Book Review

REVIEW: The King Of Crows

March 2, 2020
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The King Of Crows The Diviners book 4 Young Adult Fantasy Allen & Unwin Paperback 560 Pages

After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government, and on the brink of war with the King of Crows.

While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Sarah Beth says she knows how to stop the King of Crows-but, she will need the Diviners’ help to do it.

Elsewhere, Jericho has returned after his escape from Jake Marlowe’s estate, where he has learned the shocking truth behind the King of Crow’s plans. Now, the Diviners must travel to Bountiful, Nebraska, in hopes of joining forces with Sarah Beth and to stop the King of Crows and his army of the dead forever.

But as rumors of towns becoming ghost towns and the dead developing unprecedented powers begin to surface, all hope seems to be lost.

In this sweeping finale, The Diviners will be forced to confront their greatest fears and learn to rely on one another if they hope to save the nation, and world from catastrophe…

My Thoughts:

As many of you might know I wasn’t sure if I was going to continue with this series. I found book three extremely average at best with some problematic scenes. In the end, I couldn’t leave the unanswered questions still unanswered and woo, let me tell you I’m glad! While I will keep this review spoiler-free be warned there will be spoilers for the first three books.

This book is so long that I keep finding myself thinking that things that happened, in the beginning, were a different book. It helps that for as lacklustre and uneventful as the third book was this book is packed full of plot. The group gets pulled back together to only be split back up and in awkward combinations. I really enjoyed how this brought out more complexity and personality for each of them.

Ling Chan and Alma have an excellent relationship and I loved the way it develops in this book, I liked to bold place Libba took it and 100% STAN. I will admit that overall I felt like I was reading this book for decades, with the middle providing much substance to the overall book while the end just suddenly happened. It was a bit rushed and not as satisfying as it could have been.

Overall I enjoy the place this book decided to go and while I would have chosen otherwise I respect the choices made. Also worth noting is I felt this book was more New Adult than Young Adult though but I have felt that since book three.

Oh yeah and grab a box of tissues!

I give The King Of Crows:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The King of Crows by Libba Bray was published on 4 February 2020 by Allen & Unwin. You can purchase your own copy at Mighty Ape, Whitcoulls(note they only have the ugly American cover currently), Booktopia, Unity Books, or wherever you like to purchase books.

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1 Comment

  • Reply littlemissstar55 March 3, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    I’m glad you ended up picking this one up, and finishing the series. Sometimes those pesky questions just beg to be answered!

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