Destined to destroy empires Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.
Six years later, the child raised in the shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.
But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.
The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student. The shadows loves her. And they drink her fear.
It’s not often I love a book as much as I did Nevernight. I feel like my review is never going to match my feelings and I can’t truly explain how much I loved this but I can try.
Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments, To Kill A Mocking Bird, Throne of Glass, The Hunger Games. All these books marked a time where my review just couldn’t portray how much I loved the series and Nevernight is no different.
It has been Months since I first read this as an eARC and weeks since my reread of the finished copy and I still can’t decide on how I want to show everyone my love for this amazing book.
Should I speak about the plot?
Mia Corvere is 10 when her life was flipped upside down, vowing revenge on the government that split her family to pieces. She vows to kill the three main men that delivered and served the punishment that hurt her Family beyond repair. This scrappy 10 year old that knows nothing of the streets finds her self working towards entry to the Red Church, where she will be taught how to kill a man a million ways.
Living with murders a like and her one constant companion Mister Kindly a shadow cat. Mia must face a school full of murders to earn her place among them and enact revenge for her Family.
How about I speak of the impressive main character?
The impressive nature Mia has is extraordinary, the maturity level was on point for me. The insecurities, fears, strength all shown instead of told. The aspect of sex without an all-consuming romance, the want to ship Mia with herself and her cause rather than some boy, was refreshing for my YA Fantasy filled brain.
Maybe the epic descriptions that have been labeled as purple prose by some but beautiful by me?
I was amazed with the descriptions, immersed in the epic world building, and couldn’t get enough of the plot line. I wouldn’t change a line in the book.
“The blow was white-hot flame and rusted razors. Lemon and salt rubbed into a fresh and bleeding wound, torn into four ragged strips across her back and peeling her lips back from her teeth in a silent scream.
Every muscle seized tight. Her back tore like paper.”
Or the refreshing friendship factor?
There is no romance to fog up the story line, no love-lost, heart-sick heroine that needs a man to save her, the characters are all cut throat and you can’t trust anyone, even Mia herself. There is no special treatment. Everyone has their own story and Mia’s is the one I’m invested in.
After all this I decided why not just share with you some of my favorite lines and let you decide for yourself if Nevernight is going to be added to your TBR?
“The books we love, they love us back. And just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us. I can see it in you, sure as I see it in me. You’re a daughter of the words. A girl with a story to tell.”
“‘Never Flinch.’ A cold whisper in her ear. ‘Never fear. And never, ever forget.’
“Mia looked over the new bruises on Tric’s face, shook her head. ‘My brave centurion. Riding in on his charger to save his poor damsel? Hold me, brave sir, I fear I shall swoon.‘”
Have you read this yet? Are you planning to? I’d love to know your thoughts!
Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a free copy in exchange for an honest review