THE NEVER TILTING WORLD by Rin Chupeco is a great fantasy that focuses on climate change and how people can come together to save the world. This post DOES NOT CONTAIN SPOILERS.
I was gifted this ARC from Epic Reads as I freelance write for them. Here is the summary and shortened review.
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.
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Why I was interested: When I was offered some ARCs for writing for Epic Reads, this was one of my top picks. I love fantasy that takes place in space or on another planet. When I received it and read that it discusses the balance between nature and humans and for appreciation for the planet, I was intrigued as it is a topic constantly read about in the media.
Judge a book by it’s cover: I really do love this cover. It really makes the world of Aeon shine and intriguing, showcasing both the Golden City and Aranth.
What to expect: Each chapter is written from the POV of one of four characters. At first it seems like a lot but it shows it moves the story along well. The cast is diverse and a lot happens but the conclusion is pretty satisfying. This book does discuss a people’s relationship with nature and how to fix a world broken by previous generations.
Why you should pick this book up: If you are a fan of Chupeco’s previous work, you’ll enjoy this one as well. The magic system is fun and varied even if you have to learn as you read but by the end it makes total sense.
Want more?: This book will be published on Tuesday, Oct. 15. My spoiler review will be posted on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
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