Book Looks: Nevernight – Jay Kristoff


Bag | Skirt | iPhone Case | NecklaceTop | Lipstick | High Heels

Title: Nevernight (2016)
Author: Jay Kristoff
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student.

The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.

Read an excerpt…

The sky was crying.

Or so it had seemed to her. The little girl knew the water tumbling from the charcoal-colored smudge above was called rain—she’d been barely ten years old, but she was old enough to know that. Yet she’d still fancied tears falling from that grey sugar-floss face. So cold compared to her own. No salt or sting inside them. But yes, the sky was certainly crying.

What else could it have done at a moment like this?

She’d stood on the Spine above the forum, gleaming gravebone at her feet, cold wind in her hair. People were gathered in the piazza below, all open mouths and closed fists. They’d seethed against the scaffold in the forum’s heart, and the girl wondered if they pushed it over, would the prisoners standing atop it be allowed to go home again?

O, wouldn’t that be wonderful?

24 thoughts on “Book Looks: Nevernight – Jay Kristoff

    • I wish I could wear lipsticks, haha! Heels I’m OK with but they need to be really comfortable (which usually means they’re either expensive or cheaper and broken in, in my experience).

      Really hoping this book lives up to the hype. ❤


  1. I have been meaning to read Jay Kristoff for a while. People retweet him all the time, and he sounds like a funny guy.

    However, I object to the line about ten year olds and rain. I don’t think knowing what rain is at that stage is remarkable. In fact, if I met a ten year old who didn’t know what rain was, I would be concerned.


    • I actually don’t see him all that much on Twitter, but I’m going to be attending the Nevernight launch next week! I guess we’ll see what he’s like in real life.

      Yeah, that sentence put me on pause as well but I’m hoping there’ll be context – maybe in a world without rain it’ll be something quite remarkable, haha. I honestly don’t have any picture what the book is going to be about. 😛

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    • Thanks, Beth! I knoooow, all these amazing shoes and I’m just too chicken (and lazy) to wear them.

      I think there are more iPhone cases because they don’t have that many types/sizes, whereas with other phones there are literally hundreds of different models. I really wish they’d have a standardised everything already (USB plug, earphones, charger, etc.) – it would make things so much easier for everyone.

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      • I love high heeled shoes, I wear them a lot but for comforts sake sometimes prefers flats!
        Yeah, I suppose, but one of the things I love about having an iPhone now is the variety of covers I can find for it 🙂
        God it would be great if there were standardised everything else. I have way too many adapted leads for all my electronics! 🙂


          • Most of my shoes are heeled, but now it’s summer in England I need to find some nice sandals, and possibly some ankle boots when the weather turns again! 🙂 I have a few fancy looking heels I couldn’t resist buying but it’s hard to find somewhere I can wear them!

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  2. This is spot-on! I just finished Nevernight yesterday, and though I didn’t enjoy it as much as everybody else seems to, I still thought it was a decent read. I want this outfit; it fits the book so perfectly in a modern AU kinda way. ❤

    Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks


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