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The Never Tilting World

(The Never Tilting World #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  866 ratings  ·  275 reviews
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
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by HarperTeen
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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, but
Rin Chupeco
Dec 13, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
EDIT [3/28/19]: cover reveal!

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
Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ 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
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
First, can we talk about this cover? Can we just mention it for a moment? Cause it's nice. I like it a lot. That and the premise made me really excited to read this one.

And you know what??

I shouldn't judge books by their covers.

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
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ARC provided by the Publisher through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review

“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 to this
Chelsea Humphrey
Me:*casually trying to look cool while reading the latest trendy YA book*


*Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
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.

Elise (TheBookishActress)
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
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
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*
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-f, read-2019
4.5 stars methinks?
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
Oct 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
that cover + that synopsis are killing me
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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
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
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
Jul 31, 2019 marked it as publisher-copies-to-read
Recommended to Tucker by: Wunderkind PR

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

this cover and title are absolutely gorgeous
i just want to stare at them for hours

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Tara ☽
Mar 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
"Frozen meets Mad Max"

I'm disturbed yet excited
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'tbad per se, but I was just really bored through most of it? I almost DNFed (if I had a dollar for every time I saidthat,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 quite
Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, lgbt
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.
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

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
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
♠ TABI ♠
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
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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!
Stephanie Gillespie
Apr 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
Arc provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review.
Chelsies Crazy4Books
On the dark and freezing side of the world we follow the young goddess Odessa and her guardian Lan. After spending a life hidden away by her overprotective mother due to a chronic illness, its difficult to tell if the change in Odessa was due to her recent freedom or if theres something more sinister at play. Either way I loved seeing her confidence grow the farther they traveled into the wildlands. I was not impressed with Lan being too afraid for Odessas safety to respect her decision to go on ...more
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Okay, so this is going to be a hard one to review before release. This book comes out in a few months, and I desperately don't want to spoil anyone - so I'm kind of going to pull from the synopsis and discuss if I think those elements are done well :)

Frozen meets Mad Max in this... Yes. I have watched like... half of Mad Max: Fury Road and I can definitely see where the comparisons are drawn. The protagonists, in two separate pairings, travel towards a "Great Abyss" in a highly turbulent climate
rachel ☾
Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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