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Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky 0.5)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  10,137 Ratings  ·  845 Reviews
Before Perry and Aria, there was Roar and Liv.

After a childhood spent wandering the borderlands, Roar finally feels like he has a home with the Tides. His best friend Perry is like a brother to him, and Perry's sister, Liv, is the love of his life. But Perry and Liv's unpredictable older brother, Vale, is the Blood Lord of the Tides, and he has never looked kindly on Roar
ebook, 68 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by HarperCollins
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Lola  Reviewer
**2.5 stars**
‘‘Can’t you be away from me even a few hours?’’ Liz whispers in my ear.
I pull her closer. The way she feels against me makes my heart stop. ‘‘Of course not.’’
‘‘Me either.’’ She plants a kiss on my cheek and darts away before I can kiss her back, leaving me smiling at the darkness.


I was truly very surprised by how cheesy the romance was. YA is filled with it but, after reading Under the Never Sky and ABSOLUTELY loving the romance—was exciting and a slow burn one, I sure expected th
Aj the Ravenous Reader

"My ambitions aren't grand. All I have ever wanted is to be there for the two people who mean everything to me. Maybe that's a small goal to others, but it's always felt like enough."

Reading this has made me really sad because despite Roar’s sweet efforts to make Liv his...(view spoiler)

In certain cases, even the strongest and sturdiest kind of love between two people is not enough to keep them together. *sniffs*

But you
Stacia (the 2010 club)

"You're killing me, Liv. Whatever it is, just tell me. What's in your heart?"
"You are," she says.
She tells me again, silently.

Is it Valentine's day yet? Because I feel like I just took a ride on the romance train. Perhaps this is why I broke out of my foreboding theme from the first two books reviewed, in favor of something a little more "before the shit hit the fan." Choo-choo?

I wish that I had read Roar and Liv before book 2. Let me clarify that there is technically no "right" time to rea
Oct 30, 2012 Brodie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE. I want MOOOOOOOOOOOOORE. And that two chapter sample of Through The Ever Night? I repeat: MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!!! *sits in corner and wails*

Nov 15, 2012 Keertana rated it really liked it
I know this is called Roar and Liv, but more than anything, I think it gave me an incredible amount on insight into Perry. Seriously. We don't realize how much Perry really suffers or realize just how modest he is because this guy never gives himself the credit he deserves. In Under the Never Sky we can see how worthy, pure, and kind Perry is from Aria's perspective, but in Roar and Liv, we get to see how much Roar admires Perry for his strength, resilience, and courage. We know Perry and Roar l ...more
Roar and Liv is the prequel of Veronica Rossi's Under the Never Sky trilogy and I fell in love with the plot immediately. Though it's just a short story and lets us see the life before Perry and Aria(I have no idea who Aria is exactly, simply quoted from the synopsis), I did love Roar and Liv's relationship.

I'm actually surprised that the author managed to create something unexpected in such a quick-read, and the truth that (view spoiler)
Dec 30, 2015 Ann rated it really liked it
“Liv or love?" she asks. I brush her hair away from her neck and rest my hand there, feeling the beating of her pulse. "Either," I answer. "They're the same to me.”

mY hEaRt
Jen (in her Unicorn Bubble)
*Spoilers for Under the Never Sky*

This book is a definite must read for fans of Under The Never Sky and for anyone who fell in love with Roar. While the story is set before the first, I highly recommend reading it after the first book to avoid spoilers. And I also recommend reading it before the second, I can't say why, just know that you definitely should.
I choose you. Above everything else, I choose you. - Roar to Liv

Roar loved Liv with every single fiber of his being. She was his whole worl
Emer (ALittleHaze)

"My ambitions aren’t grand. All I have ever wanted is to be there for the two people who mean everything to me. Maybe that’s a small goal to others, but it’s always felt like enough.”

Roar and Liv is a short story that serves as a precursor to the events that happen in Under The Never Sky. As the title suggests it focuses on Perry's best friend Roar and his relationship with Perry's sister Liv. They are very much in love but soon discover that they can no longer be together; Liv has been ple
Oct 31, 2012 Brigid rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoyed Under the Never Sky
There's something about Veronica Rossi's writing that makes me want to snuggle it to my chest and roll around in the feels.

I mean:

"I twist away, pulling her with me, and the battle begins. We roll over each other, tumbling, wrestling, tangling in the sand until my hands find her hands and my lips find her lips and then we slow. We slow and slow and slow until we move together as one."

How can that be anything less than amazing?

Mar 20, 2013 katnissbraid. rated it really liked it
vi amo, infinitamente.


*fangirling so hard*.

i think i just found i new reason to live until 30th October. OH GOD. Thank you Veronica, thank you so much.

Laura's Book Addiction
Oct 30, 2012 Laura's Book Addiction rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012, e-book, favorites
I will read anything from this series. I can't to read more about Roar and Liv. Edit 30th Oct 2012 I freaking loved it. So good to be back in this world makes me want book #2 even more. Only downside I wished it had been a full length novel because Roar and Liv rock!!!!
May 26, 2015 Carly rated it really liked it
That was heartbreaking and beautiful.
Jun 23, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although Roar and Liv is technically a prequel to Under the Never Sky and can be read by people who aren't familiar with the series I'd actually recommend reading the book first because I think you'll get more out of the novella if you're familiar with the characters. In fact, for the purpose of this review I'm actually going to assume that you have already read Under the Never Sky so be aware that there will be (hopefully minor) spoilers if you haven't.

I loved Roar's character from the minute h
Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
Nov 02, 2012 Brooke (The Cover Contessa) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian
I have to say that I had forgotten how much I really loved Rossi's characters. Reading this short story just gets me even more in the mood for Through The Ever Night! Once I started reading this story, I devoured it. I could not put it down and was done with it in a very short time!

This is the story of Liv and Roar. Yup, before there was Perry and Aria, there was Live and Roar. And there romance is palpable and real, heartbreaking and overwhelming.

Rossi takes us on the journey of their love from
QiJia 치쟈
I'll give her time, but I won't give up. Ever.

This isn't enough! Just isn't enough!!!

I'm swooning and heartbroken!

Roar and Liv deserve their own full story :(

I've already read the first two books,and now after reading this 0.5 novella.... because I know what happened later, my emotions are higher and I'm just so torn up!

I feel really really really sad all over again for Roar :'(

Roar is one of my favourite characters in Under the Never Sky, absolutely love him(probably even more than Perry)
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Jul 16, 2015 Anna (Bobs Her Hair) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA Fantasy
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
I don’t know what’s wrong with me. She’s hurting. Why am I trying to hurt her more? I make myself shut up and press my finger against the cut on my thumb until it stings. It’s such a small amount. So bearable.

Strong, flawed, passionate characters hooked me into trying the full-length novel/series. Roar, the protagonist was believable and wonderful – especially when it came to his intense feelings for Liv. His heart was a breathing, seething, devoted entity. His fears and dreams are made felt
Oct 30, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That. Was. Perfect! To see Roar and Perry (and Liv) pre-Under the Never Sky. I can't get enough of this series.

I've always loved Roar, he's a character full of emotion: love, longing, protectiveness. I loved seeing the story of his greatest love from his point-of-view. It was incredible.

What's even better is we get to see a lot of Perry and there's nothing I love more in this series than Perry. It was fun to see him through Roar's eyes and the bond between the two of them is something I can't
This is a refreshing short story told from Roar's POV, set a day before Liv's arranged marriage with Sable.

If you've already read Under the Never Sky, you know that Vale, the Tide's Blood Lord and Perry and Liv's older brother, has basically 'sold' his sister Liv to the Horns, in exchange for food supply. Winter is approaching and it'll be hard to feed the whole compound, and this was the only solution the Blood Lord can agree with. The Horns is a massive and influential tribe, with a powerful B
Nov 11, 2012 Ferdy rated it it was ok

-Roar and Liv's story.

-Roar and Liv were fairly likeable and interesting characters in the first book, so I was expecting good things from this, unfortunately this was rubbish.

-Roar had no charm, personality or attitude — all he did was whinge about his wuv for Liv and bitch about Liv's evul brother. He was all talk — instead of fighting for Liv and following through with his threats, he just let everyone walk all over him. There seems to be a fine line between an alpha bastard and a wea
Lalaine *myficbookreviews*
Nov 30, 2012 Lalaine *myficbookreviews* rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Under the Never Sky and also ROAR
OK, I will make this review short and sweet. It's official, I am madly inlove with Roar right now. *fangirlscream* OMG! I think I just betrayed Perry, oh hell! It's Roar's point of view anyway and the spotlight is on him. So yes my lovely readers, this is a must-read short novella, fans of Under The Never Sky and more importantly, Roar's mustn't miss this.

This book will take you back from before there is Aria and Perry. Ofcourse there is Brooke and Perry first. I know, I know, I felt a
Aug 01, 2013 Susi rated it it was amazing
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Veronica Rossi è un genio. Roar è di sicuro uno dei personaggi più belli di cui io abbia mai letto. Dolce, leale, sincero, amorevole, forte, umile e potrei continuare all'infinito. Sono contenta di aver deciso di leggere questa Trilogia, non me ne pentirò mai, ne vale la pena solo per leggere di Roar.
Contentissima di aver avuto modo di conoscere meglio anche Liv, lei si che è una forza d
Natasha (books_n_dreams)
Jan 26, 2015 Natasha (books_n_dreams) rated it it was amazing
Roar and Liv, their novella is really sweet and tender. You end up truly believing in the love they have for each other, cause it's very intense. I did enjoy this novella (of course like all of them I wish it was longer).

We get to really understand who Roar is in this book and I'm glad I read this after the first two books because it gives much more clarity about him. I do love Roar and this just makes me even more after seeing the way he felt for Liv.
Sarah (saz101)
Jan 07, 2013 Sarah (saz101) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing. Somehow bleaker than UtNS ever felt to me, but wonderful.
It's lovely and heartbreaking seeing Roar and Liv's story, but as the lovely Keertana points out, it also provides wonderful insight into Perry.

Really enjoyed Roar's first person for a change, also.
Oh, how I missed this world and Rossi's writing! So wonderful. I loved getting to know Roar better, but also Liv and Perry. Their little family was wonderful and I hate that it was so ruined by Vale--I'm still not a fan of that man...

And the two chapters for Through the Ever Night... *sigh* Only two days left now!
Roar remains my favorite character <3 It was nice to get to know Liv, I can see why Roar likes her so much since she won me over so easily too, can't wait for her to make an appearance on the other books of the series. Also, this was kind of really sad, my poor heart for Roar, Perry and Liv.
Oct 10, 2012 Melissa marked it as to-read
PRE-ORDERED!! I 'loved' the first one. It was unique, the characters were well written, and I was consumed from start to finish in the first one. I cannot wait for this prequel! *Dances.*
Jan 28, 2013 Amber rated it really liked it
Love. Review to come. Yes Debbie!!!! I screamed!!!! Lol
Jan 31, 2014 Kassidy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novellas
I love Roar so much!
My heart is in pieces though...
Johan Patrick Sy
Liv or Love?
A review on Veronica Rossi’s Roar and Liv

Title: Roar and Liv
Author: Veronica Rossi
Series: Under The Never Sky 0.5
Rank: 93rd book in 2014

Plot movement: 4stars
Entertainment Factor: 3stars
Characters: 4stars
Writing Style: 3stars
Details: 2stars
Provoking: 4stars
Action Scenes: 3stars
Suspense: 3stars
Conclusion: 3stars
Emotion: 3stars

Welcome to another young Adult novel. Under The Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi. What can I say? This is good for a novella. I read novellas fro
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Veronica Rossi's debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, will be published in over twenty-five international markets, starting on January 3rd 2012 in the United States. Film rights to the trilogy have been optioned by Warner Bros.

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Other Books in the Series

Under the Never Sky (3 books)
  • Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)
  • Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)
  • Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

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“The wise ask questions, Perry. The weak doubt.” 52 likes
“Liv or love?" she asks. I brush her hair away from her neck and rest my hand there, feeling the beating of her pulse. "Either," I answer. "They're the same to me.” 42 likes
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