Nevernight Review

*No Spoilers!*

51GGgNUKG0L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_I really, really enjoyed this!

This story follows Mia Corvere who wants to attend a prestigious and highly secretive school for assassins. She is seeking revenge on those who captured and murdered her family after her father failed to incite a rebellion, eventually leading her to become orphaned and hunted by her father’s former comrades.

This was highly entertaining! I liked the steady pace of the storyline. At the start it was a little overwhelming especially with the addendums on top of all the information that Jay Kristoff was giving us in the plot. I like a nice background and history of the world but this was a bit too much for me. So I pretty much ended up skipping or skimming through most of those and just sticking to the actual plotline.

Mia is a great character. I like that she endured all the trials and the training and yet still managed to maintain her true self through all of that. She is strong, resilient, stubborn and highly capricious but is still kind of naïve at times which reinforces how young most of these characters are. I also really enjoyed Tric as well, I found him to be a good equal to Mia. He speaks his mind when he thinks she is wrong and isn’t afraid to act when he feels the need.

I like that the magical abilities vary from character to character. Some are more subtle and then others like Mia are definitely utilised more blatantly. We really learn more about Mia’s abilities as she discovers them herself, I like that she kind of has to go through that journey to finding out who she is and what she can do. I thought that her abilities were really original and unique and it was interesting to read.

There was a lot of action and gore throughout the course of the book, but being a book predominately about assassins it was to be expected. I thought it added a layer of suspense as everyone is susceptible to being killed, no one was safe. I kind of liked that it was super intense and hard-core and the stakes were always really high, it kept the whole plot moving very quickly and was very entertaining. I couldn’t predict what was going to happen at any stage of the story either so that kept me on my toes as well.

⭐️4/5 stars the twists and turns and that ending OMG!

Our Dark Duet

IMG_1944I have just finished This Savage Song and oh my goodness was that a ride from start to finish! I totally enjoyed my time reading it, the premise is super original and unique which was kind of refreshing to read. The characters are all so different and interesting and I have found myself completely invested in them and what is going to happen next! I kind of have little ideas of what I think might happen next in Our Dark Duet and honestly this year most of my predictions for books have been way off so I’m just excited to get stuck in to this and see what else Victoria Schwab has up her sleeve!

Happy Reading📚

This Savage Song Review

*Careful, some spoilers…*

thissavagesongI loved this!

The start was a little slower paced for me and it kind of took me a minute to really get invested in the storyline but once I did I was hooked!

This Savage Song is essentially about a city that is divided by humans and monsters. We follow two perspectives of Kate Harker and August Flynn. Kate is the daughter of the kind of leader of the human side and August is a monster that is adopted into a family that is the leaders of the monster side of the city.

August was so different than the usual kind of male protagonists we see in YA fantasy. The fact that he is a monster but is trying so hard to abstain from that side of him and try to be more human and how he yearns for peace is so captivating.

Kate is kind of a badass. To start I didn’t really find her to be very likeable but as her story progressed throughout the book I started to be really empathetic and feel for the situation she’s in. All she’s really ever wanted to do was to live up to her family name and show the world and her father that she is worthy. To be feared and respected like him and show that she isn’t little Katherine anymore, she is grown up and can handle this life.

The premise of the book really blew me away. I don’t typically find myself picking up a lot of urban fantasy, I’m much more of a high fantasy kind of girl but I was super engrossed the more I read. The idea that monsters are literally birthed from violence and the different kinds of violence committed creates different breeds of monsters is so originally and creative. I liked hearing the history of Verity and kind of how the whole war began and the causes behind the division of the city and how August and Kate and their families are linked into all of it.

As I said the start and introduction into the story was a little slow at first and it took me a little while to get situated with the story, but after about the first 100 pages or so it really pulled me in. The action sequences were amazing and seeing the differing styles of attacks from the different monsters was so interesting and gripping.

I also really enjoyed the fact that the relationship between August and Kate was very organic and natural, it didn’t feel forced or contrived in any way. I like that there is also room for their relationship to grow and broaden especially after everything that happened!

⭐️4/5 stars highly enjoyed, super unique can’t wait to continue on in this duology!

Reading Habits Tag 🏷

Today I thought I would have some fun and do the reading habits tag. I know there are dozens of different kinds of tags out there that is bookish related that I would love to do in the future but for today I hope you enjoy and learn a bit more about me! 🙂

Do you have a certain place at home for reading? 

I like to be alone when I read so it is usually in my bedroom.

Bookmark or random piece of paper? 

Book mark, although if I am in a bind and don’t have any bookmarks or random bits of paper I have been known to dog ear 🤷🏽‍♀️

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/certain amount of pages? 

I usually like to stop at the start of a new chapter, but if something comes up I can stop mid page, it doesn’t really bother me.

Do you eat or drink while reading? 

Frequently! If you were to borrow any of my books you may come across smudge or faint droplet.

Multitasking: Music or TV while reading? 

I like absolute peace and quiet when I read! Background noise just bugs me.

One book at a time or several at once? 

I am a one book at a time kind of person. I will forget plot lines and get character mixed up and have everything twisted.

Reading at home or everywhere? 

I really only ever read at home.

Reading out loud or silently in your head? 

I mostly read silently in my head. If something particularly juicy happens or if my cringe factor is at an all-time high during a book I do like to make exclamations and talk to myself lol

Do you read ahead or even skip pages? 

Not really. If I am bored during parts of a book I may just skim through paragraphs but never whole pages.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new? 

I try to keep them like new for as long as possible but its not the end of the world if they do end up a bit worn.

Do you write in your books? 

No, I’ve never been one to annotate.

This Savage Song Update

Thought I would give a quick update! Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to really sit down and get stuck in to this book yet! I’ve read only around 20 pages and so far the premise seems promising. I’ve been having a few issues with headaches over the last week or so and that has really put me off doing a whole lot of binge reading like I usually would. So I figure I would take my time with this book and really take it in and enjoy it as I read! I will definitely be getting back to you with a review when I am done!

Happy Reading📚