Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Blog Tour: The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

I am super excited to be on the blog tour for The Never Tilting World! I absolutely loved the book and I hope you guys love it too! Read on for my review and a little The Never Tilting World mad libs!

Title: The Never Tilting World
Author: Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release: October 15, 2019
Series: The Never Tilting World
Pages: 496
Review: 5 Stars


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.

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First Impressions

I've been excited for this book for awhile. I shelved it as to-read on Goodreads back in April 2018. I revisited the book's description when I got an ARC a few months ago, and it jumped up on my TBR. I finally read it a few weeks ago, in preparation for this blog tour. And I'm so glad I did! The book was absolutely amazing, and I highly recommend reading it!!!!


There are four main, POV characters in The Never Tilting World. The first character we meet is Lan. She lives in the eternally night portion of the world, and is about to begin serving as guarding to the young goddess of the city, Odessa. Lan is a healer, and also happens to be head over heals for Odessa, even if extenuating circumstances get in their way. The next character we meet is Arjun. He lives in an eternal desert. He's grown up hating the goddesses, but is in for a surprise when he stumbles across the young goddess Haidee and... a dead whale? Their meeting was probably one of my favorite parts of the book. Next we meet Odessa. As mentioned before, she is the goddess of the night half of the world. She's a book nerd, automatically owning a piece of my heart, and is hidden away in her home tower due to an odd illness she has. The author probably described her best when she said she had 'bookish chaotic lesbian goddess energy'. Odessa is determined to explore the world, despite her limitations, and part of that includes falling in love with Lan. Last, we meet Haidee. Haidee is a talented mechanic. To me, she gives off these sweet, innocent vibes. While Arjun doesn't like Haidee, she is fascinated by him.

While a cast this big might be hard for some, they all had unique voices that worked well. It was also helpful that each chapter header said which character had the POV that chapter. I think I most enjoyed Lan and Odessa's chapters, but they were all interesting. Each of the characters added something to the story, and I was really excited waiting for them to all meet up.

World Building

This is an incredibly complicated world. Seventeen years before the start of the book, the previous generation of twin goddesses did *something* that broke their world in half. It resulted in half the world being in endless sun and half the world in endless night. And of course, both sides thought the other half had perished. One really cool part of the book was the travel aspect. Haidee and Arjun were traveling across the desert and Odessa and Lan were traveling across the dark ocean. By having the characters travel, we got to see more of the world, and more of the effects of it being torn in half. This really enriched the reading experience for me. Sadly, the ARC didn't have a map, so I really want to get my hands on a finished copy to see it in all its glory!

Final Thoughts

This is a great book, and I'm glad I got to participate on the blog tour for it! I can't believe I'm going to have to wait a whole year to read book two, but I know it'll be worth it! This is my first Rin Chupeco book, so I can't compare it to her previous books, but I would say it has a similar vibe to Victoria Schwab's Monsters of Verity series or Susan Dennard's Truthwitch series!

Fill in the Blanks:

Below you will find some sentences about The Never Tilting World. First, pick out your words according to the descriptors, then fill in the sentences. I'd love to see your creations in the comments or on Twitter!

1. Noun; different noun
2. Time of day; noun
3. Adjective; noun
4. Adjective; verb
5. Relationship; imaginary animal

1. The world of Aeon is full of ______ and _______.

2. The city of Aranth is in perpetual _______ and is surrounded by _______.

3. Haidee lives in the ______ City, which runs on ________ power.

4. Out of the Abyss come _______ monsters, which _______ the inhabitants of the cities.

5. Haidee makes ______ with all animals, even _______!


“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

Author Bio:

Photo Content Rin Chupeco

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.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One
October 21st Monday JeanBookNerd Interview
October 22nd Tuesday Bibliobibuli YA Interview
October 22nd Tuesday Insane About Books Review
October 23rd Wednesday Tea Party Princess Guest Post
October 23rd Wednesday Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews Review
October 24th Thursday Starlight Reads Review
October 24th Thursday Random Bookish Banter Review
October 25th Friday bookishaestha Review

Week Two
October 28th Monday A Dream Within A Dream Review & Interview
October 29th Tuesday Nay's Pink Bookshelf Review
October 30th Wednesday A Bookish Dream Review
October 30th Wednesday A Backwards Story Review
October 31st Thursday A Court of Coffee and Books Review
October 31st Thursday BookHounds YA Review
November 1st Friday Casia's Corner Review
November 1st Friday Life Within The Pages Review


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