Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Review - Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles, #1) by Jay Kristoff

Title: Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles, #1)
Author: Jay Kristoff
Pages: 448
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release date: 11th August 2016

Blurb from Goodreads: 

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 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 love her. And they drink her fear.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction and NetGalley*

DNF @17%

Mia Corvere was ten when her life was turned upside down.
Now sixteen-years-old, Mia wants to become a student at the Red Church, a school for assassins.
Will Mia get her vengeance?

Soooo. Hmm.
I'd heard mixed things going into this but I hoped I would enjoy it.
I planned to read more than 17% to give the book a chance but I just don't have the patience nowadays. It didn't help that there were footnotes that, because I was reading a Kindle copy, I had to click forwards a few pages and then go back which got annoying after a while.
I just couldn't get into the storyline. I found it really boring and lost interest.
Mia was alright and I felt sorry for her.
I liked the idea of a cat made of shadows.
I might try reading a paperback copy of this at some point in the future.

Overall this wasn't for me.