Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review: "The Stars Never Rise" (Untitled Series, #1) by Rachel Vincent

The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.



 This was officially my first book from Rachel Vincent. I knew about her soulscreamer series but I liked the cover of this one and yes I decided to read it!

In a world where the Church rules everythign after a war with demons, Nina and her sister Mellie, try to survive since their mother is unable to provide for them. As the story progress, Nina learns so many secrets to the point she'll have to deal with the Church, find a new family as also start falling for Finn who is not your usual YA love interest.

What I mostly enjoyed on this book was Finn. His...abilities are strange yet very useful and save everyone more than once. Mellie is also a tragic character who I would love to see growing in a stronger type.

A very nice add was the cover. Now I understand why the butterfly was used. A butterfly is the incarnation of the soul in the ancient Greek myths, which works very fine to the idea of the novel and the way the society is built.

Overall, the book need more development and I hope to read more soon! :)

About the author:

A resident of Oklahoma, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her workspace with two black cats (Kaci and Nyx) and her # 1 fan. Rachel is older than she looks-seriously-and younger than she feels, but remains convinced that for every day she spends writing, one more day will be added to her lifespan.