Book Review: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and Edelweiss+ for sending me an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  




The Republic of Itreya is in chaos. Mia Corvere has assassinated Cardinal Duomo and rumors of Consul Scaeva’s death ripple through the street of Godsgrave like wildfire. But buried beneath those same streets, deep in the ancient city’s bones, lies a secret that will change the Republic forever.

Mia and her brother Jonnen must journey through the depths of the ancient metropolis. Their quest will take them through the Godsgrave underdark, across the Sea of Swords, back to the library of the Quiet Mountain and the poisoned blades of Mia’s old mentors, and at last the fabled Crown of the Moon. There, Mia will at last discover the origins of the darkin, and learn the destiny that lies in store for her and her world. But with the three suns now in descent, and Truedark on the horizon, will she survive?

New York Times and internationally bestselling author Jay Kristoff’s writing has been praised by critics and readers alike and has won many awards, including five Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, and David Gemmell Morningstar and Legend awards.





Let me start off by saying I am going to try to keep this review as spoiler-free as possible.  This book! I laughed out loud several times, and if you have seen some of the reviews that Mr. Kristoff has been posting you will laugh even harder believe me!  

I am sure I am not the only one sad to see Mia’s tory end.  While I do have some serious feelings about characters, I was overall very happy with the ending.  This book was full of the action, adventure, and stabbing that we have all come to expect and dare I say, love.  

There were parts of this book that were extremely humorous, other parts that we gruesome, and some parts that just broke my heart.   My personal feelings for certain characters did affect my overall enjoyment of the story, and I have to admit it didn’t end exactly the way I wanted.  But a book is so much more than just the ending and overall this book was a very enjoyable and fitting end to Mia’s story.

Overall Rating: 4

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