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4.47  ·  Rating details ·  49,049 ratings  ·  7,256 reviews
Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church hierarchy think she's far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she's no closer to ending the men who destroyed her familia; in fact, she's told directly that Consul Scaeva is off limits. But after a deadly confrontation with an old e ...more
Hardcover, 419 pages
Published September 5th 2017 by St. Martin's Press
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Zoey River As you probably already know, it's coming out September 5th :D
As you probably already know, it's coming out September 5th :D
Zoey River Haha, I get what you mean ;)
Some people actually offered their souls for Nevernight last year '^^
It's going to be even more hectic this year with Go…more
Haha, I get what you mean ;)
Some people actually offered their souls for Nevernight last year '^^
It's going to be even more hectic this year with Godsgrave. (less)

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Miranda Reads
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook

You can keep the glory. I'm just here for the blood.
I'm so motherf*cking dead right now.

Mia Corvere, once a wealthy heiress, now a ruthless assassin, has received her first assignment.

But her heart is not in her work - she only wishes to extract revenge on those who killed her family.
Thus, the greatest monsters get their way, she realized. By looking just like the rest of us.
Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo are responsible for her family's ruin and she will do whatever's nece
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
As I said with the first book, deleted my big review, changed my star rating and unhauling books! And I’m fine being in the minority! 😉

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtqia
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that a disappointing book is as bad as heartbreak.

I haven’t fully comprehended nor accepted my heartbreak yet. I think. I feel like I’ve gone through all the stages of grief here.

As I was reading this book, I was in denial that this book was actually boring me. I was hopeful that it would get better. That everything I loved about Nevernight would appear. That my reluctance to pick up this book would dissipate. I kept on bargaining with myself about it
Caz (littlebookowl)
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Please excuse my colourful language.....

But to quote our dear little Mia:
What the "shit cock twat fucking fuckitall", man!?

Mister Kristoff, you are a cruel, brilliant man.

Review copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

1.) Nevernight ★★★★★

“The heavens grant us only one life, but through books, we live a thousand.”

Well, I’m not entirely sure how I’m supposed to function while lying in wait for the third and final book in this series. That last chapter made me feel things that very few books are able to evoke from me. I honestly am not sure how I could possibly string together words to let you guys know how much I loved this book, but I do suppose I should at least try.

Godsgrave picks up right after
Elle (ellexamines)
I am..................................... how do you say............................. Shook
With so many insane plot reveals I had trouble keeping track, a really great slow burn romance, and the most excellent lead character, this book kind of killed my soul. It’s a sequel, so we’ll split this up into sections. Let’s talk!

→ theme work ←
Aaaaaah, this was so great. I think this book was more focused on the fact that every single person is the hero of their own story. In the first half, I was t
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
5 Stars
(And I'm being stingy with these this year, so this is a big deal, gentle friends.)


I originally marked this as 4+ stars.
But after further consideration of the following:

1) I read this book in ONE sitting because I was so spellbound.
And, 2) I re-read my review for book one and realized that ALL the things I said I couldn't stand about book one, I adored about book two...

I decided to say, fuck it, 5 stars for everyone, folks. And because good on you, Sir Kristoff.


He really is a creative
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i need new letters to create new words, because there are not enough in all the languages combined that can describe how i feel about this book and series.

i never thought i would love something that is so ruthless, so unapologetic, and so downright disturbing. but yet, here i am, giving it all the stars in the world. please send psychological help. because i am desperately close to selling my soul to whatever shadow creature will take it in order to get my hands on book three. 2019 feels like t
Sean Barrs
Jay Kristoff is an absolute master storyteller. This is such an exceedingly well-balanced novel in all its grandness. I expected some of the momentum to dwindle, as often is the case with the second book in a series, though this retained its sharp edge. And boy does it sting!

He is not afraid to kill off characters. He is not afraid to destroy friendships and watch his heroes crumble into the dust. And he certainly isn’t afraid to take his book in new and exciting directions. Mia spent most of t
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I applaud The Droogs who finished Godsgrave before or around its publication date, thank you for your sacrifice; may the Lady of Blessed Murder bless your patience.

“That's the power of words; twenty six little letter can paint a whole universe”

Godsgrave is the sequel to Nevernight. The story still follows our beloved ruthless assassin, Mia Corvere, as she continues her journey for vengeance. Godsgrave didn’t start off easy for me to get into. Nevernight was a revenge story with a ba
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites-2020

Review to come on my channel :)
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”Conquer your fear, and you can conquer the world.”

I’m the first one to admit that this book was not what I expected it to be. I mean after the “school for assassins setting” in the first book I thought this series might continue in that vein. Little did I know Jay Kristoff had completely different plans that would exceed all of my expectations. And what kind of glorious plans they actually turned out to be. Glorious, indeed. Sanguis et gloria to be exact! Yes, my gentlefriends this is latin and
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
the characters the witty dialogues the fight scenes the parallels that mindfuck plot twist at the end.... poetic cinema
Whitney Atkinson
lmao it must have sucked for all of yall who had to wait for book 3 to come out after THAT ending
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, fantasy
4.5 stars


That's right, folks. We've transitioned from assassins to gladiators!
Now, some of you will (like me) love this, but some of you?
Ehhhhh. Maybe not so much...


Personally, I loved the way Kristoff mixed it up this time around. There was pseudo-Roman empire feel to the setting of the story in the first book, so (to me) this was a natural progression of that same story. But I can see how some might find the transition jarring
because my mind doesn't automatically translate ninja assassins
Jessi ❤️ H. Vojsk [if villain, why hot?]
“When you take a person out of the world, you don't just take them, do you?
You take everything they were, too.”

Story ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A short summary of what happens in the book:
Sex and murder (yes, at the same time), fight, train, Gladiatii, kill, fight, train, murder, sex, intrigues, fight, murder, surprise, kill, fight and brutal plot twists.
That left me like this:

Whereas the first book was concentrated in the school for killing (that’s my personal name for it...) this book played in the arenas
To-do list for this book:
- produce an unhealthy dose of fear for Mister Kindly;
- stan Mia with a passion because she's a clever little bitch;
- try to stitch the knife wound between your shoulder blades;
- drink a gallon of holy water, cross yourself and proceed reading with care.

5/5 ⭐

Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf 🐺
“All must fall so one may stand.”

Hello, people! Guess who’s been destroyed by a book? Yes! You’re right! M
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
3.5 stars

Last year, NEVERNIGHT, the first book in Jay Kristoff's NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, was at the top of my Best Books of 2016 list. The writing was brilliant, the story and characters compelling, the world-building was fantastic . . . I was smitten.

So I was understandably excited about its sequel GODSGRAVE. *sighs*


The story was still compelling, just not as compelling, the writing was likewise not as brilliant, and the old characters manifested new flaws while several of the new characters
sofia (sam willows)
my new review after my 4th reread:

godsgrave starts almost a year after nevernight, with mia setting her plan to avenge her familia in motion. but there is quite a significant gap of information between the last scene in nevernight and the first scene in godsgrave, with mia in the desert. so, to bridge that gap, the first third of the story is told in alternating timelines, which adds to the main plotline in a frankly genius way. the information is revealed gradually, and kept me on the edge of m
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books, arcs
F U C K. ME.

And I HATE you so much right now, Mr. Kristoff.

Literally GTFO.

* screams for days *

(I was going to do a review on my channel, but I'm waiting for the UK edition to arrive so I can show all of you how beautiful it is, so once I do, I'll leave a link to it down below.)

I think this book surpassed all of my expectations and brought them up to an all new high. It was so, so good. Again, Jay's writing was excellent, full of buttery prose and lyrical pieces. This time around though,
Delirious Disquisitions
You should read this if you like: murder, stabbings, multiple murder via stabbings, devious girls, assassins, Hogwarts School of Assassins, bisexual protagonists, sexy times, murder during sexy times, multiple plot twists, adrenaline rush that feels kind of like a heart attack, shadow cats, shadow wolves, way too much sarcasm, and more stabbings.

I’m going to preface this review with a little note about Jay Kristoff. I love him, I really do. He is one of my current favorite YA authors and on a
destiny ♡ howling libraries
#1 Nevernight ★★★★★
#2 Godsgrave ★★★★★
#3 Darkdawn ???

If Vengeance has a mother, her name is Patience.

I don't even know how to start this review. I think I could honestly just write several paragraphs of assorted expletives and shocked/devastated/adoring/amused/enraged/amazed emojis, and it would get the same point across, really. This book is everything I hoped it would be and so much more, and I don't know how I'll ever recover from the traumatizing glory that is this series.

The storm begs n
✨ A ✨
O, gentlefriends, he has done it again!

I'm still a bit in shock of what transpired in the last few chapters. One cannot say that Jay Kristoff does not know how to keep his readers on their toes.

In every breath, hope abides.


“Conquer your fear,” she whispered, “and you can conquer the world”

After the slaughter at the Red Church and the death of Lord Cassius, the Ministry has had to heal from the destruction left behind. Mia is still set on her revenge but n
♛ may
Full review finally up after 16 years

Everytime I think about writing a review for this book my brain goes into full-fledged panic mode


so here’s my attempt

- So godsgrave takes place sometime after nevernights ending
- Mia is still out to get revenge for her familia by any means possible
- Note that in this book mia progresses to get even more bada*s, which yeah, I didn’t think was possible either
- There are more brutal deaths, more blood, more anguish, more deceit and betrayal and friendship and
Helen 2.0
Well, pierce my ears and call me drafty. I did not see that coming.
Eon ♒Windrunner♒
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rejoice, O gentlefriends! Devious, gripping and fast paced, Godsgrave is a worthy sequel that delivers the expected and the unexpected in equal amounts.

Godsgrave reunites us with that daughter of shadows, Mia, as she continues her quest for vengeance. Taking place shortly after the events of Nevernight, the story has two alternating timelines, four months apart. The present timeline is where we first meet up with Mia again, wondering what in the blazes is going on as she finds herself being sold
3.5 stars!

This book is a tough one to rate. I was super hyped for it but I spent about 300 pages of it really bored and confused because it was super dense. I just don't think I have a grasp as to what the fuck was happening the entire time which definitely frustrated me.

I went in with the expectation that I would either super love it or really hate it and I'm kinda in the middle. I'm not sure how to feel about it.

I. Need. Tric.
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: released-2017
Read #2, 2019 - 5 stars

Still as neck-twistingly, gut-punchingly and mind-numbingly wild and merciless and unpredictable as the first time around (and this was my second time reading it). I love the layers Godsgrave adds to the series, the new characters it introduces and the phenomenal plot twists it throws your way towards the last 10%. Probably the most unpredictable book I have ever read. I love Mia so, so very much. And while I don't want to let go, I cannot wait to finally read Dardawn afte
Natalie Monroe
4.5 stars

"No matter what you face on those sands, fear is the only enemy in your path. Conquer your fear, and you can conquer the world."

The Nevernight Chronicle is, in a nutshell, about a teenage girl mastering new and creative ways to murder people. Last time, it was the art of assassination. This time, it's the way of gladiatii— gladiator.

"If Vengeance has a mother, her name is Patience."

What can I say about this series that I haven't thoroughly gushed over? It's gloriously plotted, w
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Harper Voyager Australia sent me a review copy in exchange for my honest thoughts. All thoughts are my own


This review (and others) is also featured on my blog in much better formatting.



I loved Nevernight. I’ve made that pretty clear since I read it. I also love Assassin’s and murder, someth
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Jay Kristoff is a #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. He is the winner of eight Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over two 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.

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