The Nevernight Chronicles has been one of my favourite series since I discovered it about this time last year. I loved Nevernight, absolutely adored Godsgrave, and therefore had sky-high expectations for the concluding book, Darkdawn. Unfortunately after two amazing books, the final installment in this series was a serious disappointment. I am going to keep this review on the shorter side, as I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone who hasn't read it yet!
There is always a danger in reading sequels to book you love. Will they be as good? Will the dreaded Second Book Syndrome strike? You never know until you give the book a try. For me, I figured there was no way Godsgrave could hold a candle to Nevernight, one of my favourite books of the year. The school narrative was gone, Mia has become a full-fledged Blade, and all her friends were dead or traitors (don’t you just hate it when that happens?). But once again, I was completely, utterly wrong. Godsgrave is just as good as Nevernight, despite a huge shift in the story.
I had never read anything by Jay Kristoff before, but I know his books are so beloved by so many readers. I hadn’t gotten around to reading him because I was convinced I wouldn’t enjoy them -- I’m not really sure where that idea came from but it stuck. Shanah from Bionic Bookworm convinced me to read Nevernight and recommended the audiobook version. She was spot on -- Nevernight is a book that begs to be read aloud and was the most fun I’ve had reading in a long time.
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Happy Friday, all! This week has been a little rough for me because I've been under the weather. I've missed almost an entire week of work (despite going into the office twice). I'm starting to pull through, and just in time! I've got my book club this evening, where I'll be hanging out with fabulous like-minded fantasy folk.