Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love, #1) by Beth Revis

Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love, #1)

When seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy, she has only one goal in mind: learn the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island's wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn't quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen, who all look down on her. All, except for Greggori "Grey" Astor. ...

Details Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love, #1)

TitleGive the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love, #1)
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy

Reviews Give the Dark My Love (Give the Dark My Love, #1)

  • Emily May
    “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 myste...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    “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 ...
  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    It’s so interesting to me how everyone sleeps differently. Some people sleep on their side, some people sleep on their bellies and I’ve noticed that A LOT OF Y'ALL ARE SLEEPING ON THIS BOOK.This is a darkly twisted tale about a heroine's journey into villainy, featuring necromancy, political intrigue and unavoidable choices that lead to gruesome consequences. It might also make you cry loud enough to raise the dead. I loved it.
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    "I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul."-Pablo Neruda, Sonnet XVIIThis 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, ...
  • Kai
    Give the Dark My Love more like Give the Devil my Soul, My Sanity and A Shit-ton of Zombies.“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....
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    That was pretty good. And it went to some dark places! Lovely cover as well! Happy Reading! Mel 🖤🐺🐾
  • Carrie
    Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis is the first book in the new young adult fantasy series by the same title. The content of this series is on the darker side with dealing with things like a plague and necromancy but I’d also warn of animal harm (rats) for those that would be bothered.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....
  • Nina
    *Thanks again to Penguin Random House for sending me an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* 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 ...
  • Cinda
    Breaking Bad meets The Walking Dead in this twisty thriller.
  • Jodi Meadows
    That got dark.
  • Julie
    DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK! This is necromancy fantasy at its finest and its heroine has one of the best descending character arcs I've seen.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
  • Jessica Khoury
    Nedra shines as an innocent, hopeful girl who dreams of helping her people as a healer and alchemist, but who instead finds herself on a dark and forbidden path that will cost her her innocence and so much more. Watching Nedra's descent into darkness was truly thrilling; THIS is how you write an anti-hero. Brava!
  • Chelsea
    This book is bleak and dismal and pushes moral ambiguity a bit. So basically this is my kind of book. Main plot points that suck me in: takes place in a school of alchemy, a plague sweeping the nation, necromancy, pretty graphic medical lessons, seemingly strong moral values that get flipped on their heads. Well, apparently I like reading about all the dark and gritty stuff that most people stay away from. But if that seems like your jam, definit...
  • Irena
    Trigger warning: this book contains graphic surgical operation scenes, talks about deathly disease and also has some scenes with animal cruelty.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-heroe...
  • Angelica
    When I saw that this book was written by Beth Revis I knew that I had to get my hands on it. For those of you new to the YA book world, Beth Revis is the author of Across the Universe, a sci-fi, young adult space opera that came out in 2011. Basically, that means that I've been looking forward to more of Revis' writing.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...
  • Nastassja
    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 m...
  • Shelflove
    Wow wow wow this book really was incredible. This book is not about romance, unlike the title suggests. This book is about succumbing to the darkness. I absolutely loved watching Nedra’s journey and how, in her quest for good, she becomes enamored by darkness.
  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    Was this what necromancy was? Raising the bodies but losing the souls? What point was there in that?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...
  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing
    There is a line in where the main character says "not papa, not papa." 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.
  • Annemieke / A Dance with Books
    3,5 stars 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 ...
  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    MY RATING: 3/5 STARSI 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 l...
  • Khadidja
  • Fae Crate
    Beth has always been a favorite author of mine and this hasn't stopped the love. Very interesting to read from the accused bad guy for once! A beautiful and unique read!
  • Sara
    Questo è il libro perfetto per tutti coloro che amano leggere di antieroi. Nesta, la protagonista è una ragazza di un villaggio povero che riesce ad accedere alla più prestigiosa scuola di alchemia medica del paese grazie alla borsa di studio di un benefattore misterioso. L'unico scopo della sua vita è infatti trovare la causa/cura per la strana epidemia che sta decimando la popolazione e che si manifesta con necrosi delle estremità e in seg...
  • Rebecca
    You would think given the title, I would have been prepared for a heavy read. However, my continuous thought throughout this book was: "This book is so morbid.." Despite the bleakness, I thought it was a fantastic read. The first chapter had me riveted and hooked on the storyline. After that, the flow of the book slows and like Nedra, I was slowly immersed into this intense world. The balance between action and character development is well balan...
  • Kristen
    This one had a rocky start for me but I think it was due to my reading mood. I put it aside and came back to it and finished it in a sitting! It kept me flipping pages and trying to guess what would happen next. I loved the set up for the ending and can’t wait for a book 2!!
  • Christy
    4.5 stars!