Author: Jay Kristoff
Date of Publication: August 9th, 2016
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.
Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?
This review is going to be short because I am still so lost and was not sure what was even going on, and I would read more and then I found myself off daydreaming as I was reading, and then I would have to go back and read and was still confused.
Jay can most definitely write that was not the problem to me here. It was there were like three things going on at one time. It was like we had the story in regular font, then we had backflashes in italic font, and then we had footnotes. This stuff was not even spaced out. It was all on the same couple of pages!
There were a lot of metaphors and similes going on which a lot of them I did actually like. That cover! That cover is also one of my favorites that I have seen this year, and I would sleep with it under my pillow every night if I could. I did like the whole revenge plot but other than that I don’t think I will be reading book two.
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