Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (Nevernight Chronicles #2)
Expected Publication: September 5, 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books
Goodreads Summary: A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.
Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo, or avenging her familia. And after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.
When it’s announced that Scaeva and Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself to a gladiatorial collegium for a chance to finally end them. Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold within the collegium walls, and the body count rises, Mia will be forced to choose between loyalty and revenge, and uncover a secret that could change the very face of her world.
Set in the world of Nevernight, which Publishers Weekly called “absorbing in its complexity and bold in its bloodiness,” Godsgrave will continue to thrill and satisfy fantasy fans everywhere.
Review: I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
For those who have not yet read Nevernight, my review for this sequel is simply…. This book was absolutely incredible and completely blew Nevernight out of the water! You need to pick up Nevernight and start this epic journey now to prepare yourself for the release of this kickass sequel due in September.
For those who have read Nevernight, proceed to my full review below.
Without a doubt, this book was my #1 most anticipated read of 2017 and it did not disappoint at all! This book took the epicness of Nevernight and multiplied it by a thousand. There were so many intense moments to the point where I was almost constantly sitting on the literal edge of my chair tapping my feet in nervousness. The book starts out going back and forth between Mia’s present day and the past few months after saving the Red Church from total destruction. As a history major, I continue to enjoy the footnotes with little tidbits of background information on certain people, places, or historical events. The past few months sees Mia continuing her role as a blade for the Red Church and on one of her missions, she runs into a couple old friends. In the present, Mia is once again working on her quest to avenger her familia by murdering Consul Julius Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo. All along the way, Mia begins to learn things that will alter her course. There were so many twists and turns! A few of them literally had my mouth gaping open because WHOA, MIND BLOWN! Some new characters were introduced and it didn’t take long for me to feel attached to them. Kristoff broke my heart a few times and I am still reeling. Omg and the cliffhanger ending!!! WHAT! I’m going to need the next book ASAP! There was laughter, anger, sadness, swoons, etc…. full spectrum of emotions while reading this book. I haven’t been in the mood to read anything else after finishing Godsgrave because it was so intense and just grabbed me by the feels!
5 Bloody Stars
All US preorders come signed no matter where you buy it from. Barnes & Noble does have an exclusive edition that includes full color endpapers and an exclusive chapter. Read more about that edition in Jay Kristoff’s blog post here.