Review: Through The Ever Night (Under The Never Sky #2) – Veronica Rossi

Release Date: January 8th 2013
Published By: Harper Collins
Pages: 352
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Rating: 5 out of 5

Synopsis:

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, hidden enemies, 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 dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.

Review: I’m not even sure where to start with this review, except to say that Through The Ever Night is SO much better than Under The Never Sky (UtNS). I liked UtNS. I did. But in my review of that book, I did comment that I had no idea what was even happening for the first third of the book. 100 pages is a long journey when you don’t understand what the terminology means, but it did get better. Through the Ever Night totally kicked ass.

UtNS in my opinion was all about world building and setting us up for the rest of the series. Everything had to be set and explained first in order for the awesome to take place. And it sure happened in Through The Ever Night. Right from the very start, this book starts at a pretty fast pace and just keeps it up throughout.

Firstly, I am REALLY enjoying the relationship between Aria and Perry. They don’t even spend that much time together in this book, but it’s all in the pining. They both spend their time thinking of each other and longing to be together. And Perry has to overcome some obsticles when he has some unrequited attention from skank-face Kirra (seriously, she was trouble from the moment she got to The Tides.. I saw that one coming a mile away). Though he was tempted, Perry shows his true colours – he loves Aria. Perry in general just makes me smile.

Roar…. poor Roar. I just wanted to reach through the book and give him the biggest hug. I really love his character and have come to care for him over the two books. He brings the witty banter that I so love in a book. His personality to me, is perfect. Roar went through a huge emotional rollercoaster in this book, from feeling lost, hopeful, rejected, loved, heartbroken, devistated… he went through all the feels in this book. His relationship with Aria is so sweet, and she is so tender with him during his bad times that I just don’t want their friendship to ever change.

There’s some amazing twists in the actual main plot of the story also, and they had me really excited about what’s to come in the next book. People are dying, some others are saved, and it’s all starting to get down to the wire as of the end of Through The Ever Night. Rossi has done a wonderful job of setting these books up for what I feel will be an incredible showdown in the third and final book to this trilogy scheduled for release next year. I haaaaaate waiting for books to come out, especially when it’s a year. But this one is worth it. Definitely get into this series if you’ve not done so yet, it’s special.

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What do you think?

  • Lynn K. says:

    Ahhh, agreed about hating the wait. Thanks for the review! I wasn’t very attached to UtNS…so maybe I’ll wait for Into the Still Blue to read this? #mustresist!!!

    P.S. I seriously love the titles in this series! The names are so lovely.

  • Seems like a good read. The mix of dystopian and fantasy seems a little odd but I’m going to have a look on the series…

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