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The Never Tilting World

(The Never Tilting World #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  58 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 tw
Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: October 15th 2019 by HarperTeen
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    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
    Apr 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
    one of these days I'm gonna stop being seduced by books with beautiful covers ... today is not that day

    My TBR might kill me but I can’t not add this one. It’s just so pretty!!

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    Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Oct 28, 2017 marked it as releases-2019
    Frozen meets Mad Max with split-in-half-goddesses. also, I personally love finding out books I already wanted to read have queer leads
    Sep 07, 2019 rated it liked it
    ARC provided by the Publisher through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review

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

    I'm disturbed yet excited
    Jul 31, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
    this cover and title are absolutely gorgeous
    i just want to stare at them for hours
    ♠️ 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
    Stephanie Gillespie
    Apr 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
    Arc provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review.
    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 fant
    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
    Lea (drumsofautumn)
    lmao this sounds EXACTLY like the plot of the dance performance I was in a couple of years ago. NATURALLY I need to read this.

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    Rin Chupeco. Queen of My Heart, Goddess of Brilliant Fantasy World-Buildings, and as of The Never Tilting World, Patron Saint of Sexual Tension and Unparalleled Chemistry.

    I just can't even. None of us are ready.

    Review to follow.
    shri (sunandchai)
    Full review on my blog!

    First of all, I want to thank HarperTeen for sending me a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

    I had no doubt that I was going to enjoy The Never Tilting World. This is one of those books that I took one look at the cover, the title, and decided that there was no way I wouldn’t like it. And I wasn’t disappointed. The Never Tilting World is an entertaining read that features four very unique protagonists in a world whose mythology is very cleverly imagined. Th
    Ellie (faerieontheshelf)

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the latter half of 2019, and it does mostly fulfill my hopes. It’s a really unusual fantasy based off climate change in a world split in half into endless desert day under a blitzing sun and 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 male love interest with a missing limb
    Sheharzad ⚘
    the cover alone added five years to my life.

    y'all, we're gonna get a story about magic, sisterly feuds, two adjacent worlds with their own specific planetary functions, climate change, and sand dolphins. how cool is that?!?!!
    rin 눈_눈 WATCH GOOD OMENS
    "pitched as Frozen meets Mad Max" how do u even imagine this
    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
    Clephiro (The Book Coven)
    Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: fantasy, lgbtq, arc, ya
    So the tagline "Frozen meets Mad Max" has to be the weirdest, yet the most accurate tagline for a book ever. Plot-wise I won't say too much, as it's still a while before release, but if you liked The Bone Witch, you should check it out. Similarly, this book takes its time getting going and really shines in the complicated relationship dynamics and interesting world-building.

    The two cities in this book are completely different. Each is ruled by a twin sister, who has their own daughter. One city
    Eleanor (bookishcourtier)
    I am proud of my love for Frozen, and if this book is even somewhat like it, I will adore it.
    The Artisan Geek
    Mar 29, 2019 marked it as to-read
    My gosh, there are so many good books coming out I can't keep up. A 400 page fantasy with two female queens, yas please!! Also, this cover is LIT.

    I heard from Melanie that there is an arc on Edelweiss. I NEED TO GET IT! I mean, Mad Max meets Frozen? lmao! I am so here for it!!

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    Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    A demoness
    Is what men call
    A goddess
    They cannot control

    I got lucky stars in my side!
    Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    Thank you so much HarperCollins for giving me an ARC of this book

    Mar 29, 2019 marked it as i-need
    Shelves: 2019, cover-love
    That is a GORGEOUS cover right there!
    Warnings: mentions of abuse and harassment by superiors, death of pet-like animal

    Rep: asian and middle-eastern coded fantasy, with largely PoC characters; queer rep with sapphic romance and bisexual character; disabled (amputee) south asian character; character with PTSD (panic attacks, hallucinations) who is receiving therapy

    Chupeco's new post-apocalyptic fantasy brings to us a world stops spinning due to a magical catastrophe, and the two parts of the world are separated by a chasm that divide
    Ameema Saeed
    May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
    4.5 stars.

    Fast-paced and addicted, with some great character work, and a fascinating premise. Told from multiple different perspectives, it’s easy to relate to (& fall in love with) each of our four main characters.

    This book kept me guessing, and I’m really excited for more world-building, & history, as the series continues.

    Although the pacing could have used a bit of work (at times, characters took several chapters to get some character growth, while at other points, in one chapter, a c
    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
    Apr 03, 2019 marked it as reading-soon
    I heard this has LGBT+ elements. Does anyone know what they are?

    -Never mind. Found it. Lesbian MC! Im in!!
    Emma Gerts
    Aug 07, 2019 rated it liked it
    I have mixed feelings about this book. I really liked the idea - that of a world that had stopped spinning, leaving one half of the planet baking in perpetual sunlight and the other half freezing in endless night. Each half of the world is ruled over by a goddess and her daughter, and neither know of the existence of the others. The story follows the two young goddesses as they head towards the Abyss, the rift in the world that caused the planet to stop spinning, compulsary love interests in tow ...more
    Sara Rainsberry
    Jun 24, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arcs
    *I received an advanced reader copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc. in exchange for an honest review*

    This is a story about rigid tradition, sisterly feuds, climate change, and monsters.

    The Never Tilting World is unlike anything I have ever read before. It combines so many elements that are less common in teen fiction, including: LGBTQ+, amputees, mental health, global warming and terminal illness.

    Unfortunately, I found that the 4 POV’s took a while to catch my interest. Also, t
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