Author: Veronica Rossi
Genre: YA science fiction, fantasy
Published: January 8th 2013
Source: Purchased Hardback
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.
My Rating of this Book – 3 out of 5 stars
I won’t deny Through the Ever Night was good read. I especially liked how the character, Soren, was intergraded into the plot. But I didn’t think this novel was the best of the series. At least so far.
The biggest reason I wasn’t as connected with Through the Ever Night as I was with Under the Never Sky was because Aria and Perry were apart for the majority of the story. This didn’t feel right, and I definitely wasn’t captivated by new role Perry assumed as the new Tides Blood Lord. Don’t get me wrong, Perry is still the amazing guy I love from the first novel, and he was still very swoon worthy when he and Aria are actually together. But Perry’s battle of day to day survival in the village wasn’t as intriguing as the day to day survival Aria and Perry faced together in Under the Never Sky.
Then there was Roar and Liv. Truth is, some of best, most exciting parts of the story were set in Rim – where Liv is being held. Even Sable, the Rim Blood Lord leader, was an awesome antagonist in Roar’s and Liv’s lives, but in the end, I wasn’t really captivated by their romance. I also didn’t really see how it tied into the story or what their main purpose was.
Despite all that, I did find one thing that captured me for most of the novel. He might not be the guy I would exactly trust with my life, especially after what he did in the first novel, but he was fascinating. Soren is back, and for those who remember what he did in the beginning of Under the Never Sky, I don’t blame you if you think I’m absolutely nuts right now. Yet in this novel, I found that he made a wonderful contrast to the other characters. And sad to say, his bad boy attitude was kind of a draw, even though I wanted to kill him in the first book. I guess I’m just going to keep my eye on him as I continue the series. 😉
In all, this is definitely a good read and definitely an amazing series. Based on the ending of Through the Ever Night, I can’t wait for Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3).