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

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

  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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....
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Dania
    Wow wow wow 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.
  • 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!
  • Joleen (starlightbooktales)
  • Katelin
    ACTUAL: 4.25/5* received an ARC from the publisher exchange for an honest review *This book really surprised me. After beginning rather slow, the action picked up, the darkness crept in, and Nedra's character truly began to shine. The characters in this novel really impressed me, I found Nedra's development throughout the novel to be engaging, and it became clear where - and who, her priorities lied with. Her strong family loyalties and desire fo...
  • Destiny | myhoneyreads
    4/5 starsSynopsis: Ernesta leaves home to study at a prestigious school, hoping to cure a sickness blackening the lands and killing the people. While there, she discovers the truth of this disease, and takes a turn for the worst.This was a great fantasy. Funny, sweet, interesting, and full of plot twists, it was just everything I liked in a book. The downward character arc was fantastic and I loved this aspect of the book. Very good read. I defin...
  • Christy
    Nedra took some unexpected turns but I could have lived without Grey’s POV. Full audio review to come.
  • Erin Arkin
    It was sooooo good!! Full review to come.
  • kerrycat
    Personally, I think this was perfect as a standalone, no sequel necessary.If you love the Stalking Jack the Ripper series but can go darker - think This Dark Endeavor, which gives me chills JUST thinking about it - this is for you. This was like a film unfolding behind my eyes, lovely and terrifying to the very end. You want nightmares? Here they are. I didn't know I was going to cry until I read the acknowledgements - the entire time I was readi...
  • Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    4.5/5 The dead don't lie. I have loved everything I've ever read that Beth Revis has written, so this was one of my most anticipated 2018 releases. And holy WOW, it did not disappoint!!!I've gotta say, the beginning of this book was a major struggle for me. It started off horrifically, painfully slow - to the point that I had thoughts of DNFing! I spent about 50 pages forcing my way through on blind faith that it would get better because it was ...
  • Meryn (infinitemeryn)
    *3.5 stars*Goddamnit if this wasn't one fucking stressful hell of a wild ride. Me at the start of this book: "boo what is this? I thought this was supposed to be a dark book, not a book about an outcast but secretly perfect girl who goes to boarding school and finds cute romance" Me halfway way through the book: "okay there's some darker stuff now, but still dominated by the cutesy story" Me 2/3rds through the book: "oh boy. good lord. well this ...
  • Carina Olsen
    Finding the words to describe my love for this book will not be easy. But I will try my hardest. I had high hopes for this one, as I adore Beth, and it sounded just like my kind of book. I'm thrilled to say that it was. And I enjoyed it all very much. Even that very evil ending. It was so awesome. Five stars for this precious book.This book tells the story of seventeen year old Nedra. I adored this girl beyond words. She was amazing to read about...
  • Emma (Miss Print)
    Things I would have liked to know from the jacket copy so I could have saved myself a lot of trouble and avoided this book like the plague:1. the plague causes blackened limbs and maiming2. the only way people have found to deal with the plague is amputation3. despite what the cover might have you think, the MC has one arm as seen in the prologue
  • Amber
    3.5 stars
  • Leah (Jane Speare)
    Holy darkness Batman!!!! Full review to come!When a plague known as the Wasting Death sweeps through Nedra's island she adopts a one-track determination to find a cure. Coming from a small village in the north, Nedra gets accepted to the prestigious Yugen Academy to study medicinal alchemy on scholarship. But as the plague spreads faster and death tolls rise with no cure or treatment in sight, she turns to the forbidden dark art of necromancy. Ne...