Darkdawn Review

Title: Darkdawn
Author: Jay Kristoff
Series: The Nevernight Chronicles #3
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: 05 September 2019
Source: Jonathan Ball / Purchased
Format: Trade Paperback / Hardcover
Pages: 478
Rating: 4.75


Goodreads Synopsis:

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?

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

The end of one of my favourite series of all time is here. It is safe to say that I do not want to read because I do not want this to end.... but I also really want to know what happens at the end of this one. I've was attached to my phone when the book was released and witnessed all of the reactions to the ending of this book. My heart is not ready. If you would like to see my Godsgrave review, please feel free to click on the title to view it! 

This is not a full review as I felt that my review of the previous book covers a lot of my thoughts involving things such as writing. 

Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for sending me one of my most anticipated reads ever. Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, wow. I cannot believe that this is the end of Mia's story. I like to believe that it is an ending that people won't expect but might still appreciate. This series has led me out of high school and pretty much to the end of my undergrad degree, so it feels like a momentous occasion. Once again, Kristoff is a master storyteller. The plot was well thought out and there were moments where it felt like we were dealing with an unreliable narrator which is one of my favourite plot devices. It is definitely clear to see that this is a conclusion as so many things are answered in this book but I also liked how somethings were neatly tied up whereas other things weren't. I really liked how we explored the bond between Mia and the other characters. I felt that by strengthening the relationship my connection with these characters were so much stronger, making the book more impactful I am obviously hoping that maybe we will get a spin-off series about Ash or Tric or just about anyone because I am not ready to say goodbye yet... Until that happens, you'll find me rereading these books at least once a year!

Yours in Reading,
Melleny

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