Baby Chick’s Thoughts!
Before I start, I just want to say that this is not a children’s book. This is an adult book, from the adult section.
Nevernight definitely started out with a bang! *pun intended*
We learn right away that Mia is training to join a school of assassins, which means that this is a very violent book. Very. Jay Kristoff doesn’t leave out any of the deadly details. He writes about the feeling and taste of blood in your mouth, to the way blood sprays when a body is decapitated. And I love it. Actually, it’s not overly descriptive which can be annoying, it’s that the words he uses to describe death paints a perfect bloody picture in your mind.
I love the depth and the background that we subtly get about all the characters. Even though they’re training to be assassins, you can still see the desire to have connections. Of course my favorite character is Mia, because she’s awesome and badass, but other than Mia my favorite would have to be Mister Kindly. You’d have to read the book to truly understand who and “what” Mister Kindly is, but I’ll say that he’s the character that will make you laugh when everything else is so serious. He’s sarcastic at the worst time, which actually reminds me a little bit of myself, and he knows how to push Mia’s buttons in a way that makes the readers giddy with amusement.
After reading Nevernight I can easily say that Jay Kristoff is my favorite author. First, I love the way something small will happen at the start of the book, and you don’t think it’s a big deal, until it impacts everything. Everything he writes has a purpose. I also like that Jay Kristoff says that he doesn’t believe in happy endings. It’s kind of refreshing to read a book that probably won’t be rainbows and sunshine in the end. Sometimes all you want in life is a book that’s sinister and dark.
I really hope that this review inspires people to pick up Nevernight and read it. I can’t guarantee that you will love it as much as I do, but can guarantee you some laughs, some sadness, and some adventure.