AUTHOR: Jay Kristoff
SERIES: The Nevernight Chronicles
GENRES: Fantasy, Young Adult
PUBLISHED: June 19th 2017
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins
Mia Corvere is only ten years old when she is given her lesson in death.
Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world.
But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya.
Inside the Church’s halls, Mia must prove herself against the deadliest of opponents and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and daemons at the heart of a murder cult.
The Church is no ordinary school. But Mia is no ordinary student.
WHAT I THINK
Trigger warnings: language, sex, death
The books we love, they love us back. And just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us. I can see it in you, sure as I see it in me. You’re a daughter of the words. A girl with a story to tell.
O Daughters this book! I should have listened the fellow bloggers and waited until I had all the three books in hand. Because they were right, I want more and I want it now. I need to kick my arse with my policy to not buy books from series before I’m sure I’ll continue with them after the first book.
I love Kristoff’s writing. It’s so bold and different from everything else I’ve recently read. There were times when it was hard for me to understand everything and I had to reread those parts but I think that is more an issue for me since English is not my native language, nothing to do with the writing itself. I need more Kristoff’s books!
Them characters, perfection! I really liked each and every one of them! I mean how well were all of them written?! I did have my presumption of who did and what but how wrong was I?! I didn’t have a clue about how wrong I was the whole time. Yes, it all smelled a little iffy at times but still, I bought it all and loved the characters. Even cried a little for one specific death.
But I did take half star away from my rating because of the pace/story itself. The star was a bit boring, same thing about in the half of the book. It kind of kept bouncing from boring to intense and exciting and then back to boring. This ate some of my interest toward reading it in one sitting, or even in one day. BUT fear not, I still loved this book very much and need to get the other two as fast as possible. I want to get into Mia’s story and unravel every little or big secrets there is for her to unravel.