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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 fi rst. Then it slips away. The Tides don't take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry's ...
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 fi rst. 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.
Posted January 8, 2013
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.
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Posted January 14, 2013
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!
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Posted January 8, 2013
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.
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Posted January 8, 2013
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.
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Posted January 10, 2013
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.
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Posted January 9, 2013
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Posted April 18, 2013
As good as Through The Ever Night was, I'm thrilled to report that it's even better than its predecessor! Through The Ever Night offers more depth and detail into the characters, their world, special talents as well as their growing predicaments. The stakes are even higher in this book and Rossi isn't afraid to be bold. A lot of good people die and we're left questioning the motivations of some of our favourite characters. One of my favourite things about Under The Never Sky was watching Aria's evolution from a helpless Dweller to a strong, independent woman. By now, Aria's done a complete 180 and she's comfortable in her own skin. Her biggest challenge in this book is finding out where she belongs and I think a lot of us can identify with that struggle, in a way. And where Aria made the biggest leap in Book #1, Perry did here. His journey as a leader isn't an easy one by any means and he has a lot to prove because his people are riddled with mistrust and fear while their land is being attacked by outside forces and Aether alike. Perry has to fight to prove himself a capable leader and struggles to right the wrongs caused by his brother's betrayal. To the Tides, fealty is not assumed when you become Blood Lord, it's earned and Perry has his fair share of obstacles to overcome. His arc from tribe member to Blood Lord was a gratifying one, hard as it was to watch. Through The Ever Night was a rollercoaster of ups and downs as the characters try to find themselves and their way to the Still Blue. Everyone has their own agenda and the tension brought about from trying to figure out the characters motives will keep you wanting to know more. It was interesting to see where Rossi took many of the characters --- some went to very dark places and others whom we presumed were bad, turned out to be not-so-bad afterall. But I do have to say, my heart broke particularly for Roar in this book. I loved how the final bit of action segwayed into this nearly perfect ending, leaving me in shock and awe and ready for the battle to come. Perfection.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 10, 2013
Stemming off the great start of the first book, this one kept the interest by forcing chaotic strife on the characters. It seemed a little rushed in places and definitely relied in the character build up of the previous book. Overall it was a good continuation of the story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted March 29, 2013
There is soooo much I want to say about this book but it really comes down to this, IT.WAS.FANFREAKINGTASTIC! Once again Veronica Rossi has managed to transport me into a realm of smart-eyes, aether storms and a blond haired, green eyed Savage who wouldn't need to use his gift in order to scent exactly how much I *hearts* him!
I fell in love with Aria and Perry in Under the Never Sky and their heart-stopping journey of love, sacrifice and forgiveness continues in Through the Ever Night as they search for a way to be together in a world that seeks to keep them apart.
This is a sequel that does NOT disappoint! It's filled with action, suspense and romantic tension that kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire book. There was a lot of pacing and chest clutching toward the end, but one of the things I enjoy about Veronica's writing is how she gives the reader just enough closure to be okay until the next book. (And by "OK" I really mean, you won't have a full blown book heart attack.)
Perry, Aria and Roar are focused on finding Liv and Talon still needs to be rescued but the atmosphere in the Tides is tense with Perry as Blood Lord. Dissension, doubt and fear has everyone on edge and Aria's presence doesn't help things. Aria's struggling with feeling like she doesn't fit in and longs to find someplace to call home. She and Roar decide finding Sable and whatever information they can about the Still Blue will not only bring peace to the Tides but maybe Liv too. When they finally reach the Horns though, nothing is what they expected and Aria will realize that "home" is anywhere the people you love and who love you are.
Perry faces a tribe divided, threats of attack and a temptation almost too strong to ignore, forcing him to decide if what he feels for Aria is worth fighting for. *yells at the Tides, "Can't you see he's doing the best he can?! Lay off my Perry people!* He's surrounded by people claiming to be his friend but an unlikely source offers up some wise advice concerning love, bringing with it forgiveness and healing. *clutches Perry*
"Then he told [redacted] that love was like the waves on the sea, gentle and good sometimes, rough and terrible at others, but that it was endless and stronger than the sky and the earth and everything in between."
Aria and Perry are faced with making some tough choices and both will learn that sometimes, we must forgo what we want most in order to serve the greater good.
Before all is said and done, sacrifices will be made, lives will be lost leaving hearts shattered, but there is still hope. Hope for the Still Blue and hope for a new beginning.
Posted March 26, 2013
So, I couldn't be happy until I bought and started this book. I was going to wait to get it from the library, so I tried to read 3 other books, and wasn't feeling it. So I put myself out of my misery and bought it.
Then I read the summary, and I knew that more heartache and trouble were in store for Aria and Perry, but I just had to see more of their romance and find out what happens next. The characters did not let me down, they continued to be amazing and blow me away. I couldn't stop thinking about them and this world. Every time I had to put down the book I was thinking about Aria and Perry and Roar in the back of my mind and this beautiful but dark and treacherous world that Ms. Rossi has created.
There were times that I wanted to cry, and I couldn't believe the obstacles and heart ache that happened. There were others that made me smile and still others that made me want to fan myself. Or possibly zap myself into Aria's shoes so I am there with Perry. There were other moments that I wanted to smack some sense into them because of the choices, or almost VERY bad decisions made. But luckily my rage wasn't waranted at the specific moment where I was ready to give up on my book boyfriend.
Here is an example of the swoon worthiness:
Perry’s hand settled on her hip, his grip firm. She felt their kiss shift into something deeper as his mouth moved with more urgency over hers. Suddenly there was real heat between them, and she had to force herself to draw away.
When she did, a soft curse slipped through Perry’s lips. His eyes were half-lidded, unfocused. He looked as overcome as she felt.
Aria leaned by his ear. “We’ll pick that up when we’re alone.
He laughed. “That better be soon.”
Yeah. Hose me down now. But I digress.
The twists were amazing, and I was shocked that the unlikely alliance that formed, and also very glad to see the return of some of the characters that I liked a lot but wasn't sure I would see again after the end of the first book.
The depth of the characters just really amazes me. They are so complex and they really found a way into my heart. I learned so much more about Perry in this one, and it was such a joy to be in his head. It was difficult watching him grow into the position of Blood Lord, but it was worth every minute.
I just loved the devotion and loyalty in this book. The measures that Aria and Perry would not only take for each other but their friends such as Roar and Cinder, and the people that they are connected to by leadership, family, or place they grew up.
And while I loved Roar in the first book, he has gone to a whole other level in this one. He never fails to bring a smile to my face, but knowing he is in so much pain makes my heart hurt too. His friendship with Aria deepens even more in this one, and I really appreciate that. It is not a love thing at all, but shows the depths that you can care for someone without being IN love.
This series has worked its way into my top ten and maybe even higher. Aria and Perry's romance is up there with my favorite couples and the cast of secondary characters, esp Roar is there as well.
I appreciated the continuing world building in this one, especially a more detailed description of the aether. I can picture this world in my head and feel myself right in the story with the characters.
The pacing was great. There was always character development or action to keep things moving, and I almost wanted to press slow motion at times to savor the happy and together moments of Aria and Perry before the next impending disaster. Because you know there will be one.
While I of course am still craving more of this world and of Aria and Perry, I think that Through the Ever Night ended at a good spot and it didn't make me want to through my kindle because it felt like it stopped in the middle of a chapter, like some books do with cliffies. It was heart breaking though!!
Bottom Line: Loved it even more than the 1st. Perfection. Lots of character growth, swoon moments and heartache.
Posted March 21, 2013
Wow, Veronica Rossi did not dissapoint in her newest book in the "Under The Never Sky" series. I was at the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen. If you havn't read these books yet you need to move them to the top of your TBR pile.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 20, 2013
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I fell in love with the first book! This book was equally just as good. My new favorite series. I searched for 3 days looking for something I would like after the Fallen series and Hush Hush series. Even though these books are completely different I'm glad I got them. Perfect mix of love/romance and action. Loved all the characters and descriptions of everything. It was nice to see the charcters develope and not fall in love right away, they actually grew to love each other after spending time together.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 28, 2013
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I love when a series keeps getting better and better, holding you in with the emotion, angst, and adventure that first one had, but gives you even more this time around.
Through the Ever Night has did just that! I love that you can truly see the change the characters have went through; they refuse to become static and still same as always. Aria has changed the most and most definitely in a good way. She has become stronger, more intelligent, and even more in love with Perry. She seems more sure of herself and Perry, although, she knows she will never be accepted in his clan.
Perry has become stronger as well; learning to become a leader the people need but may not want. We meet new characters in this story that cause me many headaches because I dislike them so much and we meet other characters that I have smiled at the likability of their personalities.
The plot just keeps getting trickier and trickier but trust me this is a good thing! We see what the leader of the Dwellers is truly capable of and yet it still surprises me at the evilness he contains in himself. His son is another matter. I don't particularly like him but I understand him a little more.
Many alliances will be questioned in this book but many will come shining through. There is a huge twist that shocked the you know what out of me but didn't take away from the story at all.
I still love the relationship that grows between Aria and Perry. In the beginning they hated each other and now they are in complete understanding of each other. The love they share is mutual and strong, though they do seem to question it for the wrong reasons. Everyone else seems to be pulling them apart when I just want to scream at them to trust each other instead.
Ms. Rossi definitely did not disappoint us with all the action filled scenes she created in Through the Ever Night. I love how she took a Young Adult romance story and made it into so much more. It isn't just romance, it is action, fantasy, and dystopian. It even has tidbits of comedy in it which makes it even more great for me.
This is a exciting adventure that you go on through the eyes of Aria and Perry, trying to save the people they love from the the ever crumbling world they are trying to escape from, all the while trying to find a way to be with the one person that fullfills their love and longing.
I give this wonderful book five hearts!