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Review: Nevernight

nevernightTitle: Nevernight
Author: Jay Kristoff
Pages: 429
Published by: Harper Voyager
Release date: 11th August 2016
Synopsis:
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.

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Thank you to Katie from Harper Voyager for sending me a copy of Nevernight via NetGalley!

Review:

It has taken me so long to write a proper review for this book, simply because I was completely blown away, and left completely speechless. It was amazing – there was action, assassins, a great plot line, a dark and deadly fantasy land. Simply spectacular.

I loved the characters – Mia Corvere is a strong and fierce character, and a deadly assassin. I think I’ve found a new favourite character to add to my list. She was amazing. We see flashbacks of Mia’s past, and how she came to be an assassin, and it makes us sympathize with her a whole lot more, understand her a little – even cheer her on in her quest for revenge. I loved Tric, too. He was a great character – another new favourite.  And Mister Kindly, the shadow cat, was so sarcastic and funny.

The whole plot line of this book is amazing. It is so addicting and I just wanted to read more and more, to know what was going to happen next. There were so many surprises – I never knew what was going to happen next. And that last fifty pages or so…oh my glob. So. Much. Happened. And one thing in particular that I refuse to accept – If you’ve read the book, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t read it yet, you’re welcome to come cry with me when you get to that part. You’ll know it when you read it.

I absolutely love the writing style. It flowed so perfectly and I didnt want to stop reading. I was a little unsure about the footnotes at first, mainly because I found them a little bit distracting,  especially in the more action filled scenes, and I wasn’t sure about stopping mid paragraph to read the longer footnotes at the bottom of the page. My solution = read them at the end of the scene or chapter, depending. Genius. Once I figured that little thing out, I found that I began to like them a whole lot more – they added a lot more insight and humour to the story.

It took me quite a while to finish reading Nevernight, partially because I lost my Kindle for a while, but mainly because I simply didn’t want it to end. I became so absorbed in (obsessed with) the story that I even started saying things like “yesterturn” in my head, and for the next three days after finishing it, every time I read the word “sunlight,” it became “sunslight.” Luckily I didnt say this out loud, or I’d have probably gotten a few strange looks.

Rating: ★★★★★

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