Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

*My thanks to Melissa Delport and TBC on Facebook for my ARC to review*

About the book:

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 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 love her. And they drink her fear.

My thoughts:

Holy hell Jay Kristoff!!!! What an absolutely stellar book! Nevernight took me by complete surprise in every way possible, and I absolutely loved it! 😍

I’m not going to lie, I picked up this book in June thinking “yeah I’ll get it read and reviewed ASAP” but I couldn’t get into it immediately so I left it down again and it ended up being on my goodreads currently reading shelf for SEVEN WEEKS!!! 😱

I wasted so much time (well wasted is the wrong word, as I read plenty of other books in the interim) not reading Nevernight and I wish I could take it back. It is the most immersive, captivating and beautifully written book I’ve read in a long time.

Fantasy is not really my genre to be fair. Harry Potter is probably the last fantasy series I read and it’s hard not to draw comparisons in the sense that in HP they are in a wizarding school, and in Nevernight they are essentially in a magic and murder school. I was trying to describe it to my husband recently, and the only way I could even come close was that Nevernight is like Harry Potter and Assassins Creed mixed together.

Once I was hooked, I didn’t want to leave the book down. It was all I could think about and all I wanted was to hide away and devour it completely. I loved the imagery that Jay Kristoff created in my mind, I loved the way his characters are written, I loved it all! 😍

I can’t single out a favourite character, they were all excellent in their own right. Even the bad guys, they were abhorrent but they were still so good! My emotions went through the wringer with Nevernight. I laughed, I got angry and I got upset, but it was all thanks to the excellent ability of Jay Kristoff to weave a masterful fantasy tale. And there was one little bit that spoke to me, so I had to save it:

I recommend Nevernight wholly and completely. Whether you like fantasy or not, it is an excellent novel.


All the stars for this one! 😍

12 thoughts on “Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

  1. What an enthusiastic review πŸ˜€ I love it! I’ve come back to fantasy after years of steering clear of the genre and some books have been good but this one sounds like a must-read!

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