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Book Review: Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff

dd.jpgBook: Darkdawn
Series: The Nevernight Chronicle #3
Author: Jay Kristoff
Genre: Fantasy

The greatest games in Godsgrave’s history have ended with the most audacious murders in the history of the Itreyan Republic.

Mia Corvere, gladiatii, escaped slave and infamous assassin, is on the run. Pursued by Blades of the Red Church and soldiers of the Luminatii legion, she may never escape the City of Bridges and Bones alive. Her mentor Mercurio is now in the clutches of her enemies. Her own family wishes her dead. And her nemesis, Consul Julius Scaeva, stands but a breath from total dominance over the Republic.

But beneath the city, a dark secret awaits. Together with her lover Ashlinn, brother Jonnen and a mysterious benefactor returned from beyond the veil of death, she must undertake a perilous journey across the Republic, seeking the final answer to the riddle of her life. Truedark approaches. Night is falling on the Republic for perhaps the final time.

Can Mia survive in a world where even daylight must die?

My Rating: 4 STARS

My Review:

I liked how Darkdawn concludes this trilogy which is surprising since when I started the book it felt slow to start off and it took me longer than I expected to get fully into the story again but by the end of it I was very into the story.

The main thing I loved about this trilogy was Mia and how far she’s came throughout the books. In Godsgrave we see her powers and confidence grow and in Darkdawn we see her realise and understand what she wants from life. I really felt for Mia in this book and I loved her epiphanies she had about fear and love. I loved how she went from having almost no one with her in book one to having a group of friends protecting her and cheering her on in Darkdawn.

I also liked the tension that was created by Tric coming back. I understood why Mia felt the way she did about both Tric and Ashlinn and I enjoyed the interactions between Ashlinn and Tric, I know there was mainly a focus on the jealousy between them but I liked how it built up and what the conclusion to it was.  Mia and Jonnen’s sibling relationship was interesting to read about. I thought their interactions were intriguing to read and I liked how their relationship grew over the course of the book.

I liked the overall conclusion to the trilogy and I liked the action scenes in the last part of the book. I thought it was interesting to include the books themselves in the books and I liked how the characters responded to them. I didn’t care much about the over-arcing story of Niah, Anais and Aa, I liked the history of it but I just didn’t care much about what happened with that storyline.

Overall I really liked Darkdawn and I liked how it concluded the trilogy. I didn’t care about the gods storyline but I loved Mia and her storyline. I loved her realisations about herself and her relationships she made over the trilogy and I think Mia and her story are very memorable.

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