“This is not where I die.
Mia curled her fingers into fists.
I’ve far too much killing to do.”
I feel like I waited forever for this book, I preordered the hardback ages ago and then much to my surprise I managed to receive a review copy from Netgalley so I could get stuck in (which was great cause even after its release my book took forever and a day to get here!!). I tried to take my time with it but man it was hard to put down.
Picture me reading Godsgrave.. Well then, you go girl! Holy shit, what the fuck was that?? Wait what is going on? Oh no.. holy shit, back up a second, wait what, oh crap, yaaassssssss, damn you got this, oh no, yes yes yaaassss, WHAT!! No NO NNOOOOOOOO! And then I died basically Jay Kristoff killed me cause now I have to wait another year to find out what happens!!! I just sat there like what am I supposed to do with my life now.
I’m giving you the full blurb because I can’t word how best to describe this amazing horrifying brutal beautifully descriptive world where all is not as it seems, and when you run with thief’s and murderers you may find that those closest to you are not always the ones you can trust and those who you would kill might be more help than you ever thought possible.
“Mia Corvere, destroyer of empires, has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry do not believe she has earned it.
Her position is precarious, and she’s still no closer to exacting revenge for the brutal death of her family. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.
When it is announced that Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself into slavery for a chance to fulfill the promise she made on the day she lost everything.
Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold, secrets are revealed and the body count rises within the collegium walls, Mia will be forced to choose between her loyalties and her revenge.”
I don’t really know what to say except it was fucking awesome, a fantastic follow-up to Nevernight and you should go read it. If you like tales of murder, betrayal and revenge you will like this. If you like fantasy, violence, absolute bad ass women then you will love it, oh and cursing plenty of cursing. If you haven’t read Nevernight then you are seriously missing out its like Game of Thrones at Hogwarts, what’s not to love.
Thank you to Netgalley for approving an early copy of Godsgrave for me to review, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.