Book Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Published in 2017

Pages: 437

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.

Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.

When it’s announced that Scaeva and Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end them. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between loyalty and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.

Set in the world of Nevernight, which Publishers Weekly called “absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness,” Godsgrave will continue to thrill and satisfy fantasy fans everywhere.

My Review:

To be honest, I haven’t the faintest idea where to start. I am actually in proper shock, for so many reasons; but this book was nothing short of phenomenal and more than a worthy successor to Nevernight.

Kristoff joins few authors, in m opinion, that craft such a majestic book world, take readers along in said stellar world, set us up with the characters, get us to know everything and think we know what the score is…

Before totally flipping everything on it’s head!

(The other authors that do this are of course Agatha Christie, JK Rowling, Cassandra Clare and Sarah J Maas!) but honestly I cannot rave enough about everything in this book. And I’m purposely being vague, for the Nevernight Chronicle reading experience ought to be experienced without knowing any great detail! I feel!

Everything in Godsgrave was just flawless! The pacing was fast and addictive, the writing vivid, Kristoff’s wit still prevalent, and the shocks a plenty. When I learnt many a things, I was gasping, and even when I tried to savour the book, I was left wanting more! So I could definitely not put it down, and oh my god the characters! There was so much angst and it left me hungry for more! There were times when I was laughing, giddy, screaming, teary; this book definitely messed up my emotions and I need to know what happens next! That ending, these characters and this whole book definitely joins my favourites list! And I know I’ll re read them long before book 3 is upon us!

And that concludes my review, until next time, happy reading! 🙂

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