Review: Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky #.5) by Veronica Rossi


Title:  Under the Never Sky:  Roar and Liv
Author: Veronica Rossi
Publisher/Year: HarperCollins Publishers, 10/30/12
Length: 80 pages
Series: Under the Never Sky #.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.

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.” (Justineon Under the Never Sky)

What I liked

not only did we get a quick glimpse into the dynamic between roar and liv’s relationship since it was teased a bit in Under the Never Sky, we get to see the dynamic between the family (all of them) and with Brooke a bit which is nice.  i think that there’s something to be said about having a deeper dive into what makes relationships into what they are.

What frustrates me…

when i’m reading novellas like this, i feel like there’s so much more that we could get into, but that’s not the purpose right?  these are more like ‘tie me overs’ until the next installment comes out and it serves a purpose.  i’m sure that once i get into #2, Through the Ever Night i’ll feel better about things with all the relationships, but for now i feel like it was a bit light.  regardless, at least we know what the relationship between Roar and Liv really is, how that related to Perry/Vale/Brooke and what will happen next.