Paperback, 463 Pages
Adult/ Fantasy/ Fiction
By: Jay Kristoff
“The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow.”
🌟 Lo and behold, it looks like I am still capable of giving books 5 stars, even if it takes me 6 months and 60 books to do so! Nevernight is currently my favorite book for this year and also is joining my favorite books of all times list!
🌟 I have added this book to my TBR since it first came out and it has been there for 3 years now. I have seen very mixed reviews about the book and one reviewer I trust gave it 1 star and another reviewer I trust gave it 5 stars! It was so confusing and then Sara picked this up for me for my 10 bloggers, 10 recommendations I did this year and I loved this.
🌟 As soon as I started reading this, a clear picture was forming for why is this such a controversial book, I admit that the author has a purple prose that you either love or hate! The opening line is powerful and shows that the story has such a great potential. I was provoked by some of the flowery sentences and wanted to throw the books but patience is key here and some of my friends told me it gets better and I am glad they did. I did not consider DNFing the book because as I will explain here, it had excellent characters and plot and everything, only the writing was a bit off at first!
🌟 After the first part (After page ~130) the writing is much much better and there are plenty of great quotes. The book was funny but not to the point that it became silly! There is also the footnotes that may be annoying at first, but they are easy to get used to and the further you read, the less of these you will have!
“You’ll be a rumor. A whisper. The thought that wakes the bastards of this world sweating in the nevernight. The last thing you will ever be, girl, is someone’s hero.”
🌟 I love a book with good characters, and this book had some of the most memorable characters I ever read! I love Mia the MC, a female teen protagonist that was not annoying as uusal. The other characters were all great too, many of them die but we’re keeping this spoiler free.
🌟 The world building was effing amazing!!! I really appreciate it when authors take the time to think about all the little details. In Nevernight world there are 3 suns and there is almost no night and the terminology and the mythology that the author built upon those facts is crazy! I just get mind blown when I think about the effort it takes to get everything right.
“The Light is full of lies, Acolyte. The Suns serve only to blind us.”
🌟 And finally, as someone who loves good plot twists, this had many awesome ones! The plot twists did not come out of nowhere and the build up for plot twists on the last pages started on page 1. My legs were shaking while reading this and this is a sign of me being anxious! I was so absorbed into the story and I did care about everyone.
🌟 Summary: Nevernight is as good as a story can be, patience is needed to get used to things for the first 100 pages, the prose and footnotes may be distracting but I promise it is worth it. This book hit all the right notes and I am going to read Godsgrave very very soon!