In the last days of the world, the walls of Viyara are still falling, and the dead are rising faster than ever.Juliet is trappedordered by Lord Ineo of the Mahyanai to sacrifice the remaining members of her family, the Catresou, to stave off the end of the world. Though theyre certain his plan is useless, Juliet and her former friend Runajo must comply with Lord Ineos wishesunless they can discover a different, darker path to protecting Viyara.Romeo is tortured: finally aware that his true love is alive, he is at once elated and devastated, for his actions led directly to the destruction of her clan. The only way to redemption is to offer his life to the Catresou to protect and support them . . . even if it means dying to do so.When Romeos and Juliets paths converge once again, only a journey into Death will offer answers and the key to saving them allbut is it a journey either of them will survive?...
|Title||:||Endless Water, Starless Sky|
|Number of Pages||:||448 pages|
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Endless Water, Starless Sky Reviews
*Source* Publisher via Edelweiss
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy
Endless Water, Starless Sky is the second and apparent finale to author Rosamund Hodge's Bright Smoke, Cold Fire duology. With its heartbreaking and shocking finale, Bright Smoke, Cold Fire left readers wanting more—and anxiously awaiting the release of this conclusion to the series. This is Romeo & Juliet like you’ve never seen it before. This new series reimagines Shakespeare’s story of feuding families and ...more
I've been waiting for this since "Bright Smoke, Cold Fire" - Hodge set up a masterful cliffhanger in the first volume of this series! - and was not disappointed. The story picks up immediately, with a reimagined Romeo and Juliet both trying to find a way to be together without killing each other or their families, all while striving to save their post-apocalyptic city from a Master Necromancer and from the Realm of Death itself.
I was caught up in the surprising yet authentic development of each ...more
After the ending of Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, I was very curious as to what direction Rosamund Hodge would be taking the sequel.
I felt that initially events crawled at a snail's pace overall, meaning there were unfortunately a lot of points, at least in the first half, where I felt quite bored. However, Hodge really turns it around in the latter half, with a lot of major events occurring quite early and then snowballing forward into subsequent rather unexpected events.
Her writing is still as gorg ...more
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With the ending to Bright Smoke, Cold Fire I had been dying to get my hands on this one and this turned out to be a solid conclusion. This book has a great cast of characters with so many intertwined relationships.
The angst in this book is real! Romeo and Juliet are both fighting on opposite sides of a war and neither ever seems to realize what the other is up to. Waiting for them to run into one another was torture. But I kinda loved that push and ...more
Undoubtedly a step up from Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, Endless Water, Starless Sky still suffers by being bogged down by the factors that made the first instalment a weak read, but it also delivers with beautiful worldbuilding, a dark and rich atmosphere and ornate prose. These are the redeeming factors, undoubtedly, and things that Hodge has always impressed me with.
On the flip-side, I struggled with staying invested. Whilst the second half of the book is better than the first, the slower pacing ...more
This book may be my favorite of the four of Hodge's I've read. The others have all had a couple bumps and seams in the story fabric, but Endless Water, Starless Sky… this book was one long theme park ride, full of swerves, fear, and exhilaration all the way to the end. (view spoiler)[An end which, thankfully, was not depressing the way I'd feared, but still avoided the "And they all lived happily ever after" which would have rung false after the rest of the story. (hide spoiler)]
As always, thoug ...more
Top Five Reasons Endless Water, Starless Sky is For You:
1. You love a good YA fantasy riddled with treachery and darkness
2. You love a retelling with so many twists it is almost unrecognizable
3. Zombies! Or are they?
4. Beautiful almost lyrical writing that will suck you in
5. You love to expect the unexpected
Endless Water, Starless Sky is the new title of the book and I am LOVING IT!