Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Review: The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
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.
I've been waiting for a Rachel Vincent novel for ages, it was great to read another novel by her. I love her writing style and the way she makes you fall in love with her characters.
I really liked the main character Nina in her new series, however, I was not a fan of the plot (demons, ugh) or the pacing of the novel.
Plus, I don't think it helped win me over with the amount of demons in the book, I'm not a fan of stories with witches or demons.
I recommend checking this new series out if you enjoy interesting characters, and a strange main plot.
Three Stars Out of Five.