Book : Nevernight
Author: Jay Kristoff
Plot: Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student.The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Its Definitely a brain Stirrer
If our beloved Harry Potter was training to become an assassin and Hogwarts was a school training Assassins then it has to be something on the line of this book. More like a darker version of Harry potter with a killer Heroin to carry the book. Nevernight is going to make you hate and love it at the same time and that is a very weird equation for any book because you are not sure what to take of the book.
Nevernight is not an easy read. And Lord oh Lord !! is it difficult or what !!.
The language of the Nevernight is a tough nut to crack and add to the fact that the world described in the book is completely different and carrying weird and out of box logics and terminologies so you have to keep track of those and then the author has exercised his right to using keynote in the book way too liberally. Every page has just extensive and elaborate keynotes which can shape an another story and a whole book in itself . So among playing with a completely twisted and poetic narration, tracking an alien world and keeping a note of the keynotes and linking it to the main story takes a toll on one
Now ironically these same point also adds to the plus point of the book too.
The language of the book to me personally was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Indeed after a really long time i was reading something that was poetic and completely beautiful in its language. Last time i had such a brush with beauty in language was perhaps, Laini Taylor’s “Daughter of Smoke & Bone” series but while that was a little difficult this one was easy and flowy and mesmerising. I love the clever terminologies that the author had used and then the story was powerful too though i guess ending could have pulled together in a better fashion
In conclusion all i can say is that it is a dual sword book. The things you will love about the book will also make you hate it but you would still appreciate it as well. For me it was amazing and in true way , a quite different book