ARC Review Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff


Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)

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Expected publication: August 9th 2016 by Thomas Dunne Books
My Ratings : 3/5 stars
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I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
About the book:

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, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

My review:
My experience with the first few pages of this book is that it confused the hell outta me. The writing style is so weird and where I started appreciating it in some parts,
O Daughters, his eyes. Five thousand fathoms deep. Pulling you in to laugh even as he drowned you.
the rest of it irritated me and made me want to stop reading the book.
But you know me, I don’t just quit a book especially one with Assassins, darkness and a badass female protagonist. Plus, I was excited to read this, so no way I could give so easily.
Glad I didn’t because the storyline is actually good, the plot twist unpredictable and the ending worth reading BUT the writing overshadows it all. It’s just full of unwanted and confusing (mostly ridiculous) metaphors and similies that make me want to throw the book on the wall. (Which I can’t do since I have the ebook)
So my overall experience is if you have the patience to suffer through the huge dump of metaphorical descriptions, you’ll find a decent story within the book. The world-building is good and I liked most of the characters especially Mister Kindly.

Jay Kristoff is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of THE LOTUS WAR, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE. He is the winner of two Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, nominee for the David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books list and published in over twenty-five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 13030 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell.
He does not believe in happy endings.

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