My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I don’t know where to begin with this review???
I mean I think i’ve already mentioned everything I needed to say in my review of Nevernight…
Either way, to recap and reciprocate the points I mentioned in Nevernight’s review, Godsgrave had even more witty banters. more blood. more pain. lots of angst. plentiful twists. the suspense could give you a clean kill, and even more traumatic than its prequel.
Tbh the moment I was done with this book, I almost gave into my weak mind telling me I was wrong to read this so early on especially because book 3 doesn’t have a publication date yet, let alone a freakin title. If you think for one second to dive into this book without being aware that there is a major cliffhanger in the end, I wish you the best of luck! So please take your poor heart into consideration before jumping in, okay? 🙂
Remember how I previously mentioned that this book is even more gruesome than it’s predecessor? Well, we’re introduced to new characters in Godsgrave as this book continues where Nevernight left us off with. New characters aka more deaths, you get it 🙂 There’s nothing different about the format used, we have the story told to us in past and present tense but this time it’s spiced up a bit with the past tense being Mia post-Red Church and the present: 3 months post-Red Church. (view spoiler) Mia takes up a new task assigned by the Red Church and travels to Godsgrave to bid herself to become a slave of Leona (daughter of a shitty dude in the Senate, his name is irrelevant). There she meets other slaves and all of them have to fight with each other in a bunch of bloody contests (in public because hello, it’s fun) set out by the Senate (she tried not to care about them but hahahah). The last one standing will be free from slavery foreveerrrrrrr. That said, her mind didn’t drift from wanting to avenge her father’s death so the closer she is to where she once belonged, the better she can get both jobs done. However, there’s a plot twist here and a plot twist there and a plot twist everywhere and as a requirement by sir Jay Kristoff, things just don’t go as planned 🙂
I don’t want to dive in to the characters as I feel it’s best to go in blind but note that you’re going to love them all, even if they suck. To conclude, this book is um great. it’s um the best and um brace yourselves in the last 10% of the book because it could damage chunks of your brain cells in one go. I’m out 👋
Have you read the sequel to Nevernight, did you get a similar experience to mine? Also, was the ending unexpected or predictable *no spoilers please :)*?
For those who haven’t read it, is the series on your tbr? Feel free to comment down below your thoughts.