The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
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.
Hardcover, 368 pagesPublished June 9th 2015 by Delacorte Press
You abide to the Church, you confess your sins, you repent yours sins.
If you commit a sin keep it discreet . . . OR ELSE
Nina Kane grew up thinking that she would devote herself to the Church but then something happen, something unexplained
She's an EXORCIST, an natural born Exorcist but being just that can get her on the most wanted list
Nina get saved by the mysterious green-eyes FINN but her sister Melanie gets left behind
Now it's a rescue to save her sister before its too late but getting to her will be a little tricky, can Nina save her sister in time?
What lies under the secrets of the Church?
I give this an 4.5 Cat's Tails Up, Rachel Vincent wrote a wonderful sinful dystopian world for The Stars Never Rise.
MEOW . . . MEOW . . . MEOWWhoo! The book is out and of course it made it on the top to read reading list, and I'm glad I made this book a priority.
So what did I think?!?! Rachel wrote a world where even I was terrified! And a whole bunch of demon possessing going around. It has a mixture of Supernatural and The Walking Dead in a good way.
Nina Kane is an 16 year old girl whose about to get the biggest realization about the Church and herself, Nina was about ready to devote herself to the Church until her younger sister Melanie gets KNOCKED UP, while they scrap for items and food. The last thing Nina need is her sister getting knocked up, and with their mother slowly declining in health only to find out that their mother is a DEMON!!!
The realization kicks in where your Demon mother has had plans for you and having it all fall through the cracks raise up ugly stuff. Nina defends her sister and attack their demon mom only when Nina is about to lose the fight, an strange glow lights up from her hands and the demon mother is no more.
Then the mysterious Green-eye exorcist appears that save her a few nights ago from a dengerate and now at her house. He tells her that she need to leave her sister behind and come with him, but how can you leave your sister for a stranger? Nina runs with the mysterious Green-Eye . . .
Who is this mysterious Green-Eye Boy?
Well first his name is just AWESOME! And his name is FINN.
Mysterious is the correct word to describe Finn but he's also very compassionate towards everyone he's around especially with Nina BUT Finn is a whole different kind of individual to describe. I think many people will love Finn when they read The Stars Never Rises but they'll be left wondering one thing about him. Something extremely unique.
The world that Rachel built is so beyond scary and wonderfully done, with everything being run by the Church. You abide to the Church rules or get Anathema. If you are under suspicious of demon possession, you are taken in to the Church and is "Exorcist" but there's a greater problem that lies within the Church.
YOU ARE NOT SAFE WITH THE CHURCH!!!!!!
With a small group that Finn is with along with Nina now, she learn the truth and turns out the only places that are considered "safe" is the badlands where tons of demons, dengerates lies. But it's their only option to get away from the corrupt Church. What will they face once they enter the Badlands? More Anathemas, more exorcists? More Demons?
I can't wait for The Flame Never Dies!!!!! On another note, the cover for The Stars Never Rise is beautiful and I honestly envision book two of a butterfly in flames or flame colors.