Review "Through the Ever Night"
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi.
It's been months since Aria learned of her mother's death.
Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.
Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It's a moment they've been longing for with countless expectations. And it's a moment that lives up to all of them. At least, at first.
Then it slips away. The Tides don't take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry's control. With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace and safety is the Still Blue. But does this haven truly exist?
Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?
In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and sci-fi elements to create a captivating adventure-and a love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
I simply loved Under the Never Sky and couldn't wait to get my hands on this sequel. And it did not disappoint. The world, the characters the story were just as amazing as in the first book.
I was worried with the way Under the Never Sky ended that now we were gonna spend an entire book with Aria and Perry searching for eachother and the Still Blue. Luckily it wasn't that. They find eachother pretty quick, but then there's a whole new set of problems to deal with.
I love Perry and Aria as a couple. They are just the best, and so cute. It was very frustrating to see that "wall" between them, but it's no wonder with everything going on. Perry is Blood Lord and that isn't easy. It's new to him and he's still trying to adjust to it, he wants to do what's best for his tribe, but at the same time he wants Aria, the Still Blue and to get Talon back - so he's getting pulled in all these directions and that can't be easy for him to deal with. Especially when the people at the Tides aren't so happy with Aria being there. He really grows though throughout the book and learns to deal with it all.
Aria has grown a lot since Under the Never Sky. She realizes what must be done and she does it. She has really learned to use her ability (With help from Roar). Aria is set on finding the Still Blue because for her that solves what they've been struggling with.
Besides them it was great to also see some new characters and get to know others better than in the first book. I loved seeing Roar, he's as amazing as ever. One of my favorite characters and I feel so bad for him about the whole Liv thing. He's a great friend to Aria and really helps her a lot.. And then also Cinder was there again and it was great to see how he's coping with everything and adjusting.
Some characters were not so great though.. One that really got on my nerves, but of course there has to be someone to hate.
I liked the storyline of the book and there were definitly some suprises in there. Another thing I liked was the fast pace. Instead of going through pages of barely anything happening, there's always some form of excitement and action going on.
Through the Ever Night was an amazing sequel that lived up to my expectations and just made me love this series even more. I fell even more in love with the world and the characters. The writing was stunning and created a world with intense moments and romance.
“Love was like the waves in the sea, gentle and good sometimes, rough and terrible at others, but that it was endless and stronger than the sky and earth and everything in between.”
“Do you ever miss anything?'Perry smiled. 'You, all the time.”
“A good dream was something you clung to until the last moment before waking.”
“She could look at him forever. She could spend her life watching him just blink and breathe that near to her.”
About the author:
Veronica Rossi is the author of post-apocalyptic fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, is the first in a trilogy. Released in January 2012, it was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The second book in the trilogy, THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, debuted in January on the NY Times and USA Today Best Seller Lists. The final book in the series, INTO THE STILL BLUE, is expected to release January 2014.
Foreign rights to the UNDER THE NEVER SKY trilogy have sold in over twenty-five territories to date and film rights have been optioned by Warner Bros.
She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and counting down the minutes until she can get back to making up stories about imaginary people.