Monday, February 11, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - ROAR & LIV by VERONICA ROSSI - UNDER THE NEVER SKY #.5 - NOVELLA - HARPER COLLINS - 4.5 RAWWRRRR STARS!!

By: Veronica Rossi
Published By : Harper Collins
Released : Available Now
Details: Kindle Purchase

RATING: 4.5 RAWWWR  NOVELLA STARS!!

Before Perry and Aria, there was Roar and Liv.

After a childhood spent wandering the borderlands, Roar finally feels like he has a home with the Tides. His best friend Perry is like a brother to him, and Perry's sister, Liv, is the love of his life. But Perry and Liv's unpredictable older brother, Vale, is the Blood Lord of the Tides, and he has never looked kindly on Roar and Liv's union. Normally, Roar couldn't care less about Vale's opinion. But with food running low and conditions worsening every day, Vale's leadership is more vital—and more brutal—than ever. Desperate to protect his tribe, Vale makes a decision that will shatter the life Roar knew and change the fate of the Tides forever.

Set in the harsh but often beautiful world of Veronica Rossi's "unforgettable" Under the Never Sky (Examiner.com), this captivating prequel novella stands on its own for new readers and offers series fans a fascinating look into the character of Roar. Poignant and powerful, Roar and Liv is a love story that will "capture your imagination and your heart." (Justine on Under the Never Sky.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

This is why I LOVVVVEEE reading novella’s. You miss so much if you don’t pick them up and read them.

I am going to admit, Roar stole my heart in Under The Never Sky, more than Peregrine. I really liked Perry, I didn’t connect with him as much as Roar. I found Roar funny and I just connected with him that bit more. Kind of sounds funny considering the book is from Peregrine and Aria's pov's. But that is how I felt. 

Through this novella, I can ‘feel’ more of what is making Peregrine tick. Sure this is Roar’s pov and his novella, but Veronica gave me what I was missing from Perry in book # 1. 

"All I was trying to say is that he's not like the rest of us. He's missing something that doesn't let him ... that isn't ... that makes him ..."
I stop myself and reconsider. What I'm trying to say is that Perry's missing something critical. Maybe it's the ability to trust deeply. I don't know. But the way I see it, when you've been hurt by someone you love like he has, why would you ever risk being hurt again? 

Roar, well I got me a whole lot more Rawwwrrrrr. I love the guy. I didn’t really feel how much Roar loved Liv in Under The Never Sky until I read this novella.

This begs the question, should I have read the novella first, even though it was written after book # 1? Yes and no. I’ll let you decide.

It was great getting to know Liv , but I want to be in her head. I hope I get to be in future instalments . I think she has spunk and intelligence about her and very loyal to keeping those she loves safe.


“When I think about being without you,” she says, “ I can barely breathe.”

The coincidence makes me smile. “Keep breathing I am right here.”



I worry Brooke is going to pull a nasty in future instalments. She just seemed to have an underlying thing for power. Not sure about her. There is indeed a streak of something festering below the surface of that girl, waiting for opportunity to knock.

Vale, I was trying to give him a bit of the benefit of the doubt in Under The Never Sky....until............but in this novella, I am totally wanting to give Vale a kick up his butt. He is a bully and needs taking down a peg or five. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree. It makes me wonder why he didn’t learn from his father's actions? He became the bully he was trying to protect Perry from when they were boys.

After what happened in Under The Never Sky, I am rather keen to get onto Through The Ever Sky , I just know that the Blood Lord, Sable is not going down without a fight.

Me thinks the shiz is gonna hit the dystopian fan.


Michelle

2 comments:

  1. I wasn't a real big fan of Under the Never Sky. Perry and Aria both creeped and bored me to death. Roar was the book's only redemption, but I was still hesitant to pick Roar and Liv up.

    Great review! I am now planning to pick this up soon!

    Angie @ YA Novelties

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    1. Hi Angie,

      Hope you like Roar & Liv :)

      I am looking forward to Through The Ever Sky

      Mich

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