Book Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff


The first bookin the Nevernight Chronicles 

Published in 2016

Pages: 429

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

Destined to destroy empires Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death. 

Six years later, the child raised in the shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything. 

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult. 
The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student. The shadows loves her. And they drink her fear. 
My Review:

Okay, where to begin. I don’t know, to be honest. Truthfully, one probably couldn’t call this a review. More of a ‘oh my god what did I just read, it was perfect in all its stabby glory!’ For it was oh so dark, and oh so stabby. And I loved every moment! 

Mia Corvere is my hero! I have read many a book with an amazing heroine but I will just say that Mia is one of the best characters, ever! She’s so inspiring, what she went through, throughout this book was so chilling and skin crawling and she is such a Queen throughout! Honestly, there were times when I was cheering for her (mostly the whole time I read the book) and oh my god I was so proud and emotional and shocked by the end! The journey Mia goes through is incredible! And she meets many a mysterious character along the way, my favourite being Ash, who I also instantly liked! She was another character who had some wicked development but honestly Ash and Mia had some amazing scenes together and I need to know what happens with Ash’s character next! Like…Aah I can’t say too much more for fear of spoilers but you’ll see what I mean! I am still freaking out as I type! I also adore Mr Kindly, he is such a unique and precious character, I love his undying wit and loyalty to Mia, the concept behind his character is amazing!! 

The whole reading experience of ‘Nevernight’ was freaking flawless! The structure was unlike anything I had ever read before; I found the footnotes to be fascinating, for they provided an insight into the history and lore of the book world (which might I say was freaking epic!) and there was such wit in some of them too! Kristoff’s writing is absolutely incredible, I can now happily call him one of my favourite authors, and I need more of these characters, so I’ll be diving into Godsgrave right away!! The writing was fast paced, edge of your seat, something was always happening and I was definitely left hungry for more! Perfect! Nevernight is officially one of my new favourites! And I can see myself re reading this book, and it’s successor, many a more time!

I’ll leave it there, but honestly this book needs to be read to be experienced! 5 stabby stars! 

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