When I found out I had been selected to be a part of the blog tour hosted by Shealea @ Caffiene Book Tours for The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco, I legit had to put my phone down and just flail for a second. The first time I saw this cover and read the synopsis, I gasped.
Be still, my beating heart, this is everything you never knew you wished for.
The excitement has been immense, and it has got me attempting to fancast (not in this post) and create aesthetics (scroll down for them*)! My spoiler-free review is at the end of this post, so don’t hit that close button just yet!
The launch post for this blog post can be found here. Don’t forget to follow along with all these wonderful bloggers!
*The figures used in these graphics are not fancasts, but stills from movies that suited the aesthetics I was going for.
Title: The Never Tilting World
Author: Rin Chupeco
Genre: YA, fantasy
Publisher: Harper Collins
Series: The Never Tilting World Series
Publication Date: 15 October 2019
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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.
Doesn’t that sound absolutely FANTASTIC? I can safely say that it is. Keep scrolling for more!
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.
Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. Dances like the neighbors are watching.
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Don’t forget to join the Twitter Chat at the end of the tour on October 19, 2019 | 9 AM EST / 9 PM PHT! The chat is completely spoiler free and therefore reading the book is not a requirement! The chat will be hosted by Caffeine Book Tours, via the @CaffeineTours account on Twitter.
Caffeine Book Tours is hosting a giveaway for a SIGNED ARC of the book! This giveaway is open to residents of the Philippines only, and the winner, randomly selected by Rafflecopter, will be contacted by email.
I received this copy in exchange for an honest review from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you Harper Collins and Caffeine Book Tours!
I enjoyed this book so much! This is actually the first Run Chupeco book I’ve completed – I’ve been listening to The Bone Witch and adoring it, though I think I enjoy seeing the words on the page because there is something about them that draws me in and paints such a vivid picture that I cannot just read one chapter at a time. No, I read 100 pages until my eyes grow heavy.
The only reason it took me a while to finish this is because I paused it when I started writing again.
The four main characters for this story start at such different places from where they end up, and yet as it unfolds, it happens so naturally that when everything clicks, you’re sitting there, staring into space wide-eyed and marvelling at the character development and the arcs that take place. It hit me at one point that I expected things to go so differently when I started the book and was introduced to the characters, but everything that happened felt so deserved and organic!
I am trying my hardest not to spoil things, but these characters? Are my babies and I love them. I love the way they grow, the way they learn, the way they interact with other characters. The world building is fascinating and so intriguing, and the way it affects the characters is so true to form.
And then the end of the book. Oh, wow, that end was so masterfully done, and I cannot wait to see where it goes with the sequel.