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All of Our Demise ARC Review

All of Our Demise

Author: Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman

Pages: 474 pages

Genre: YA Fantasy

Published: 30th August 2022

Rating: 5 Stars


The epic conclusion to Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman’s New York Times bestselling All of Us Villains duology that’s The Hunger Games with magic.

“I feel like I should warn you: this is going to be absolutely brutal.”

For the first time in this ancient, bloodstained story, the tournament is breaking. The boundaries between the city of Ilvernath and the arena have fallen. Reporters swarm the historic battlegrounds. A dead boy now lives again. And a new champion has entered the fray, one who seeks to break the curse for good… no matter how many lives are sacrificed in the process.

As the curse teeters closer and closer to collapse, the surviving champions each face a choice: dismantle the tournament piece by piece, or fight to the death as this story was always intended.

Long-held alliances will be severed. Hearts will break. Lives will end. Because a tale as wicked as this one was never destined for happily ever after.

My Review of All of Our Demise

Thank you to NetGalley, Orion, and Gollancz for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

What a conclusion! This was such a great way to end the duology and I have to say despite rereading the first book, some things occurred that I didn’t see coming until we were almost there!

The characters go through so much in All of Our Demise, and by the end, some of them don’t resemble who they were at the beginning of All of Us Villains. All these characters have morally grey traits, which make their individual perspectives so fascinating to read, as we get to understand their thought process and why they’re doing what they’re doing.

“Are you sure you want this?”
“Want this? I’ve spent so much time thinking about you, and what you think of me. I’ve wanted this so much I’ve obsessed over it.”

Our characters are in the middle of the competition between seven families to see which family claims the high magic until the next blood moon. Alastair, Gavin, Brioney, Isobel, and Finley are the remaining champions. But events of the last book meant Hendry (Alastair’s brother) has risen from the dead and joins the champions. Alastair will do anything to save his brother, and if ending the tournament cycle will kill Hendry (again), then he won’t do it. In an unexpected turn of events, Gavin joins Alastair and they form a temporary alliance, whilst trying to figure out how to save Alastair from Isobel’s curse, and save Gavin from the tattoo draining his life magic.

Isobel, Brioney, and Finley are still determined to end the tournament so they can all live. They know they need to match the items with the landmarks, but it is easier than it looks. The boundary separating the tournament from the public has fallen, so there are reporters sawrming the battle ground. Brioney, Finley, and Isobel decide to recruit outside help and visit a familiar face. For the first time in forever, there is a new contestant in the tournament.

‘In a different story, would we still have been enemies?’

Without getting into specifics, there is romance, friendship, and still a sprinkle of betrayal in this book! I laughed, cried, and adored these characters the whole time. They’re racing against time to break the curse on the tournament before the tournament breaks itself and they all die. I couldn’t put this one down and found this duology to be an incredible read!

Keep reading,
Georgia x


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