I finally had a chance to finish Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft. Let me first say, this was not the book’s fault at all! I was reading it before I went to bed on my Kindle at night and I’ve been tired recently!!
Firstly, I absolutely love love love that the main character in this book, Wren, was portrayed as empathetic and sensitive. As a empathetic and often emotional person myself, it was so wonderful to see a main character with those same traits (and still be awesome!)!! Seeing her grow and accept these traits made me so happy and I think it was done really well.
I think the plot moved relatively quickly, and I loved the setting! It was creepy and sinister and so atmospheric! The other characters were well-developed and I loved the slow-burn of Wren and Hal learning to trust each other. The mystery was intriguing and the plot moved pretty quickly! I felt I had a good understanding of the world without any info-dumping and the world itself was unique!
Overall rating: 5/5 stars!
Wren Southerland’s reckless use of magic has cost her everything: she’s been dismissed from the Queen’s Guard and separated from her best friend—the girl she loves. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his estate, Colwick Hall, to cure his servant from a mysterious illness, she seizes her chance to redeem herself.
The mansion is crumbling, icy winds haunt the caved-in halls, and her eccentric host forbids her from leaving her room after dark. Worse, Wren’s patient isn’t a servant at all but Hal Cavendish, the infamous Reaper of Vesria and her kingdom’s sworn enemy. Hal also came to Colwick Hall for redemption, but the secrets in the estate may lead to both of their deaths.
With sinister forces at work, Wren and Hal realize they’ll have to join together if they have any hope of saving their kingdoms. But as Wren circles closer to the nefarious truth behind Hal’s illness, they realize they have no escape from the monsters within the mansion. All they have is each other, and a startling desire that could be their downfall.