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Crown of Thunder

(Beasts Made of Night #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  49 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
In the sequel to the acclaimed Beasts Made of Night, Taj has escaped Kos, but Queen Karima will go to any means necessary—including using the most deadly magic—to track him down.

Taj is headed west, but the consequences of leaving Kos behind confront him at every turn. Innocent civilians flee to refugee camps as Karima's dark magic continues to descend on the city. Taj must
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Razorbill
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Julie
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A sweeping, action-packed epic that follows the sin-eater Taj, mage Aliya, and protector Arzu as they struggle to survive outside of Kos. But the evil queen Karima's reach is far and it won't be long before they must return to right her wrongs. This was such a worthy follow-up to BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT! I highly recommend for fans of Tomi Adeyemi's CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE or Nnedi Okorafor's work.
Paige Green
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Razorbill/Penguin. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4/5

Publication Date: October 16th, 2018

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 15+ (violence, romance, slight mature scenes, sins, and slight gore)

Pages: 336

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Synopsis: Taj is headed west, but the consequences of leaving Kos behind confront him at every turn. Innocent civilians flee to refugee camps as Karima's dark magic continues to descend on the city. Taj must return, bu
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Stephanie Ward
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
'Crown of Thunder' is the fascinating and unique sequel to 'Beasts Made of Night'. The two together create a wholly original and highly imaginative series that fans of YA fantasy are definitely going to want to pick up. I personally flew through both of these books, one right after the other, in about 2 days. From the very beginning of this beautifully told story, I was enchanted and sucked into Taj's world. The author writes with such vivid imagery and detailed descriptions that I could easily ...more
Carolyn
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked book 1 well enough...I liked this one more. I would say it's 3.5-4 stars...but...

The one niggling thing that keeps me from just full out loving both of these is the habit of having a very tiny moment (like 2 seconds on the page) be something that is then referenced later in the book (repeatedly) as actually having been a very big moment.

I don't want to further explain without being super spoilerific. But think of when you've seen a movie, and there's a scene at the end where the characte
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USOM
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
(Disclaimer: I received this free book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

Picking up right where Beasts Made of Night left off, Crown of Thunder throws us right back into the action again. As we navigate this new world, we're besides Taj as he must make sense of the new world order and where he belongs. But what confronts Taj and Aliya are secrets that threaten to destabilize everything they thought they knew. And the secrets might already be out.

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Stephanie
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Ebehi
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
My main issues with the first book were the pacing and the writing, so I was hoping the sequel would be better.

No. It wasn't.

Too many situations were resolved by characters suddenly discovering hidden powers but then a few paragraphs later, the characters go back to acting like they haven't just made this major discovery THAT COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING.

This happened so many times in the book that by the end, I was pretty much rolling my eyes. Things get unnecessarily dire because characters forget
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Lauren
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
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*3.5 stars* ARC for review.

The continuation at this series is just as good as the first.

The ending left a little wanting/felt a little rushed. I read it a couple times to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

Still an interesting read. Loved the world building but wish a few things were a little more fleshed out. Maybe they will be in final editing?
Sydney
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
The plot seemed to not go anywhere for a good majority of the book. Slow. The ending was rushed and I was definitely not satisfied with it. I enjoyed the first one a lot better.
Amanda Hagerty
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Maggie Mckee
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a very good book. My only issue is that the last 1/4 and the ending felt very rushed.
Aasheea
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
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It was a good sequel, the main issue that is consistent in both books is the world building, there are still things about the world that are not explained which means i'm always a little confused.
Mle
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn’t enjoy this quite as much as the first but still an excellent read and highly recommended.
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Tochi Onyebuchi is a writer based in Connecticut. He holds a MFA in Screenwriting from Tisch and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. His writing has appeared in Asimov’s and Ideomancer, among other places. Beasts Made of Night is his debut.

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