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The world is in chaos
Who do you trust?

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Rossi returns to her dystopia, in which main characters Aria and Peregrine fight for survival in the face of unpredictable forces (Under the Never Sky, 2012). An orphan now living outside of her domed home, Aria is dependent on her new allies, the same people she once regarded as incorrigible savages. Having defeated his brother in the first book of the series, Perry is now Blood Lord, but he has yet to earn the fierce loyalty he yearns for from his people. Rossi splits her storytelling between each of these two characters' perspectives, but the resulting narrative is less engaging than readers may expect. Reminders of what has already passed are sparse; readers may have trouble orienting themselves. Driving action is limited during the first half of the book, until an incident in which Aria falls victim to treachery. This critical moment precedes a second half that is rife with twists and turns. The emotional voltage ramps up too, as characters grapple with betrayal, loss and temptation. The relationship between Aria and Perry, however, soars on a nearly unbroken trajectory throughout the story, dampening the excitement for readers with its predictability. Though it takes too long to get started, it delivers compelling drama in the end; whether that's enough to keep fans engaged for Into the Still Blue (coming in 2014) is debatable. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)
“This story of loyalty, survival, and love satisfies with its balance of action and emotional resonance.”
Romantic Times
“Favorite characters return, new characters emerge, and fans of Under the Never Sky are in for a treat.”
Horn Book Magazine
“Perry and Aria are convincing protagonists as they both cling to and exploit each other to get through their days. In a dying world, even the bad guys have the complexity of desperation; they act as effective foils against which Aria and Perry develop as flawed, though well-intentioned, leaders.”
Kami Garcia
“Heart-stopping action and romance collide in this page turning adrenaline rush. I am officially obsessed.”
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Rossi continues the excellent saga that she began in Under the Never Sky (HarperCollins, 2012). Perry is still struggling with his new duties as Blood Lord of the Tides tribe when he is reunited with Aria. Although she is an Aud, blessed with supernatural hearing, Aria receives a cool welcome from most of the Tides because her mother was one of the Dwellers from the domed community of Reverie. She earns the acceptance of the tribe when she uses her hearing to rescue a child during an Aether storm but is still poisoned shortly thereafter. She slips away from the compound without telling Peregrine in order to keep him safe and to search for the Clear Blue, a place that is rumored to be immune to Aether storms. She hopes to trade its location to Consul Hess of Reverie for the release of Talon, Peregrine's nephew. Peregrine also believes that the Clear Blue may be the last hope for his people as the Aether storms are increasing in intensity, threatening the lands and lives of this tribe. Even apart, Aria and Peregrine's feelings for each other deepen while their struggles and tragedies only make their hope that much stronger. Rossi's descriptions of their supernatural senses add richness to her prose. This book doesn't stand on its own but builds strongly on the previous volume. It should appeal to readers of dystopia, fantasy, and romance.—Eric Norton, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062072061
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Series: Under the Never Sky Series, #2
  • Pages: 341
  • Sales rank: 136,966
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Veronica Rossi

Veronica Rossi graduated from UCLA. The first book in her New York Times bestselling Under the Never Sky trilogy was named an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection and an Indie Next List Pick. The second book, Through the Ever Night, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. The series has been optioned for film. Veronica lives in northern California with her husband and two sons.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

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    Veronica Rossi has done it again. I really, really didn't think

    Veronica Rossi has done it again. I really, really didn't think it could get any better after Under the Never Sky. It is very rare that an author can manage to pull of a sequel to a highly acclaimed novel that manages to be just as good as the first. In the first book of a series, everything is new and exciting. You've never met any of these characters before, and sometimes you get a whole new world to discover. You can't possibly beat that.

    Well, Veronica Rossi managed to do just that in Through the Ever Night. I loved this book so much that I can't even possibly describe it in my own words without putting it to shame. It was so incredible that I'm just speechless. And I've had a few months to process it already.

    The thing about this book that allowed it to be just as good as its predecessor is that it was still willing to keep things fresh without destroying everything we learned in the first novel. There is nothing that I can't stand more than an author who runs out of ideas for their books but keeps making up things to keep the story going anyways. This DOES NOT happen here.

    I was able to learn more things about this world and the characters within it because they grew and offered new possibilities. But they were still the same characters that I fell absolutely, head-over-heels in love with in Under the Never Sky.

    Aria is still an extremely strong heroine but has her own faults so that she appears human. Perry is responsible and loyal to a fault, especially to those who don't deserve him. Cinder is a troubled child with a history that nobody has heard until now. He's lost everything he's ever cared about, and now that he's found a new home, he will do anything to protect it.

    And Roar. There are no beautifully lyrical thoughts that I can give to describe him because he'd probably twist them into something either extremely suggestive or hilarious (probably both) and I'd die of laughter. He's just too awesome to contain himself, and he knows it. He will do anything to bring a smile to the faces of those he cares about, and he's just a huge teddy bear. I've become more attached to Roar than any other character.

    Though the Ever Night pulled me around on an intense emotional roller coaster. I know that sounds cheesy, but there's really not a better way to describe what happened. One moment I would be flying with joy because my favorite characters are all together and happy, and the very next I'm nearly in tears because I don't know if they'll ever be that way again.

    For me, emotional books can be very scary. I'll experience a whole range of feelings that I probably didn't even know I was capable of, but the one thing that is not acceptable is anger. I am absolutely not allowed to get mad at the book I'm reading because then I'm automatically thrown out of that world to silently seethe in my own. I don't want to do that. I may be allowed to get mad at the characters for doing stupid things, but if I get mad at the actual book, it looses all of its magic. The task of navigating the line between the two is no small feat, but this book managed to do just that. I want to thank Veronica Rossi from the very bottom of my heart for creating such an incredible novel for me to get lost in, and filling it with so much perfection that I just don't know what to do with other than embrace with everything inside of me. Thank you.


    22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Excellent! I love her writing style - she pulls you in right fr

    Excellent! I love her writing style - she pulls you in right from the start. I loved the first book and this was a fantastic follow-up.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2013

    Veronica Rossi is such a beautiful writer. I can't even begin to

    Veronica Rossi is such a beautiful writer. I can't even begin to explain how much I loved this book and Under The Never Sky. The love story between Aria and Perry was perfect, it never over shadowed the plot and it wasn't cheesy and sappy either. I loved the character development of Roar (he's one of my all time favorites) and I love how his and Aria's relationship deepened...the closest you can get without being romantically linked to eachother. I cannot wait to see what happens with them all in the next book!  Thank you Veronica!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

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    A Second Book That's As Good As The First OK, it¿s official¿th

    A Second Book That's As Good As The First

    OK, it’s official—this is my first gushing book review of 2013. I’ve been waiting nearly a year for this book, getting more and more antsy as time went on and, as it turns out, the seemingly endless wait was worth it. More than worth it.

    I fell in love with Veronica Rossi‘s characters and story in Under the Never Sky and the only quibble I had was I wanted to know more about the Aether and the Unity. There is still much to learn but the author has given us some insight into both, enough to tide me over till the third book in the trilogy.

    Aria has matured into a strong young woman, strong physically and emotionally, despite her extremely sheltered upbringing and she clearly feels comfortable on the Outside now. When she and Perry are finally reunited, the connection between them is shown to be as intense as they both thought when separated for months. Their romance is one of the most natural and honest I’ve seen in young adult fiction and I especially appreciate the way they both understand that their feelings for each other are not top priority, that they have obligations to others that must be fulfilled as far as humanly possible. Separated once again, Aria and Perry each have missions that just might be life-altering. Perry, in particular, has a tough road ahead to gain the full trust of his people and watching this 19-year-old try so hard to become a real leader is a true pleasure.

    Secondary characters are just as important in Through the Ever Night as they were in the first book and becoming reacquainted with Roar and Cinder was a pure delight for me. Cinder is such a damaged child and wants nothing more than to be accepted as normal…but normal he is not and he finds himself at the center of a time of crisis. Roar, on the other hand, could be the strong and very likeable guy next door who lives in the shadow of his best friend, Perry, but Roar is a man to be reckoned with. He is the one I would want by my side, not only in a fight, but during all those times when emotional support is so sorely needed.

    Ms. Rossi has upped the ante this time with the future of everyone Aria knows on the Outside and in Reverie and, although there are passages that are somewhat slow, as there would be in anyone’s life, the tension is always there, sometimes enough to make me feel as though I was right in the thick of it. Will Aria and Roar find the way to the Still Blue? Is Perry’s nephew, Talon, alive? Can the Tides come to believe in their young Blood Lord? High suspense tempered with a modicum of romance (but a lot of real love) along with some moments of utter heartbreak and others of joy all come together in a tale that continues this author’s well-deserved status as one of the best young adult fiction authors writing today. Her telling the story from the perspectives of both Aria and Perry is so well done that I could have been sitting around a campfire with the two of them while they took turns telling their parts of the tale.

    Next will be Into the Still Blue but we’ll have to wait far too long for that. We can hope that Ms. Rossi will offer her readers another novella to tide us over like her wonderful Roar and Liv. For now, I just have to thank the author for this completely engaging continuation of Aria’s and Perry’s story. It is the first book I’ll be putting on my list of best books read in 2013.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

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    Through the Ever Night is an excellent follow-up to Under the Ne

    Through the Ever Night is an excellent follow-up to Under the Never Sky. The plot is action-packed and full of suspense. There is a lot of drama, both of the romantic and friendship varieties, and because of that, the book is impossible to put down. Both Aria and Perry grow throughout the course of the novel, and I really like where their relationship is headed. If you loved Under the Never Sky, then you'll absolutely adore Through the Ever Night. Rossi does not disappoint.

    Rossi refused to go easy on her characters. Awful things happened to Aria and Perry, and because of that, the characters and their relationships grew in surprising and wonderful ways. I really liked that Rossi basically placed a ton of road blocks in their paths and forced them to figure out how to deal with them. All of these changes and challenges seemed very organic, though. I never got the sense that Rossi was manipulating the story in order to fit a plot outline. She just did her job as an author and put obstacles in Aria's and Perry's way so that they could become what they were meant to become, and she did a terrific job of it. 

    The plot is action-packed and suspenseful. Rossi continued to surprise me throughout the course of this novel. I laughed and cried and was extremely emotionally invested in the outcome of these characters. There were many points when I wasn't sure what would happen or if anyone would make it out alive. I really love that kind of suspense in a book, and I could not put this one down. 

    Overall, I'd recommend Through the Ever Night to anyone who wants a good, suspenseful dystopian romance. However, I feel that I must warn you: You will lose sleep with this book. 

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Go You're annoGreat Great book!

    This was such an awesome book! But what really annoys me is there are idiots writing to each other on here like this is some kind of stupid chat room. Go on facebook or twitter or whateve just dont write each other here! Some of us are here to actually review the book we read so could you go away? And i highly recommend this book. It was soooooo good! I cant wait for the next one!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    True dat

    Like someone said below roar is a hoot! And aria and perry are the most awesome they can be and personally i am squealing silently but excitedly over the next book coming out i would definitly recommend this series to someone who is looking fir a good book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Excellent, couldn't put it down

    Excellent, couldn't put it down

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  • Posted December 29, 2013

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    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Through the

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

    Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
    Book Two of the Under the Never Sky series
    Publisher: Harper Teen
    Publication Date: January 8. 2013
    Rating: 3 stars
    Source: hardcover copy given as a gift

    Summary (from Goodreads):

    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.

    What I Liked:

    Let me tell you a story, about this story. I started reading this book on January 20th (2013, of course). I was sooo excited to be reading the sequel to one of my favorite books of 2012! I got about 180 pages into this book, and stopped. I couldn't take it, I couldn't handle this book (I'll explain why in the next section). So, I put the book down, and moved on.

    Of course, I ended up getting an advanced reviewer's copy of Into the Still Blue in the fall, so I couldn't just NOT read book two, could I? So, I picked up book two, and here I am. What a journey Through the Ever Night has been for me. I knew I wasn't going to not finish this book, but it all depended on when I got a copy of Into the Still Blue. Which easily could have been sometime in 2014. 

    Anyway, I didn't love this book, but I'm really glad I finished it. It picks up months after book one ends, but it starts with the reunion scene that is in the epilogue of book one (I think it was an epilogue, and not a chapter). Aria's presence in Perry's tribe makes the tribe uneasy and untrustworthy of her. And the aether storms grow worse, weakening the tribe. Aria still has to find Sable, and the Still Blue, in order to get Talon back. How will Aria and Perry's relationship survive?

    One of the things I really enjoyed about this book (and was also present in book one) is the dual points-of-view, and the third-person narration. It's not easy to pull of third-person narration in YA, especially since most books are in first-person narration. It's even harder to do third-person narration in split points-of-view. I LOVE getting to see things from Perry's eyes AND Aria's eyes - and I love that both are told in third person. Props to Rossi for that!

    The plot and story was kind of slow, which was one of my biggest problems with this book. BUT. It served its purpose - the final showdown that will occur in book three is pretty showy and big. I cannot wait to see how things shake down in book three!

    The romance is rocky in this book. Perry is heavily tested in this book, more so than Aria. It's more like he is more tempted than she is, more easily swayed to see things that are not there. However, I didn't get too annoyed with him (or Aria), because nothing was serious to go pointing fingers and screaming, "LOVE TRIANGLE!". Both Perry and Aria were tested, and they survived, and I think that is a great way to have a relationship progress in YA literature. See? You don't need a love triangle...

    In general, this was a pretty good sequel - it didn't suffer from sequel syndrome, and the author didn't do horrible things to the male and female protagonist. Yay.

    What I Did Not Like:

    I spent way to long "reading" this book. Granted, I really only spent two days reading it: January 20th, and December 28th. But seriously - it should NOT take me almost an entire year to read/finish a book. On January 20th, after 180, I had zero motivation to finish this book, and I very clearly remember why.

    The first 180 pages were painfully boring. For me. Not much happens, and what happens doesn't happen in a way that captured my attention. Things don't really pick up until about fifty pages later, or when some characters find Sable. THEN things start to get interesting, and I really wanted to know what was going on.

    But, Perry's life with the tribe? Did not interest me. I didn't really care. I understand why Rossi spent so much time and pages showing and telling the problems with the tribe, about shelter and food and trust and the aether storms - to show how difficult things were for Perry, to help develop Perry's character, and so on. But it was painful. And boring. And painful.

    I had to skim-read the first 180 pages, to familiarize myself with what I read so long ago, and I could remember what I had been thinking at the time. I thought it was boring then, and I thought it was boring now (when I was revisiting the content). There's a problem there.

    It was probably possible that I didn't need to read this book. It didn't feel necessary to the series - it felt like a filler novel. And it filled the spot of a sequel well. But I wasn't in love with this book. It didn't break my heart, or make me super happy, or make me rage. It just me bored and tired.

    But I am very, VERY excited to read book three next. I have it, and I am going to read it next.

    Would I Recommend It:

    I would still highly recommend this book, if you liked/loved book one. And if you're contemplating reading this series at all, do it! This sequel isn't amazing, but it fills the spot of a sequel pretty well, and it continues the story appropriately. I'm quite sure book three will blow readers away, just like book one did. 


    3 stars. It was a great sequel, but I'm just really excited to read book three. I feel like I could have skipped this book completely, and could have just jumped right into book three. Oh well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    A wonderful follow up

    Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013


    Wow! Great book! Great series! Can't wait for the next book in the series! I am loving Aria and Perry! I also love Roar he is a hoot! I am reading the Roar and Liv book now, but I wish I had read that one first because it shows the dynamics of the characters and the way they feel now in the other books. So, my suggestion is to read the Roar and Liv book first so you have a better understanding to the way certain characters act and feel. But, overall I love this series, the characters and the way the Author Rossi brings the world and story to life! Excellent book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    Plot spoilers

    Entirely too many plot spoilers here giving away the entire story line. There is no reason for you to do that. If you want to give away the story get a job as a book critic at a paper, but stop doing it here. You ruin it for other readers and it is rude and inconsiderate and just plain mean.

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  • Posted September 1, 2013

    Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi Characters/Plots: Aria

    Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

    Aria - I find myself thinking on the behalf of Aria for....well, mostly everything.
    Sometimes, I think about Perry. But either way, to me. Aria is more of the main
     character, even though both her and Perry have a POV. I guess I find Aria
    tolerating. There isn't something about her that makes me go, "ewww...this
    girl. Ugh. So annoying." Or anything, but then at the same time, I don't go
    "wow! She's so cool!" and then dream and fangurl and make up fanfictions
    about them. LOL. Yes. I do those things.

    Perry - Okay. So Perry. No lie. But he sounds cute in  the book. And a good
     personality too. He has authority. Not weeny or weak. I like my protagonists
    strong. :D Yes. And then I'll be so proud of them. LOL. He's also brave. Yep. I
    also like courageous, daring protagonists too. That makes the adventure. 

    Maybe it's me, but I find Perry not as goofy as in the first book. Maybe I got
    things mixed up though. And things wrong. Cuz like I said, I read these a
    gazillion years ago. Perry is more uptight with the whole blood lord thing. 

    There were many more problems and plots in the sequel. In the first book, it
    was more of a romantic story and introduction of background, setting, and a
    general problem. But the second book provides a hot, romance packed with
    dark problems and rush hours. Much more heart-accelerating. :D

    Final Thoughts:
    Cuz I suck at doing reviews. Does anyone offer reviewing classes? Omg. LOL 

    Okay. Overall, I think this book was an okay adventure read. Although I didn't
    read it in one night sitting, I did manage to finish the book pretty fast. Like two
    days. Not dragging long like To Kill a Mockingbird. Omg. 

    I really need to keep my acronyms down. I say them way too much. And
    reviews are supposed to professional too. But without some personality, a
    review is boring. Okay. Why am I saying all this? Well. Bye~


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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2015


    Great read!

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  • Posted March 20, 2015

    Amazing read!

    Great book, great trilogy! One of my favorite dystopian novels. I love how the point of view switches from Aria and Perry, so you get each of their perspectives. I would definately recommend these books!

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  • Posted January 5, 2015

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    After months of being separated, Aria and Perry are finally reu

    After months of being separated, Aria and Perry are finally reunited. Perry has become Blood Lord of the Tides and is struggling. How can he convince his people of his capability? Meanwhile Aria is set on finding the Still Blue.
    It doesn't take long for the young lovers to realise that they can only succeed if they face the tasks ahead on their own. How are they gonna deal with the fatal Aether storms that are annihilating the country? And when will they get a chance to be together again?
    Can you imagine THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT being even better than the first book in the series, knowing Aria and Perry aren't together most of the time? I couldn't either, but it really is just as good, if not better, than the first. It took me maybe about fourty pages or so and I was drawn into Aria and Perry's story like the first time I picked up UNDER THE NEVER SKY. I love that Aria and Perry get to tell chapters from their own perspectives and although they are on their missions, they are always connected through a major common goal.
    This second book in Veronica Rossi's UNDER THE NEVER SKY series deserves a loud roar, it's that good (pun intended). Her characters are as strong and unique as in the first book and the trials they see themselves faced with are even harder to endure. Roar and Liv's story was just as intriguing as Aria and Perry's. So many feels!
    With nature lashing out at the Tides, Reverie and all the other tribes, Veronica Rossi built in a relatable and reliable time bomb, putting high pressure on our characters and making sure to upset the reader, too. As Aether storms got stronger, my emotional involvement with Veronica Rossi's world grew exponentially stronger, too. I never get tired of this world!

    4,5/5 ****/* THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT – A fearless and glowing second book in a beloved YA dystopian series!

    I'm so delighted I gave UNDER THE NEVER SKY a try back when I thought I wouldn't like it a bit. Now I do like it so, so much. As much as Aria and Perry's story is inflicting heartache from time to time, I'm still craving to read more about them. I'm already wondering what I'll do when the series comes to an end

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2014


    I don't care if anyone says it's okay. Don't listen. I'm telling you, stop what you're doing amd buy the book. I'll admit, Iwas a little iffy to buy the book.At first it seems a little boring, but push past the first 10 pages of boringness, don't most books have a little part that's boring? After that it's pure amazigness, it hurt me to put my NOOK down amd take a break from reading. MUST READ! hit yes if helpful, thanks!;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Love this series !!!

    Good read !!!

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  • Posted October 27, 2014

    The stakes are so much higher in this final installment to the U

    The stakes are so much higher in this final installment to the Under the Never Sky Series. Aria and Perry's group had such a small chance of making it to the Still Blue, of fighting their way to safety and freedom. It was a long battle full of mistakes and betrayal, of desperation and loyalty. There were parts that made me so angry. I really, really disliked some of these characters. Villians, of course, and Sable specifically. The plot was fabulous! Just so much going on and all these moving parts and then things fall into place so beautifully. Well, maybe beautifully isn't the right word because it's rather scary, violent, and dirty, but it all fits these characters, this story, and this series, so it is beautiful in that way and in how right everything felt in the end. I was really happy with how it all ended. I'm really looking forward to reading whatever Rossi writes next!

    Content: Violence and sexual content.
    Source: From the publisher through Edelweiss, which did not affect my review in any way.

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  • Posted September 7, 2014

    A very fun story. Aria and Perry continue their quest to escap

    A very fun story.

    Aria and Perry continue their quest to escape the tumultuous atmosphere, save the lives of others, and make me question whether or not Perry is supposed to be Fabio in the sequel to “Under the Never Sky”.  Spoiler alert:  Perry has much more access to shirts in this one.

    All joking aside, it’s a testament to the author’s skill and style that I neither enjoy this sort of mixed genre nor find myself drawn to the world of rustic, long-haired tribal leaders, and yet I still found myself devouring this book like it was a Big Mac and I hadn’t eaten for a week.  Actually, this book was even more satisfying than the Big Mac would be.  I would have foregone food for another day or two if it meant more of Perry and Aria.

    The story is still absolutely ridiculous to me, but the character development is excellent.  All of the actions in the first book make sense as we learn more about each one’s past and become to care about them on a deeper level.  None of them are one-dimensional, even though it would have been quite easy to make them so, and the dialogue is very snappy and witty.  It breathes life into the characters.

    My favorite aspect of the book, and I hope I do not live to regret these words when I read “Into the Still Blue”, is that there is an actual, meaningful relationship between characters of the opposite sex that is tender and does not involve any sort of weird posturing and triangle nonsense.  I could faintly hear a chorus of angels singing in the distance as I read about Aria and Roar.  Perfect.

    I found this book to be highly enjoyable.  It’s an easy read that isn’t sloppily written and flows in a way only a good author can write.  “Under the Never Sky” has become my guiltiest pleasure outside of “Divergent”.

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