Happy Saturday! It is time for another book review. this week it is the turn of a book that I have been wanting to read for a long time now. And that book is Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. Let’s do this!
Well that was fucking intense! This book was dark as shit and twisted as hell and I really really bloody loved it! It was amazing! I have never read a book like it!
There is so much going on in this story. and you are really thrown into the deep end with it. The world is explained to you very very slowly. With each chapter another layer of the world is peeled back and revealed. Although this makes it really hard to figure out what is going on, it really drew me into the story. I couldn’t help but be instantly investing in the story. I just wanted to know what the hell was going on. And as more and more of the story was revealed to us I just became more and more enthralled by it. I will admit, this book is hard going. I listened to the audiobook for it (which I would highly recommend) and considering it is only a 450-page book, the audiobook was over 20 hours (most 400 pagers are around 12-15). It is a very dense book.
But what I loved about this book was how much there was going on. despite how long it is, I never got bored. Every second there is something new happening, something to keep you gripped to the story. And I loved that you are not following the story, you are also getting flashbacks. So you are learning what happened to lead up these events at the same time as learning what is happening now. I loved this. I also really loved that you are being told a story by a narrator, who actually breaks the forth wall and talks directly too you multiple times throughout the book (one of the many reasons why I recommend the audiobook. It really does feel as if you are being told a story…if that makes sense).
This book is very dark and twisted though. I am kind of left wondering what is going on in Jay Kristoff’s head to bring him to the creation of this world. There were a few time when I generally found myself thinking ‘well that’s unnecessarily violent’. But, I honestly didn’t mind as the story was so good. I am so excited to see where it is going to go in the rest of the trilogy (I think at least)
But what really made this book for me where the characters. I love Mia. She is such an amazing character. She is fearless and ruthless but also caring and broken and just very normal. I love the fact that she is so normal as it really helps you connect with her. I really found myself rooting for her, and if she had been completely heartless I don’t think that I would have. Kristoff perfect balance with her. I also really liked Tric and a lot of the secondary characters (although my opinion on one in particular changed very drastically towards the end). I just think that everyone worked so well together and I loved the dynamic of the group and how each character was very much their own person.
All in all, I absolutely adored this book and I will 100% be continuing with the series. I am so intrigued as to where it is going to go next.
5 out of 5
I loved this book. Have you read it? what did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again soon.