Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday | Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles #1) by Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Expected Publication Date: August 9, 2016
Pages: 448
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Goodreads Description

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.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. 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 so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

Why I'm Waiting

I recently read Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and that was more than enough to convince me that I wanted to read more from both authors. I actually found out about this Book Con this year. When I was getting my ARC of Gemina signed, Jay Kristoff briefly talked about it since he was handing out promotional bookmarks.

I feel like it's becoming common to have assassins in YA novels but I still feel like this will be a unique take on the concept. Also, I don't think there is any romance in this book. As much as I love romance  I feel like the introduction to this character can be really powerful if there isn't a romance to distract the main character from her goal.

Look at that beautiful cover. There are a few different things going on and I feel like there will be some symbolism to the story, or at least I hope there is. If there isn't then it's okay because I still love the cover. Did I mention that revenge stories are one of my favorites? If I didn't, they are! I know what I talked about might not really explain why I'm waiting. Just know I'm very excited for this book/trilogy! I have already pre-ordered this book and I can't wait until it gets here!

Do you guys have any thoughts about this book yet?

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