Darkdawn Review

23264672This is the third and final book in the Nevernight Chronicles. We follow on immediately after the events that took place in Godsgrave with Mia having just murdered Cardinal Duomo and barely escaping with Jonnen.

The direction that the plot went with this book again completely surprised me! We dig a lot deeper into the history of Itreyan and the legends surrounding the gods and how it correlates back to Mia and being a darkin.

I like that we head back to the mountain and the Red Church where everything really originated. It felt like we came back full circle and it was gratifying to see how much Mia has changed from the first time she walked in those doors. It was a nice nod to the first book and I really liked how everything tied together.

Mia’s character is just super entertaining and very multifaceted. She’s strong, crass, murderous, sometimes completely without mercy and other times she’s vulnerable, lonely and scared. She’s such a well rounded character in my opinion, not without her faults but she will be the first one to own up to them. I absolutely loved her growth and evolution over the course of the series and I am sad that this will be the last we see of her.

From the start reading the prologue and knowing that she is going to die really had me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. I honestly didn’t know how Jay Kristoff was going to top everything that happened in Godsgrave but I will say that it was pretty up to par. The pace of the book was very quick and there were copious amounts of action and adventure and an element of mystery that keeps you engaged and eager to read on.

The love triangle element wasn’t a favourite of mine. Again now that Tric was back in the picture I honestly thought Mia would gravitate back to him and leave Ash. I guess the bond she creates with Ash was too great for Tric and it really shows in the book how much they love each other. There was some really open and honest conversation about their feelings, which I appreciated and at the end of the day Ash was the one that Mia couldn’t live without. The sacrifice Tric makes for Mia was beautiful and again really displayed the depths of his love for her, which I kind of think she didn’t appreciate enough.

Once again the scope of the world really blew my mind. The amount of detail and context put into the book amazes me and I really loved every single minute of it!

⭐️4.5/5 stars a fitting ending!

Recent Book Haul

This is a haul of books that I have accumulated over the course of the last month or so.  I’ve really been trying to not buy a lot of books that I haven’t read yet and only getting new releases I’m super excited for or books I’ve read and rated 4 stars or over!

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

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Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

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WWW Wednesday

Time for another WWW Wednesday!!1 copyI am currently reading Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff! I am only about 10 pages in so I’m still on the early stages but I am SO excited to finally read this!

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2 copyThe last book I completed was My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing. This was definitely one of the most twisted domestic thrillers I’ve read in a while. It was like a roller-coaster ride from beginning to end!

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3 copyI think next I’ll be continuing on in the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes with Rebel Spring. I actually really enjoyed the plot and pacing from Falling Kingdoms and I found the characters quite complex and entertaining so I’m excited to continue on in this series!

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Anticipated Releases (Second Half of 2019)

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday prompt is my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2019!

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (Expected Publication Oct 1st ) –  I have loved every book I have read from Leigh Bardugo so I am highly anticipating this read! The premise sounds very engaging and I am interested to see how she can take on different genre than the usual fantasy that I’ve read from her.

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Dark Dawn by Jay Kristoff (Expected Publication Sept 3rd ) – I have been loving the Nevernight Chronicles so far! I binged both books last year and I have been itching to find out what will happen next, especially after that massive twist at the end of Godsgrave.

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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Expected Publication Sept 5th ) – I read The Death of Mrs Westaway earlier this year and absolutely LOVED it! I have since not read another Ruth Ware. I know she has a few back list books for me to one day peruse through but I wanted to try another of her new releases before I start any of her other books!

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Supernova by Marissa Meyer (Expected Publication Nov 5th ) – I am so invested in this series! I love the whole premise, I think the characters are all very distinctive and entertaining and there is just so much action and schemes. The storyline has gotten more intricate over the course of the book with so much more at stake and I feel like this ending is going to go out with a bang!

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Vow of Thieves by Mary E Pearson (Expected Publication August 6th ) – I fell in love with Dance of Thieves when I read it back in January! The storyline was fantastic, especially with all of the history of the town and the family and all of the secrets that really kept me intrigued and eager to read on. I really made a connection with these characters and I was highly invested in their missions. Definitely a step up from the Remnant Chronicles in my opinion and I very excited to continue on with the sequel!

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