Friday Firsts – Nevernight by Jay Kristoff


Friday Firsts is a new meme that will run every Friday here on Tenacious Reader. It will feature the first few sentences/paragraph of my current book and my first impressions as well. It’s meant to be a quick and easy way to share a bit about what I am reading, and I would love to hear others join in sharing their current reads as well.

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1) by Jay Kristoff
Also by this author: Nevernight
Published by Thomas Dunne Books on August 9th 2016
Pages: 429

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People often shit themselves when they die.

Their muscles slack and their souls flutter free and everything else just … slips out. For all their audience’s love of death, the playwrights seldom mention it. When our hero breathes his last in his heroine’s arms, they call no attention to the stain leaking across his tights, or how the stink makes her eyes water as she leans in for her farewell kiss.

I mention this by way of warning, O, my gentlefriends, that your narrator shares no such restraint. And if the unpleasant realities of bloodshed turn your insides to water, be advised now that the pages in your hands speak of a girl who was to murder as maestros are to music. Who did to happy ever afters what a sawblade does to skin.


Kristoff, Jay. Nevernight. St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition.

My First Impressions

Well…. I am thinking there’s going to be some graphic gore! That this won’t be a book like Assassin’s Apprentice, where most of the dark realities of being an assassin are sort of glossed over or off-page. I definitely am interested pretty early, but I also have some reservations about the writing style. We shall see how it goes!

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