Grade: B+

Roar and Liv - Veronica Rossi
I don’t know what’s wrong with me. She’s hurting. Why am I trying to hurt her more? I make myself shut up and press my finger against the cut on my thumb until it stings. It’s such a small amount. So bearable.

Strong, flawed, passionate characters hooked me into trying the full-length novel/series. Roar, the protagonist was believable and wonderful – especially when it came to his intense feelings for Liv. His heart was a breathing, seething, devoted entity. His fears and dreams are made felt by the reader.

There's not a strong sense of the world in which Roar lives. He could be living in another planet or alt universe. The world doesn’t show structure (rules, power, resources, and setting) until Under the Never Sky.

This novella is as a terrific sampler for those considering reading Veronica Rossi's work. I really enjoyed Roar and Liv, so I purchased Under the Never Sky, which is very inexpensive atm. (I was too impatient for the library loan.)