If you recall, I was a literal 😭 emoji after finishing Nevernight. I buddy read that one with Leslie and neither of us could wait to dive into the next book, so we did a surprise buddy read of this one too! (You can see her review here!)
I love that this book starts with a recap! I wish that more books would do this! Even though I started it two days after finishing Nevernight, it was still really great. And I’m much less apprehensive about the fact that I have to wait an entire year for Darkdawn now that I know it’ll probably have a little recap in the front too.
There are some great new characters introduced in Godsgrave! I loved Sid, I constantly wanted to know more about Furian, and Maggot was amazing. Of course, several characters from Nevernight make a comeback and Mia’s Blade training comes in very handy when she sells herself as a gladiator in her crazy quest for vengeance.
Now, no spoilers here, but a whole heck of a lot happens in this book. There are a lot of battle scenes, a lot of blood, a lot of poison, a lot of plotting, and a lot of plot twists. Also, much like in Nevernight, a fair amount of sexy scenes.
I am basically dead from the last ten or so pages. Some of it I saw coming, some of it I definitely did not. My only negative comments have to do with (a) the fact that we really don’t know anything more about being a darkin than we did at the end of Nevernight and (b) that Mia seemed to forgive a certain character for a certain thing rather quickly, given the circumstances. (That was really hard to keep spoiler-free!)
Still, a really good book that I’d definitely recommend!
- “When you take a person out of the world, you don’t just take them, do you? You take everything they were, too.”
- “You can keep the glory. I’m just here for the blood.”
- “This is not where I die.”
- “She’d grown up inside books. No matter how dark life became, shutting out the hurt was as easy as opening a cover. A child of murdered parents and a failed rebellion, she’d still walked in the boots of scholars and warriors, queens and conquerors.
The heavens grant us only one life, but through books, we live a thousand.”
Me before reading Godsgrave: 😭
Me after reading Godsgrave: 🤯
Please read this book so I can gush about that ending.
Have you read Godsgrave? Do you love Jay Kristoff?
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