Title: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Release Date: 11th August 2016
Nevernight is one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and it definitely lives up to the expectation.
This book tells the story of 16 year old Mia Corvere, a girl who controls the shadows and ever since her world fell apart when she was 10 years old, she’s been determined to get revenge on those who wronged her.
This book was one of the best books I have read. It also happens to be one of the most gorgeous books I own (the cover is beautiful and so accurate of the book). From the start of the book I fell in love with how it was written, I loved the 2 way narrative of present-Mia, and past-Mia and how both the narratives intertwined together to give the full story. It was such a genius way to write the story and allowed so much more depth into the character.
Throughout the book, there are footnotes at the bottom of the page linked to particular parts of the story. I thought this was also such a brilliant idea, they allow much more insight into the world of Nevernight, however don’t take away from the main story so the novel still flows perfectly. Also some of them were hilarious which was so amazing, especially in such a dark story.
This book is so immersive that once I started it all I could think about was seeing what happened next, and I especially thought that the introduction of the Shahiid’s and the individual tasks was a great addition. It added competition and showed just how dangerous of a world Mia had brought herself into, one that deals with people dying on a daily basis.
The characters themselves were so brilliantly created, and each of them brought something unique overall. The friendship of Mia and Tric in particular was something so beautifully written that you really empathised with them both, as you felt with father-daughter like relationship between Mia and Mercutio. I thought each character was just so fitting to the story, including every single Acolyte, and Jay Kristoff wrote them perfectly.
One of my favourite parts was seeing Mia and her darkin talents develop, and in particular seeing her without Mr Kindly helping her. The creation of Mia’s character is amazing, and she has definitely become one of my favourite book characters. There is so much depth to her character and throughout her entire journey you can feel exactly how she feels through it all.
The ending was another favourite, it gave just enough intrigue to pull you in and want to read the next book of the series, but not too much that it annoys you for having to wait.
This book was a perfect balance of heartbreaking, action packed, thrilling and also just a wonderfully written story with amazing world building and character depth. I recommend this book so much, and I am so glad I picked it up! I already want to read it again, and I cannot wait for the next book to come out, I will definitely be buying it as soon as possible!
What did you think to Nevernight?