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    Review: The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

    The Deck of Omens (The Devouring Gray, #2)The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman
    Series: The Devouring Gray #2 (book 1 review)
    Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
    Published by: Titan Books
    Pages: 405
    Release date: 21/04/2020
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: 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 from the person her family despises most–her and Justin’s father.

    May’s father isn’t the only newcomer in town–Isaac Sullivan’s older brother has also returned, seeking forgiveness for the role he played in Isaac’s troubled past. But Isaac isn’t ready to let go of his family’s history, especially when that history might hold the key that he and Violet Saunders need to destroy the Gray and the monster within it.

    Harper Carlisle isn’t ready to forgive, either. Two devastating betrayals have left her isolated from her family and uncertain who to trust. As the corruption becomes impossible to ignore, Harper must learn to control her newfound powers in order to protect Four Paths. But the only people who can help her do that are the ones who have hurt her the most.

    With the veil between the Gray and the town growing ever thinner, all of the Founder descendants must put their grievances with one another aside to stop the corruption and kill the Beast once and for all.

    But maybe the monster they truly need to slay has never been the Beast…

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    Review: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

    The Devouring Gray (The Devouring Gray, #1)The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
    Series: The Devouring Gray #1
    Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
    Published by: Titan Books
    Pages: 400
    Release date: 16/04/2019
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: Branches and stones, daggers and bones,
    They locked the Beast away.

    After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn’t: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods.

    Justin Hawthorne’s bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray—a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. After Justin fails to inherit his family’s powers, his mother is determined to keep this humiliation a secret. But Justin can’t let go of the future he was promised and the town he swore to protect.

    Ever since Harper Carlisle lost her hand to an accident that left her stranded in the Gray for days, she has vowed revenge on the person who abandoned her: Justin Hawthorne. There are ripples of dissent in Four Paths, and Harper seizes an opportunity to take down the Hawthornes and change her destiny-to what extent, even she doesn’t yet know.

    The Gray is growing stronger every day, and its victims are piling up. When Violet accidentally unleashes the monster, all three must band together with the other Founders to unearth the dark truths behind their families’ abilities—before the Gray devours them all.

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