Title: Through the Ever Night
Author: Veronica Rossi
Published: January 8th, 2013 by HarperCollins
It’s been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don’t take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe’s precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.
Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, can their love survive through the ever night?
It’s going to be 2 shorter reviews for today, guys!
The Review (may contain spoilers if you haven’t read Under the Never Sky):
Through the Ever night started right where the previous book left off, and we’re immediately thrown into the action and problems that come with living under the Aether. Aria and Perry struggle with positions of leadership, making all the tough decisions and taking care of so many people. I loved Under the Never Sky, but I have to say, this book is definitely better. Sequel Syndrome? What is that?
This book is not afraid to take risks, just like its characters. The stakes are much higher and the good guys don’t always win and get the happily ever after no matter how much you’d been rooting for them. I really felt the emotions leaping at me through the pages and it just made the characters much more relatable and made me love the characters even more.
The worldbuilding in this book, I think, surpasses its predecessor and it was easier to get into the way things work. I do think that sometimes the change in POVs could be jarring because our two main characters are separated for much of the book and their chapters sometimes end on a cliffhanger. But that didn’t really bother me much and I still really loved this book.
Title: Into the Still Blue
Author: Veronica Rossi
Published: January 28th, 2014 by HarperCollins
The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do—and they are just as determined to stay together.
Within the confines of a cave they’re using as a makeshift refuge, they struggle to reconcile their people, Dwellers, and Outsiders, who are united only in their hatred of their desperate situation. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. Then Roar arrives in a grief-stricken fury, endangering all with his need for revenge.
Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble an unlikely team for an impossible rescue mission. Cinder isn’t just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival—he’s also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.
In this final book in her earth-shattering Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.
Well, what can I say except I really, really love this series! I don’t really have a lot to say about this book. I still found it as awesome as the last two and I was really sad when it ended. I feel that this last installment really made me ride an emotional roller coaster. I’m sure anything I could possibly say about the characters, the worldbuilding, the action scenes et cetera would just be repeating what I’ve already said about Under the Never Sky and Through the Ever Night.
The villain in this book is definitely a villain. Sable is very disturbing and manipulative, and what’s worse is you can’t even fool him because, like Perry, he’s also a scire. Going into this book, I knew that not everything would turn out alright because it’s just that kind of book. But even knowing that didn’t stop me from tearing up once or twice.
In the end, Under the Never Sky is truly a wonderful series that I will definitely revisit in the future. It is definitely not the perfect book, it has flaws and I feel that there could be more answers to the questions that I have. But, it is a series that, strangely, comforts me. It is familiar and the characters feel like a group of friends I could say hello to each time I open the pages.
If you’ve read this series, tell me what you think in the comments! If you haven’t, go read it! I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!
“We all have the potential to do terrible things. But we also have the potential to overcome our mistakes. What point is there otherwise?”
― Veronica Rossi,