Give the Dark My Love
“If you do this, Nedra, if you choose necromancy . . . I will not follow you into that darkness.”
“Oh, Grey,” I said, shifting my bag on my shoulder. “What do you know of darkness?”
Well. This book's darkness certainly creeps up on you. In the best kind of way.
While reading the first half of Give the Dark My Love, I thought it was a decent YA fantasy. It checked a number of boxes that appeal to me - "magic" alchemy school with mysterious tutors, political intrigue, some diversity (view spoiler)[ ...more
“If you do this, Nedra, if you choose necromancy… I cannot follow you into that darkness.”
“Oh, Grey,” I said, shifting my bag onto my shoulder. “What do you know of darkness?”
This book looked like a generic, if fun, YA fantasy that just happened to have this really nice and intriguing cover. And then it turned out to be a story about a wonderfully crafted antiheroine falling into darkness in the face of relentless oppression, and then Really Doing That, and I was just shook. If you liked her ...more
-Pablo Neruda, Sonnet XVII
This book is dark, heavy, and irreverent... and I love it. It is a book about necromancy, sure, but at heart it was an exposition on grief. Give The Dark My Love is one to add to my favorite books featuring an anti-hero and I think those who enjoy this type of unsettling novel will really take to it. At times it felt lyrical, and even poetic, but the writing is never so lofty ...more
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“A good book will give you answers to questions you didn’t know you had. A great book will give you questions to answers you thought you knew.”
Phew, that was morbid.
In the best way.
Don't let this picturesque cover fool you. This book is dark. And when I say that, I mean do-not-snack-while-reading dark. You better buy some thick skin at Walmart first.
I must say that this book piqued my interest but somehow ...more
Nedra Brysstain is from the poorer area of Lunar Island in the northern territory but all of her life she’s wanted nothing other than to study medical alchemy. When signs of a new disease starts hitting the north ...more
Nedra Brysstain is a seventeen-year-old girl from the northern territories of the Lunar Island. She likes her life up there but as a deadly plague starts spreading through the North, Nedra decides to leave her home to learn the trade of medicinal alchemy at the prestigious Yugen Academy. Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague but as the disease begins spreading fas ...more
My official review:
"GIVE THE DARK MY LOVE asks: How far will we venture into darkness for the ones we love? In the face of a deadly plague, Nedra's journey from compassionate medical student to ruthless revolutionary is stunning and shocking to behold."
- Julie C. Dao, author of FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS
This book was just too....Trigger happy for me. As much as I ADORE this author, I chose not to finish this because of how many things bothered me. I don't mind dark, but sometimes an author can get too dark, and that's what happened here.
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Give the Dark My Love was one of my most anticipated books this year.
In all honesty, the first thing that appealed to me was this gorgeous cover, then the synopsis.
This was my first time consciously reading an anti-hero story, and God I loved it so much!
I've heard before from many readers how anti-heroes stories are the best ones, but I guess it takes o ...more
Now, here we are with Give the Dark my Love. And while no, I did not love it, I think certainly was worth the wait! I don't know what it says about me but I do love a good villain ...more
It was dark and twisted and exactly what an antihero story should be.
Before I dived into the Give the Dark My Love (does anyone else think the title is gorgeous!) I read some reviews and I was seduced by the notion of an antiheroine. It is not so often when books show us full descent of leading character into the darkness. But Give the Dark My Love does it unapologetically and with a brazen flare.
I shuddered every time I had to read about the monstrosities the heroine had to endure. The world
Beth Revis was one of the authors who made me appreciate science fiction. I really enjoyed reading the Across the Universe trilogy when I was in college, and I was excited to read more of her work. She published a contemporary novel a year or so ago, but my waning interest in the genre failed to persuade me to pick it up. So when I learned that she was delving into fantasy, my favorite genre of al ...more
And I immediately thought about Johnny Johnny and I have officially reached the Lowest Point in my life.
But anyways, that ending was freaking dope just the whole beginning and middle I hated beyond words.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the review copy in exchange for an honest review
Sometimes a book leaves you conflicted. Give the Dark My Love is one of those. On the one hand I enjoyed reading it, but on the other hand I have a lot of bits and pieces that didn’t work for me.
Let me start with the writing itself which was good. The prologue gave us a taste of what was to come and then it build itself up slowly, becoming an atmospheric horror book. However I did find the b ...more
MY RATING: 3/5 STARS
I received an arc from Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for a honest review.
When I first saw this book, I expected a high fantasy tale infused with an intoxicating love that would sure leave me to be gripping the pages. Instead, I was left with an insta-love story involving a strong heroine that later turned out to be the villain and at least 200 pages of her going back and forth to treat patients at the hospital with little to no supernatural powers. So, to say that t ...more