NevernightAuthor: Jay Kristoff
Release Date: 08/09/16
Page Count: 429
Synopsis: (Found on Goodreads)
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.
I love the UK edition mostly because I have a thing for crows. The font for the US cover is gorgeous though. By looking at the US cover I did think it was a YA book at first.
Overall Thoughts: 2.5/5
To be honest I forced myself to push through this instead of DNFing it. The last 100 pages were awesome but the good didn't outweigh the bad unfortunately. The language was too vulgar, those that know me know how much I despise the use of the C-Word. The concept of the story was there, the characters were interesting but the pacing felt off to me.
I started Nevernight before the release date but it took me almost two weeks to finish it. I hesitated to post during release because I was reading how much everyone was enjoying it. Jay is an amazing guy and sometimes it's alright to not like an authors work. For me Nevernight did not live up to the hype it had received.
* This is not YA ( I did go in thinking this then quickly realized it wasn't so that's good)
* Has strong language (both in the cursing as well as larger dictionary words)
* Slow pacing ( some people like the build up but this was a little to slow)
* Descriptive scenes ( this had highs and lows...also OMG the sex scenes