitely deserves more love. I adore these characters so much - their character arcs and development are perfectly handled. The romantic relationships are refreshingly healthy and totally didn't turn out how I was expecting. The atmospheric setting remains one of the novel's strongest points and it remained just as fantastically creepy as in the first book. If you're looking for a well-written and engaging YA fantasy ...more
Megan Manzano
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is so damn good. Not only is the story addicting and the prose gorgeous, but it deals with some heavy issues in a more than accessible way for readers. Herman is able to blend magic and atmosphere with captivating characters who deal with grief, anger, family, control, sexuality, and finding out how to fix the mistakes of their past.

You absolutely should read The Devouring Gray if you haven't already, and if you have, prepare for a ride with book two.
Gretal
Mar 22, 2020 rated it did not like it
Wow. This was not a good time. First, the fact that each child calls their parents by their first name, and sometimes by both their first and last name in their narration, is incredibly fucking annoying. I've no idea why the author made that decision, and I hate everything about it. Second, I hated the romances in this book, and they really contributed to it feeling like a bad wattpad book. I enjoyed the first book, but I honestly can't think of a single reason to recommend this book.
Kat
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
#TheDeckofOmens #NetGalley
A wonderful and decadent book of world building. I loved the first one and have to say I think book two is just a little better. The lies, betrayals, and story just kept me on the edge of my seat.
Melissa Anderson
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Hachette Book Group Canada for my arc in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed The Devouring Gray and was quite excited to read its sequel. TDG ended on a bit of a cliffhanger. Harper's powers had returned to her and she exacted her revenge on the Hawthorne family. The Beast had been subdued, but now a corruption has begun to seep out of the forest. So much mystery and drama in this book. The corruption spreads quickly and seeps into the residents of Four Paths. Taking them
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Masha (onceandfuturebooknerd)
Well what am I supposed to do now? :(
Review to come.
Lilly-Beth
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book broke my heart and then glued it back together again.
Colby
Mar 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to NetGalley and Titan books for an eARC in exchange for an honest review!

There is a corruption leaking into Four Paths. At first, people things it's the Gray, But it's not. The Beast is sick, it smells awful, and people are getting attacked by trees, being devoured by the roots. Everything is beginning to look a bit darker.

I was a bit hesitant to request Deck of Omens because I was a bit tossed up about The Devouring Gray. I certainly love a good atmospheric setting as well as YA
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Surbhi Das
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads, arc-2020
ARC received from Titan Books in exchange for my honest opinion!
Jen
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
** I read an advance reader copy of this book. **

I enjoyed this book more than the first. Some of it was just that there was more action and suspense but the book also felt tighter, the characters were more developed and the tension was increased. One thing I truly appreciated was that the romance took a back seat to the story. Yes, there was romance and there was a bit of a love triangle but it was all secondary to the real story. And the relationships took second place to character development
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Born in New York City but raised in Japan and Hong Kong, Christine Lynn Herman subscribes to the firm philosophy that home is where her books are. She returned to the United States for college, where she traded out a subtropical climate for harsh, snowy winters and an Honors English degree at the University of Rochester. Currently, Christine and her books reside in Brooklyn, along with her partner ...more

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