The Deck Of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman | Book Review

The Deck Of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman is the sequel to The Devouring Gray. This book takes us back to the town of Four Paths in Upstate New York and back to the teens from the first book. This paranormal story concludes the duology. It also provides resolution for each of the main characters as well as for the town of Four Paths.

The Beast, which basically roams the gray is not really an issue in The Deck Of Omens. Rather, there is a new issue with this book. Namely that there’s a tree important to the Hawthorne family that is dying. There’s also a leak from gray into Four Paths which is making the residents really sick. It is up to the Founders Families to figure out what the issue is and get things back to normal.

The main characters are May, Violet, Harper, and Isaac. But there’s also May’s brother, although he does not seem to have powers like the other Founder families. For help, May calls on her father even though literally no one else in her family likes him and he’s been estranged for awhile. Also, Isaac’s brother shows back up and helps out with the healing. And so, Isaac has to come to terms with his past and previous traumas.

So, there’s a lot going on in The Deck Of Omens. To the point where even though I was physically reading this and not listening to the audiobook, I was confused. I also did not really remember much from The Devouring Gray going into this. However, it stands up on its own pretty okay without remembering the previous book. I am glad to have finished this duology, but it did not make a huge impression on me and I don’t necessarily think I will revisit. OH but there was one thing I really loved which was the Syracuse shout out which made this seem more legit in its Upstate NY creds.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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