Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

(The Nevernight Chronicle #1)
Jay Kristoff
Release: August 9, 2016
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The first in a new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author.

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?

My good blogger buddy Laura, from the blog Little Read Riding Hood joined me via Skype to review Nevernight collaboratively so that we could both share our thoughts on this highly anticipated August release!

Nevernight is the first in a new series by author Jay Kristoff, who is known for making young adult that is dark, mysterious, and unique. It's technically a YA book, but I would highly recommend it to older teens and adults as that's certainly the audience it seems to be intended for. Nevernight is a spectacular combination of murder, mystery, murder, personal growth, murder, facing a tumultuous past, and murder! The main character, Mia, is complex and sometimes even unlikable...but I still liked her. What?

Also, Skype is the biggest hassle of both of our lives AND we battled thunder!

Check out more thoughts that Laura and I had on Nevernight in our spoiler-free video below!

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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  4 / 5 stars

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