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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
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did not like it
bookshelves: dnf, read-2019

DNF at 70%

I can't do it anymore. I tried. O, gentlefriends how I tried. But, I can no longer force myself to wade through pretentious and forced banter, metaphors that make no fucking sense, or gore/violence against women, etc just to prove how edgy this book is.

I tried the physical copy, the audiobook, the ebook, setting it down and trying again later. Nothing worked. Its just not the book for me. It feels very "male gaze"-y when describing female characters, the sex scenes were cringe and awkward. I like grim dark fantasy - and I don't mind gore and violence if it actually serves a purpose. But, when it just feels gratuitous, it's very off putting.

If you want a really good story about a queer female assassin, go read Red Sister by Mark Lawrence and take a pass on this hot mess.
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Reading Progress

September 26, 2018 – Shelved
September 26, 2018 – Shelved as: physical-tbr
March 19, 2019 – Started Reading
March 21, 2019 –
page 106
April 9, 2019 –
page 106
August 27, 2019 – Shelved as: dnf
August 27, 2019 – Shelved as: dnf
August 27, 2019 – Shelved as: read-2019
August 27, 2019 – Finished Reading

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