Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Published by HarperCollins on January 8, 2013
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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?
I liked UNDER THE NEVER SKY a lot (see my book review of UNDER THE NEVER SKY). So much that I read it twice in a year. Because I liked the first book of the series so much, I was a bit nervous to read THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT. Second books in trilogies have a habit of letting me down, but this book blew me away even more than the first!
I had no idea what was going to happen in THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, and I LOVED that! The author continually surprised me with each twist and turn in Aria’s and Perry’s stories. For much of the book, Aria and Perry are separated, each doing their own thing. While I missed them together, it was a good opportunity to see each of them in their elements.
Aria has changed so much from the first book, where she started off as a bit whiny and weak. She’s strong, capable, independent, and ready to do what’s needed, even when it hurts her. Perry spends most of his time taking care of his tribe, and I liked seeing how a Blood Lord acted, and all the concerns and responsibilities Perry had. I cared about both of them, as well as other characters such as Roar, Cinder, and Marron. Veronica Rossi creates awesome characters!
I have to give Roar, Perry and Aria’s friend, a shout out because he was one of the nicest guys ever, and some bad, bad stuff happens to him. I wanted to give him a huge hug. Roar was one of the first Outsiders to accept Aria, and their friendship was a thing of beauty. Really. I liked that the author showed how the love Aria feels for Roar is different than her romantic love for Perry.
I was hooked on every word of THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT. I didn’t want to put it down, and in fact, I actually want to reread it because I’m sure I missed some little details in my haste to find out what happened. If you haven’t started this series yet, you are missing out! It’s a great combination of post-apocalypse, light science fiction, and fantasy, and even some dystopian elements. I even like the romance between Perry and Aria, because it feels REAL. They both make hard decisions about their relationship, including spending time apart. Ultimately they reunite, and realize they are stronger together than they are apart. I dunno. They just gave me such good feelings.
And the ending? OH EM GEE the ending! Once you finish THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, I guarantee you’ll want to get your hands on the last book of the trilogy, INTO THE STILL BLUE. I have no clue how everything will tie together, and I am beyond excited about that.
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