ARC Review

A Bloody, Vicious and Twisted Yet Predictable End to A Surprisingly Favourite Trilogy <3 |ARC Review: Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) by Jay Kristoff

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?

Disclaimer: I received a physical ARC of the book from Harper Collins India in exchange for an honest review! However, the thoughts, opinions expressed in the review are entirely my own.

Never has a series surprised and stunned me like the Nevernight Series by Jay Kritoff (Read My Review for Nevernight & Godsgrave)– I completed the first two books within days of starting it last year and the wait for the conclusion pretty much destroyed my patience

Now, with every bloody unexpected and violent twists that we saw in the first two books in the trilogy, I was so freaking excited; but at the same time hesitant while starting this conclusion – mostly cause Jay Kristoff is known to bring out the unexpected like confetti at a pride parade.

Darkdawn, as a conclusion, is slightly easier to read as compared to the first two books in the trilogy, but it was fast paced, bloody (oh the gore!!) and a pretty darn satisfying end to the trilogy that bought out the twisted in me.

I am not gonna lie, there were times in the book – where I wanted to hop on a plane, and strangle Mr. Kristoff myself; but I restrained myself (you are alive cause of that restraint, Mr. Kristoff! Bow to me!) and yet at the end of the book, I was left highly satisfied, even if it was accompanied by the feeling of the fact that the plotline was predictable throughout the book!

Also, can I just say, this conclusion also felt a whole lot more emotional as compared to the first two books – Mia, is of course her badass self; but her strength is shown to be, cause of her foundations of loyalty that she always seem to be surprised by!

The Nevernight Chronicles is NOT a YA trilogy; but it is one that you SHOULD DEFINITELY NOT miss; especially if adore a bloody, twisted and violent series with some very interesting writing style, and humour that you can’t help but smirk at!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .75


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