Mini Book Reviews: Roar and Liv, Endurance


Young Adult > Dystopia

(Under the Never Sky 0.5)

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.


…I find Roar more charming and entertaining in Under the Never Sky. Why is that, when he should’ve shined here? Perry was the secondary character and yet, he came out as strong as ever when he was the MC. I am so glad I loved Perry more than Roar. =)

Liv got spunk. That’s all I can say. She’s not that remarkable or I would have remembered her well.

This e-novella told me what a heartbreaking situation Roar was in before he was introduced in Under the Never Sky. His POV is sappy, and I think I like him better as a sidekick.


ROAR AND LIV by Veronica Rossi

Ebook, 68 pages

Published October 30th 2012  by HarperCollins

3/5 stars



Young Adult > Dystopia

(Razorland #1.5)

When rebellion destroys the underground world in which Thimble and Stone have grown up, they take Stone’s son and try to escape the chaos. Along the way, they must evade the Freaks, beings who feed on human flesh. Leaving behind the roles of Builder and Breeder which they were assigned at birth, they wander the underground tunnels, looking for safety yet afraid to go “topside” where legend has it that the light and water will burn their skin from their bones.

Their journey takes them upward to an unimagined world of tinned food, comfortable furniture, and books. Away from their regimented society for the first time, and still facing imminent danger, Thimble and Stone acknowledge the forbidden attraction which both have denied for years.


…And the Most Awful Friend Award goes to STONE! *clap clap*

Thank goodness Stone and Thimble are no longer connected with Deuce. I would’ve feed them to the Freaks myself..!

Why did Aguirre ever wrote this? It didn’t do sh*t to the story. It only emphasized the fact that e-novellas are really not necessary.

Enclave told us that the College was ravaged by Freaks after Deuce and Fade were banished. How? Why? Who cares! Deuce is not there anymore. They are ravaged. End of their story.


ENDURANCE by Ann Aguirre

Ebook, 73 pages

Published July 20th 2012  by Feiwel & Friends

2/5 stars


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