Book Title: Nevernight
Author: Jay Kristoff
Book Series: The Nevernight Chronicles, #1
Released Date: August 9th, 2016
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?
Review & Thoughts
Well, I am still on cloud 9 after finishing Nevernight. To be fair, I was not expecting to love and adore this novel as much as I did. I had my eye on this novel for the longest time but felt like I wasn’t going to like it, but clearly I was so wrong. Not only did the plot suck me in the further I got into the book, but the characters were a bonus.
There was so much going on the deeper I got into the book that most of the time I found myself listening to the audio book until I fell asleep and pretty much listened to a little bit of it during the morning.
Jay Kristoff’s writing style is part of the reason why I ate this book up so quickly and still am thinking about the characters to this moment.