The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman 💫 Spoiler Free Review

Title: The Devouring Gray
Series: The Devouring Gray
Author: Christine Lynn Herman
Genre: YA Diverse Fantasy
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2019
Pages: 368
Publishers: Titan Books
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Goodreads Synopsis

On the edge of town a beast haunts the woods, trapped in the Gray, its bonds loosening…

Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of the town’s founders doesn’t help much, either—her new neighbours treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid.

When bodies start to appear in the woods, the locals become downright hostile. Can the teenagers solve the mystery of Four Paths, and their own part in it, before another calamity strikes?

This was a bloody amazing debut! This book was an intense & creepy read that I just couldn’t put down! In the beginning this book was a little confusing. You are thrown straight in with no background which usually would irritate me but I think it was done really well. There was enough that left you curious & interested. Then slowly you are given background and this world blossoms around you.

This book was extremely atmospheric! You couldn’t help being engrossed in this world and the setting. It was creepy, vivid and very well developed. The setting & atmosphere of this book was probably my favourite part of the book. The plot and characters were great but the atmosphere is what really made this book for me.

The plot was very unpredictbale! There were plenty of twists and turns which kept me gripped to this story the whole time! I just didn’t want to put it down .

All of the characters were very well developed as well! They all felt fleshed out and realistic. I also really enjoyed the multi POV of this one! Even though there was no direct indication of whose POV you were reading from at the time there was no confusion. Each of the POV felt very individual to the character, with their own personality.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for book 2! Everything was very well developed, from the setting to the characters. The book was gripping and I just couldn’t put it down!

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5 comments

  1. evelynreads1 · 12 Days Ago

    This book sounds amazing! I mean the raven boys and stranger things?!
    Great review!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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    • Eliza Eames · 12 Days Ago

      I’ve never seen Stranger Things, so I can’t confirm but I really don’t see the similarity with The Raven Boys at all. I love The Raven Boys but this is nothing like it. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
      Thanks!

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      • evelynreads1 · 12 Days Ago

        Ooh hahah, it says that on the cover though! I will still read it!

        Like

      • Eliza Eames · 12 Days Ago

        I’ve heard it a lot but I really don’t understand it. The only similarity is that they are both urban fantasy in genre. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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  2. Chelsie Crazy4Books · 12 Days Ago

    I cant wait for the sequel!

    Liked by 1 person

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