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?
May I present my very much so eloquent and coherent thought about this book: ADKSKGDIEJKHVD MY BRAIN IS MELTING WHATISTHISMAGIC?!?
See, totally eloquent and coherent.
Of course, even with the liquid state my brain is at, I’m perfectly capable with fangirling and squealing and making weird, high-pitched noises, and therefore qualified to give this review and MAKE Y-, I mean, convince you nicely (with extra virtual hugs and cookies) to read this amazing, omg-how-is-it-possibly-be-this-epic book.
SO LET’S THE LIST BEGIN!! *dramatic sound effect*
Your Need-To-Know-Because-It’s-So-Awesome List About This Book:
- This is NOT a YA book
This book is NO where near the range of our normal peaceful, lovely, chocolate-wrapped-berries YA genre, peeps. This is not a book for faint-hearted people, and it’s definitely NOT your usual next door fantasy with cute little quests and dainty heroes. This book is EPIC and bloody and just simply full of gore and messy guts. See? Totally my kind of stuff.
- A+ Narrative
First lines, peeps. FIRST LINE. And this is what old Mr. Kristoff gave me…
- A++++ Writing
I. LOVE. Jay. Kristoff’s. Writing. Style.
Especially in Nevernight, because it’s just so UNIQUE and metaphoric and just straight up awesome. It has it’s own dry humor and makes me falling off the bed laughing, and that alone is friggin’ amazing.
- And in case you haven’t picked this on, there are lots of stabby dabby stuff going around
Because, like I said, it’s not a YA. So duh! And it’s an assassin book, people. The killing version of Hogwarts in this book might seems like a funny and “cool” thing at first, but then later on, Kristoff has seriously NO MERCY on killing anyone. Expect beheadings, poisoned children, sex, thievery, and treachery lurking in every single line! It’s a non-stop adventure: gritty, dark, and just pure exiting. And to be honest, I truly appreciate it. It’s hard to find a book that really connect to how true assassins work these days, and with Jay Kristoff’s usual masterful skill of writing? A PIECE OF WORK!
- And did I mention sex?
Not the just-a-soft-touch kind of sex. It’s the make-you-blush-so-hard-you-wish-you-didn’t-read-the-book-in-public kind of sex. So yeah, move along. It makes me blush enough typing these out.
OVERALL, I am deeply fond of this totally amazing, totally epic, totally fantastic read. It’s strange, and unique , and brain-blowingly (or whatever that word means) awesome, and I’m in LOVE with it. So go home peeps, and grab a calendar, count the day Nevernight is available, and GRAB IT THAT INSTANT AND DEVOUR IT IN ONE GULP. You will love it.
Okay… no throwing books around…