If you're wondering whether to dive into this series, I can tell you now that this one is worth diving into. See my review for Nevernight, the first book in the Nevernight Chronicles. I'm two books in, and the pace has not dropped, the story has not slowed, and the characters are still... is lovable the word? I'm not sure. The characters are still... errrrm.... awesome.
The second book has everything the first one did, and more. You can see the big picture of the story moving through in the background, growing tantalisingly close. Oh so tantalisingly close now...
And talk about cliff hangers. How long do I have to wait for the next one?!?
I recommended these books (2) to my daughter who got so swept up in them that she put her life and sleep on hold to finish them. I really enjoy the parallel pieces where only a few words are different making the whole piece entirely different. Parts of the plot were unexpected enough to make me want to stand up and shout. Others made me feel smug that I’d seen it... perhaps too clearly. And mostly, nothing is what it seems.
I love this book. I loved Nevernight and was afraid that the sequel would disappoint me. Wow was I wrong. I am so overwhelmed and happy at an explicitly bisexual protagonist (I LOVE YOU MIA) and the f/f scenes were... astonishing and amazing in ways I've not seen in mainstream fiction before now. Thank you so much for representing us, and writing a freaking good tale on top of it. 10/10 DO RECOMMEND.
What is not to like about this book: realistic characters, nasty plot but with Terry Pratchett like footnotes, which after reading the humuor in the book i thought "is this guys an Aussie!".... and lo and behold. If you have read Nevernight, don't stop... just keep on reading. .. just as good.
Along with Nevernight, Godsgrave deserves the highest praise available in the digital age: worth getting the eBook and then getting the hardcover. Not many books make your heart beat faster as much as these two do as the plot threads start to come together. Superb.