Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 1 April, 2013 by Amanda / 14 Comments

Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi {Amanda’s Review}Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #0.5
Also in this series: Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night
Genres: Dystopian, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 80
Format: eBook
Source: Gifted

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.

Two words for you: MOAR ROAR!

My Thoughts on Roar and Liv

Though this is a prequel, it’s one that I read after Through the Ever Night. This is a heart wrenching story, one that you learn a bit of by reading Under the Never Sky and one that unravels even more in Through the Ever Night. AND IT WAS EVERYTHING IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

Like Through the Ever Night, Roar and Liv induced much flailing. Roar is such a fun character in Under the Never Sky–but he becomes even more integral to the story in Through the Ever Night, which only makes HIS story that much more fascinating.

I like Roar. A lot. And despite this being Roar and Liv, this is all Roar. Liv is still a bit unreachable to us–we experience Roar’s emotions toward her and we like her because Roar does, not necessarily because we’ve had time to become attached. But that doesn’t really matter because, you guys, IT’S ROAR.

If you’ve read any of the books in this series, you’ll want to read Roar and Liv. It had me wanting to pick up Through the Ever Night AND READ IT ALL OVER AGAIN. Roar and Liv was heart breaking, yes. But it was good. So, so good. And it covers some of the events that are referred to in the series. What are you waiting for? Go read it!


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14 Responses to “Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Okay, I need to read this one, especially with you giving it a NINE! I really liked Roar in UtNS and, even though this is a novella (which I’m okay with but it sounds like we need more!!), I’m in. NICE!

  2. I NEED TO READ THIS!!! I LOVE ROAR! I’m just going to do a novella weekend sometime I think, and read this along with the 3 I posted for my WoW last week. Should I read this before TTEN or after? Does it make a difference?

    So glad to know you loved it!

    • I’d suggest reading this before TTEN. You can wait until after you read TTEN (which is the order I read it), but I think TTEN will have greater meaning/impact if you read this first. Roar and Liv fills you in on a little back story that plays out in TTEN.

  3. I love Roar too. I need to hunt this one down and read it before “Through the Never Sky”. I had no idea there was a novella so thanks for pointing it out, Amanda!