Book Review: Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle #2) by Jay Kristoff

Book: Godsgrave
Series: The Nevernight Chronicle book 2
Author: Jay Kristoff
Genre: Adult fantasy

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 fulfill 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.

My Rating: 5 STARS

My Review:

I loved Godsgrave and thought it was such an interesting sequel.  The two books feel like different stories but are both still so amazing.  One of the reasons why I think Nevernight and Godsgrave feel so different is the plot.  Nevernight was set in a school and was focused on Mia’s training whereas Godsgrave is about Mia competing in a gladiator style championship to win her chance at the revenge she has sworn to exact.

I loved how far Mia has come, from being unsure and learning her skill set in Nevernight to becoming more confident and using those skills with a vengeance in Godsgrave.  She is solely focused on getting revenge in Godsgrave and it was interesting to read how far she was willing to go for it.

There were some really interesting character developments in Godsgrave especially the relationship between Aislinn and Mia.  I think that provided a whole new interesting layer to the story because their relationship has been so up and down throughout the course of the two books that you really can’t second guess how they truly feel about each other.  There were a lot of new characters introduced in Godsgrave and I liked finding out more about each one as the story progressed.

Just like the first book there were so many shocking twists and turns in Godsgrave.  So many interesting revelations came to light all throughout this book.

Overall I loved Godsgrave.  It’s so great to witness Mia’s growth as a character and I loved being constantly surprised by the storyline.  I can’t wait to see how the trilogy concludes in the next book.  If you liked Nevernight, I think you’ll love Godsgrave.

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