Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 3 April, 2013 by Amanda / 18 Comments

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi {Amanda’s Review}Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #2
four-half-stars
Also in this series: Under the Never Sky, Roar and Liv
Genres: Dystopian, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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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.

Amazing follow-up wins me over…again.

Thoughts on Through the Ever Night

When I read Under the Never Sky, I was completely captivated by the world that Veronica Rossi built and the characters in it. Whenever that happens, I approach the second book with trepidation because I want it to be just as good–or better–than the first book. I want to be even more in love with the series after book two than I was after book one.

And you know what? Through the Ever Night nailed it. I officially love this series even more.

Told in the same alternative points of view we know from Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night continues the character development of Perry and Aria that began in Under the Never Sky. Aria seeks the location of the Still Blue–and a place to fit in. Caught between the Dwellers and the Outsiders, she struggles to find her place. She had a harrowing journey, both physically and emotionally. Perry, though, underwent some of the bigger changes–learning what it means to be a good Blood Lord and breaking past his quick temper to find what his heart already knows. Their love story just makes me happy.

But Aria and Perry are far from the only characters central to this book. Roar is back, his lightheartedness a welcome addition to the story, though his underlying strength comes through in his quest to find Liv. (Oh, Roar and Liv! Oh, Roar! Oh, Liv! OH. OH. OH, HOW MY HEART HURTS.) We were re-introduced to characters from Under the Never Sky, and they took on new–and sometimes surprising–roles in Through the Ever Night. We were also introduced to new characters. (Though, oh man. How I hated them. HATE. HATE. HATE.)

The ending leaves us with new revelations–secrets are spilled, and the world continues to change and shift, becoming more dangerous. The Aether and its storms are scary. I am anxiously awaiting Into the Still Blue, ready to dive back into the world, and hoping for a happy ending for all involved.

four-half-stars

Filed under: Dystopian, ESR: 9, Review: Amanda, ,

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18 Responses to “Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. Ah! I’m still waiting for my library copy. It’s got quite a few holds on it. I can’t wait to find out what happens next. And it really sucks that we have to wait months to find out the end!! :(

  2. DAMMIT AMANDA! Why am I not reading this right now? WHY?! I want more Roar and Liv. I don’t want my heart to hurt though, I want them to be happy. WHY CAN’T THEY BE HAPPY?!!! Also, I’m super curious about these new characters you hate. I need to read so I can hate them too:)

  3. I’m so glad you loved this one! I really enjoyed the character growth in this installment and yes, ROAR! ;) I think the platonic friendship between him and Aria is so rare in novels, but I loved it in this. I can’t wait for the sequel now! Amazing review!

  4. Wow — that’s some serious Roar and new people emotion coming out of you, there! You know, I’m kind of afraid to pick this one up…I might just wait until book 3 is out so I can gobble them up both together and not have the pain of waiting.

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