Friday, February 28, 2014

Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi | Review

Title: Through The Ever Night
Author: Veronica Rossi
Pages: 341
Publisher: HarperCollins
Goodreads rating: 4.30 stars
Published: January 28, 2013
Source: Hardcover/Bought


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.

There was definitely no second book syndrome with this series, thank goodness!  I didn't think there would be, as a few of my blogger friends {and non-blogger friends} who've read this have all raved about it, and basically have been saying "I need the third book!"  This book was great, and I loved that I had the actual physical book instead of an audiobook this time.  Just something about being able to sit and read this book was great.

It seems like so much happened in the first book {and in the second}, that it's hard to believe that only six months passed from the beginning of Under The Never Sky until the end of Through The Ever Night.  Aria is so much different than she was at the start of this wonderful story, and it's such a good change.  She is so much more sure of herself, and so strong.  One thing I've noticed with many different series I've read is the heroine starts to become a little more whiny and unsure of herself in the second book {sometimes 3rd or 4th, depending on how many books are in the series... second for a trilogy}.  Not with Aria.  Its so awesome to see her grow as a character!  She isn't defined by her relationship with Perry {so many female leads tend to be defined by their relationships or lack thereof}, but it is something that adds to the depth of both her character and the turmoil of Perry's.

I love that we get to see more of Roar in this book.  He intrigued me in the first book, and his character has developed a lot more in this one.  His relationship with Aria is so neat too - its like the world's best answer to those pesky love triangles: give the female lead a male friend with no romantic attachments at all {I hate love triangles}.

With everything that went on in this book, my head is just spinning.  There was at least one big character moment for a secondary character that had me saying "what?!"  I hope somehow its rectified in the final book.  *Pleads with God for it to be fixed*

Not a very in depth review {sorry!}, but I'm off to read Into The Still Blue and see what happens with these great characters!

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