Jay Kristoff

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Jay Kristoff is the #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE LOTUS WAR. He is the winner of five Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

He does not believe in happy endings.


Jay Kristoff's books

  • Cover of the book, Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1).

    In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her f...(Read More)

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    based on 30,186 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2).

    A ruthless young assassin continues her journey for revenge in this new epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff.Assassin Mia Corvere has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry think she’s far from earned it. Plying her bloody trade in a backwater of the Republic, she’s no closer to ending ...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 15,886 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Stormdancer (The Lotus Wars, #1).

    Arashitoras are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Shõgun, they fear that their lives are over – everyone knows what happens to those who fail the Lord of the Shima Isles. But the mission proves less impossible and more deadly than anyone expects. Soon Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in her ...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 12,515 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Kinslayer (The Lotus Wars, #2).

    A SHATTERED EMPIREThe mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation’s broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion simultaneously – by endorsing a new Shōgun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.A DARK LEGACYYukiko and the mighty th...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 4,695 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1).

    On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
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    based on 6,033 ratings.