Waiting on Wednesday (73): Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

by Jay Kristoff
Release Date:  August 9, 2016
Published by Thomas Dunne Books (St. Martin’s/Macmillan)

The first in a new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author.

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? (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)


So first of all, this sounds like such an awesome book. I’m getting this whole The Professional and V for Vendetta vibe from the synopsis. And LOOK AT THAT COVER. JUST LOOK AT IT. And you know who did the typography? Meg from Cuddlebuggery. She’s an awesome blogger and obviously super talented with typography, as well. I just can’t wait for this book!

What book are you waiting on?  Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog! 


  1. Jenn Renee

    May 25, 2016 at 11:29 am

    this book does look pretty darn awesome. and you go Meg. Great job!

  2. Bee (Quite The Novel Idea)

    May 25, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    YAS I must have this. I must have all the Jay Kristoff books. ALL OF THEM.

  3. Micheline D

    May 25, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    This sounds awesome! I need to read more Kirstoff so I NEED THIS :D

  4. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    May 25, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I am so down with this book!!! And that's awesome that Meg designed the typography. I wish you lived here already so that we could have readathons on long, lazy days (in this particular daydream, your kids are either reading along with us, or happy to play quietly until we're ready to take breaks for food and play and my dog is happy to nap instead of barking at us for ignoring her). ;)

  5. Dani Chapman

    May 25, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks so much for spotlighting it today!

    Happy Reading! <a href="”>Dani @ Paulette’s Papers</a>

  6. Alyssa Susanna

    May 26, 2016 at 3:24 am

    Eeep! I can't wait to read this one as well! I just got a copy and I'm hoping to read it in the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a lovely week. =)

    Check out my WoW post!

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