Can’t-Wait​ Wednesday: The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.

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…

Why I Can’t Wait:

I loved the deliciously creepy setting of Four Paths and the fantastic cast of characters when I read The Devouring Gray so I’m eager to return for the sequel. It had a similar vibe to The Vampire Diaries and Riverdale, and I could see this getting adapted into a TV series. I’m also really excited to see how some of the romance elements develop.

Release Date: 21 April 2020

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  1. Kristi @ConfessionsofaYAReader

    19 February 2020 at 3:27 PM

    I really enjoyed this and hope you do, too.

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      19 February 2020 at 10:18 PM

      I’m so jealous you’ve already read it!

  2. Rameela

    20 February 2020 at 1:42 PM

    This sounds really intriguing!

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