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Nevernight – Book Review

My Own Personal Readathon Day 3 Update:

  • Finished Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge {144 pages}
  • Started and Finished The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black {419 pages}



Title: Nevernight
Author: Jay Kristoff
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Series: Nevernight Chronicles #1
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4.5 stars


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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?


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This is a book about a young female that is training to become an assassin at a secret school for assassins to avenge the death of her family members. Not only that, but it’s an adult novel which basically means nothing is off limits. What more could I ask for?


I can say with absolute complete confidence that Mia is one of my new favorite female heroines. Can an assassin really be considered a hero? You know what… I don’t think I care. Mia is kick ass, spunky, strong willed, opinionated, loyal (for the most part), and so many other amazing adjectives you could probably think of. But I think what makes her even greater is that she has a best friend… that is a cat… made of shadows. Seriously how awesome is that. Plus the cat is spunky and sassy as h*ll. I actually laughed out loud almost every time anything came out of the cat’s not mouth.

Tric. I loved Tric. I honestly don’t believe that he should be in a school for assassins he was so sweet. Well I guess I should say I didn’t believe it until I heard his backstory. Not to mention he was actually really good at the assassin school. I also loved how Mia and Tric were actually able to have a relationship while being in a school for assassins.

There were so many great characters in Nevernight. Jay Kristoff is a mastermind at creating great main characters, side characters, evil characters (it cracks me up that there were evil characters at a school for assassins… weren’t they technically all evil?).

On a side note… if you value your heart, do not get attached to any of these characters. Like I said, adult novel = nothing off limits.


Assassins, school, school for assassins. I don’t know what else to tell you. There was so much action, so many plot twists, so many jaw-dropping moments that you never want to put the book down. I will say that the first 100-150 pages are slow, you have to get used to the writing style, the flashbacks at the beginning of each chapter, and you don’t get to the assassin school until around page 140. But if you stick it out, it picks right up and doesn’t stop until the end.


Actually, it doesn’t even stop at the end. I am desperately and very impatiently awaiting the next book coming out towards the end of the year. If you haven’t picked up this book yet, please do yourself a favor and start now.

In conclusion…



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