Today I am reviewing a book that I have seen everywhere on bookstagram, Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. A lot of people have been raving about this series so I had to see what the fuss is about! I think I read the whole thing in 3 days so here is my review!
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison, and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves. Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?
I went on quite a journey reading this book. It took me a while to adjust to the unique omnipresent narrator and the footnotes that were placed on the bottom of almost every page, but once I got used to it, I flew through the book. I thought the plot was interesting, it sort of reminded me of the Gallagher Girls series but the way (way) darker. This is definitely not a YA book and I really enjoyed it.
I think Mia was just such a complex and interesting character because she wasn’t sugar-coated. The narrator portrayed her as dark and ruthless and we don’t get that a lot with fantasy main characters. The narrator from the beginning tells us this is a dark tale, and she embodies that.
Overall the plot was so interesting and every twist and turn left me breathless! Usually, I can see plot twists coming but these all hit me out of the blue! While I wish Kristoff would have spent some time explaining the difference between a Nevernight and a Truedark, I was overall happy with the book and can’t wait to read Godsgrave!
I give this book
Have you read Nevernight? What were your thoughts on the book!
XOX Shelby Grace