The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
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.
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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! :)
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