The Stars Never Rise

The Stars Never Rise

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"The first book in a new series about a girl who must join forces with rogue exorcists to save her sister and, ultimately, humanity. Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago. When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble. To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie? Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her. "-- Provided by the publisher.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, ©2015
ISBN: 9780385744171
Branch Call Number: VINCENT
Characteristics: 361 pages ; 22 cm

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tnscott
Feb 07, 2019

This was my Valentine Blind Date book. Pretty brutal for me, I finished it, but through clenched teeth and stopping many times. Not something I would normally read though. Not for younger kids!

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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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