Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

From Book Trigger Warnings
Cover of Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Author(s) Jay Kristoff
Published August 9, 2016
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Genre(s) Fantasy
Age group New Adult

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff is a new adult fantasy novel, originally published on August 9, 2016. It is the first book in The Nevernight Chronicle.

Trigger Warnings

  • Abandonment
  • Alcohol consumption (a lot)
  • Blood depiction
  • Body shaming
  • Child sex slavery (past, discussed)
  • Death
  • Gore
  • Graphic violence
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Murder
  • Pedophilia (discussed, past)
  • Plastic surgery (in form of Magic)
  • Rape (discussed, past)
  • Sexual assault (unwanted touching)
  • Sexually explicit scenes
  • Graphic sex scene involving painful intercourse
  • Suicide (discussed)
  • Threatened rape (several)
  • Torture


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Bisexual main character



  • Nevernight has received backlash for its negative portrayal of an indigenous-inspired fantasy race with reviewers viewing it as racist toward indigenous people. [1]
  • Nevernight has received criticism for what is seen as over-sexualization of the main character, a sixteen-year-old girl. More generally, there have also been claims that it is a misogynistic story using the stereotypical "femme fatale" character. [2]
  • Nevernight has also received criticism for being homophobic and transphobic, most notably a speech the main character makes about genitalia that has offended transgender readers [3]