Title: Beasts Made of Night
Author: Tochi Onyebuchi
ARC received through Penguin First to Read.
The best thing about Beasts Made of Night is how unique and refreshing this story is. This is the first YA fantasy I’ve read (or am aware of) that draws from Nigerian influences and it was super interesting. The idea of sin-beasts and sin-eaters was unlike any other fantasy I’ve read before and the world created is vivid and compelling. Unfortunately, for a story that has so much going for it, I still struggled to really love it. After I had finished, I couldn’t help but wish that there had been something more to the story. I still think Beasts Made of Night is a wonderful story and that other’s will probably love the unique fantasy aspects of it as well!
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Excellent review! I haven’t heard of a fantasy that has Nigerian influences either and I have read many fantasies 🙂 Sorry you didn’t enjoy it so much but that’s great that you have the chance to read it. I requested the ARC but didn’t get approved.