September 14, 2013

Short-story Saturday: Roar and Liv

Short Story Saturday is a new meme on Shelly’s Rambles where I will do a mini-review for novellas and short stories.

Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky, #0.5)Novella: Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #0.5
Rating: 4/5 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 (, 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) (via goodreads)

My Thoughts: I didn't enjoy Under the Never Sky as much as I hoped I would (full review and vlog to come soon!). I did however, enjoy this short story. My favourite character from Under the Never Sky would have to be Roar- just by the way he describes Liv. I knew right away that I needed to read this story and let me say, it was so worth it. The only way to describe this novella is to say it triggers all the “feels”. I really hope Liv will make more of an appearance in the sequel to Under the Never Sky but we can only hope. If you enjoyed Under the Never Sky (or if you just liked Roar), read this novella ASAP!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Shelly! I read Under the Never Sky and throughly enjoyed all the characters, but Roar would definitely be one of my favourites too ;). I can't wait to read this novella, and experience the awesome world that Veronica Rossi created, all over again.


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