The Nightjar

The Nightjar

The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt is a stunning contemporary fantasy debut about another London, a magical world hidden behind the bustling modern city we know. Alice Wyndham has been plagued by visions of birds her whole life...until the mysterious Crowley reveals that Alice is an 'aviarist' capable of seeing nightjars, magical birds that guard human souls. When her best friend is h The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt is a stunning contemporary fantasy debut about another London, a magical world...

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Title:The Nightjar
Author:Deborah Hewitt
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Nightjar
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:463 pages pages

The Nightjar Reviews

  • Vivienne
    Sep 11, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

  • Lori Tatar
    Aug 13, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

  • A.M.
    Aug 09, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

  • Jo
    Sep 23, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

  • Marzie
    Sep 08, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

  • Sarah
    Sep 25, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

  • Frank
    Oct 11, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

  • thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
    Sep 05, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

  • TL
    Aug 04, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- ...

  • Kathleen
    Oct 24, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

  • Lezidezi Higgins
    Sep 26, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

  • KristynRene The Hype Queen of Books
    Oct 07, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

  • Indre
    Sep 07, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- ...

    BEST BOOK EVER READ FOR ME. LOVED IT. WILL THERE BE MORE? ...

    Edit: I decided this is more a 3 star read, for the reasons mentioned below, and because I take into account whether I would re-read. I would consider reading a sequel, if any, though since the premise was interesting! Can?t decide between 3.5 to 4 stars... On one hand, the writin...

    There are a lot of characters in this book! I will only mention the main two.  Alice Wyndham - The Main Character. She finds out she has a certain type of rare magic that lets her see the Nightjars which are guardians of people souls which look like birds. I found that as the book we...

    Definitely reads like a debut... 2.6 stars Characters: 2 Setting: 3 World Building: 3 Plot: 2 Language: 3 This is one of those times where I think better execution would have made this an outstanding story. The main problems with this book were the main character and the l...

    A sense of violence, mystery, intrigue, magic and foreboding is very quickly established in the short prologue to this fantastical story. It cleverly sets the scene for the magical, often dangerous journey which Alice will have to navigate if she is to discover how to find and rescue J...

    I won an ARC of this book in a Twitter giveaway, and now that I've read it, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. This book had a lot of potential, but sadly it didn't fulfill my expectations. The story starts with a very intriguing prologue and then moves on to the present...

    The Nightjar has some interesting concepts and builds an intriguing world, albeit one that never quite feels fully developed. It's readable and relatively well-placed, however, I did think that it was somewhat anticlimactic and everything seemed to resolve itself either a little too ea...

    Alice spent her childhood trying to convince herself the birds she regularly saw were nothing but hallucinations and thankfully with some help she ?grew out? of it. That is until the day she receives a mysterious package which kick starts a series of strange events culminating in h...

    It starts off with the classic, person doesn't know she has some magically power and something happens that makes her enter a world she knows nothing about. Not original but going forward it is different from other concepts I have read. This story is based off a Finnish folklore where ...

    I love love adult fantasies. I love stories that are unbelievable, with a touch of magic, and darkness, and characters that are in the grey areas. I was really hoping for all that here. And it did have all these things, but only in little doses. The book is about a woman, who learn...

  • Tanya C.
    Aug 20, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- ...

    BEST BOOK EVER READ FOR ME. LOVED IT. WILL THERE BE MORE? ...

    Edit: I decided this is more a 3 star read, for the reasons mentioned below, and because I take into account whether I would re-read. I would consider reading a sequel, if any, though since the premise was interesting! Can?t decide between 3.5 to 4 stars... On one hand, the writin...

    There are a lot of characters in this book! I will only mention the main two.  Alice Wyndham - The Main Character. She finds out she has a certain type of rare magic that lets her see the Nightjars which are guardians of people souls which look like birds. I found that as the book we...

    Definitely reads like a debut... 2.6 stars Characters: 2 Setting: 3 World Building: 3 Plot: 2 Language: 3 This is one of those times where I think better execution would have made this an outstanding story. The main problems with this book were the main character and the l...

    A sense of violence, mystery, intrigue, magic and foreboding is very quickly established in the short prologue to this fantastical story. It cleverly sets the scene for the magical, often dangerous journey which Alice will have to navigate if she is to discover how to find and rescue J...

    I won an ARC of this book in a Twitter giveaway, and now that I've read it, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. This book had a lot of potential, but sadly it didn't fulfill my expectations. The story starts with a very intriguing prologue and then moves on to the present...

  • Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!
    Aug 27, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

  • Katie Steele
    Jul 30, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

  • Lucy
    Sep 07, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- ...

    BEST BOOK EVER READ FOR ME. LOVED IT. WILL THERE BE MORE? ...

    Edit: I decided this is more a 3 star read, for the reasons mentioned below, and because I take into account whether I would re-read. I would consider reading a sequel, if any, though since the premise was interesting! Can?t decide between 3.5 to 4 stars... On one hand, the writin...

    There are a lot of characters in this book! I will only mention the main two.  Alice Wyndham - The Main Character. She finds out she has a certain type of rare magic that lets her see the Nightjars which are guardians of people souls which look like birds. I found that as the book we...

  • Linda Hepworth
    Oct 11, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- ...

    BEST BOOK EVER READ FOR ME. LOVED IT. WILL THERE BE MORE? ...

    Edit: I decided this is more a 3 star read, for the reasons mentioned below, and because I take into account whether I would re-read. I would consider reading a sequel, if any, though since the premise was interesting! Can?t decide between 3.5 to 4 stars... On one hand, the writin...

    There are a lot of characters in this book! I will only mention the main two.  Alice Wyndham - The Main Character. She finds out she has a certain type of rare magic that lets her see the Nightjars which are guardians of people souls which look like birds. I found that as the book we...

    Definitely reads like a debut... 2.6 stars Characters: 2 Setting: 3 World Building: 3 Plot: 2 Language: 3 This is one of those times where I think better execution would have made this an outstanding story. The main problems with this book were the main character and the l...

    A sense of violence, mystery, intrigue, magic and foreboding is very quickly established in the short prologue to this fantastical story. It cleverly sets the scene for the magical, often dangerous journey which Alice will have to navigate if she is to discover how to find and rescue J...

  • Laura
    Sep 12, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

  • Hannah
    Aug 11, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

  • Todd
    Aug 15, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
    Sep 01, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

  • Jessica
    Oct 06, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- ...

    BEST BOOK EVER READ FOR ME. LOVED IT. WILL THERE BE MORE? ...

    Edit: I decided this is more a 3 star read, for the reasons mentioned below, and because I take into account whether I would re-read. I would consider reading a sequel, if any, though since the premise was interesting! Can?t decide between 3.5 to 4 stars... On one hand, the writin...

  • Charlotte Squires
    Oct 12, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- ...

    BEST BOOK EVER READ FOR ME. LOVED IT. WILL THERE BE MORE? ...

    Edit: I decided this is more a 3 star read, for the reasons mentioned below, and because I take into account whether I would re-read. I would consider reading a sequel, if any, though since the premise was interesting! Can?t decide between 3.5 to 4 stars... On one hand, the writin...

    There are a lot of characters in this book! I will only mention the main two.  Alice Wyndham - The Main Character. She finds out she has a certain type of rare magic that lets her see the Nightjars which are guardians of people souls which look like birds. I found that as the book we...

    Definitely reads like a debut... 2.6 stars Characters: 2 Setting: 3 World Building: 3 Plot: 2 Language: 3 This is one of those times where I think better execution would have made this an outstanding story. The main problems with this book were the main character and the l...

    A sense of violence, mystery, intrigue, magic and foreboding is very quickly established in the short prologue to this fantastical story. It cleverly sets the scene for the magical, often dangerous journey which Alice will have to navigate if she is to discover how to find and rescue J...

    I won an ARC of this book in a Twitter giveaway, and now that I've read it, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. This book had a lot of potential, but sadly it didn't fulfill my expectations. The story starts with a very intriguing prologue and then moves on to the present...

    The Nightjar has some interesting concepts and builds an intriguing world, albeit one that never quite feels fully developed. It's readable and relatively well-placed, however, I did think that it was somewhat anticlimactic and everything seemed to resolve itself either a little too ea...

  • Erin Newman
    Aug 16, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

  • Christina Reid
    Aug 24, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

  • Yanique Gillana
    Aug 30, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- ...

    BEST BOOK EVER READ FOR ME. LOVED IT. WILL THERE BE MORE? ...

    Edit: I decided this is more a 3 star read, for the reasons mentioned below, and because I take into account whether I would re-read. I would consider reading a sequel, if any, though since the premise was interesting! Can?t decide between 3.5 to 4 stars... On one hand, the writin...

    There are a lot of characters in this book! I will only mention the main two.  Alice Wyndham - The Main Character. She finds out she has a certain type of rare magic that lets her see the Nightjars which are guardians of people souls which look like birds. I found that as the book we...

    Definitely reads like a debut... 2.6 stars Characters: 2 Setting: 3 World Building: 3 Plot: 2 Language: 3 This is one of those times where I think better execution would have made this an outstanding story. The main problems with this book were the main character and the l...

  • Fraser's Fun House
    Aug 29, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- ...

    BEST BOOK EVER READ FOR ME. LOVED IT. WILL THERE BE MORE? ...

    Edit: I decided this is more a 3 star read, for the reasons mentioned below, and because I take into account whether I would re-read. I would consider reading a sequel, if any, though since the premise was interesting! Can?t decide between 3.5 to 4 stars... On one hand, the writin...

    There are a lot of characters in this book! I will only mention the main two.  Alice Wyndham - The Main Character. She finds out she has a certain type of rare magic that lets her see the Nightjars which are guardians of people souls which look like birds. I found that as the book we...

    Definitely reads like a debut... 2.6 stars Characters: 2 Setting: 3 World Building: 3 Plot: 2 Language: 3 This is one of those times where I think better execution would have made this an outstanding story. The main problems with this book were the main character and the l...

    A sense of violence, mystery, intrigue, magic and foreboding is very quickly established in the short prologue to this fantastical story. It cleverly sets the scene for the magical, often dangerous journey which Alice will have to navigate if she is to discover how to find and rescue J...

    I won an ARC of this book in a Twitter giveaway, and now that I've read it, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. This book had a lot of potential, but sadly it didn't fulfill my expectations. The story starts with a very intriguing prologue and then moves on to the present...

    The Nightjar has some interesting concepts and builds an intriguing world, albeit one that never quite feels fully developed. It's readable and relatively well-placed, however, I did think that it was somewhat anticlimactic and everything seemed to resolve itself either a little too ea...

    Alice spent her childhood trying to convince herself the birds she regularly saw were nothing but hallucinations and thankfully with some help she ?grew out? of it. That is until the day she receives a mysterious package which kick starts a series of strange events culminating in h...

  • Bryony S
    Oct 09, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- ...

    BEST BOOK EVER READ FOR ME. LOVED IT. WILL THERE BE MORE? ...

    Edit: I decided this is more a 3 star read, for the reasons mentioned below, and because I take into account whether I would re-read. I would consider reading a sequel, if any, though since the premise was interesting! Can?t decide between 3.5 to 4 stars... On one hand, the writin...

    There are a lot of characters in this book! I will only mention the main two.  Alice Wyndham - The Main Character. She finds out she has a certain type of rare magic that lets her see the Nightjars which are guardians of people souls which look like birds. I found that as the book we...

    Definitely reads like a debut... 2.6 stars Characters: 2 Setting: 3 World Building: 3 Plot: 2 Language: 3 This is one of those times where I think better execution would have made this an outstanding story. The main problems with this book were the main character and the l...

    A sense of violence, mystery, intrigue, magic and foreboding is very quickly established in the short prologue to this fantastical story. It cleverly sets the scene for the magical, often dangerous journey which Alice will have to navigate if she is to discover how to find and rescue J...

    I won an ARC of this book in a Twitter giveaway, and now that I've read it, I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. This book had a lot of potential, but sadly it didn't fulfill my expectations. The story starts with a very intriguing prologue and then moves on to the present...

    The Nightjar has some interesting concepts and builds an intriguing world, albeit one that never quite feels fully developed. It's readable and relatively well-placed, however, I did think that it was somewhat anticlimactic and everything seemed to resolve itself either a little too ea...

    Alice spent her childhood trying to convince herself the birds she regularly saw were nothing but hallucinations and thankfully with some help she ?grew out? of it. That is until the day she receives a mysterious package which kick starts a series of strange events culminating in h...

    It starts off with the classic, person doesn't know she has some magically power and something happens that makes her enter a world she knows nothing about. Not original but going forward it is different from other concepts I have read. This story is based off a Finnish folklore where ...

  • Froggy1429
    Jun 29, 2019

    Check out the original review and more on NovelKnight! This book was provided by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Every once in a while, a book seemingly comes out of nowhere, wrapping it pages around your heart, stamping i...

    I was pretty much a crackhead addicted to this read at first. It was hard to put down, don't you dare do it type of read with endless sleepless nights spent living with no regrets book until I was half way through the read and the momentum started to plummet downwards. Fast. An...

    Read this and other reviews at Ampersand Read. I adored the concept for this book. Much like the concept of animal manifestations of human souls in Phillip Pullman?s The Golden Compass, the idea of birds as guardians of their humans souls sounded incredible. But unfortunately this...

    The Nightjar is a compelling story about a young woman who discovers she has some unusual gifts, and becomes a target for those who want to take advantage of her abilities. At times horrific and with no lack of violence, this is not for the faint of heart. It is beautiful and ugly and ...

    A magical journey into a hidden world My thanks to Pan Macmillan for an eARC via NetGalley of Deborah Hewitt?s ?The Nightjar? in exchange for an honest review. I quickly fell in love with this novel and as it had just been published I elected to purchase its Kindle/Audible ...

    The Nightjar is a fantasy novel set largely in an alternate London. Alice Windham, aka wrecking ball, is a young woman who crashes out of her everyday life one morning when a package, addressed to her but labeled "do not open" is left upon her doorstep. From the moment the package is d...

    Rating: 3.5 If I hear alternate London and magic in the same sentence, there is 100% chance that I will want to read that book. Throw in a unique magic system and I?m beyond happy. The Nightjar sounded amazing but ultimately tried to do a little bit too much. I was absolutely ...

    I won an arc of this book in a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own. I thought the concept of this book was very interesting! The idea that there are guardians for our souls and only certain people can see them is really cool. Throughout the book, we follow Alice as she navig...

    This is an absolutely stunning and unique read, the world building is phenomenal and the writing just beautiful. I didn?t know what to expect from this, but I was left pleasantly surprised by one of my favourite reads of this year, so original, clever, it?s a captivating read and j...

    This was entertaining read with great yet flawed cast of characters, interesting fantasy elements and complicated slow burn romance subplot. What surprised me was the importance of finnish mythology in the world-building and lore: things like Väki, sielulintu, Tuoni and so on. I'd say...

    THE NIGHTJAR is a solid fantasy debut set in a magical parallel London hidden beneath the London we know. Alice (clumsily) stumbles through this new world on a quest to save her best friend, never certain about who she can trust. The world building is fun: the magic is primarily bas...

    Having had no idea what to expect from a cursory glance at the cover, this book surprised me in the best possible way. The protagonist, Alice, appears at first to be a normal woman having a very bad day. I felt sympathetic to her right from the start and the writing style effortlessly ...

    I received an advance reading copy through a goodreads giveaway. The Nightjar has an interesting mix of mythology, magic, and story, taking place mostly in a modern London and its hidden twin where those with magic in their blood live. I don?t have any idea if the mythos (I think ...

    I am completely gutted I won't be finishing this book, I was loving it so much. I love birds - I would even go so far as to say I (might) have an obsession with birds, so to find a book where they are guarding our souls - I was in heaven! Unfortunately at page 150 there is an animal ab...

    Alice leads a fairly ordinary life in London sharing a flat with her BFF and working in market research for a shoe company. But one fateful day she receives a mysterious package and an old lady dies in her arms muttering a strange message. The appearance of the enigmatic Crowley plunge...

    DNF Making it to Chapter Six was...a chore. I desperately wanted to love this book and I?m left underwhelmed and entirely disconnected from the story. Damn. So many disappointing books lately. Not for me. ...

    Loved this! Set in an alternate London populated by people with special powers linked to water, fire, earth and air, it follows Alice Wyndham. Adopted as a young child Alice cannot remember her birth family, but has learned to stop telling people about the birds she can see darting aro...

    I really enjoyed this book. I love the mix of mythologies and blood lines. All the detailed descriptions of the Nightjars were so interesting and fit their humans perfectly. I love the history of the magic and legacies! ...

    World building: 5 Stars Romance: Zero chemistry. ...

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- ...

    BEST BOOK EVER READ FOR ME. LOVED IT. WILL THERE BE MORE? ...