Review: Through the Ever Night

Through the Ever Night
(Under the Never Sky #2)
by Veronica Rossi
YA SciFi
January 8th 2013 by HarperCollins

Goodreads summary:
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.

What I thought:
I really liked Under the Never Sky. It was a great debut novel and one of the ones I read for last year's Debut Author Challenge. So, I was really happy to win this second book from YA Romantics a few months ago. I really like Rossi's writing style and her characters.

There were a lot of emotions running through this one. I have to say that I didn't like Perry and Aria being apart so much. One of the things I liked about Under the Never Sky so much was their interactions. Roar plays a much larger role than he did in the last book. At the same time, I get why it was that way, even though I didn't like it. Because of that there is some jealousy, hurt, miscommunication and lots of one character feeling a little lost without and missing the other.

I really loved Perry in this one. I liked how he kind of came into his own as a blood lord and how his people came around to him. It was a tough road to get there. At one point I was ready to be very upset with him if he did something, but he stayed loyal. I'm so glad he did because I would have had a tough time with him otherwise. I also still liked Aria. She has such tenderness and loyalty towards others.

There were some definite lolls in the plot, but towards the end it picked up. It got somewhat intense and I was pretty sad about one of the things that happened. I'm not sure what will happen in the final book. Even if Perry and Aria find the Still Blue I don't know if they will survive. It would have to be a pretty big area with lots of resources to support everyone who is planning on settling there.

Overall this was an enjoyable read. I didn't like it as much as Under the Never Sky, but I still liked it and will definitely be reading the final book, Into the Still Blue, which comes out next year

Content: There is some violence and innuendo.
Source: Won

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Do you want to find out more about Roar and Liv? Rossi published a short just about them. Have you read this series and specifically Through the Ever Night? Are you planning too? 


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