Sunday, October 20, 2019

Blog Tour + Top 10 List + Giveaway - The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1) by Rin Chupeco

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The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World, #1) by Rin Chupeco
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: October 15th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy


Frozen meets Mad Max in this epic teen fantasy duology bursting with star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic, perfect for fans of Furyborn.

Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun.

While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal.

But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands.

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Top 10 Favorite Characters

Edmund Dantes (Count of Monte Cristo): 
my favorite character from my favorite book of all time. To me, Dantes was the very first brooding hero I grew attached to as a teen, and that has lasted well into my adulthood. His story is a masterclass in both revenge fantasy and anti-heroism.

Sandor Clegane (Game of Thrones): 
 I think it's his very specific malfunctions that make me like him as a character, especially with his tragic backstory and the fact that he's played by a favorite actor of mine, Rory McCann. I am a sucker for rooting for guys with the best and wittiest one-liners even if part of their jaw has caved in and he's got burn scars as well as the mental ones.

Lan al'Mandragoran (Wheel of Time): 
my very first big crush (Yes. Absolutely age-inappropriate, as I'd read WoT as a teen. Yes, this made it very easier for me to put myself in Nynaeve al'Meara's shoes and swoon along with her anyway). That there's an upcoming TV series out where he'll be played by Daniel FREAKING Henney only reinforces my bias.

Hercule Poirot (Hercule Poirot mysteries): 
I devoured all Agatha Christie novels as a kid and had all her 70+ novels by the time I was fifteen years old. I've always favored him over Sherlock Holmes simply because his method of deduction always seemed to me like basic common sense that didn't require some niche knowledge of cigar ash or footprints to solve a case. (Naturally, it doesn't feel like common sense until the climax where he explains his deductions - and then I'm all OHHH WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF IT THAT WAY)

Death (Sandman): 
I am smitten with Death, and I think she might have been my first ever girl crush. I was into this very odd goth phase as a kid, though more attitude than fashion, and I loved the contradiction she presented: a goth-looking girl who was cheerful and all kinds of sunshine despite being the harbinger of everyone's worst fear.

Death (Discworld): 
There are two Death characters in my list of favorites, but somehow I feel like this is ery on brand for me anyway. Unlike Death from Sandman, Death looks like the type you'd expect - a skull for a face, scythe, dark robes, pet skeletal rat. But then you start feeling for the guy - he's spent everyone's lifetimes taking souls because that's his duty, but what he really wants to do is to experience what it's like to be human, finding compassion despite himself. How can you not root for that?

Sparrowhawk (Elenium saga): 
 David Eddings was a huge influence on me growing up, so Sparrowhawk from the Elenium and Tamuli sagas have always been the knight's knight to me. Decent, self-effacing, extremely ruthless to his foes if he had a mind to be, but unendingly kind to everyone else.
Alan Shore (Boston Legal): 
Boston Legal was one of my favorite TV series, and it's not really a surprise to a lot of people that I can relate the brash, loudmouthed Alan Shore, who always has a smartass line for everything. But what I like most about him is his ability to admit when he's wrong and own up to his mistakes when it counts, even though that fact is often overshadowed by his showmanship.

Rexy (Jurassic Park): 
 Jurassic Park is my favorite movie and the first career I ever wanted to embark on before writing was to be an archeologist. I could pronounce dinosaur names perfectly at two years old, but could barely say "parrot" withou a lisp. So when I first watched Jurassic Park on screen, of course I wuld consider Rexy the T-Rex the real hero of the film. She was there, minding her own business being dead, up until a bunch of nosy scientists decided to raise her without her permission. Who wouldn't be annoyed by them for that?

Kayako (Ju-on: The Grudge): 
It's no secret that I love horror movies, and Ju-on: the Grudge (the Japanese version - I consider the US version very mild in comparison) is my favorite horror movie of all time. And also not surprising, given my debut book, that I tend to root for the ghost, who didn't really deserve the grudge inflicted on her and was just trying not to be murdered like everyone else. I love how the movie takes all the normal tropes that would comfort people (hiding under blankets, staying in a crowd of people) and subvert them so that you realize that even with all those precautions you're not safe at all.

 About the Author

Despite an unsettling resemblance to Japanese revenants, Rin always maintains her sense of hummus. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. Dances like the neighbors are watching.She is represented by Rebecca Podos of the Helen Rees Agency. She is also fond of speaking in the third person, and may as well finish this short bio in this manner. While she does not always get to check her Goodreads page, she does answer questions posed to her here as promptly as she is able to.

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  1. So funny that Rin was in love with Lan al'Mandragoran as a teen! I loved those books when I was in high school!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. I still need to read that series but I've heard lots of good things about it.