Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff!

Posted October 1, 2020 by Nori in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff!Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff
Published by St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: August 9, 2016
Pages: 429
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three-half-stars

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?


 

Book Review

When I first heard about Nevernight, I thought it sounded amazing and I needed to have it. I did hear mixed reviews but since it looked good, I wanted to give it a chance and I’m happy that I did.

This book revolves around a girl who wants one thing- revenge for her family’s death. She is willing to do anything to murder the three culprits. As the story unfolds, you learn about what actually happened to her family, plus you get to see her grow as a character. It turns out that by the end of the novel, she wants two things. What is that second thing? Of course I won’t tell you! You know the drill- you have to read the book to figure it out yourself!

I do understand why some people didn’t love it. There was a ton of world building- actually, there was so much that Jay had to include footnotes on a lot of the pages! I definitely am not accustomed to reading fiction with footnotes, so it took me a bit to adjust to that. Once I did, I thought it was fascinating. After all, I learned so much about the world! But, there were some footnotes that were a bit too long and it did distract me from the story occasionally.

This book gave me lots of GRAVE MERCY vibes and I absolutely adore that series, so that did increase my enjoyment level of this book. But, in the same sense, I loved Grave Mercy, and this book was only decent in comparison. I give this book 3.5/5stars.

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