Saturday 12 October 2019

Book Review: Godsgrave (Nevernight #2) by Jay Kristoff (YA/Fantasy)

Title: Godsgrave (Nevernight #2)
Author: Jay Kristoff
Harper Voyager

Publication Date: 2017
Borrowed from the Library


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.

Godsgrave was a lovely continuation of the Nevernight trilogy. It didn't captivate me quite as much as the first, but middle books in trilogies are often the weakest when taken individually. Nonetheless, there was still plenty of action, adventure and murder as we followed Mia into the gladiatorial arena, and Kristoff left us with a cliffhanger ending that made me long to get to book three, especially if there will be more of a reveal then about Mia's powers as a darkin. I have requested the final book from the library and look forward to reading it soon. 4.5 stars.

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