My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This isn’t your typical fantasy read. It’s neither lighthearted nor is it an easy read. It’s going to take a bit more effort to read and digest, but if you can take the time to do this you’re in for an enjoyable ride. If you can’t, then avoid even trying to read this and instead pick up Theft of Swords. The writing style in Nevernight takes a little more effort to get used to, but that’s not to say that it’s poorly written. It’s just different. Did I love it? Not after the first read, but somehow I feel that by coming back and reading it again I’ll enjoy it even more than I did the first time around. What was it that I didn’t like? Well, by now most of my followers know that I’m a bit of a grammar nerd and that I’ve knocked down a rating due to poor writing skills. I really didn’t like the halting, grammatically incorrect sentences, however, I can see why it was written that way. Not that I agree with the style, just that I can understand on some level the reasoning behind it. That said, the story is quite good. I enjoyed the characters and the setting and feel that overall, this is a good read.