Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

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Read Beasts Made of Night Online Free - In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts – lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt.

Taj is the most talented of the aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages to slay the sin-beasts. But Taj’s livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt of committing the sin appears on his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but 17-year-old Taj is cocky and desperate to provide for his family.

When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he’s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves – and his own life.

A gritty Nigerian-influenced fantasy.

Title : Beasts Made of Night
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ISBN : 044849390X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Lori rated it ★★★☆☆

January 30, 2018

This reminded me of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. I'm not sure why. There isn't a blood offering, nor a leper that I noticed. It must be all the sacrifice. The Aki are sin-eaters. People pay the mages, who control the Aki to take away their sin. The Aki get a faction of the payment. The sin...

Cait • A Page with a View rated it ★★★☆☆

August 04, 2017

I absolutely loved the idea of this story! The Nigerian influences were something I've never seen in another YA fantasy story and helped to create such a wonderfully unique world. The rich pay for people like Taj to eat their sins, which are summoned into inky monsters that need to be killed befo...

Crazy4Books rated it ★★★☆☆

October 21, 2017

I find the hidden sin beasts in the purple cover to be so aesthetically pleasing. In this fascinating world we get this rich culture and mythology. Sins make people sick and they have to pay Mages to bring the sins out of them so the Aki (sin eaters) can kill and eat them. Once the aki have eaten...

Noha rated it ★★★★☆

October 14, 2017

4.75 stars. Please tell me there's a sequel because i won't be able to survive otherwise. This book was absolutely and terrifyingly brilliant. Beasts Made of Night is a must-be-on-your-Halloween to-do list. This book is like a dark spell, to be cast on the night of October 31st so people around the...

Stacee rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 22, 2017

Oh man, how I wanted to love this. I’m not sure how to write a review for this, but here goes. I really liked how the sin-eating worked. It was interesting how the sins manifested and how they were dealt with. Unfortunately, I think that might be the nicest thing I can say about it. The character...

Susana rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 06, 2017

1.5 Stars Unfortunately after a very promising start, the whole thing just went down the drain... The beginning was actually amazing! I was reading another book, and I was getting tired by it, so I decided to start another story in the hopes that I would win the "book jackpot", and for awhile I was...

Faith rated it ★★★☆☆

August 03, 2017

This book has a really intriguing premise and I was drawn in by the world building. Unfortunately I thought that it was lacking in both plot and character development. The story is told in first person present tense by Taj, a sin eater or aki who's also known as Lightbringer. As the sins in the f...

Atlas rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 12, 2017

Sins weigh us down, and if you carry them with you past death, the earth and the sky both will reject you * * 2 / 5 Beasts Made of Night has been on my radar for a couple of months because it sounded fantastic: sin taking form as beasts, a young man whose job is to devour the sins of others, a dar...

Sarah rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 22, 2017

I received an e-ARC of this novel from Penguin Group via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own. When I first heard about this novel, I was instantly intrigued - I had never read a Nigerian-influenced novel before, let alone a fantasy one. However, I came to the decisi...

Sarah Marie rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 28, 2017

DNF @ page 65 Beasts Made of Night takes place in the city of Kos and follows Taj, an aki. Akis are sin-eaters who feed off the sins of people and gain tattoos when they have conquered or fed upon the beasts made from sin. This novel has a very strong premise enriched and influenced by Nigerian st...

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