So I purchased Nevernight earlier this summer because of all the hype it was receiving when released and also because I adored the cover. I really wasn’t prepared for what this story held because as I’ve mentioned before, I don’t read synopses, and I’ve never read anything by Jay Kristoff before. Man that writing style!!

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff Review by Foxy Readers

Goodreads summary:

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?

My Review

Plot:

It was interesting. Not altogether clever persay, but it was a really interesting plot.

Characters:

This is where the story was very interesting. I loved Mia as a character because she was tough but also has a heart underneath her rough exterior. And I loved Tric, he was such a good guy!

World-building:

Seriously awesome and unique. A world with three suns, intriguingly-named cities, landmasses, people, etc. It was all very entertaining and cool. Plus there’s a bunch of lore and hidden secrets and creatures and it’s just awesome.

Writing style:

This is sort of the one area I had an issue with. I liked Kristoff’s crass voice and blunt-ness, but he uses footnotes in this book and it reminded me of my college textbooks and honestly I think it just messes up the flow of reading and so I actually ended up skipping over all of them (much like I would do with my college textbooks).

Overall:

A book with a very unique writing style and interesting characters and plot. Mysteries and secrets and little plot-twists  revealed along the way. However, none are entirely earth-shattering to me (except for one death at the end – sob).

 

I give Nevernight 4/5 stars!

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Day 9 of my 14 Day Reading Challenge is completed!

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