[BOOK CHAT] Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles #1) by Jay Kristoff

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The Nevernight Chronicle #1
Jay Kristoff
Young Adult, Fantasy
Harper Collins
August 9th 2016

Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Destined to destroy empires, the child raised in shadows made a promise on the day she lost everything: to avenge herself on those that shattered her world.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, and Mia must become a weapon without equal. Before she seeks vengeance, she must seek training among the infamous assassins of the Red Church of Itreya.

Inside the Church's halls, mia must prove herself against the deadliest of opponents and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Church is no ordinary school, but Mia is no ordinary student


“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.”




Damn. It’s been a while since I’ve read this book. It’s a shame that I wasn’t able to read and review this when I finished it. I would have had a lot more to say since it’s a bit more fresh in my head.

Anyways, I do remember that I loved this book. Gave it a solid 4 start rating.


– I know this book is a more gearing towards adult audience, but I didn’t expect some of the things that happened here to actually happen. Nothing too graphic, but it’s there.

– The writing. Oh man. The writing for this book is glorious!!!

– Most people would be frustrated with the additional footnotes, but I LOVE THEM!! I wish more books has them. It’s a good way to actually expand the world in the reader’s eyes without actually mixing it in the narrative.

Love anti-hero stories with a tragic backstory? This book would definitely be for you.

The use of profanity – I love it!!

Mia, our main character, I have a love-hate relationship with. For the most part, she’s an amazing character. She’s badass, no freakin’ doubt about that! She not exactly pretty (thank God!!! I’ve had enough of those pretty-without-knowing type of characters who turns out to be this special snowflake. Buttttt… there are times she annoys me. Like, really annoys me.

– The revenge plot is something I’ve read in a number of books, and watched in a number of movies, before. I would have wanted to see something else.

I want to see more of this world. It’s intriguing and there seem to be more of it that remains untouched by this book. I am hoping the next one would give me more!!

– It’s pretty slow. I think the only time it picks up was towards the end of the book.

– The Red Church is Howarts for assassins. I loved the classes each of the student had to take.

Death! Give me moreeee!!!

– There is romance. Yes. It bothered me, a tiny bit. But then, I liked Tric, so it didn’t really bother me.

– Mia’s ability is pretty interesting. I wanted to know more about it though.

So… that dude just died. Just like that. I was expecting more from someone like him. It sucks because the relationship that Mia and this person should have had, seems to be important, but was undercut because he died. *NOTE: It’s not Tric*

Hate. Such a strong propeller for someone to get revenge.

– I liked the government system they have on here. It’s pretty interesting. Like the world-building, I want to know more about it.

Oh Mr. Kindly!! I want one too!

– I would have wanted to know more about what Mia is. I feel that this book didn’t really reveal much about it aside from finding out she isn’t the only one who can control shadows.

Oh the betrayal!! I love it! You’ll be surprised who betrays who. It didn’t really see it coming.

– The story took too long for something to happen. I wish more things happened in between the beginning to the climactic ending.

– All the characters were great. However, you’d see how some are pretty disposable than the others, which is why you don’t really get much from them. But the ones that do matter, you tend to care for them.


It’s pretty obvious that I loved this book. Did I wish it had a faster pace, definitely. I am looking forward to picking the next one soon.

05 comments on “[BOOK CHAT] Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles #1) by Jay Kristoff

  • Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams , Direct link to comment

    I didn’t like this book, because of the writing, but I’m happy to see you enjoyed it, Aria! And I was really surprised about some of the scenes in this book as well, but I actually found out it’s a NA book. I hope you like the second book as well! <3

    • deardarlingreader , Direct link to comment

      his writing is either a love it or hate it kind of writing. 🙂 i completely get why you wouldn’t like it. there are just some aspects that i really like, one sample was the world-building, then there’s the morally gray characters. 🙂

  • Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams , Direct link to comment

    I think my comment was deleted 😭 – but what I wrote was that I’m happy to see you enjoyed it – I actually disliked the writing, and it made me less receptive of the book overall. And I was surprised about a few scenes in this book as well, but I actually found out that this book is in the NA/Adult genre. Hope you enjoy the second book as well!, Aria <3

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