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The Devouring Gray
The Devouring Gray | Christine Lynn Herman
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emmaturi
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Day 17 - #gratefulreads - a book you thought you would like but didn't. Well there were definietly a few books that fitted this prompt!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 9h
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Melismatic
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A solid 3.5. A+ world building that got bogged down a *bit* too much by soap opera romance...but this is YA. Points for 🏳️‍🌈 characters though. 🦴 🗡 🌲 🗿

#scarathlon
10 pts (on theme) #TeamStoker
Total: 316 pts

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Melismatic
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So full disclosure...this is a little more #Riverdale soap opera than I would have liked so far but the world building is so promising. Hoping the end is climactic....esp since a Book 2 is coming.

#scarathlon
1 pt #TeamStoker

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Cadyly
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My #spookathon TBR: All Systems Red, The Devouring Gray, A House of Ghosts, and The Chestnut Man.

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Weisubei
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Mehso-so

3.3 🌟

Violet and her mom got back to her hometown after the death of her sibling in a car accident. The town is basically a jail for The Beast, who's extra powerful and lives in the Gray. Violet is one of the four founders' family that inherit latent power from her bloodline to keep The Beast imprisoned.

The book lacks the aura of suspense and mystery in it.

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Weisubei
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The power house

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mandi1082
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Panpan

2️⃣⭐⭐
Not impressed 😔 I listened to the audiobook and listened along. I found the synopsis of the story intriguing. About a small town and 4 powerful families keeping the town safe from a monster. Each family has some kind of special power. I found the story lacked a lot of detail. I had a hard time picturing some or most of the scenes. I didnt find any one character that I thoroughly enjoyed or cared about. Maybe the cat 🤷‍♀️

mandi1082 I just found myself waiting for something dramatic to happen but found myself reading a book that is so forgetful. 1mo
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Melismatic
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The chapter headers are so cool! #scarathlon

1 pt #TeamStoker
Total: 59

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Weisubei
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Everything is laid out in the beginning, should I be more excited or it will go downhill from here 🤔🤔

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Melismatic
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It warms my heart as someone from Upstate NY to see local food mentioned in books. Clearly Four Paths, NY is near Rochester.... 😂🍿

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Weisubei
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Page 23/393

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Weisubei
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My first ever sprayed edge book 😍

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Melismatic
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Not starting this tonight — too tired. But it‘s the first of my #BKBF splurges & fits with the #TeamStoker theme. And the cover is gorgeous. Hope it lives up to the hype. 🤞🏻👻 #Scarathlon @TheReadingMermaid

1 pt #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid That is so cool girl! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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LouBeth
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This has some creepy hand painted tarot cards.

#TarotReading
#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft 🔮💜 1mo
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Melismatic
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Fave panel at #BKBF — dubbed “We Came to Slay”. Featured the tagged book‘s author (on the left), Hafsah Faisal (middle) & Kat Cho (right). I got to meet all three - so kind & sweet! Can‘t wait to dig in to all 3 books - starting first with the tagged bc it seems like the perfect #Halloween book!

Melismatic Hafsah‘s book: 2mo
Melismatic Kat‘s book: (edited) 2mo
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gingerandjazz
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A solid, engaging story with intriguing supernatural elements, an evocative, creepy atmosphere, and authentic characters whose fates I cared about right off the bat. I was hooked pretty much from the first page, and I‘m looking forward to reading the sequel next year!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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This was a weird but really enjoyable read. I expected more horror elements based on the cover and vibe of the summary but it was more of a paranormal mystery. I enjoyed all the characters. They were all developed enough for me to differentiate them and their stories. The cult rebels is always a fun element to use though I did think their entire story was pretty predictable. Pretty strong debut title!

LorieL I have this checked out from the library. Started reading and couldn't get into it. Maybe I'll give it another try. ☺️ 3mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I'm hoping to squeeze in one more book this week!

heikemarie I think we are shelf twins - I have a white Billy bookcase with a TBR cart parked in front of it waiting for me at home! 4mo
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LorieL
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Got this one from the library. ☠️ The first line is intriguing, but not sure I'm in the mood for horror. 🤔 Has anyone read it?

Amaryie I have. I was very exciting for this, but sadly it was a little disappointing. But I don‘t think the horror aspect of it was too much. 4mo
LorieL @Amaryie Thank you. I think I'll skip it for now. In the mood for something a little lighter. 😊 4mo
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e.c.vitoria
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Ok I did really enjoy this, the writing was so good (especially for a debut) & the plot was pretty solid. I was sufficiently creepied out & there were some great twists I hadn't expected. However some of the character interactions were awkward and a couple times it hinted at a big reveal then turns out it was something petty (example: "I hate him, I will have revenge for what he did!" "What did he do?" "Gave me the silent treatment!".?).

7/10 ?

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thevictoriousone
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“Fans of The Raven Boys and Stranger Things, rejoice: This is your new obsession.”

As if I was going to pass up a book with THAT description.

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NamasteReading
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Ouuuuuuuuu weekend reads.

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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

After a brief hiatus to sail to Panama and back, making a few stops along the way, I‘m glad to be back here on Litsy. I hope to catch up with everyone‘s posts soon.
I managed to finish this audiobook on my trip, but it left me feeling meh. Intriguing story, but cluttered with too much typical YA drama. The writing was a bit awkward in places, and the book would have benefited from some stronger editing overall.

CouronneDhiver Panama is grand. I hope you loved it! 5mo
Redwritinghood @CouronneDhiver Thanks! My husband and I had a great time. 5mo
BarbaraBB Wow, sailing to Panama. I love both! From where did you sail? 5mo
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Redwritinghood @BarbaraBB We sailed from NYC. We stopped in Turks and Caicos, the Caymans, Costa Rica, and the Bahamas as well. 5mo
BarbaraBB That sounds fantastic! (edited) 5mo
UwannaPublishme What a vacation! You probably have much material for your novel. 😊 Welcome back! 5mo
Redwritinghood @UwannaPublishme Thank you! We had a great time. 5mo
youneverarrived Sounds like an amazing trip! 😁 5mo
Redwritinghood @youneverarrived Thanks! It was great. 5mo
readordierachel How adventurous that sounds! Welcome back! 5mo
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scripturient
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Switching back and forth between this one and The Myterious Benedict Society is... interesting. 🤣

GatheringBooks mysterious benedict society series is one of my faves! haven‘t read the prequel yet tho and the last book 5mo
Sarah83 As long as you remember, what is happening in which book. 🤩 5mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Going with 3 stars overall. The book design is capital G - GORGEOUS! But, I kind of felt like the story fizzled out somewhere in the middle and there were a lot of ominous fours which felt more repetitive than plot building.

That being said, this checks a lot of fandom boxes - The Raven Cycle, The Covenant, etc. if you loved those, then you will adore this!

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MellieAntoinette
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Going with 3 stars overall. The book design is capital G - GORGEOUS! But, I kind of felt like the story fizzled out somewhere in the middle and there were a lot of ominous fours which felt more repetitive than plot building.

That being said, this checks a lot of fandom boxes - The Raven Cycle, The Covenant, etc. if you loved those, then you will adore this!

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Lisas.Library
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After the death of her sister, 17 yr 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.
This book sounds amazing and that cover 😍

ReadingOverSleeping That cover!! 🥰😍 6mo
Lisas.Library 🖤 5mo
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MellieAntoinette
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“Nobody would ever stay here if they had a choice.”

IndyHannaJones This one is on deck for me! 6mo
MellieAntoinette @IndyHannaJones Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts! 6mo
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sparrowssavvy
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Completely devoured this book! It had a fantastic atmosphere and such wonderful ambience! Well crafted with great history and details. I am extremely curious to see where it goes in the next novel! The pacing was perfect and it just amped up until the climax. It reminded me so much of the raven boys and I totally loved that! I just fell into the story and the setting so easily!

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emmaturi
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One of my #currentreads and I am doing it as a buddy read too! #bookcovers

gradcat Fantastic title! 6mo
emmaturi Yes definitely interesting! @gradcat 6mo
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sparrowssavvy
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Loving the gorgeous chapter headers in this book! And I‘m so into this book so far!

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sparrowssavvy
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Another successful book store trip

CoverToCoverGirl They are all gorgeous, resistance was useless! 😊 6mo
sparrowssavvy @CoverToCoverGirl I couldn‘t even resist!! 6mo
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jackilynn
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For me, this book was definitely worth they hype. Great characters, mythology, and back story. It was very atmospheric. I enjoyed all 4 of our main characters (although Isaac may be my favorite). After that ending I can't wait to see where the author takes us with book two.

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midweekpurple_reads
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I can see this YA novel making it to a NETFLIX series!

SarahHarts_books Welcome to Litsy !!🎉😊😊🎉 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 6mo
JohannaRose Welcome to Litsy!! 😊 I cannot wait to read this book! 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 6mo
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midweekpurple_reads
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I love these coloured page edges that keep popping up at the moment!

Erofan Beautiful 😍 6mo
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jackilynn
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I had grand plans of actually getting some yard work done today but was treated with a light rain shower instead. It is supposed to be done & the sun out by noon so I guess I can just kick back with my book & coffee until then.

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jackilynn
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I think they missed me. I haven't been home much this week. It has been basically work & sleep. Not much time for kitty snuggles. 3 cats in my lap is making it pretty difficult to read though. After all they aren't kitten sized anymore. 😂🐱🐱🐱📚

Eyelit Cuddle pile! 😻 6mo
Slajaunie So precious! 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl ❤️❤️ 6mo
Erofan Awww! Cuties! 😻😻😻 6mo
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Book_yogi
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The characters in the book are interesting with the monster that kills those that stumble into the gray, is creepy. While I liked this book, it wasn‘t quite as engaging as I would have liked, which feels odd to write, because I really did like this book. I can‘t put my finger on it. It is a good read, but perhaps not a great read, but definitely a series I will continue and am looking forward to seeing what happens next.

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MellieAntoinette
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“There they were; the Five of Bones, the Eight of Branches and the Three of Daggers, side by side. Just like May said they would be.” 🦴🌲 🏹

JohannaRose Do you like this book so far? I can‘t wait to read this! Happy reading! 😊 7mo
MellieAntoinette @JohannaRose It is beautifully designed and has some excellent moments. Dark, secretive and dying to tell you it‘s life story! Definitely give it a read! 7mo
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Mirandareads
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Devouring Gray was a fun supernatural/fantasy that I think most teens would enjoy!

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IheartYA
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Started out solid, on it's way to being 5 stars. It has the same feel as the Raven Boys which I loved. The writing style is engaging. The plot and pacing began sputtering out and I lost interest about halfway through. I thought I would devour the Devouring Gray but I ended up lightly snacking on it. I feel in between a pick and a so so, but gave it 3 stars on GR.

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aeeklund
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Sticking with the fantastical elements theme for my #readathon reading today, and escaping into some dark and sinister woods in a book that promises Raven Boys/Stranger Things vibes. Count me in! (Pairs well with chili.) #deweysapril @DeweysReadathon

MellieAntoinette Curious what you think! 7mo
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imabusybee
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A little book therapy at Barnes today.

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Slajaunie
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Starting this audiobook in the morning. Anyone else read this? What did you think?

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I'm like REALLY bad at book buying bans...

Callsie Lol this is the first year I‘ve been “good” only bought 1 and we‘re 4 months in. But really book buying, its a victimless crime 😜 8mo
MoonWitch94 Me too! My longest ban was supposed to be 3 months....it lasted 2 weeks 🤣 8mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @Callsie my bank account disagrees lol 8mo
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decorating.reader
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Branches and stones, daggers and bones,
They locked the Beast away.

I‘m hosting a #giveaway for a copy of this gorgeous book over on my bookstagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvrOn75B6WH/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=gw9p3e...

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ScorpioBookDreams
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I really enjoyed this creepy tale. It felt like a cross between the Vampire Diaries and Riverdale.

JennyM Beautiful pic ✨ 8mo
nikirtehsuxlol Cover reminds me if Providence by Kepnes 8mo
Anitareads Beautiful 😍 7mo
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ReadingSusan
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I really enjoyed this book. I liked the concept of the town and the different families. There were a lot of characters at the beginning and I had to make a flow chart of sorts so hoping the final book has family trees at the beginning. I am looking forward to the next book in this duology to see what happens with all these characters.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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