Endless Water, Starless Sky by Rosamund Hodge Review

Title: Endless Water, Starless Sky

Author: Rosamund Hodge

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Format: eBook

Publication Date: July 24, 2018

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Edelweiss

In the last days of the world, the walls of Viyara are still falling, and the dead are rising faster than ever.

Juliet is trapped—ordered 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 they’re certain his plan is useless, Juliet and her former friend Runajo must comply with Lord Ineo’s wishes—unless 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 Romeo’s and Juliet’s paths converge once again, only a journey into Death will offer answers and the key to saving them all—but is it a journey either of them will survive?

This book is a tough one to review. The world building and character development is incredible. I can’t believe the level of detail that was involved here in making this world believable. However, this book was incredibly tough to get into. I can read a book this size in about a day but it took me 3 days. I had a hard time connecting to Runajo. I understood her reasons, they made sense and were believable but I didn’t like her. I also had a hard time getting around without Paris’s point of view in this book. Romeo just didn’t have the same perspective, and I just felt bad for those from Juliet’s point of view. For me the book really picked up towards the end, when Juliet saves the world. Those chapters were beautifully written and flowed together in a way that the rest of the book didn’t. If anything it highlighted the disjointedness in the beginning. I think this was a great ending to the duology and I would say that I enjoyed the series and this book as a whole. That disconnect in the beginning shaved off 2 stars, but the beautiful finish gave a star back. 4 out of 5 stars, and this is for fans of fantasy and revisited stories.

4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**


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“Something fathomless and inexhaustible welled up through the cracks of the world, drenching it with glory and making it more than she could ever destroy or create or even, perhaps, comprehend.
She could believe that any least, little thing she might do to amend the breaking was worth it.”