Nevernight, #1

I’m not sure what killed this book for me. The constant back and forth of the time (you would get part of the story in italics which was the past then the present in normal script) or the flowery wording that just made my head hurt. I thought I was getting a story about a girl who was training to be an assassin and well it just doesn't seem like that’s what I got. Had this book been written in a less painful lyrical way I'm sure it would have been a hit with me. But as it is, it made my head pound just thinking about trying to finish it.

“Nevernight” is full of metaphors, heavy word usage, and enough descriptions that it could have been a movie. It just made this book unreadable. Did I mention we got footnotes to? No they didn't bring anything good to this book whatsoever. It was like info dumping on crack.

So unfortunately this one has been a DNF (Did Not Finish).

Book Blurb for Nevernight

Nevernight is the first in an epic new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff.

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.

Now, a sixteen year old Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic ? the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her with the Church’s halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the only thing she desires.


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2016 2.50