I hope you’re all doing well!
I’m definitely getting by. My dogs are enjoying having me home and I’m getting lots of snuggles from them.
I found out yesterday my job needs to cut some more hours so I’m just waiting to hear what we’re going to do. As of now, we have limited hours, but we’re staying open. Though things are developing daily and we’re just waiting to find out what’s going to happen next.
At least that gives me some extra time to put into the blog, channel, and even re-discover my aesthetic for Instagram.
For those of you not familiar, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases. 2018 has a ton of amazing books coming out so it will be super easy to highlight a release for the rest of the year.
This week’s pick:
This week I’m highlighting The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman
[POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR THE DEVOURING GRAY]
The teenagers of Four Paths must save their home.
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…
I’m not going to lie, I am SO excited for this book. I really enjoyed The Devouring Gray, it even made my Best of 2019 list. I was floored by the cliffhanger ending and am so excited to see how the story develops in this sequel. Also, since this is a duology, this is the conclusion. Ah, I’m so excited to dive into this one soon.
Are you planning on reading The Deck of Omens?
Be sure to let me know below!