The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1)
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 two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun. While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal. But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.

The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1) Details

TitleThe Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 15th, 2019
PublisherHarperTeen
ISBN-139780062821799
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult

The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1) Review

  • Rin Chupeco
    January 1, 1970
    EDIT [3/28/19]: cover reveal! https://t.co/r1pRsQ06GCHello, 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 charge2. Twin goddesses scrambling to fix a world slowly dying of horrific man-made (goddess-made?) and destructive climate change. Yes, climate change EDIT [3/28/19]: cover reveal! https://t.co/r1pRsQ06GCHello, 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 charge2. Twin goddesses scrambling to fix a world slowly dying of horrific man-made (goddess-made?) and destructive climate change. Yes, climate change deniers are my villains now.3. A world torn between night and day, and an endless abyss in the middle of the world where Horrible Things Climb Out Of4. Sandworms! A sea-desert! Ships sailing on winds! Shadow demons and corrupted creatures! Sand dolphins! Two-tiered elemental magic system! Did I mention SAND DOLPHINS5. Maybe some kissing?(While it's been pitched as Frozen meets Mad Max, I like to think that it's more of a Mad Max meets Avatar the Last Airbender aesthetic)Enjoy! <3
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.My prayers have truly been answered. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    January 1, 1970
    Frozen meets Mad Max with split-in-half-goddesses. also, I personally love finding out books I already wanted to read have queer leads
  • Angelica
    January 1, 1970
    guess who just got an ARC for this book!!! I"m so excited--this book is advertised as Frozen meets Mad Max and honestly, that's a combination I never knew I needed until just right now. also, can we please talk about the work of art that is this cover though??Follow Me Here Too: My Blog || Twitter || Bloglovin' || Instagram || Tumblr || Pinterest
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  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    January 1, 1970
    4/7/18This cover is gorgeous! ---Pitched as Frozen meets Mad Max...what does that mean? Also, it seems like qutte a few books lately have been pitched as Mad Max meets *another famous name drop*
  • Tara ☽
    January 1, 1970
    "Frozen meets Mad Max"I'm disturbed yet excited
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    January 1, 1970
    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.♦ Booktube Channel ♦ Twitter ♦ Instagram ♦I received an ARC of this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review!
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  • Cora Tea Party Princess
    January 1, 1970
    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
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  • Kelsey
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 fantastic characters. And also, that amazing cover, gahhh.The Never Tilting World follows Lan & Odessa (part-bodyguard, part-healer & chronically ill cinnamon bun goddess being chaotic lesbians together), as well as a second pair, Haidee & Arjun (big mechanics nerd with too much heart for her body & cranky rogue-type being REALLY SWEET TOGETHER WOW). Both pairs are journeying to the place where eternal-day and eternal-night meet. On the way they meet hoards of monsters, spooks, storms, and overall mortal danger.This was especially inventive which I loved the most. It felt like a D&D campaign mixed with a book because of the outlandish monsters, travelling format, and magic system just fit for a D20. You're thrown right into the magic system and world with scant explanation, but I kind of enjoy scrabbling for purchase when it comes to that: that follows for the rest of the book's lore and rituals and the whole goddess thing, so hold on tight.It was also a fantastic character book! Precious beans, all of them.Only complaint was the long bit of slogging in the middle, which spilled into some big character moments that didn't quite feel earned. It's minor though, and there was enough fun along the way for me to be distracted from that, and the ending payoff was still really exciting.Again, I feel the dread of reading such early ARCs - I'm gonna have to wait FOREVER for the next book!! Still, I was super grateful and excited to get my hands on this one, and it didn't disappoint.
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  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    January 1, 1970
    Huh. [Blog]
  • ♠️ Tabi ♠️
    January 1, 1970
    hi hello uhmmmmm Frozen plus MAD MAX???I NEED THIS
  • rin
    January 1, 1970
    "pitched as Frozen meets Mad Max" how do u even imagine this
  • Eleanor (bookishcourtier)
    January 1, 1970
    I am proud of my love for Frozen, and if this book is even somewhat like it, I will adore it.
  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you so much HarperCollins for giving me an ARC of this bookI’M SO FREAKING EXCITED THIS SOUNDS AMAZING.
  • Stephanie Gillespie
    January 1, 1970
    Arc provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review.
  • The Artisan Geek
    January 1, 1970
    29/3/19My 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.5/4/19I 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!!You can find me onYoutube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Website
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  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    That is a GORGEOUS cover right there!
  • Crazy4Books
    January 1, 1970
    I heard this has LGBT+ elements. Does anyone know what they are?-Never mind. Found it. Lesbian MC! Im in!!
  • faith ✨
    January 1, 1970
    YES YES YES YES YES
  • Maddie
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
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