Tuesday, June 9, 2015

REVIEW: The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

The Stars Never Rise (Untitled Series, #1)
Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.

This was such a fantastic read! I was expecting awesomeness, based on the synopsis, but I wasn't expecting it to be this amazing!

This book takes place in a society where the Church runs everything. After demons destroyed life as their knew it a century ago, the Church was the savior and now they dictate people's lives. Nina has to protect her sister and make sure that the Church doesn't know how little their drug addict mother cares for her. One day, though, Nina faces a demon attack by a boy in a hoodie. A boy with the ability to exorcise demons. It's when Nina's sister is threatened by her own secret and Nina discovers truths about herself, but her reality begins to explode.

In a world where all dystopians merge into the same story, comes a book that's entirely unique! Not only is this book a dystopian, but it's also paranormal with hints of fantasy. This merging might seem odd, but instead it was absolutely stunning! The society and world-building is fantastic, horrifying, but fantastic. The idea of a demon apocalypse and a Church takeover was interesting and I was able to get the complete history. Don't even get me started on the exorcism and Finn.

I really liked Nina. She's our MC and she's a very strong characters and obviously cares for her sister. She also has the proper reaction to what's going on. Really, you'd be surprised at some of the MC's in YA. Sure, she has her flaws, but they only made her more real and I get the feeling that she will only grow stronger as the series goes on.

As for romance, it was unusual. I didn't like how quick it happened. It wasn't insta-love, as Nina was not attracted to him at first glance, but I was very thrown when the first kiss happened. I just wasn't expecting it to happens so soon. Now, the rest of the romance was very interesting. I can't give details, but trust me that you've never seen a romance like this before.

I ADORED this book! It's such a unique dystopian with paranormal elements, great characters, and overall fantastic! I had such a hard time putting this down! Now, if only I didn't have to wait for the next book...

I hereby give this book
5 Wheels
Meaning: A new favorite!

1 comment :

  1. I've heard a lot about this book! I'm definitely going to check it out, it sounds so good! :)

    ~Erika @ http://erikabooksandstars.blogspot.ca