Review – Give the dark my love by Beth Revis

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May 5, 2019 by ceresbooksworld


Give the dark my love by Beth Revis

Book 1 in Give the dark my love series

Publisher : Razorbill

Publication date : September 25th, 2018

Source : Paperback

Rating : 5 heart




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

All, except for Greggori “Grey” Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that’s for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the North, and it’s making its way toward the cities. With her family’s life–and the lives of all of Lunar Island’s citizens–on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague.

Grey and Nedra continue to grow closer, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy’s most dangerous corners–and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.


Nedra is accepted to the prestigious Yugen Academy, she will finally be able to understand the reasons for the plague that is decimating the campaigns. She’s going to have to make some pretty drastic choices to find out the truth.

Nedra is a young girl full of will; she has an impressive strength of character. As a student on a scholarship, she is not well treated by her classmates, except for Grey, who appreciates her very much. I really like the evolution of Nedra over the course of the book; I must tell you that I really liked the darkness of this book. I don’t want to tell you too much, but I look forward to reading the second book and finding out what Nedra will do and especially what Grey will do.

Grey is a very nice boy, he tries to help Nedra but as he comes from a rich family he is afraid of the epidemic that has not yet arrived in town. He has difficulty supporting Nedra when she goes to help the sick in the hospital, he does not offer his help, out of fear or lack of courage.

I loved this book, it’s Young adult but a little darker than the others, the romance is there but we don’t really know how it will end even if I keep a little hope.

Beth Revis is talented, she has managed to create a main character who goes from the dark side but who is understood more than anything.

Quick word: A dark story with an epidemic to heal.


Nedra est acceptée à la prestigieuse académie Yugen, elle va enfin pouvoir comprendre les raisons de l’épidémie qui décime les campagnes. Elle va devoir faire des choix assez drastiques pour découvrir la vérité.

Nedra est une jeune fille pleine de volonté, elle a une force de caractère impressionnante. Comme elle est étudiante avec une bourse, elle n’est pas bien traitée par ses camarades de classe, à l’exception de Grey qui lui, l’apprécie beaucoup. J’aime beaucoup l’évolution de Nedra au fil du fil du livre, je dois vous dire que j’ai beaucoup aimé la noirceur de ce livre. Je ne veux pas trop vous en dire mais j’ai hâte de lire le deuxième tome et de découvrir ce que Nedra va faire et surtout ce que Grey va faire.

Grey est un garçon très sympathique, il essaie d’aider Nedra mais comme il vient d’une famille riche il a peur de l’épidémie qui n’est pas encore arrivée en ville. Il a du mal à soutenir Nedra lorsqu’elle va aider les malades à l’hôpital, il n’offre pas son aide, par peur ou manque de courage.

J’ai adoré ce livre, c’est du Young adult mais un peu plus dark que les autres, la romance est présente mais on ne sait pas trop comment elle va finir même si je garde un petit espoir.

Beth Revis est talentueuse, elle a réussi à créer un personnage principal qui passe du côté obscur mais que l’on comprend plus que tout.

En bref : Une histoire sombre avec une épidémie à guérir.

About the author

Beth Revis writes books. She also eats too much chocolate, wishes she could travel more, and prefers puppies to people. Beth lives in rural NC with her boys: one husband, one son, two very large puppies


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