Review | King of Crows by Libba Bray

The King of Crows (The Diviners, #4)Title: King of Crows (The Diviners #4)

Author: Libba Bray

Rating: ★★★★★

Publisher: Little, Brown BFYR

Release Date: February 4, 2020

“Make a better history.”

When you’ve been waiting for a book for so long, it can be hard to talk about it in any kind of coherent way, so excuse any ramblings and half-thoughts shared here while I sing the praises of the final installment in The Diviners series.

The King of Crows brings the Diviner confrontation with the King of Crows to a head as Evie, Sam, Memphis, Theta, Isaiah, Henry, Ling, and Jericho must face new fears and overcome insurmountable challenges to defeat this wicked evil from expanding his reach in our world.


Things I Liked
Throughout the entire story I was overcome with this nervous and anxious feeling that perfectly matched the tone of the story. The characters’ nerves jumped out of the page and into my heart. It completely elevated the reading experience for me.

We get some unique and unexpected character pairings in the story that really worked for me. By now in the story we have some well established relationships, so it was fun to see how characters get to interact with others they haven’t had as much page time with.

The Voice of Tomorrow series that is carried through the story just gives me so much hope for a brighter future filled with possibilities. And Viola’s “Sermon” chapter filled me with such a sorrowful awe, it was hard to read – but incredibly powerful.

Things I Didn’t Like
I thought that something was very obvious and do not know how it came as a surprise to our characters. I’m not going to say what because I don’t want to spoil anybody, but I will just say that I think the group can be a tad bit too trusting.

The King of Crows is the culmination of almost a decade of reader dedication and it pays off. The characters’ journeys feel satisfying and the commentary is just as sharp as ever. This is truly one of the greatest historical and paranormal stories out there.


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