This was absolutely amazing. It was honestly everything that I love about fantasy! An immaculately detailed world, characters that I love/hate/love to hate, a magic system that is unique and intriguing… WONDERFUL!
Mia really had me guessing for the majority of this book. Some decisions that she made or actions that she took really had me going ‘hmmm, I don’t know about that’. Then she would turn around and redeem herself and I would fall back in love with her again! Some stages she is completely hostile and staunch and totally without empathy and other times she is compassionate, loving and loyal. It is so entertaining to read and she has really shined in this story for me.
I still don’t know whether or not I trust Ashlinn yet. I can’t help but remember everything that happened in Nevernight and how she betrayed Mia and the Red Church. Something about her throws me off a little and I was surprised that Mia decided to believe her. I am still on the fence about it even though I feel she has more than made up for her mistakes by helping so faithfully. I think it’s mostly to do with Tric. I really liked him with Mia, I thought their relationship was genuine and pretty honest in their circumstances and for Ash to then kind of swoop in and replace him kind of stoked my ire for her. I’m not sure how I feel about their relationship either. I think it kind of makes sense being in the situation they are in at that time, but it’s just not my favourite.
Speaking about Tric for a second OH MY GOODNESS! I knew it… I just had a feeling because his body was never recovered that his arc wasn’t complete. And for Jay Kristoff to have my thinking throughout the whole book that the case was closed and he wasn’t coming back was cruel but sweet at the same time. I loved that twist and it really cemented my need to pick up the next book when it comes out next year.
The plot was just so cleverly constructed and super detailed, I was engrossed right from the start. I liked the introduction of the new characters, I thought they were all fresh and interesting. The fact that they all had a detailed back story added so much depth and meaning to the storyline. The scope of the world has grown so much as we learn where eveyone is from and how different yet similar they all are.
I honestly thought this was a duology and when everything happened at the end I was like there’s no way that this is done, I still have so many questions and I need answers!
⭐️5/5 stars moving its way up my list of all time favs!
After finishing Nevernight I definitely want to jump straight back into this story and continue on with Godsgrave. I thoroughly enjoyed Nevernight and the narrative that Jay Kristoff has managed to weave is amazing. Super original and creative and I loved mostly all of the characters. There are definitely so many unanswered questions that I’m hoping will all be fulfilled in this next and final installment of the duology. I am so excited to continue reading and seeing what is going to happen next. Will Mia get her vengeance; will she discover the true extent of her powers? I need to know all of the details so I will be jumping into Godsgrave as soon as possible and I look forward to giving all my thoughts and opinions after I complete it!
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!
This is probably one of my most anticipated books of the month!! After I read the Illuminae Files last month which was so immersive and entertaining and different from anything I have read thus far this year, I cannot wait to see what Jay Kristoff has in store for me with the Nevernight Chronicles. A dark mysterious YA fantasy story involving a young female assassin… like yes, that is right up my alley! This is way more my style and comfort zone when it comes to reading and I am so excited to jump in and start!
Kind of following on from last month and doing some catch ups as well as a couple I’ve been eyeing and a few books I’ve been putting off for a while now. I’m excited for the books I’m hoping to read this month and hopefully I find a few that I fall in love with.
The first 4 books on my TBR for October is The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. This series consists of The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King. This is another series that is very well loved in the YA community and again I just haven’t gotten around to picking them up and reading them.
The next book on my TBR for October is Fire Study by Maria V Snyder. I’ve been slowly making my way through the Study Series and I have absolutely loved it! Poison Study was great and Magic Study was even better, so I am very excited to finally get to Fire Study and continue on in the wonderful narrative Maria V Snyder has created.
The 6th and 7th books on my TBR are the Monsters of Verity duology by Victoria Schwab. This duology consists of This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet. I have loved every book I have read so far by Victoria Schwab but I realised I haven’t read any of her YA books yet. I’ve heard nothing but great things about these books so I am eager to give them a read and see what I think.
I would also love to read Nevernight and Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff this month. I have been eyeing off these books for a while now and after finishing and loving the Illuminae files that Jay co-wrote really spurred me on to pick this book up and read it. It is a lot more my style being a dark, YA fantasy series and I can never get enough!
And lastly this if I get enough time I would also like to read Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson. This is a novella thats follows on after Words of Radiance and before Oathbringer. I haven’t really looked that much into it but I believe this follows the perspective of one of the minor characters that popped up in Words of Radiance.