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The Deck Of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

*Spoiler free, but spoilers for The Devouring Gray*

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…

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: grief, generational trauma, gore, body horror, brief physical abuse

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