Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky #0.5) – Veronica Rossi

Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky #0.5) – Veronica RossiTitle: Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky #0.5) by Veronica Rossi
Publishing Info: October 30, 2012 by HarperCollins
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Find it on the web: Buy from Amazon // GoodreadsDate Completed: April 18, 2013
Related Posts: Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1), Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2), Brooke (Under the Never Sky #2.5), Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3)

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.


Can we please have a full-length novel from Roar’s POV? Yes, ALWAYS MORE ROAR. Roar is definitely my favorite character of this series. I love his humor, his loyalty, and seeing his friendships grow. He is a joy to read about and I’m so glad I FINALLY got around to reading this novella because even though we get more of the story in THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, we really get to know Roar and Liv as a couple and their backstory in this novella.

Veronica Rossi’s writing is amazing, even in only 76 pages (or how ever long the ebook translates to based on where you purchase it). She paints such vivid pictures to begin with and then adding in the abilities of the Scires, the Auds, etc and we get even MORE vivid pictures. Her characters are amazing, fully stacked with imperfections that make them the amazing people they were before UNDER THE NEVER SKY and who they’ve become at the end of THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT. Everything is so perfectly woven and carefully plotted out but it all seems so effortless and natural.

And of course, I’ll talk some more about Roar. Seriously, Veronia Rossi? Please? Let’s have book three from Roar’s POV!! He’s easily one of my favorite secondary characters EVER (yes, ever) and I’m so glad that at least we have this novella! I really loved getting to know Liv even more and I was so sad when it ended because fans who have finished books one and two know where the story line is headed from there.

If you’re a fan of this series and you’re not quite sold on novellas, this is the novella to start with! Definitely worth it to read this one!



I just love Roar. I don’t often BUY novellas (usually I read the free ones haha) but this one is so worth the money!


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6 thoughts on “Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky #0.5) – Veronica Rossi

  1. Lauren

    I made the mistake of waiting to read this until after book two, so it was a much more bittersweet experience for me. But I absolutely love Roar! He is my favorite character in the series, by far. Glad you enjoyed this! Wonderful review 🙂

  2. Kelley (Book Girl from South Carolina)

    Thanks for this review, I adored Under the Never Sky series – and I cannot wait to read this and it’s a great deal at $2.99 on Kindle right now. I agree 100% Roar I could listen to all day and I love his relationship with Aria and it broke my heart about Liv. I can’t wiat to read this…

      1. Kelley (Book Girl from South Carolina)

        I totally agreee, LOVE ROAR! Have you seen Once Upon A Time on ABC I think — if you haven’t, google the Captain Hook character on there – that’s how I imagine Roar looking, hot, hot, hot! I hope we hear more of his story in the 3rd book for this series too!

      2. Brittany Post author

        YES. I don’t watch Once, but I’ve seen a few episodes and HELLOOOO CAPTAIN HOOK.

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