I received this book at no cost from the publisherThe Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1) by Rin Chupeco
Published by HarperTeen on October 15, 2019
Genres: Family, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
ISBN 10: 0062821792
Imprint: HarperTeen On Sale: 10/15/2019
BISAC1: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches
BISAC2: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings
BISAC3: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / General
Praise for THE NEVER TILTING WORLD
“The Never Tilting World is what happens when Garth Nix meets Mad Max: Fury Road. It’s a dark, lovely, and even timely look at a world that’s fallen apart, with just the right blend of epic action and twisted magic.” ―Tara Sim, author of Timekeeper
“Visually vivid, magical, and exhilarating.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Dark and richly drawn, The Never Tilting World is a lavish fantasy about sisterhood, sacrifice, and finding strength in a treacherous world. Chupeco’s writing is lushly descriptive, transporting me to the brink of the abyss; while reading it, I could swear the world stood still.” ―Heidi Heilig, author of For a Muse of Fire
“Multiple plot twists and a breathlessly cinematic tone will attract fantasy and romance fans alike.” ―Booklist
“Complex, brutal, romantic, and terrifying. With a phenomenal cast of characters who stick to your bones and vivid worldbuilding that shows up in your dreams, this is a book that demands to be experienced.” ―Dahlia Adler, author of Under the Lights and editor of His Hideous Heart
“This rich fantasy spotlights power’s corruptive influence, love’s redemptive nature, and the urgent concerns of climate change. The tale’s scope and creativity astound.” ―Publishers Weekly
“A great choice for fantasy shelves.” ―School Library Journal
Frozen meets Mad Max in this epic teen fantasy duology bursting with star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic, perfect for fans of Furyborn.
Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun.
While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal.
But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.
Imagine if the world stopped turning, with half in the sunshine, half in darkness. When the breaking of Aeon occurred, a Great Abyss split the hemispheres and left two twins alive, where one was supposed to be sacrificed. The twin goddess who both survived are both making the same path to reunite the world once again.
As Odessa and Haidee work their way to the Great Abyss which holds the solution to mend the divide. The world-building is strong but sometimes gets in the way of the pair. I found myself tearing through the pages and it reminded me a bit of my first read of Illuminae – it has that same “this should be a movie” feel.
The plot has lots of unexpected twists and turns and I wasn’t able to guess what would happen next which is always welcome. There are several points of view represented which I love but some people find annoying. The multiple threads were easy to keep track of and I really want to give this whole thing away but I will sum this up: GIVE ME THE NEXT BOOK NOW.
Rin Chupeco has written obscure manuals for complicated computer programs, talked people out of their money at event shows, and done many other terrible things. She now writes about ghosts and fantastic worlds but is still sometimes mistaken for a revenant. She is the author of The Girl from the Well, its sequel, The Suffering, and the Bone Witch trilogy.