Night Spinner (Night Spinner #1)
Author : Addie Thorley
Genre : YA Fantasy
Release date : February 11th 2020
Before the massacre at Nariin, Enebish was one of the greatest warriors in the Sky King’s Imperial Army: a rare and dangerous Night Spinner, blessed with the ability to control the threads of darkness. Now, she is known as Enebish the Destroyer―a monster and murderer, banished to a monastery for losing control of her power and annihilating a merchant caravan.
Guilt stricken and scarred, Enebish tries to be grateful for her sanctuary, until her adoptive sister, Imperial Army commander Ghoa, returns from the war front with a tantalizing offer. If Enebish can capture the notorious criminal, Temujin, whose band of rebels has been seizing army supply wagons, not only will her crimes be pardoned, she will be reinstated as a warrior.
Enebish eagerly accepts. But as she hunts Temujin across the tundra, she discovers the tides of war have shifted, and the supplies he’s stealing are the only thing keeping thousands of shepherds from starving. Torn between duty and conscience, Enebish must decide whether to put her trust in the charismatic rebel or her beloved sister. No matter who she chooses, an even greater enemy is advancing, ready to bring the empire to its knees.
First off, if I could give this more than five stars, I would. I so would.
I usually am reasonable when it comes to my sleep. This book changed that, I stayed up so late because I couldn’t put it down. I knew the plot was promising and I knew I would probably love it, but I hadn’t anticipated how much.
Come on guys ! There’s a fallen warrior that has magical Kalima abilites, and that girl CAN WIELD THE NIGHT ! How amazing is that ??? Her nickname is Enebish the Destroyer ! I LOVE IT ! Yes, sure, she doesn’t like that name much herself, but I thought it was badass.
So, Enebish is a former warrior of the Empire, who was stripped of her Kalima power after a gruesome event caused by her a few years prior. She is imprisonned in a monastery away from the people, until her sister Ghoa fetches her for a special mission : If Enebish manages to find Temujin and his rebellion posse, she will be reinstated as a Kalima warrior and get her powers back.
I’m a sucker for badass heroines with cool power, so I absolutely adored Enebish. She’s both precious and strong, and I love her. She’s not over the top, has ideals to defend, knows what a hard life is and knows to treasure what she has. I’m sorry, but I thought she was perfect. In a way, she reminded me a lot of Feyre, from ACOTAR. Actually, the whole book had a small Sarah J. Maas feeling, even though Addie Thorley has a writing of her own, and is an amazing writer from what I read.
Like in most YA books, there’s some kind of romance floating around (really not much though), and for once, I was never able to grasp who Enebish was thinking of in this way, as she is somewhat constantly balancing between two guys, various feelings, and her duty for Ashkar. I liked not knowing how the various relationships would evolve, it made those parts of the story more realistic (and relatable haha)
What made me love this story most though, is the number of plot twists. There are so many ! It was incredible, and I swear I hurt my eyes trying to read as fast as possible to know what happened next. Even better, I did not see those plot twists coming, and I love being surprised that way. It was simply formidable and there was so much going on !
Honestly, the only thing I’m sad about is that it’s not even released yet, and I already want Book 2 of this. I physically need it and won’t know rest before I set my eyes on it.
If you can’t already tell, I’m in love with this book, possibly with the whole series and also the author. If you liked ACOTAR, Throne of Glass and maybe the Grishaverse books (can’t be sure, I haven’t read them, but I feel they might have a similar vibe), this is definitely the next book you’ll want to read !
I really want to thank Netgalley and Page Street Kids on this one for providing me with this incredible book !
Thanks for reading,
See you soon,
Love, Jade ❤️