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Cloak of Night

(Circle of Shadows #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  446 ratings  ·  60 reviews
After the devastating Ceremony of Two Hundred Hearts, Sora, Daemon, Fairy, and Broomstick are truly alone in the fight to save their kingdom. Empress Aki is missing, and everyone else who could help them is a prisoner to the Dragon Prince’s mind control.

At least Sora understands what they’re up against. Or so she believes, until she overhears the Dragon Prince bargaining w
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published February 11th 2020 by Balzer + Bray
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Aran I was also pretty confused when Wolf did that, especially because it was really out of the blue. Do I like it? No. Not at all. Is it probably going to…moreI was also pretty confused when Wolf did that, especially because it was really out of the blue. Do I like it? No. Not at all. Is it probably going to cause trouble with a love triangle or something of the sort? Yeah, probably. (less)

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I love these groups of people! The end!

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Adah Udechukwu
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cloak of Night was awesome, awesome, spectacular.
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it

No, seriously, oh my 'lanta guys. Cloak of Night was so freaking amazing. Spectacular even. What a wild ride/adventure to be on. I enjoyed every second of this audiobook. I was honestly surprised it was out already because I didn't think it was. Boy was I wrong and mad at myself for not knowing.

Lord almighty, I am so freaking happy that certain people realized that they basically loved each other. It just took way too long for my ears. Way, way, way, waaaaay too long. Yet, I'm
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
Cloak of Night was a great follow up to Circle of Shadows. The characters I loved were back and there was a new character in this one. I adored him. The pacing was great and I really enjoyed the magic.

Empress Aki was captured by her brother, Prince Gin. He's keeping her alive for now, but using torture to punish her. Gin is going by Emperor Gin now and is in control of Kichona. Gin wants more power. He summons a bad God and asks for help. The plan is to capture the leader from all the kingdoms a
*Source* Library
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4


Cloak of Night is the second and final installment in author Evelyn Skye's Circle of Shadows duology. In this finale to the fantasy duology that began with Circle of Shadows, the author has created a story full of jaw-dropping action as well as a bit of a twisted romance. The story picks up after the devastating events of the Ceremony of Two Hundred which saw Empress Aki dethroned by her own brother, Gin making a deal with a Go
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I love the characters and the clunky romance aspect was kind of righted eventually. It was perhaps a little simplistic plot wise and seemed to wrap up very quickly (I assumed there was another book to follow as didn't think things would be done in time but I was wrong). Overall though it was enjoyable and I had fun listening to it. ...more
Catalina Jorgonson
Feb 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
Mar 20, 2020 rated it liked it
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Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This series isn't perfect but still enjoyable and pretty epic ...more
your friendly neighborhood bibliophile (Gabi)
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Alexiani G
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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With the completion of the Ceremony of Two Hundred Hearts, Sora, Daemon, Fairy and Broomstick are the only taigas in the kingdom not under Prince Gin’s mind control. Now that Zomuri is the patron god of Kichona, the ordinary people too are being affected, and their personalities are changing, making them cruel and selfish. With Empress Aki still missing, time is running out fast as our heroes discover that the price of using ryuu
Krishnaveni Subbiah
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I thank the whole universe for not giving up on this series. The first book (Circle of Shadows) promised me a good story ahead but there were lots of plot holes and stuffs that made me like the book less. But WOW!!!! Cloak of Night did make every second that I spent on the first book worthy.

There were couple of stuffs that could have been in a different way but I love everything about this book, the world in it and OMG!!! I can trade anything for the characters and to live with them (especially
The conclusion to Evelyn Skye's second YA fantasy duology picks up pretty organically where its predecessor left off, working to stop the existential threat we were left with last year before it can subsume the kingdoms across the sea. This time, of course, the stars of our show have a few more secret powers on their side - namely, Daemon's newfound ability to well and truly be one with the wolves, even if it may come at the cost of his humanity. Though the story runs a tad bit slow at times, it ...more
Dec 25, 2020 rated it liked it
I was curious to read this conclusion. And, if I'm being honest, I wanted to find out how the author was going to deal with the romance part ;)

First, this second book is a nice conclusion. It's a bit slow and spinned through the pages but it was a nice read. I was hoping for more danger and more tension between the taigas and the ryuus. It was sometimes too easy for our heros. They deal with great ennemis, with powerfull gods but...nope, they manage to overcome avery traps on their path.

And the
Chelsea Kelly
3.5/5 Stars: ‘Cloak of Night’ (Book #2 of ‘Circle of Shadows’) by Evelyn Skye.
→ Age Range: Young Adult.
→ Genre: Adventure, Magical Fantasy.
→ Trigger Warnings: Death, Tyranny, Mentions of Suicide.

In-depth Rating:
→ Plot: ★★★★
→ Character Development: ★★★★
→ Setting: ★★
→ Entertainment Level: ★★★★★
→ Writing: ★★★

General Comments: Full of menacing action, heart-breaking romance, and incredible magic; an exciting end to this thrilling duology, where the stakes are higher and even more personal. It resolv
May 07, 2021 rated it it was ok
Didn't do much for me. Cloak of Night wasn't bad, just not the book for me.
The pacing was off, nothing was at stake, everything was easy for the characters. There was no real struggle and/or fight. None of the characters had a further developement after book one, except Hana. Cloak of Night felt like a lot of tropes bundled together without an actual plot happening. Protagonists got to be the love interests, the heroes save the day without any losses *SPOLIER* (ok, the mom died) but that's it.
Mar 28, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a fun sequel. It was paced well, and wrapped up the story nicely. It definitely didn't need a third book, so I was glad it was only two. I liked most of the characters, though I thought Broomstick was a little underdeveloped, since he was one of the main 4 warriors. And the love triangle was a bit random -Wolf clearly liked Spirit, and everyone knew they'd end up together from the start. It seemed like she threw that in there just to check a box on a YA novel list or something. But, the ...more
This book was such a toss-up. Some of the world-building and mythology was interesting, but then the same elements that were silly in the first book were still in this book and STILL SILLY. And (view spoiler) was predictable and fine? But (view spoiler) was dumb and she deserved better. A lot of the scenes that were supposed to be emotionally deep just felt "there" to break up the action seque ...more
Andge (Down the Rabbit Hole)
Rating: 3.5 stars

Adventure continues with action and drama, picking up from where book 1 ended. However, the romance I was cheering for was more angst than steamy with far fewer scenes and reunion than I'd have liked. I mean, half the time Daemon and Sora are split up, and there's more kissing scenes with Fairy. Ah, I guess we can't all get what we wish for.

The pacing was okay but I wished for a bit more in some ways. Maybe more development in the demigod lore or something. Needless to say, it w
Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it
I feel like there is so much potential within this magic system and world that was left untapped, especially given how Circle of Shadows ended. There were so many unique elements that I found myself wanting more from the story and the characters than I was getting. More of the Gods. More of the magic. More of the brutality the last book ended with. Despite that, I still found myself flying through the pages, soaking it all in. I did absolutely enjoy this book in series. Overall it was fun and wo ...more
Becca Mee
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cloak of Night was such a treat to read, an exciting, fun and satisfying conclusion to Circle of Shadows. I loved watching The League of Rogues scheme and kick butt to reclaim their kingdom from the evil Dragon Prince. My favorite thing about this duology is the comraderie between the main characters. They have each other’s backs unconditionally and give each other hope when things seem dire. They’re a lot of fun to watch. Cloak of Night is a story of friendship, hope and redemption that fans of ...more
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
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This was great, it picked up from the first one with ease and the plot and characters were entertaining

However I did feel like everything was a little tooo silver plater for our characters and everything just worked out easy and they didn't have too struggle too much
Ginny Conley
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Nicole Alycia
Apr 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 rounded up
This was a solid ending to a very good duology. I don’t want to give anything away about the story but I will say that you can tell Evelyn Skye’s writing has evolved immensely from her first duology to this one.
I thought the characters were better developed, the writing was much better, and the story telling in general had improved.
I thought this series was exciting and entertaining to read and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!
Jun 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story of triumph against all odds. And while it came at a hefty cost, it still showed that as long as there is life, there is hope. There were definitely some discrepancies for me... areas where there seemed to be easier answers given the powers at their disposals, but there was also some shocking turn of events that I never could have seen coming. All around this series is a great read - go for it, you won't regret it. Work hard, mischief harder. ...more
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: buy
My only negative note is I became annoyed everytime either Daemon or Sora would acknowledge their jealously over the feelings of each other, when the other one was with someone else or their confusion to how they should feel towards each other.
Other than that, a good sequel and ending to a duology.
Nov 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I definitely enjoyed the sequel more than the first! The romance was better, the plot was better, even the writing style felt like it had improved. Overall, the plot was fairly strong but the characters and their development was on point! I've only read this duology by Evelyn Skye but I'm excited to read more of her things! ...more
Walter Henrique
Cloak of Night is the 2nd book in the Circle of Shadows series that I discovered as a reading recommendation in my local public library.

This second book wasn't as exciting and didn't catch my attention as the first. It took me 15 days to finish.
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a fun conclusion to the series. It was a fun story and a good read, but I gave it 4 stars because I still had a harder time connecting to the characters. But I liked the twists and turns in the story and found it as an enjoyable read.
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Evelyn Skye is the New York Times bestselling author of THE CROWN’S GAME and CIRCLE OF SHADOWS series.

She has a B.A. in Russian literature & history from Stanford University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Evelyn was once offered a job by the C.I.A., she not-so-secretly wishes she was good enough to be on “World of Dance,” and if you challenge her to a pizza-eating contest, she guarantees she

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