I hope you’re having a great Monday!
Today is going to be jam-packed for me. I have a lot of running around to do and (of course) several deadlines. I’ve been working on thesis drafts almost non-stop for the last week and am hoping that I can get a final draft approved this week (fingers crossed)!
Okay, enough rambling. Let’s get into today’s post!
As you’re all aware, today is Monday (at least it still is in the States) meaning it Goodreads Monday! For those of you not familiar with this meme, Goodreads Mondays originated on Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog. To participate, you just showcase a random book from your Goodreads page. The twist is that I’m only going to feature my TBR shelf (aka the “want to read “shelf) like many other people do so I guess it’s not that much of a twist, BUUUUUT, I’m also going to predict my star rating of the book! I’ve seen both Regan (PeruseProject) and Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) do 5 Star TBR Prediction YouTube videos and have been inspired to do a video or post but was struggling to find some 5-Star predictions. This is kind of my middle ground where I can predict my star rating and why and then revisit this post after I read it to see how close I actually was.
To pick the books for this, I’m putting my Goodreads want to read shelf number in a random number generator and letting fate pick the number for me. The lucky number for this week was 452 and as you can see from the title, the lucky book was Nevernight by Jay Kristoff.
Author: Jay Kristoff
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: August 6, 2016
Genre(s): (Young) Adult, Fantasy
Source: Not owned/Library
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?
Star Rating Prediction:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 4/5 (maybe even 5/5 since I liked the Illuminae Files so much!)
This is a series I feel like I’m either going to be obsessed with or am going to disdain, and I’m not sure which one. I started to read this one via audiobook but was having trouble following the narrative. It’s one that I feel like I’m going to have to follow along with as I listen to the audiobook.
I do plan on getting a physical copy of this book soon and diving in.
Have you read Nevernight?
What did you think?
Let me know below!