The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg

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Read The Tombs Online Free - Gangs of New York meets Cassandra Clare in this debut YA fantasy set in 1882 Brooklyn

New York, 1882. A dark, forbidding city, and no place for a girl with unexplainable powers.

Sixteen-year-old Avery Kohl pines for the life she had before her mother was taken. She fears the mysterious men in crow masks who locked her mother in the Tombs asylum for being able to see what others couldn’t. Avery denies the signs in herself, focusing instead on her shifts at the ironworks factory and keeping her inventor father out of trouble. Other than secondhand tales of adventure from her best friend, Khan, an ex-slave, and caring for her falcon, Seraphine, Avery spends her days struggling to survive.

Like her mother’s, Avery’s powers refuse to be contained. When she causes a bizarre explosion at the factory, she has no choice but to run from her lies, straight into the darkest corners of the city. Avery must embrace her abilities and learn to wield their power—or join her mother in the cavernous horrors of the Tombs. And the Tombs has secrets of its own: strange experiments are being performed on “patients”…and no one knows why.

Title : The Tombs
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ISBN : 0062656449
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 448 pages


Kathy rated it ★★★★★

December 29, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Avery Kohl has been working as a welder in an ironworks factory ever since her mother was locked in the Tombs asylum and she and her father had to flee their respectable middle-class life. The skills Avery has developed in creating perfect metal connections are only appropriate,...

Kim rated it ★★★★☆

February 26, 2018

Thanks to Edelweiss and HarperTeen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 4 1/2 Stars The Tombs is a wonderful blend of history and fantasy, and Deborah Schaumberg does a fantastic job at bringing gritty 1882 New York City to vividly to life. Almost everything works here from the w...

Lauren rated it ★★★★☆

February 20, 2018

Deborah Schaumberg's The Tombs first landed on my radar because of its stunning cover. Then I read the synopsis and a decision was made: I needed it and pronto! As it turns out, The Tombs is a magical and rich debut. It's hard not to become completely enthralled by Avery's journey as well as root...

Raven_Blake rated it ★★★☆☆

March 10, 2018

Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars! Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions I have mixed feelings about this book. I really enjoyed it but I didn't love it. The concept of this book was amazing and the world building was a total perfection, but sadly I couldn't connect with the characters and t...

All Things Urban Fantasy rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 19, 2018

Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. THE TOMBS captured my attention with the alluring promise of a forbidding city and a young woman struggling with unexplainable powers. I was enthusiastic to read a historical fiction novel and found the stylized cover intriguing. Unfortunately, I had man...

Kara rated it ★★★★☆

January 23, 2018

I know my status updates don't seem like I enjoyed this book, but I really, really did. It was special. The Tombs is definitely one of the creepiest books I have read in a long time, and the main antagonist was horrifying. The characters were amazing, as was the atmosphere, and I thought all the...

Sara rated it ★★★☆☆

February 16, 2018

You can find more of my reviews at Forever 17 Books. 3.5 stars! There were so many aspects of The Tombs that urged me to pick it up. The setting is a fantasy world blended into the real NYC of 1882, a time after the civil war where racial segregation is still quite prominent. In this fantasy world...

Heather rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 19, 2018

Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek **** Huge thank you to HarperTeen for approving me for this eARC in exchange for an honest review! **** I have to say I’m a little confused about my feelings for this book, because it started out excellent and then for some reason dragged at the end and t...

L.V. rated it ★★★★★

March 16, 2018

There was so much to love about Deborah Schaumberg's debut novel, THE TOMBS. First off, the setting for this novel is New York City in 1882, which peaked my interest and made me want to move this novel to the top of my reading list. Then, I found out there was a secretive asylum with all sorts of...

Kassie rated it ★★★☆☆

March 02, 2018

*thank you HarperTeen for sending me a copy of his book in exchange for review!* This book was really very okay. The plot is so intriguing, curious, and did leave you wanting to turn the page, but I kept finding myself rolling my eyes at dialogue or squinting at the small moments. I felt like the wr...

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