Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Devouring Gray

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman


On the edge of town a beast haunts the woods, trapped in the Gray, its bonds loosening…

Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of the town’s founders doesn’t help much, either—her new neighbours treat her with distant respect, and something very like fear. When she meets Justin, May, Isaac, and Harper, all children of founder families, and sees the otherworldly destruction they can wreak, she starts to wonder if the townsfolk are right to be afraid.

When bodies start to appear in the woods, the locals become downright hostile. Can the teenagers solve the mystery of Four Paths, and their own part in it, before another calamity strikes?


I don’t think words can even begin to explain HOW MASSIVELY PUMPED I AM FOR THIS NOVEL. It has Stranger Things vibes with murder, founding families, mysterious woods, and hostile locals. Yup, it sounds like you have totally sold Mandy with a gothic murder mystery that reminds her of her favorite Stranger Things gang. I AM NOT SURE I CAN TAKE IT. The countdown is officially set, and I’m not just obsessively looking to see when my order will ship because LIKE I NEED THIS SO MUCH. I’ve also heard it has a great diverse cast, SO I AM READY. And no, like, I’m really ready because I got my pre-order in the moment I heard the UK edition had hot pink sprayed pages and the cover had a neon sign that reminded me of my jam, The 1975.

snow-white✔️ THIS BOOK IS SNOW APPROVED! I totally have this image of this murderous, spooky forest like the one that Snow White ran through and had that acid trip in. I totally feel like Snow can totally relate to the darkness in this one.

What do you think? Is this on your book TBR as well? 

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8 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Devouring Gray

  1. It does sound great, what with the Riverdale and Stranger Things resemblance, and the mystery in the woods sort of plot, but I’ve read so many mixed reviews I’m not so sure anymore! I’ll have to read it myself I guess 🙂 I hope you end up loving it, Mandy ❤

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  2. I’ve never seen or heard of this book until reading this post, so it is not on my TBR. I probably won’t add it. And if you want the UK Edition with the hot pink sprayed edges you can pre-order it from Book Depository.

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