Author: Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: July 25, 2016
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Destined to destroy empires, Mia Corvere 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 daemons at the heart of a murder cult.
The Red Church is no ordinary school, but Mia is no ordinary student. The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.
So, after reading the overview, I, a fantastical fantasy lover, no doubt felt fascinated by it. This has been my most anticipated read. But having heard only completely negative comments and reviews, I felt disheartened but set to investigate the truth myself, nevertheless. So here it goes.
In summary, this book is amazing. It has all the usual elements but with a fresh take on all of them. But, there are a few things which I didn’t like. Thus I am fully inclined on telling you guys the exact truth of the book. It’s shortcomings, it’s strengths and everything else.
LOVED THE FOLLOWING:
Let’s start with all that is absolutely wonderful with this book, which is a plenty.
- Hilarious Descriptions/Dialogues: Decide for yourself.
‘…your stomach seems to be growling some forgotten dialect of ashkahi…’ (Mister Kindly)
‘…your brain and ovaries seem to have switched places…’ (Mister Kindly)
‘…..ridiculous things, all. if ever proof was needed of your creator’s malevolence, look no further than between the legs of the average teenaged boy…’ (Mister Kindly)
That last one is my particular favourite! Witty, the author. There’s no denying that. No offence, gents.
- Footnotes: They were a gem. Both informative and downright funny. They added a certain necessary colour of depth in the story. Giving the breathtaking world of Nevernight a sense of cubic-reality. Of course, I will provide proof. You don’t have to take me on my word. (although you should, you know!)
Insubordination or drunken and disorderly behaviour were the most common, although one legionary had been posted to Ashkah for murdering his cohort’s cook after being served corned beef for evemeal on no less than 342 consecutive nevernights.
”Would it kill you,” he’d roared, ”to serve [stab] some fucking [stab] salad?” (34)
It occurs to me there is no word to describe the noise a camel makes. Dogs bark, lions roar, drunkards mumble. What the ‘byss do camel do? (401)
There are many, many more. And I could not include all of them here. Where the ‘byss would I write? Continue reading “Nevernight by Jay Kristoff”