Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle)

Published June 29, 2017 by HARPER COLLINS.

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Review of 'Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle)' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Audiobook version: narration is ok, except for a large flaw: rythm, breathing spaces/breaks in the wrong places (too many) all the time.
"She really... said to the cat that... she should learn to speak longer... sentences".
It is deathly tiring. Setting the narration speed to 1.1 helps a little but doesn't fix it of course.

Story is campy ya with bad prose and bad writing habits. But the story, cliché as it is, is fun.

The waaaaay too many porn scenes are absolutely cringe-worthy. They read as if they are written by a 14 y/o boy who has discovered pornhub and tries to capture scenes into words. I'm not adverse to reading some smut, but this is puerille and written from a woman's viewpoint by someone who probably has never had sex with a real woman. It distracts from the story, and I started skipping the (too long) scenes all …

Review of 'Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle)' on 'Storygraph'

5 stars

This book.

This book confuses me.
There were passages that seemed painstakingly detailed and thoroughly planned. Then there were passages that seemed simple and cliché-ridden.
While this might not be on purpose, this interaction and change of writing styles made me feel like a girl trying her best to cope with the way too complicated world she lives in. Sometimes I felt quite helpless and naive, sometimes I thought I got it all sorted out just to be hit by another challenge, sometimes I just wanted a break of pain and started simplifying everything to have a chance of a happy ending.

Sometimes I think about books in characters, plot lines and plot holes, feminism and sexism, writing style, humour and other basic categories one can interprete.
This book, however, made me feel. Life is complex and feeling is precious. That is why I will keep the details of this …

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