I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
Narrator: Holter Graham
Also by this author: Illuminae, Gemina, Obsidio, Nevernight
Series: The Nevernight Chronicles #2
Also in this series: Nevernight
Published by HarperCollins Audio Download on 11th September 2017
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult
Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
Format: Audible, eARC
Source: from Netgalley
Amazon UK, Audible
A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times best-selling author Jay Kristoff.
Conquer your fear, conquer the world.
Mia Corvere, destroyer of empires, has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry do not believe she has earned it.
Her position is precarious, and she’s still no closer to exacting revenge for the brutal death of her family. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.
When it is announced that Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself into slavery for a chance to fulfil the promise she made on the day she lost everything.
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, secrets are revealed and the body count rises within the collegium walls, Mia will be forced to choose between her loyalties and her revenge.
Thank you to Harper Voyager for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I also have an audible copy of this book. I listened to about 60-70% of this book and also read some of my netgalley copy. After I finished Nevernight I knew I had to jump straight into Godsgrave.
Well, I got to the end of this book and I wanted to hunt Jay down and force him to tell me what happens next. Haha okay, maybe not that extreme I am no stalker but seriously Jay! How could you end it like that! How am I supposed to wait until Stabtember to get all the answers I need. Like really need.
Okay well once I got over that initial reaction and really thought about it I felt exactly the same! Jay, you really test me!! I had such a book hangover I couldn’t start a new book!
This was much easier to get into than Nevernight. Whether that is because I was more invested or because there was more indication when the story changed timelines I’m not sure.
Mia was as kick-ass as ever in this story. I love Mia. I love her sarcastic, witty remarks. I love her companions too. I love how they are such opposites yet they provide exactly what Mia needs.
I loved The Gladiatii. This was a whole new world. Mia thought the Red Church was brutal until she entered this world. There are some really great characters in this bunch. My favourites were Maggot and Sidonius. Both were such different but interesting characters. They both had backgrounds that you can’t imagine having to face.
Jay was as brutal as ever in this book so don’t get too attached to anyone. You are likely to get your heart broken into pieces.
I am both looking forward to and dreading Darkdawn. We know that Mia will die in Darkdawn. I don’t think Jay is lying about this and quite frankly I don’t think I am ready. On the flipside, I NEED to know what happens next. Oh, Jay, you have really put me between a rock and a hard place!
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