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Loved the writing, but very dark and not an light read
21 July 2017
This one was a mixed bag for me. I absolutely loved the writing- it is a very different style - descriptive and imaginative, though it may not be to everyone's liking. However, it was not a light read, and it failed to keep my attention throughout. I found myself drifting off and continually checking to see how many more pages to go. It was very dark and at times violent though I knew going in that a book about a school for assassins would not be a fun read.
It did pick up in the last 100 or so pages, and the ending was nothing like I expected it to be. Bravo to the author for keeping it unconventional and unpredictable.
So, if you enjoy heavy, detailed, dark tales then, this would probably love Nevernight, but it is not for everyone.