Hello bookwyrms, we’re only a week past The Never Tilting World blog tour, but I’m still waddling in fashionably late. But I’m definitely very much alive and kicking and perpetually behind on every book since summer. Or maybe I’m just behind on everything. At least I’m not alone? Everyone else seems to be wrangling with a slump or burnout or lack of motivation lately.
May we all be together in misery.
But hey! Apparently I shuffled out three posts last week. We’ll see how long this lasts before I waddle back into the cave.
Probably in December. Until then, I’m going to enjoy waddling into everyone’s screens.
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The Never Tilting World #1
Other Books: The Bone Witch, The Shadow Glass
Published by HarperTeen on October 15, 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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.
Let’s chat about The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco.
Or more accurately, reasons why I’m excited to read her latest because let’s be honest: I’m currently still reading the ARC and have been for the past couple of weeks. And uh… we’ve only made it through a few chapters.
But The Bone Witch trilogy is one of my favorites, so I’m definitely super excited about The Never Tilting World. I’m probably going to regret this later on, though.
When I get my head out of this slump. So instead of a review, let’s chat about why I’m excited to read Rin Chupeco’s latest!
The ending will have me all emotional sans tears.
Because this bookwyrm has the blessing and curse of not crying over books. What I do feel is a bunch of feels and the urge to cry and maybe a tear almost coming out. If The Shadow Glass is any indication, I guarantee you Rin Chupeco will try again with the sequel to The Never Tilting World and I’m just going to be Peter Griffin.
The character development is going to be A+.
Who am I kidding, the characters are going to be great even without the development because there are sassy and snarky comments involved.
I love a good roast, okay. I struggled a lot with The Bone Witch but the characters were a huge reason why I chose to continue on with the second book.
But seeing the characters grow and develop over the course of a book or multiple books? That’s always the fun part.
There’s going to be a lot of world-building.
I always tend to struggle with books that focus heavily on world-building, regardless of which author writing them. (Even if it’s Julie Kagawa, one of my all-time favorites.) I still appreciate them, though! Rin Chupeco creates atmospheric worlds with vivid descriptions – it’s super easy to get lost in the visualizations provided in their stories.
Finally, we’re talking about the book itself specifically!
I am a sucker for elemental magic; it just seems really cool? (Fun fact: As a kid, I tried being a waterbender in the tub and failed epically.)
Every author writes elemental magic differently, and I want to see how Rin Chupeco will take this and make it different from all the others. The Never Tilting World is set in a world with two realms: one in perpetual darkness, the other in light. How does elemental magic work in this world? I want to know?
There’s a sibling story involved.
I’m all about books that have found family, family in general or even better, siblings. I personally don’t have any siblings, but I love reading sibling dynamics. Bonus points for sibling rivalry involved. The Never Tilting World is set in a world where one part is in complete darkness while the other is in light, but they’re also ruled by two goddesses. This entire world was split into two because of a sister betrayal. Now add that on top of elemental magic and I’m definitely intrigued.
It probably doesn’t take much to make me a happy reader.