Saturday, January 7, 2017

Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent-ADVISABLE

Vincent, Rachel, The Stars Never Rise. Pgs. 359. Penguin Random House, 2015 Language: PG-13 (61 swears, no “f”s). Mature Content: PG-13, Violence: PG-13

In a post-apocalyptic world where un-possessed souls are a rare commodity, seventeen-year-old Nina lives in a restrictive church settlement where walls and exorcists keep people safe from "degenerates," possessed humans whose souls have been eaten by demons. When Nina discovers that her younger sister is pregnant, she also finds a dark secret about her mother, that she herself is a natural-born exorcist, and that a body-hopping boy-soul named Finn wants to enslave and destroy humanity. Can Nina save humanity? Can she save her sister and her baby?

The plot is well developed, complex, and easily pulls the reader into Nina’s world. The characters are believable and likable. With lots of plot twists and turns and a cliffhanger of an ending, this book is impossible to put down. Fans of paranormal action adventure books who read this book will want to have the sequel handy.

MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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