The Deck of Omens (The Devouring Gray, #2)
The teenagers of Four Paths must save their home, in the sequel to hit fantasy The Devouring Gray. For fans of Stranger Things, Riverdale and The Raven CycleThough 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...

The Deck of Omens (The Devouring Gray, #2) Details

TitleThe Deck of Omens (The Devouring Gray, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 21st, 2020
PublisherTitan Books
ISBN-139781789090277
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal

The Deck of Omens (The Devouring Gray, #2) Review

  • Dylan
    January 1, 1970
    excuse me but why is this not in my gay hands
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    January 1, 1970
    Hi, I need this book more than air and it is FINALLY available to request via NetGalley!!!
  • Tucker
    January 1, 1970
    [12/27/19] - COVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!!!!!!! TITTTTTLEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!----------------I just finished the Devouring Gray. I swear, this book cannot come soon enough!
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    OKAY SO WHY 2020? I MIGHT BE DEAD BY THEN SMH. I need some #Visaac in my life, okay. And OMG, what’s Harper gonna do? (#Jarper is also not-so-secretly OTP, even though they might not end up together because there’s just so much bad history there, wow).
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  • megs_bookrack
    January 1, 1970
    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!!!
  • Candace Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    Need it!
  • ♠ TABI ♠
    January 1, 1970
    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
  • Ari
    January 1, 1970
    i need Justin and Isaac to be together!!!
  • rachel ☾
    January 1, 1970
    #1) The Devouring Gray Blog • Goodreads • Twitter • Instagram • The Book Depository #1) The Devouring Gray ★★★★☆ Blog • Goodreads • Twitter • Instagram • The Book Depository
  • Gabriela Pop
    January 1, 1970
    / 5full 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. ∞/ 5full 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.
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  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 terrible in both places. And now the trees are attacking people. The roots burrow into them, needing a host. May is still struggling with getting her mom to respect and love her as much as she does Justin. Justin is dealing with the town finding out about him not having powers. He's not longer a friend to them. Isaac is dealing with his past which gets harder when his brother, Gabriel, shows up in Four Paths. Harper is still strong, but is having issues from her father and that she has feelings for Justin. Violet is still trying to get everyone to trust her. May decides to call her father for help after she sees something weird happening to the trees. He tells her how special she is and reminds her of a ritual they did when she was younger. He hides out from Augusta and Justin, but comes to see May often. They spend time in the woods trying to figure out how to fix things. According to her dad, Hetty Hawthorne could change the future and he believes May is the first to be able to do it since then. Things continue to get bad and they have to evacuate the town. Only the founding families will stay to protect it.We find out a lot about the founders and how the Beast and Gray were created in this book. A lot of lies and betrayals come out. Nothing is what the kids were told and they all must work together to figure out a way to save Four Paths and possibly the rest of New York. I gave this book 4 1/2 stars, rounded up to 5. Thank you to the publishers and Netgalley for my review copy.
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  • Hadi
    January 1, 1970
    i know Justin and Isaac won't end up together but a bitch can still hope
  • Shelley
    January 1, 1970
    Add Synopsis:Catalog Copy: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 Add Synopsis:Catalog Copy: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, 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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  • Ashley Rose
    January 1, 1970
    Hi hello I need this book yesterday
  • Chloe
    January 1, 1970
    *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: *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: grief, generational trauma, gore, body horror, brief physical abuseI am very happy to report that this book was just as good as The Devouring Gray and a fantastic conclusion to this duology.It's hard for me to find the words that describe how much I loved this book. It's the kind the book that's gut wrenching and sucks the words right out of my mouth. I want to push the feelings this book gave me out because it's just so much in the best way. It's the creepy woods, it's dealing with grief and trauma and pain, it's the disaster woods kids, it's secrets long buried, it's plot twists, it's a cat, it's flesh trees, it's many different kinds of tears, it's getting ready to fight for what will make things better. Alright, time to try and talk about this book.First off, we get May and Issac's POV! I wasn't expecting May to get a point of view, but I am very glad she did. She wears a lot of pink, is full of hardcore grit, and is very, very angry. She wants to be heard after a life of being unheard. Issac is incredibly dramatic and very sad. Both of their stories were full of healing and coming to terms with the people that they are.Violet and Harper both have POVs as well! I still love them so much. Harper is still incredibly badass and Violet is still very sad, but full of gritty fire. Justin doesn't have a POV, but I still loved him. I also realized that he could look something like Dimitri from Fire Emblem: Fire Houses and that kind of blew my mind. He's also aching with so much feeling and trying so hard to make things right.I think one of my favorite parts of this book was how healing was weaved throughout every single characters stories. All of them are different, but none of them are wrong. Grief and trauma are talked about very candidly, along with all the complicated feelings that come along with that. It felt very raw and very real and it was just something I really liked.THERE ARE FLESH TREES. I know that sounds very gross, and it is, but wow is it impactful. The Gray is very different this time around. While I loved the creepy stillness and washed out Gray of the first book, the Gray in this book is corrupted and full of weird substances. Alright, I'm going to stop myself there because I don't want to fall into spoilers territory. But this Gray is still terrifying and fully creepy.The romantic relationships was also something that I really, really loved. Some of them didn't work out like I thought it would and honestly in kind of a shocking way, but in a way that was incredibly healthy. Some of it broke my heart, but it was the best thing that could have happened for the characters involved. There was also lots of kissing!Honestly, all the relationship dynamics were so healthy in this book. Healthy boundaries, healthy goals, healthy ways of thinking about things. Healthy communication too. There's forgiveness and there's a lack of forgiveness; both of which are fine. There's the work that needs to be put into making things better and the communication and boundaries that need to be there for things to get better. There's just so much in this vein and it was wonderful to see.AND THE PLOT TWISTS. I don't want to go into too much depth because it's very deep into spoiler territory, but just know that it is very well done. It takes everything that the Gray is and it takes all the secrets and pain and history and shoves into one huge, monumental thing.Four Paths Highschool's mascot is also canonically a tree.The writing was also something really cool. It felt silver, which is weird, I know, but it's true. It digs so deeply into everything and I think it makes the book that much stronger.I love the disaster woods kids so much. I love the Gray. I love all the causal queerness. I loved the kissing. I loved the talk of healing and pain and messy emotions. I loved Harper being badass with her sword. I loved the cat. I loved Issac being dramatic. I loved so much about this book.
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  • Drew Autumm
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve never needed a book as much as I need this. 2020, can you hurry up please?
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