If Vengeance has a mother, her name is Patience.
I had high hopes for Godsgrave after finishing Nevernight but I felt it did not deliver.
Book Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
Title & Author: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Release date: September 5 2019
Series: The Nevernight Chronicle
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
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.
I give Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff three out of five hearts because Jay Kristoff failed to keep my attention in a big way. The beginning was great but it didn’t keep up.
I enjoyed reading Godsgrave while being busy, but it didn’t feel very memorable. I did like the work for revenge story line and the (new and old) characters were still great, but I didn’t care for romance plot. The story was much darker and brutal, it great, but sometimes it went a bit too fast, which bothered me because it got confusing at points.
Mia had grown over the course of Nevernight, but did less so during Godsgrave. Luckily Jay Kristoff does know how to write a great character.
I did like the end again so I am very curious about Darkdown’s release tomorrow.
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