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Jay Kristoff

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Jay Kristoff is the #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE LOTUS WAR. He is the winner of five Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

He does not believe in happy endings.

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So this is our new YA sci-fi action adventure thing. It's kinda like this:

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Meets this:

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We have the goldenboy of an interstellar military academy:

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Who finds himself saddled with a squad of losers, discipline cases and psychos:

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"Just finished so still processing what I've just read, but if I had to sum it up in one word?

Awesome.

Absolutely fantastic. Shades of Locke Lamora, with a ton of Pratchett-esque footnotes (I loved the sand kraken). Superb, complex characters, fabul..." Read more of this review »
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NEVERNIGHT is a story about the daughter of a failed revolutionary, seeking revenge against her father's killers:

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It's set in a place kinda like Hogwarts:

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If Hogwarts was built in a place similar to certain gorgeous medieval city:
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" Øçtavîå wrote: "Is there Romance?"

Well, I guess that depends on your definition of romance.

There's sex if that counts :P
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A quick FAQ:

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Indeed. In the wake of an uprising in a post-apocalyptic USA, the robotic populace have been reduced to slaves, and androids (robots who look like humans) have been
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“You deserve every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who'll run with you as far and as fast as you want to. Holding your hand, not holding you back.”
Jay Kristoff, Illuminae

“The books we love, they love us back. And just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us. I can see it in you, sure as I see it in me. You're a daughter of the words. A girl with a story to tell.”
Jay Kristoff, Nevernight

“Am I not merciful?”
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“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Anton Chekhov

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves

“Anger Is A Gift”
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“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

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message 83: by Josh

Josh I'm not on FB so I can't say it there but Happy Birthday. I wish I could be in Phoenix today to buy you a round to celebrate your birthday and celebrate Illuminae. I have to physically force myself to put it down when it's time to work, sleep or you know interact with my wife and kids.

Happy Birthday and thanks to you and Amie for such amazing work.


Butterfly Hey, thanks for accepting me! Now you have one more fan closer to achieve your dreams :P Loved both of your books! But I'm curious to know; 13870 days? You can see your future, huh?


message 81: by Josh

Josh So UPS dropped off an ARC of Kinslayer! I cannot express how surprised and excited I am.

Yay for Kinslayer!

Thanks Mr. Kristoff for creating such a unique and intriguing world for us all to play in. I see so much potential adventure in it.


message 80: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Jay,
Thank you for being my friend here on Goodreads. I am really looking forward to reading and discovering your work, as it is of much interest to me (being an avid reader of fantasy).
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 79: by Shannon

Shannon Yippee Skippee!!! UPS just dropped off my copy!!!!


Maisoon Al-mahrouqi Jay wrote: "Maisoon wrote: "You're cute. I wanna marry you."

Depending where you live, that mmmmmay be illegal."


Hmmm. We can elope to India or somewhere. But I'm guessing that you and the sun aren't on best terms so... Sri Lanka? Or Turkey? Their tea is FAB.


message 77: by Shannon

Shannon Just got the much awaited email from amazon that my copy has shipped! Flucking Alpha!!!


Perfection *Sherlock's Girl* Jay wrote: "Monica wrote: "And if you don't mind me peeping and prying, 13870 days? "

I have foreseen my own death.

It's quite awesome, actually.

Glad you liked the book! :D"


I'm curious. Death clock?


message 75: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Tien wrote: "Thanks for the privilege of being your stalker friend on GR!"

You're welcome. SO glad you enjoyed the book!


message 74: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Shambhawi wrote: "Do you edit your About this Author info every once in a while to not stray far off from the approximation of your days left to live? Just wondering... ..."

No, but I probably should start. Good idea :D


message 73: by Tien

Tien Jay,

Thanks for the privilege of being your stalker friend on GR!

It's no longer a Manic Monday ;)


Shambhawi P. Hey Jay. I'm going to start reading Stormdancer in exactly 5 minutes... or however much it will take me to get off of Goodreads and into the book! Looking forward to it!

PS Do you edit your About this Author info every once in a while to not stray far off from the approximation of your days left to live? Just wondering...


message 71: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Maisoon wrote: "You're cute. I wanna marry you."

Depending where you live, that mmmmmay be illegal.


Maisoon Al-mahrouqi You're cute. I wanna marry you.


message 69: by Jay

Jay Kristoff ☆∞Francine wrote: "A-When does the next Foo Fighters Album come out?
B-Kurt Cobain-Overrated douche or misunderstood genius?"


a) I.... don't know... I think we're tracking drums next week.
b) Mmmmostly the first one tbh


message 68: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Monica wrote: "And if you don't mind me peeping and prying, 13870 days? "

I have foreseen my own death.

It's quite awesome, actually.

Glad you liked the book! :D


☆∞Literary Follies∞☆ Jay wrote: "Daphne wrote: "Also, has anyone mentioned you look like Dave Grohl? :)"

lol, yeah maybe once or twice :)"


lmao! I said the same frikin thing. I thought "when the Fk did Dave Grohl write a book?!"


☆∞Literary Follies∞☆ A-When does the next Foo Fighters Album come out?
B-Kurt Cobain-Overrated douche or misunderstood genius?


message 65: by Monica

Monica Hey Jay? Mr Kristoff? erm The-author-of-that-awesome-book-called-Stormdancer? Thanks for accepting my friendvite :) I'm currently reading Stormdancer and it's absolutely amazing!! I love your original storyline and the amount of research you've put into getting the Japanese terminology correct (as a student of Japanese I get highly annoyed when people do it wrong). So thanks for being such an awesome author and good luck for writing the next book!!! Luck? You don't need luck - you're too awesome for it :P

And if you don't mind me peeping and prying, 13870 days?


message 64: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Daphne wrote: "Also, has anyone mentioned you look like Dave Grohl? :)"

lol, yeah maybe once or twice :)


message 63: by Daphne (last edited Aug 18, 2012 02:31AM)

Daphne (Illumicrate) Thanks for adding me Jay! Really looking forward to Stormdancer.

Also, has anyone mentioned you look like Dave Grohl? :)


message 62: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Shay (Shannon) wrote: "I wish patience was one of my stronger virtues."

Hold your breath. Makes you pass out, and the time goes quicker.


message 61: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Eleanor wrote: "Hi Jay, thanks for accepting my friendvite, I think you're the funniest author in the world x Elle"

Aw, thanks. That's really nice of you to say :)


message 60: by Shannon

Shannon I wish patience was one of my stronger virtues.


message 59: by Eleanor

Eleanor Hi Jay, thanks for accepting my friendvite, I think you're the funniest author in the world x Elle


message 58: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Masha wrote: "Hey!
I was wondering if your books will be available on the kindle. Amazon said it is, but then changed that...?"


Yeah it's still available in E-edition, for sure. Amazon is playing silly-buggers.


message 57: by Masha

Masha Hey!
I was wondering if your books will be available on the kindle. Amazon said it is, but then changed that...?


message 56: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Ms. L wrote: "Thanks for the add Jay, looking forward to reading your book :)"

looking forward to you reading it, too! hope you like it!


message 55: by Jay

Jay Kristoff VampAngel wrote: "Jay, would you please let us (actually me, but I'm trying to be a team player here) know when the book becomes available on NetGalley?"

I'm 99% sure it will be up and available on the second week of July. Thanks for the stalking though, I appreciate it :D


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Jay, looking forward to reading your book :)


Barbara (VampAngel) Jay, would you please let us (actually me, but I'm trying to be a team player here) know when the book becomes available on NetGalley?


Otherwise, I'm stuck at checking it everyday like a stalker. I confess I've been doing that.


message 52: by Angela

Angela Jay wrote: "Angela wrote: "Any plans of doing a giveaway in UK? I feel like we're missing out :-("

That *is* a good point. I'll ask my UK guys about that..."


Woop! :-)


message 51: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Angela wrote: "Any plans of doing a giveaway in UK? I feel like we're missing out :-("

That *is* a good point. I'll ask my UK guys about that...


message 50: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Prince Bernardo wrote: "Thanks for accepting the friendvite, I won't say that I squealed in jubilation although I did but yeah... So not awkward at all. Nope. That's me."

No probs, man. Thanks for asking :)


message 49: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Sophie wrote: "You are too awesome not to friend. And...I'm in love with the cover and half afraid of imploding upon reading your book because it'll be too great for my mere mortal eyes."

Lol, hopefully not. I love my readers - imploding them with awesome would be kinda mean of me :)


message 48: by Angela

Angela Any plans of doing a giveaway in UK? I feel like we're missing out :-(


message 47: by Bern

Bern Thanks for accepting the friendvite, I won't say that I squealed in jubilation although I did but yeah... So not awkward at all. Nope. That's me.


message 46: by Sophie

Sophie You are too awesome not to friend. And...I'm in love with the cover and half afraid of imploding upon reading your book because it'll be too great for my mere mortal eyes.

Anyway. Thank you for accepting my friend request.


message 45: by Lisa

Lisa Thanks for accepting my friendship request. Stormdancer can't come out soon enough. :)


message 44: by Jay

Jay Kristoff fαuzαn | wιld нearт wrote: "That cover is BOMB. x_x I can't wait to hold it in my hands and snuggle it for the rest of my life."

Awesome, so glad you like it! When snuggling, beware of the katana (and paper cuts) :)


message 43: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Cas wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend-vite.
And can't wait for your book. Also, the US cover is going to be revealed this week, correct?
Looking forward to chatting with you."


Whops, sorry I missed this. Cover was revealled on the 18th, but I see you already saw it :D Really glad you like it!


shady boots | #WatchPOSE That cover is BOMB. x_x I can't wait to hold it in my hands and snuggle it for the rest of my life.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 40: by Emilija

Emilija Jay wrote: "What's a church?"

It's the Gothic creepy buildings, usually with towers and gargoyles of some sort, where people go to prey. Or as my grandma likes to call it 'cleansing their souls' to the one above that might not even be there. I certainly do not give a flying banana about cleansing my soul. I know it's clean (actually no, it's rotten and dirty).


message 39: by Jay

Jay Kristoff What's a church?


message 38: by Emilija (last edited Mar 31, 2012 12:04PM)

Emilija Okay. Stripper-flavoured champagne? Yummy. Sounds very...saucy. Me wantz it! Naow!

Ok, you're the same age as me, but this shows how much my mind is f*ucked up because that is not what I think about stripper flavoured champagne.
...
...
...
I feel like going to church, but I'm scared I'll start burning in the doorway.


Mel (who is deeply in love with herself) Okay, yet another comment I haven't been notified on. Grr. GR is conspiring against me, I swear it.

Okay. Stripper-flavoured champagne? Yummy. Sounds very...saucy. Me wantz it! Naow!

Also, lollipops? Hell yeah! I want me some lollipops!
(Bonus points if they are strangely shaped and taste of chocolate...)


message 36: by Emilija

Emilija What in the world?
Stripper falvoured champagne?
The mental picture I have is horrendous, but so amusing.
Now, when I'll open the book I'll be expecting somebody to jump out and offer me some of that champagne.
Now that would be something.


message 35: by Jay

Jay Kristoff Adam "Archer" wrote: "Stripper flavoured champagne?

Is that crushed dreams, failed potential, lost hope and sweaty pervert flavour then?"


...good point, well made.


message 34: by Jay (last edited Mar 29, 2012 05:10AM)

Jay Kristoff Mel (Tattie Bogle #2!) wrote: "You know, you are uncanningly similar-looking to the lead singer of the Foo Fighters; David Grohl."

I have indeed heard that before. But it's okay - it happens so often it's kinda funny now. :)

And you're welcome! Thanks for asking. Really glad you like the sound of the book, I hope it lives up to all your hopes and dreams and transports you to a magical faraway land full of sunshine, lolly pops and stripper flavored champagne.

...or maybe not. :)


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