The Stars Never Rise

The Stars Never Rise

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A girl must join forces with rogue exorcists to save her sister and, ultimately, humanity, in the first in a must-read paranormal duology from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent.

The Church is everywhere.It runs the city. It defends the populace from the demons beyond the wall. But what if it's the church that should be feared?
Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul--hers is a world where they're in short supply--but only she can protect her younger sister, Mellie, and Mellie's unborn child, a child that the Church believes shouldn't exist.
There are only two options. Mellie can pledge her life--and her baby's life--to the Church. Or she and Nina can go on the run. They choose the latter. Because it's kill or be killed. To save her sister, Nina will need to put her trust in Finn, a fugitive and rogue exorcist. What they'll do together will change the face of the world.
Holy hellfire, indeed.

And don't miss the spellbinding sequel, The Flame Never Dies .

"Haunting, unsettling and eerily beautiful."
--Rachel Caine, author of the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires series

" Un-put-down-able ."-- Kirkus Reviews

"A hugely fun and entertaining read."--SLJ

"Vincent (the Soul Screamers series) carves out an intriguing niche in the post-apocalyptic landscape . . . plenty of reasons for readers to look forward to the next installment."-- PW

"Eerily reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale . . . fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games will love the complexity of the setting and characters."-- VOYA

"The gritty world is compellingly presented . . . much to consider."-- The Bulletin

" A devil of a thriller ."-- Booklist




Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385744171
038574417X
9780375991530
0375991530
Branch Call Number: Y Fic
Characteristics: 361 pages ; 22 cm

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Indigo_Crescent
May 26, 2018

I love this book! After Chapter One I was hooked. The characters are awesome with great personalities. I loved the plot and main scheme of this book. I haven't read anything quite like it before. There are great twist and some cliffhangers but this book does not disappoint!

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TheHawthornes
Oct 19, 2016

If you like religious and/or dystopian horror, you will EAT THIS BOOK ALIVE and go looking for more. (Luckily there is now a book two.)

Insanely well-written fiction, with amazing world-building, that manages to be a killer novel but also brings in themes of reproductive rights, body agency, and other social topics.

Also, I didn't see some of the twists coming, which for me, is a rare treat.

fingers crossed that this becomes a longer series!

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nidofito
Jan 02, 2016

The writing is bang-on, creating high tension and general feeling of dread, violence and wrongness in the town of New Temperance.

Nina is an awesome protagonist despite being one of those who take responsibility for everything herself, whether its required or not. Finn is open and cheeky and I love him for it.

Justmeh Nov 04, 2015

Does she plan to have a 2nd book to this? the cliff hanger os a murder.

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May 26, 2018

Indigo_Crescent thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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