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Godsgrave: Book Two of the Nevernight Chronicle Hardcover – September 5, 2017
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"Kristoff again graces his story with hilarious asides, vicious competition, and a protagonist as relentless as she is fearless. Her brutal world is populated with a fascinating array of characters who often meet dismal and bloody fates.... Through tragedy, betrayal, and victory, this glorious adventure thrills and satisfies with cold violence, terrifying monsters, roaring crowds, and bloody honor." ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Sexier, grittier, fiercer, bloodier ― Jay Kristoff’s Godsgrave is an action-packed showstopper. ... Godsgrave thrums with unrelenting tension and suspense and you won’t know what to do with yourself once it’s over." ―USA Today
"I feel like I really can't do this book justice with words. But it is in fact bloodier, sexier, stabbier and badassier (just go with it) than Nevernight. Seriously, who knew that was even possible? Questions are answered, many more are asked and we are slowly fed more information about Mia's past. Prepare yourselves genltefriends, this book is a rollercoaster ride of emotion. I finished Godsgrave late at night and was propped up in bed like one of those clowns at the show, open mouthed, gasping and absolutely SHOOK. That ending is... 'NO HE DIDN'T' (yes he did)." ―The YA Circle blog on Godsgrave
"Kristoff has put together an excellent follow-up to Nevernight, and it will not disappoint....Things get more and more intense in just about every area of Mia's life, and it's all leading to a showstopping conclusion in book three. I'll be waiting for it!" ―The Eater of Books blog on Godsgrave
"Godsgrave is intense and dark... There’s a lot of dynamic and strong characters especially the women. The last 80 pages will leave you shouting your head off and it’s never info dumped or out of left field.... If you like YA fantasy but want more sex and blood and language, read Nevernight and then quickly follow it with Godsgrave..." ―Bang Bang Books blog on Godsgrave
"The Nevernight Chronicle is a fantastic story. Absolutely original work, fantastic interaction between characters, a well developed world and politics. Jay is truly an amazing writer." ―Burkhead's Books and Bad Reviews blog on Godsgrave
"All I can say is "Wow!" I'm speechless with wonder, with awe at the twists and turns the story had taken. Though I'm expecting things not to go swimmingly for Mia, I never imagined the routes the plot would take to bring her to where she was by the end of the book." ―The Romance Reviews blog
"I rate this book a glowing 5 out of 5 stars! Perfect for fantasy readers who love a badass heroine, assassins, action, and blood!" ―The Introverted Book Nerd blog
"Come for the vengeful assassins, stay for the fear-drinking shadowcats. Godsgrave is a stylish, fast-paced and welcome return to the world of Nevernight." ―Peter Newman, award-winning author of The Vagrant
"Launching the Nevernight fantasy series, Kristoff (the Lotus War trilogy) creates a splendid world of corruption and violence. Kristoff portrays a world as rife with villains and treachery as the ancient Italian civilizations it echoes. Absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness, this beginning promises (and delivers) equal shares of beauty and decay. With a delicate balance of the ancient and the magical, this tense and brutal tale is unflinching, thrilling, and satisfying."―Publishers Weekly, starred review on Nevernight
"A sensuous, shades-of-moral-gray world; a compelling, passionate heroine; a high-stakes quest for revenge―this is a fantasy fans won't be able to put down."―Kirkus Reviews on Nevernight
"The world-building is delightfully detailed, its baroque flourishes supplied by sarcastic footnotes, but we are drawn through the narrative by Mia’s triple quest: to rescue her family members, to avenge her father’s death and to survive her education at the church, where the ultimate test is to avoid being killed by the training."―The Daily Mail on Nevernight
"Kristoff's new fantasy series is off to a rollicking start."―Booklist on Nevernight
"A very entertaining and well thought out story with a very readable main protagonist and her sidekick set at it’s heart.... It’s dark and twisted with a great streak of humour that softens some of the blows. An excellent start to series and one that I’m really looking forward to continuing with." ―The Speculative Herald blog on Nevernight
"The innovative setting, fast-moving plot, vivid descriptions, and thrilling action scenes make this a refreshing addition to the steampunk canon." ―Publishers Weekly, starred review on Stormdancer
"Soars higher than the arashitora Kristoff writes about; superb." ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Stormdancer
About the Author
JAY KRISTOFF is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Lotus War, The Illuminae Files and The Nevernight Chronicle. He is the winner of four Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, nominee for the Locus Award, David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards, named multiple times in the Kirkus and Amazon Best Teen Books list and published in over thirty countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,665 days to live. He abides in Melbourne with his secret agent kung-fu assassin wife, and the world’s laziest Jack Russell. He does not believe in happy endings.
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One thing I loved about Nevernight was the storytelling and Kristoff keeps it up. The book itself is split into 3 parts and I absolutely love how part 1 tells the story of here we are now but let me also tell you how we got to now, this is told through flashbacks. To me it is never hard to follow the past and present story lines because each one is very unique. I also love how the flashbacks do not overstay their welcome, it has a precise story line and ends.
As for the present story and plot, Godsgrave amps up all the action and drama by 100. Kristoff writes some of the best action scenes ever, period. They are gripping, exhilarating, and downright gruesome. Every action scene is vivid and well detailed and that is all thanks to Kristoff's incredible writing style.
Now the plot stays it's course from Nevernight, we are still after those that ruined Mia's life, however we now join a Collegium rather then a school for assassin's. Man did I love the Collegium in this book! The new characters were all fleshed out, some likeable some not so likeable. However I do have to tell myself when it comes to Jay Kristoff books I really need to not get so attached to the characters because well you will just have to read the book to find out. The new characters add a fresh new feel to the book to the point that we get to see a more softer side to Mia that we really didn't get to see in the first book, so I appreciated that. Seeing a softer side to Mia really showed some great character development and there definitely was quite a bit of character development throughout this book. We also see some old faces return in Godsgrave which was exciting and bloody shocking (I AM LOOKING AT YOU CLIFFHANGER)! The Collegium is also where we get to see all the action take place. Like I said before these action sequences were epic. They all weren't the same either and what I mean by that is, we didn't have just big blood bath battles. Like a true Colosseum in Rome, their were games, chariot races, and of course blood baths.
Last but not least I want to talk about the world a little bit. In Nevernight we only peak at the world of Itreya. In Godgrave we get a whole new perspective of this grand world Kristoff has created for us. We get to see loads more of the city of Godsgrave itself but also we travel to new corners of Itreya. I am hoping this world building and exploration continues in the grand finale of the Nevernight chronicles.
All in All Godsgrave was everything I wanted and more and I cannot wait to finally get my hands on the conclusion, hopefully next year. With this book Jay Kristoff has definitely earned the title of auto-buy author in my books and I cannot wait for all the stories Jay has in store for me!!!
The further travels of Mia Corvere pretty much consist of her wading through the blood of the freshly slaughtered. By her own hand of course. My favorite wise cracking assasain with a heart of darkness didn't disappoint one bit. Harder and colder than ever yet stubbornly clinging to that shred of humanity that almost saw her a "Hand" rather than a "Blade", Mia now takes on the role of gladiatrix in a crafty bid to finally avenge her familia. That's right folks. We get to see Mia go all Spartacus style. Blood and Sand. And did I mention blood? 😊
A new cast of characters are introduced and swiftly become just as beloved as the old ones from Hogwarts the murder cult edition. Old characters are expanded. Including Mia herself as she inches closer towards finding out what Darkin like herself truly are. Old and new favorites are killed off in true Kristoff fashion. Never does do to become too attached.....although you won't be able to help it. Hero's fall. Villains rise. Or perhaps it's the other way round since Kristoff's characters are all pretty fifty shades of darkest gray. Plot twist after plot occurs and then comes the punch right in your guts as you are reminded that the Mother keeps only what she needs and realize this story is SO far from over. Might just be picking up steam really. You'll just have to wait. Bastard.
If Godsgrave could be said to have flaws......and mind you I'm picking at straws here.....
1. Seeing Mia tramsform into Spartacus was a delight but also a tad too familiar of a story. It literally was like he re-wrote the Blood and Sand TV series and threw in a couple horror fantasy beasts to keep it....well....fantasy. 2. Some of the story arc seemed a bit forced. Clever. But forced. Ashlinn herself and the entire Murder/Assasain/Death Goddess Cult twist was just a bit too pat. I'll buy it for a dime. But you're pushing it. Happens I just didn't really care it was such a great ride. 3. I'm eternally grateful the goddess DOES only keep what she needs however that last big twist was a SO Deus ex machina. I suspected it long before the end of Nevernight. Forgot about it. And then grinned in delight with my heart in my throat when it occurred. Yeah.....not sure myself if this last point is really a critique or a compliment. I'll have to see where it goes. There better be a damn good explanation. And truthfully I'm betting there will be.
BRAVO!!!!! ENCORE!!!!!! READ THIS SERIES. JUST DOOOO IT. 😁