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Roar and Liv

(Under the Never Sky #0.5)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  11,502 ratings  ·  882 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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Sylvia Yes. There are several details that are revealed through out the series in this book. I would advise reading this after completing the whole trilogy.

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Aj the Ravenous Reader
Jun 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopia

"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 y
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" tim
Aug 11, 2012 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*

Jul 28, 2012 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)
Ann (annreads)
Dec 18, 2012 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
I love love love LOVE novellas guys. Now I did read the first book, Under the Never Sky, before I even realized that there was a novella - I know, I made a huge mistake!! But I hope I redeemed myself because I didn't even write the review for the first book of this series yet. Nope, I definitely put a stop on that train because I just had to read this novella first!

I totally adore Perry and Aria. I also really like how you get to see a completely different side of Perry within this novella. I do
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
*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
Emer (A Little Haze)

"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 p
Oct 31, 2012 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?

Sep 01, 2012 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.

Mary ♥
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
4/5 stars

We lose and lose, but we're still here. Shaking in place, afraid of doing something. I'm tired of settling for this because I don't know if something better exists. It has to. What point is there otherwise? I can do something about it. And I will.


If anything, short stories can make someone understand so much more about the characters. This is what this cute but also sad and agonizing short story managed. I understood so many things. I understood love, and loss, and need, and choices.
Laura's Book Addiction
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-book, 2012, 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!!!! ...more
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
That was heartbreaking and beautiful.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I’m kind of disappointed. It was a sweet story, no doubt, but I’ve expected a little more. Roar is one of my favourite characters in the series, but in here I didn‘t like him as much as usual.
Oct 07, 2012 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 01, 2012 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 Perr
Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA Fantasy
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
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 m
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopia, favourites
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 04, 2012 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
Natasha (books_n_dreams)
Apr 19, 2014 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.
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dystopia, novella
It was just okay. I was really hoping to get to know a lot more about Liv because she was so important to Roar, but I didn't really get that out of this novella. I can see why it made everyone like Roar more, but I already liked his character enough without reading this book. It didn't add anything to the main story. ...more
Jul 23, 2015 rated it liked it
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. ...more
Oct 10, 2012 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.* ...more
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
So beautiful.. Ugh the FEELS!!
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Love. Review to come. Yes Debbie!!!! I screamed!!!! Lol
Roar has always been one of my favourite characters, so I definitely enjoyed this little snippet from his point of view. The first-person narration was a welcome change, and it was effective in conveying his innermost thoughts. This novella provided insight into Roar and Liv’s relationship, and the emotions were palpable; you could feel their love radiating from the pages, and it really brought a new level of clarity to the backstory. Of course, given the shorter length of the novella, there was ...more
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pdf
Que pena saber que ese romance entre Liv y Roar....nunca sería posible.
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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.


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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