Nevernight by Jay Kristoff Review

Rating – ⭐️

There are books you read that are slow, but intriguing. There are books that are boring but so badly written that you carry on reading for the entertainment factor. Then there are books that are boring and make you want to cry because does it ever end?<
or me, Nevernight is the latter.

From Goodreads:

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. Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the Republic – the Red Church. 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 loves.

Sounds cool right? I thought so too.

’m not even going to lie, I skimmed most of this book, which I never do. If I buy a book, then you can be damn sure I’m going to read it. How rich do you think I am?

But this…I just couldn’t. At 100 pages in, I had to read the blurb to try to see what was going on and where it was going, because did I fuck know.

Now, I can deal with a slow book with good characters. I’m a very character-driven reader. But a slow book with flat characters? I can’t. It’s painful.

Speaking of painful, those fucking footnotes. Am I reading a YA book or am I back doing my GCSE revision because I just don’t know anymore.

The footnotes just didn’t work at all for me. The story itself was hard enough to get into, without having to skip down to the bottom of the page to read some long winded explanation about the history of a prison, it was too jarring. And then I need to find where I left off and go back to story mode? Fuck off, that’s far too much work for me.

evernight is not one of those books that I hate with a burning passion, it’s more like I just literally cannot believe I wasted a day of my life reading this when I could have been reading something that I actually enjoyed. O gentlefriend*, I’m really disappointed that I didn’t like it because

assassin school!

badass female lead!


It had so much promise. But that promise just fell flat on its face.

*i think if I actually called someone gentlefriend in real life, I would get punched in the face. Or laughed out the joint.**

**do you like my footnotes??

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