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The Never Tilting World

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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 tw
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Hardcover, 481 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by HarperTeen
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    Melanie

    ARC gifted to me by Olivia! Thank you!

    “When the dead find words, the goddess and the Devoted son will meet atop a fish not a fish, on a sea not a sea. It is she who travels to the endless Abyss, and it is he who guides her.”

    It’s no secret that Rin Chuepco is one of my favorite authors of all time. I have supported and loved every book I’ve picked up by them, but I was still apprehensive how they were going to top The Bone Witch Trilogy, which is one of my favorite series of all time,
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    Rin Chupeco
    Dec 13, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
    EDIT [3/28/19]: cover reveal! https://t.co/r1pRsQ06GC

    Hello, what you should know about THE NEVER TILTING WORLD:

    1. Four POVs:
    + Haidee, goddess-mechanic with free-spirited Moana vibes
    + Odessa, bookish chaotic lesbian goddess energy
    + Arjun, sarcastic fire-wielding amputee and secret cinnaman
    + Lan, healer/ranger and fierce bodyguard in love with her charge

    2. Twin goddesses scrambling to fix a world slowly dying of horrific man-made (goddess-made?) and destructive climate change. Yes, climate change
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    Miranda Reads
    Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
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    Another month, another tierlist! While you probably know where this one ranks, check out the BookTube Video to see the rest!
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    A demoness is what men call a goddess they cannot control.
    Twin goddesses have always ruled Aeon but seventeen years ago, one of the twins refused a prophecy and the Breaking happened.

    When the Breaking occurred, the world ground to a halt.

    Half of it became a fiery desert and the other half is a frozen city- each ruled by a different Godd
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    Angelica
    This Is why I shouldn't judge books by their covers. I expected it to be as good as it looked. I was wrong!

    Don't get me wrong, the book didn't totally suck, despite my sucky rating. It was just meh, which probably worse.

    My first issue is that I, quite frankly, didn't care about any single one of the characters. Whether they lived or died was not my concern. One of them could have gotten hit by a magical bus and I wouldn't have batted an eye.

    The characters didn't seem original to me. There was no
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    Nenia ✨️ The Trash Empress ✨️ Campbell

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    DNF @ p. 66



    Oh man, this is another review that is probably going to get me hate, but you know what, I thought this book was bad and I'm not sorry about being honest. I'd be a pretty crappy book blogger if I lied to you and said this was amazing when I kept zoning out while reading this and thinking about all the other books I'd rather be reading instead. It was boring and 100% not for me.



    On the surface, THE NEVER TILTING WORLD sounded a
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    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
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    Another damn book that I hated!! I loved the authors Bone Trilogy BUT not this one. I’m getting so tired of these kinds of books!!

    I also think the cover is ugly, where many others love it. I thought her Bone Witch covers were better.

    Anyway, I only like two of the items in the book box so I’m seriously thinking of dropping all book boxes at the beginning and of the year. I wish they did boxes with just the goodies so we did
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    Hamad
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    “A demoness is what men call a goddess they cannot control.”

    🌟 I have always wanted to read something by this author and when I saw this awesome cover on Edelweiss (Thanks for them for providing an ARC in exchange of an honest review) I did not think twice and requested it. I have been reading less YA recently and changing into adult fantasy and maybe I am not being fair t
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    Chelsea Humphrey
    Sep 05, 2019 marked it as dnf-lost-interest
    Me:*casually trying to look cool while reading the latest trendy YA book*

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    *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
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    Umairah | Sereadipity
    Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    4.5 stars
    Plot: 5/5
    Characters: 4/5
    Writing: 5/5

    ∗ It was a climate fiction fantasy novel about a world called Aeon split between permanent day and permanent night with extreme weather and dangerous magical creatures.

    ∗ I absolutely loved it- it was so imaginative and action-packed!

    ∗ The world building was really well fleshed out. I liked learning how both the day and night sides coped with their situations.

    ∗ I loved the backstory. It was inspired by Assyrian mythology and was really intriguing.

    ∗ Th
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    Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Many thanks to Wunderkind PR for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

    Buddy read with Miranda Reads!! <3

    SO...

    I wasn't a fan of this one but I didn't hate it.

    As is the case with most fantasies, I became very bored very quickly. I have ADHD and my brain simply can't wait out the explanations and jargon dumps. I need action and I need it fast. And this book did not deliver.

    But I persisted because I didn't want to quit. I'm glad I didn't because things got better. Like, two-star-to-thre
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    Boston
    Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: f-f, read-2019
    4.5 stars methinks?
    Elle (ellexamines)
    Oct 28, 2017 marked it as tbz
    Shelves: x-tbr-lgbtq
    Frozen meets Mad Max with split-in-half-goddesses. also, I personally love finding out books I already wanted to read have queer leads
    anna (½ of readsrainbow)
    rep: poc cast, lesbian mc, sapphic mc with ptsd, amputee mc

    MAKE LOVE NOT WAR, also climate change is real
    Tara ☽
    Mar 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
    "Frozen meets Mad Max"

    I'm disturbed yet excited
    Sahitya
    I have waited obscenely long to read this book. Multiple requests for the ARC got rejected and while sometimes I lose interest in a book when that happens, it wasn’t the case here. Rin Chupeco has become a favorite author of mine this year and there was no way I wasn’t gonna read this book immediately after its release. And I can’t tell you how happy I am that I wasn’t let down.

    This world is brilliantly conceived. As a land that has stopped turning and has literally been cleaved into two, the e
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    Acqua
    May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
    How can you write something so unprecedented yet so tropey?

    3.5 stars.

    The Never-Tilting World is a queer post-apocalyptic fantasy book inspired by ancient Mesopotamian mythology and climate disasters. It's a really peculiar book, and yet, despite my love for weird queer novels, I never fell in love with it. I did enjoy it a lot, yes - it was overall a really fun time and the audiobook was amazing, making the four PoVs work perfectly with four different narrators.

    Let's start from this book's main
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    Cindy ✩☽♔
    May 11, 2018 marked it as to-read
    4/7/18
    This cover is gorgeous!
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    Pitched as Frozen meets Mad Max...what does that mean?
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    Also, it seems like qutte a few books lately have been pitched as Mad Max meets *another famous name drop*
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    booksnpenguins
    Oct 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
    that cover + that synopsis are killing me
    mina
    Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
    Shelves: dnf
    buddy read with Celaena
    DNF @31%

    The synopsis was interesting, however, the execution didn’t work for me. I had to force myself to pick it up, and when I did pick it up I would stop mid-chapter to do something else because I didn’t have the will to read it. The world was confusing to me maybe because I wasn’t paying much attention, but the characters didn’t pull me into the story either. I couldn’t care less about the goddesses that were oh, so important in that world.
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    I read an excerpt of The Never Tilting World because I've read Rin Chupeco before and found her plot boring and the writing too dense for YA fiction. And I really, really liked what I read...

    The cover is neat as it shows a representation of the world in The Never Tilting World... but I feel like it must be better in paper?! Because the digital cover is dark and muddy looking. I did really like the title... I think its totally perfect f
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    Cora Tea Party Princess
    Jan 21, 2019 marked it as to-read
    After this tweet by the author, I kinda really need it.

    My new series, THE NEVER TILTING WORLD, has 4 POVs:
    + chaotic Slytherin lesbian deity
    + PTSD-suffering Asian bi Gryffindor warrioress
    + Grouchy disabled Hufflepuff Asian gunner
    + Ravenclaw nerd mechanic who is also a goddess
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    Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight .

    Here's the thing: it wasn't bad per se, but I was just really bored through most of it? I almost DNFed (if I had a dollar for every time I said that, right?) but I kind of started caring about the characters a little, and also I am stubborn.

    See, at first, I didn't care about the characters, the world, the plot... really not much of anything. I still liked the concept, I really didn't qu
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    Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    This was one of my most anticipated reads for the latter half of 2019, and it did mostly live up to my hopes! It’s a really unusual fantasy inspired by climate change, set in a world split in two realms - one with in an endless desert day under a blitzing sun and another an endless frozen night under a cold moon.

    I was attached to all 4 narrators - a strong positive. One girl had an antiheroine arc - another strong positive. Also a f/f relationship - a third strong positive. An amazing, charming
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    Maëlys
    Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: audiobook, aoc, f-f, lgbtqia
    ☆ 4 / 5 ☆

    “A demoness is what they call a goddess that men cannot control.”

    The Never Tilting World provides a look on power and its misuse from the two sides of a divided world.

    Twins used to rule Aeon together for centuries until one sister betraying the other led to a dividing of the world: Aranth is locked in a frozen state surrounded by a capricious sea while the Golden City stays locked away surrounded by deadly sands. Odessa and Haidee are twins living on these opposite sides of the worl
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    Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    DNF at 40%

    I could not get into either world enough to care about this story. And none of the characters was really doing anything for me either. It didn't help that the chapters were a little on the long side for my liking and they felt long. This wasn't a story I could just pick up and get lost in. But I did enjoy the different kinds of magic in the universe and how each world adapted their magic to their needs. But I think this story just wasn't for me, but I do think I'll give another Rin Chu
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    Raquel Flockhart
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

    DNF at 54%.

    “A demoness is what men call a goddess they cannot control.”

    Rin Chupeco became one of my biggest discoveries of the year back in the first trimester of 2019. I read and loved her The Bone Witch trilogy so much that I was over the moon when I found out she had another book coming out this year. After reading the synopsis of The Never Tilting World and how the author sorted the main characters in Hogwarts H

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    Mila
    Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: lgbt, arcs
    The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ website in exchange for an honest review.

    I did not have a great time with YA releases this year, a lot of arcs were especially disappointing, this one included. I did not care for the messy world-building, bland characters or the mediocre writing. Some ideas about the world were interesting but seemed incredibly underdeveloped and boring. So I guess this novel is not for me.
    Vanessa
    I remember the world back when it was soft and good, where I could watch the sun set before stars graced the sky with their shine. Do you know what I would give to see a sunset again, lad?


    Marketing is so weird. Frozen? Hardly. Mad Max, sure, if Mad Max invented cobbled-together dune buggies. Instead it didn't really fit into anything I'd ever read before.

    At least what I got from it was a high-octane road trip adventure, in a uniquely magical world, with two pairs of POVs belonging to some fa
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    Alexa
    Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: read-in-2019
    Buddy read with Melanie!

    I wasn't sure how much I would wind up enjoying The Never-Tilting World when I first cracked it open, but I needn't have worried because this was so. much. fun. I really enjoyed the lore, the multiple perspectives and characters and the story itself, as it takes recognizable tropes and puts them into a story that still feels really original. Cannot wait for the next one!
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    Tabi⁷ (ᕗツ)ᕗ
    Sep 18, 2018 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: edelweiss
    hi hello uhmmmmm Frozen plus MAD MAX???

    I NEED THIS and damn Edelweiss didn't even make me sweat for this, just gave up a copy right away ahahahaha
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