Book Review: Beast Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi + Giveaway!

Beast Made of NIghtEnticing. Exudes Uniqueness. Thrilling. Beast Made of the Night is a YA Fantasy Book that you’ll never think you’ll come across too. How one does simply conceptualize a magic-system? That’s the first question that appeared on my head when I read the story in its early chapters. It is beyond amazing because I never thought that such book would exist with the concept, sin as a magic. Who would ever think that, right? Things that I love about the book is that you could see the diversity implied in the book, the hierarchy that was once in our history focuses and the connection in the story. Again, the magic-system, beyond imagination, that I love how Tochi Onyebuchi writes and execute how awesome, compelling and vigorous the fantasizing powers in the book.

It was an easy, fast-paced read that you’ll lose once you started reading the book. How the author portrays his characters on the book is lovable, confusing and the one that stands out the most for me are innocence and selflessness. It touches my heart because the mere thought of eating other’s sin to balance the nature in their world is surreal! And the fact that those sins that have been eaten will take more impact to the person who has eaten it. They’ll see in their dreams horrid flashbacks, they would feel the guilt, they would be consumed by the sin of others. I just love how the main thought was written beautifully. I would definitely say that Tochi Onyebuchi made an amazing debut to me as a reader and I would definitely watch out for the next installment.

Beast Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi is surely one of the books that every reader should be anticipated. One of the best books that I had this year and obviously, Tochi Onyebuchi, just became one of my auto-buy authors. I love everything about the book except one. THERE’S NO SEQUEL YET THAT I NEED TO READ. This would be a humongous waiting game but I would definitely love to wait for the love of the book. I am expecting a lot of character development (Although, there’s a handful of development already in the book.), unexpected plot twist, the manipulation, and of course, a tragedy.

I would like to thank Penguin Random House for sending a review copy of this book because if it weren’t for you, guys, I wouldn’t read this brilliant, and remarkable book beforehand.



Week One:
October 23 – The Bookavid – Author Guest Post | On What it Means Writing African Rep in YA
October 24 – Alexa Loves Books – Bookish Style File
October 25 – Boricuan Bookworms – Review & Bookish Aesthetics
October 26 – Afire Pages – Review
October 27 – YA Wednesdays – Book Aesthetic
Week Two:
October 30 – One Way or an Author – Review & Art
October 31 – YA Bibliophile – Author Guest Post | Top 5 Favorite Fantastical Worlds
November 1 – Chasing Faerytales – Author Guest Post | NEED TOPIC
November 2 – Icey Books – Beasts Made of Night Quote Candy
November 3 – Across the Words – Author Q&A
Week Three:
November 6 – A Page With a View – Author Guest Post | Images that Inspired Beasts Made of Night
November 7 – The Royal Polar Bear Reads – Review
November 8 – Xpresso Reads – Review
November 9 – YA and Wine – Review
November 10 – Brittany’s Book Rambles – Author Q&A


Enter for a chance to be one (1) of three (3) winners to receive a hardcover copy of Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi. (ARV: $17.99 each).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on October 23, 2017 and 12:00 AM on November 13, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about November 15, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


OnyebuchiTochi Onyebuchi is a Nigerian American writer and a practicing attorney based in New York City. He holds a MFA in screenwriting from Tisch, a Masters degree in global economic law from L’institut d’études politiques, and a JD from Columbia Law School. His writing has appeared in Asimov’s and Ideomancer, among other places. Beasts Made of Night is his debut series. You can follow him @tochitruestory.

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