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Beasts Made of Night
Beasts Made of Night | Tochi Onyebuchi
Packed with dark magic and thrilling action, Beasts Made of Night is a gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy perfect for fans of Paolo Bacigalupi and Nnedi Okorafor. In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt. Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family. When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves and his own life. Debut author Tochi Onyebuchi delivers an unforgettable fantasy adventure that powerfully explores the true meaning of justice and guilt."
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GlassAsDiamonds
Beasts Made of Night | Tochi Onyebuchi

This was supposed to be my #Night book for the #Booked2019 prompt but it‘s just not going to work for me today. Too much Hindi I don‘t know in I am a Troll to be able to face a new vocab in fiction. First chapter is compelling though.

Give me some room and I think it will be fine. 😊

pythoness I really enjoyed Beasts Made of Night, though I think it was last year when I read it? Very interesting in its worldbuilding, from what I remember, and it had an interesting cast of characters. 8mo
GlassAsDiamonds @pythoness that‘s good to know!!! I think I‘ll like it once I settle down to it but I found that I just couldn‘t deal with the quantum of the created vocabulary especially since there‘s no glossary!!! Usually it wouldn‘t be enough it‘ll make me stop but I was coming to it immediately after two heavy non-fiction that included a lot of untranslatable or simply untranslated vocab and Ness (woah - my dictionary is still recovering!)... couldn‘t do it! 8mo
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TheNextBook
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So... I need a book like this!!!! This discription! What!!! A text spiral! Yes please!

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TheNextBook
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Starting this now and this cover is gorgeous! I love it!!! Really excited about this one. I follow Tochi on twitter and he is amazing. This story just seems super interesting. But again the cover. I love it.

readordierachel Yes, that cover! Beautiful 8mo
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Sharanya
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Still a really fun read! Taj is a great narrator whose voice struck the perfect chord of I‘m-jaded-but-I-still-care. His narration and his interactions with others sucked you quickly into his world, which was rich & satisfying. The plot was a little messy, especially at the end, but the characters & the setting, as well as the exciting magic / philosophy sprinkled in throughout, made up for it! Ready to see where this goes next. ★★★½.

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Sharanya
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#currentlyrereading this beauty before I pick up the sequel! #yalitsy

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dizie_lizie
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Panpan

#OWLsReadathon2019: Care of Magical Creatures (land animal on the cover) complete. ⭐️⭐️.5

I wish the pages within were as stunning as the cover. For a novel under 300 pages the story seemed to drag on and repeat itself. I did enjoy the final few chapters of the book‘s climax, though I won‘t be picking up book 2.

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ReviewsMayVary
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Sunday reads. #WNDB

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Mommamanzi
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Starting January 2019 with (sort of) WHITE!

LeslieO Pretty stack! 14mo
tpixie It‘s a perfect snowy ❄️ ⛄️ color!! Gotta bring snow to Florida any way you can! 14mo
Chrissyreadit That is so pretty! 14mo
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UnabridgedPod
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I really enjoyed this book, #beastsmadeofnight (and I'm absolutely infatuated with the cover). The world building here is fantastic, and I appreciated both the thought behind the traditions that rule this fantasy country and the development of the protagonist. At times, I thought the telling (rather than showing) meant that certain relationships didn't ring as true for me, but the overall story arc outweighed that weakness.

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e.c.vitoria
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melrailey
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After a day spent pressure washing both porches, I feel as if I‘ve earned this beer and some time reading.

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e.c.vitoria
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The world in this was so rich, I wish the rest of the story elements had been even half as good.

knittedgnome What a pretty picture! 2y
e.c.vitoria Thank You 😊!! @knittedgnome 2y
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bunny
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I‘m definitely guilty of buying a book just because I love the cover, so when today‘s #readingresolutions prompt called for #CoolCovers, this was the first book I thought of. It‘s on my TBR, but who knows when I‘ll get to it. In the meantime, it makes my shelf look pretty.

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Wordsareweapons
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This is what I read this past week or so! Not having a day job anymore is doing wonders for my reading time! Anyway to keep this brief..I loved all of these Cress and Beasts made of night probably the most.
Cress-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Shatter Me-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Beasts Made of Night -⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Hazel Wood-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Crystallinegirl
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Panpan

Gorgeous cover. Fascinating premise. Terrible execution. Ends on a massive cliffhanger but also didn't make me care enough about it to be mad. Just confused. Skip this one.

TommieMarie74 That‘s disappointing. I had high hopes for this one. 😕 2y
Crystallinegirl @TommieMarie74 Me too! I wanted to like it so bad. The main character is just dumb and makes stupid decisions. Also wonders if he should fall in love with every. single. girl. that he meets. No consideration given to how they feel, of course. The geography felt like it was constantly changing - the city is close! No it's far away! Suddenly he's in an ivy maze! Just frustrating to read. Don't get me started on the "ending" if you can call it that. 2y
Mommamanzi I was so in love with the cover. Only got a couple chapters in and just couldn‘t. 13mo
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blacksheep
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New pick up! Fantasy ✔ Dark ✔
Black Author ✔ !! 😉😁

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Violetsunrise84
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This was the first YA novel written by a Nigerian author and it won‘t be my last. Though, I am not familiar with the culture reading this story made me want to know more and learn more. Taj is an awesome protagonist. Despite the odds, he remained determined to do what was necessary. He made the right decision after learning the truth. I‘m looking forward to the next book because that ending left me hanging. #beastsmadeofnight #tochionyebuchi

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Violetsunrise84
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You and me both, Taj. Something is off about this request. #tochionyebuchi #goodreadschallenge #beastsmadeofnight

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Violetsunrise84
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I‘m up to page 131. It‘s amazing how quickly things can change in just a few chapters. #beastsmadeofnight #tochionyebuchi #goodreadschallenge

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Violetsunrise84
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It‘s so hard to put this book down. The story is fantastic. #beastsmadeofnight#tochionyebuchi #books #goodreadschallenge

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Cytherean
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Beasts Made of Night is a Nigerian-influenced fantasy and Onyebuchi‘s debut novel, and it shows great promise (characters, action sequences, sin-eating concept) despite some rough edges (pacing). It is no secret that the fantasy genre has long been Eurocentric, but building on a foundation laid by early diverse voices, it is exciting to see authors like Onyebuchi break this mold, telling stories particular to their background and experiences.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A really interesting dystopia set in a world you don‘t see much in ya. I liked the basic conceit - of eating sin and the people who do it.

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Nicole
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Day seven: black writers! #riotgrams

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abbylibrarian
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Okay, friends, I read for 14 hours yesterday.. should be able to make it to my goal of 20 hours. Not sure about 24 hours, as we have some friends coming over tonight, but WE‘LL SEE! #24in48 #readathon

missevievelyn You can do it!! Good luck! 😊 2y
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AshleyKorinE
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Mehso-so

Why must books leave you endings that feel like you‘ve been tossed off a cliff? It‘s a cliffhanger... It‘s very detailed and yet very little in the world is actually explained,they act as if math and magic work together to conjure these sin-beast but no math I know works that way. The characters were engaging but some decisions the MC made didn‘t make sense. I guess it was just okay for me, average fantasy and I just couldn‘t get into the story.

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MandaMT
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I read this book shortly after Dear Martin and some of Jason Reynolds work. It was fascinating to see Onyebuchi work within the fantasy genre to tackle similar themes of social justice and bringing marginalized characters to light.

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AStoriedSoul
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I picked up Beasts Made of Night around New Years after I kept hearing about it. It‘s based in Nigerian myth and sounds amazing. I‘m about to start it and I can‘t wait!

#bookworm #booklover #bookblogger #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookish #reading #bibliophile #bookgeek #ireadya #bookporn #bookishfeatures #booklife #bookandcandle

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hwheaties
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Loved the mythology and world-building in this. Can‘t wait for the next one!

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Sharanya
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While not perfect, this book had some great storytelling in it, and a lot of potential. The mythical world was an excellent mix of rich & deadly, Taj & his friends just the right amount of brace, kind, and pig-headed. Not to mention that slow-burn romance I'm looking forward to seeing more of ?. So even if the plot was a bit predictable, the writing a bit clumsy, overall I was still engrossed. Looking forward to seeing where it goes next! ★★★½

Godmotherx5 Gorgeous cover 2y
Sharanya @Godmotherx5 right?! Definitely what hooked me in the first place. (edited) 2y
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Sharanya
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#currentlyreading | Really excited about this one!

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khiltz
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This book has a really interesting premise and great characters. I really enjoyed it, but I was SO disappointed by the ending. I understand books that leave room for a sequel/series, but it felt like there were chapters missing. It was such an abrupt ending that left so many unanswered questions. It turned me off to any future books.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Interesting...so this is not a traditional North American written fantasy. This reminds me A LOT of oral stories I've heard during lessons from Metis, Cree, Stoney Nakoda and Mohawk peoples in Canada.

It's not a story about the characters or anything. It's the lesson of justice and power. Super interesting and unique read.

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hwheaties
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And now to start this! Have heard a lot of good things.

398.2 This sounds so good! 2y
Owlizabeth I love this cover! 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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The only acceptable response to a book with this cover is to buy it and read it! I've had this book for like two weeks and JUST noticed the cover is a face *face palm* I anticipate some originality with it being Nigerian influenced.

callielafleur 😍😍😍😍 2y
CareBear Love that cover! 2y
ChasingOm 😮 Must. Have. 2y
booksensation That cover!! 😍😍 2y
blithebuoyant Holly crap that cover is spectacular 2y
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ozma.of.oz
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Christmas shopping 5 of 6 done, and, of course, I had to pick up something for me. 🎄📚🎄

Elisa Of course! You deserve a reward for finishing the Christmas shopping! (Or for doing any in the first place 😏👍🏼😁) 2y
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e.c.vitoria
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Got our Tree set up last night 🎄 It's starting to feel like Christmas ☃️ now I want to make sugar cookies 🤤.

#bookspine #bookandsunset #bookandfence

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khiltz
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Already halfway through in one day...Quick and engaging so far!

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e.c.vitoria
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The culture was really well done. but the whole sin business was inconsistent, whenever the Royals had it it was indicated they had done horrible things but when the poor had it it was treated more like a desseas. Most of the descriptions were quite good, showed the scene without getting to wordy, but the end, I can't even... It was a clusterfuck. Still not sure if there's even a plot in the first 3/4 of it or if it just lacked direction.

5/10 💫

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e.c.vitoria
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I'm not sure about this, the plot is not linear and I'm sorta loosing interest. But that may just be my desire to be writing instead 🤔 idk we'll see.

#coverlove #nature #bookandnature

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e.c.vitoria
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One of my books came 🤗 and it's So Beautiful 😍!

#beautifulcover #dragon #bookandnature

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bookslesstravelled
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So good! One of my favorite reads this year! I loved the Nigerian folklore parts especially since I don't hear of many African stories. Well written, great characters, and an exciting plot!

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Yeah_I_Read
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I'm going with so-so on this one, sadly I almost gave it the pan. The writing is well done, the descriptions are beautiful the story line is very interesting...but... mid-way through the plot completely fizzled out. It's like a movie where all the good parts are in the preview and the rest of the movie is a snooze. Supposedly there is some big conspiracy that the main character gets caught up in but guess what they don't say anything about it...

Yeah_I_Read CONT. a lot happens at the end but damn if I understood what the hell was going on. It felt like reading the second book in a series that you never read the first book for. Very little explanation of feelings relationships and almost no context. I was very disappointed 😔 3y
BookFreakOut Bummer! I have an arc I haven't started and am interested to see if I have the same reaction. 3y
Yeah_I_Read @BookFreakOut I am interested to see what you think too! I'll keep an eye out for your review 😊 3y
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It's so easy to forget during the daily grind- every day above ground is a good one 😊

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bookslesstravelled
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So good! Not even half way, and already want to buy this when it comes out!

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I have been waiting to read this since hearing about it last year! I finally snagged an ARC from First to Read and am loving it! 😍 I just started, but already I can't get enough! It sort of reminds me of This Savage Song so far, with a little bit of Tokyo Ghoul.