Book: The Never Tilting World
Author: Rin Chupeco
Year Published: 2019
- Plot: 5/5
- Characters: 4/5
- Writing: 5/5
- Overall: 4.5/5
∗ 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.
∗ The plot was full of surprises and I never had a bored moment! I liked watching the two story lines converge.
∗ Odessa was a goddess who lived on the night side of Aeon ruling a city called Aranth. She became braver and more sure of herself as the story progressed. Her character arc was all about fighting the allure of power and how it nearly corrupted her.
∗ Lan was Odessa’s bodyguard. She was fierce, strong and disciplined and she had PTSD after a traumatic experience. I liked how she started to come to terms with what happened to her and open up her heart.
∗ Haidee (my favourite character) was also a goddess who lived on the day side of Aeon and ruled the Golden City. Her and Odessa were twins but neither of them knew. She was really smart as a mechanic, extremely caring and definitely reminded me of myself at times.
∗ Arjun lived in the desert on the day side of Aeon and he went with Haidee on her journey. He was an amputee and also really smart and resourceful. My favourite thing about him was how he pretended to be all gruff but his softer side gradually emerged as the novel progressed.
∗ Both the romances were adorable and flawlessly done.
∗ Even though the climate change was caused by a magical disaster the message of being responsible for the damage we cause to our world applies to us all.
∗ It’s a brilliant, creative novel- I’d definitely recommend it!
Thank you to HarperTeen for providing me with a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
To find out more about the book, check out this interview I did with the author, Rin Chupeco.