Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky Series #2)

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When the aether strikes
No one is safe
The world is in chaos
Who do you trust?

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When the aether strikes
No one is safe
The world is in chaos
Who do you trust?

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“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
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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062224484
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/8/2012
  • Series: Under the Never Sky Series , #2
  • Format: MP3
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,130,700
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Ships to U.S.and APO/FPO addresses only.

Meet the Author

Veronica Rossi

Veronica Rossi graduated from UCLA. The first book in her 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 by Warner Bros. 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.

    Taylor

    21 out of 23 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!

    5 out of 5 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.

    4 out of 6 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!!

    2 out of 2 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. 

    2 out of 6 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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2013

    A wonderful follow up

    Loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    Wow

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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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.

    1 out of 4 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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Through the Ever Night is the 2nd book in the Under the Never Sk

    Through the Ever Night is the 2nd book in the Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi. It continues the story of Aria and Perry trying to survive in the outside world with its violent storms. Aria and Perry, from two different worlds, fell in love in the first book, Under the Never Sky. They were apart for a long time as Aria went home. With the beginning of Through the Ever Night, they are set to be together again.

    Perry is now leader of the Tides, the people who live out in the wild. They don't trust Aria's people, the Dwellers, so Aria has a hard time fitting in. Perry must keep his people safe, even if it's against their wishes, plus he and Aria still need to save his little brother. How do they keep their relationship alive if they must separate again?

    There's a lot of tension and in-fighting in the story. The people must learn to work together and accept help from outsiders in order to survive, and they may not be able to do it. The action never stops in this exciting sequel to Under the Never Sky. It's a must read series for dystopian lovers!

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  • Posted March 22, 2014

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    Just as good as the first, if not better. I seem to always enjo

    Just as good as the first, if not better. I seem to always enjoy the second books in trilogies more though. Loved the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Amazing read i couldnt put down

    Set in the far off future you come face to face with a new twist on the end of the world. Almost like water world meets hunger games.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Jake

    He checks the hall and quickly rinses off in the showers. He steps out and puts his fresh clothes on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Love it

    I love this series. Its a great world created by a wonderful author. Best trilogy I've read since The Hunger Games.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    anonymous

    Anonymous

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  • Posted January 22, 2014

    I got my copy of this ARC from the publisher at NYCC12. I wasn¿t

    I got my copy of this ARC from the publisher at NYCC12. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I got there, but the first day they had ARCs of this book that were signed, and that was super awesome. Getting this book was what finally pushed me to read the first book in the series, so I appreciated the kick in the ass because not only was the first book really great, but the second book was just as good if not better. This series continued to defy expectations and break clichés. Since this book is the second in a series, you can expect spoilers from the first book. Read at your own risk.

    The first book left off with Perry and Aria separated by her decision to find her mother and his to return to the Tides. Upon Aria’s return to the sector her mother was living in, she found out that everyone there had died, and that her mother was included in those numbers. When Perry returned to the Tides, he confronted his brother about selling Tide children to the Dwellers and he took control over the Tides. Both were very sad occasions and what made it more sad was that they were separated and had to deal with these things almost alone. We know that Aria was asked by Hess to go back and find the Still Blue and that Perry wanted to go out and find the Still Blue for the Tides. Their paths were bound to cross again.

    And so they did right at the start of the book which was great. Rather than keep the lovers apart, Rossi chose to bring them back together after a span of maybe a month or two? I liked that they had this time apart to try to figure themselves out before deciding what to do. Aria was able to use that time to further develop her Aud abilities as well as decide what she was going to do about Hess. I was so glad that when she did finally join up with Perry again, she chose to tell him that Hess was using Talon as a means to find out where the Still Blue was rather than try to hide it from him as I have seen many books do. I feel like characters never seem to learn that keeping secrets is dangerous and bad when it comes to relationships and just plans going over well in general.

    Aria and Perry in the Tides camp was really interesting. I’m not sure I would agree with Aria’s assessment that it was better to keep the Tides in the dark about their relationship, but I can also see why she wanted to. What was so unfortunate was that it seemed to come down to a race thing even though Aria was part Outsider. I wish that they had decided to be open with everyone, and maybe there wouldn’t have been an attempt on Aria’s life. Then again, maybe it just would have come sooner.

    As much as Aria and Perry are great together, I thought that the platonic bond she formed with Roar was great and exactly what she needed. I felt like he was almost a big brother to her, and to see what type of relationship for Aria, where someone had her back was great. She also needed someone to be her confidant as she was ostracized by the Tides and she had to talk out her feelings toward Perry and what Hess was putting her through. The same went for him when he was desperately missing Liv and Roar had to contend with his own feeling about her.

    So many big things happened in this book, and a lot of them were surprises that I would hate to spoil you with. Overall, this was even better and a great surprise with unexpected allies and enemies, and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen next. I still maintain that I want to know what the Aether is and how it came to be.

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  • Posted January 17, 2014

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    Under the Never Sky grabbed my attention and left me on the edge

    Under the Never Sky grabbed my attention and left me on the edge of my seat. I fell in love with Rossi's characters and couldn't wait for more of her manufactured world in Through the Ever Night. She *so* did not disappoint. If anything, I think I liked it even more than the first. Veronica Rossi has achieved that perfect mix of humor, heart, action, romance, a cast of utterly phenomenal characters and a unique plot set in a world that is exquisitely built. 

    “Love was like the waves in the sea, gentle and good sometimes, rough and terrible at others, but that it was endless and stronger than the sky and earth and everything in between.”

    Aria really came into her own in Through the Ever Night. It goes without saying that, as Blood Lord, Perry did as well. While there were elements of romance and even the dreaded love triangle – or square, in this case – the book was about more than that. That's not to say I didn't enjoy the romance and, perhaps, want to strangle a certain side character who I was afraid would threaten the happiness of my beloved Perry and Aria. Where I think this series – and these characters – really stand out from the rest of the genre, is the level of maturity of the relationship Perry and Aria share. While they want each other around, they're not entirely dependent on the other. They're also not easily swayed by affection or attention from another. 

    “It didn't matter if Aria was hundreds of miles away, or whether she'd hurt him, or said goodbye, or anything else. Nothing would change the way he felt. The moment Aria had taken his hand on the roof at Marron's, she'd changed everything. No matter what happened, she'd always be the one.”

    The action and adventure of the book was every bit as intriguing and engrossing as the romance. I won't say anything to spoil the book because it's really best experienced for yourself and not read in my review. Just know to expect some more of the edge-of-your-seat action like in the first book and know that when it ends you WILL want more. 

    “We lose and lose, but we're still here. Shaking in place, afraid of doing something. I'm tired of settling for this because I don't know if something better exists. It has to. What point is there otherwise? I can do something about it now. And I will.”

    I read this in audiobook version and it worked so very well. The narration and pacing was perfect. It definitely made my daily commute more enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    The Best!!

    (^_^)

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