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Book Review: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Through the Ever Night – what can I say? All the feels!!

Book Review: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

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through the ever night by veronica rossi

Title & Author: Through the Ever Night by by Veronica Rossi

Genre: YA – Dystopia, Science Fiction

Release Date: January 8, 2013

Series: Under the Never Sky #2

Publisher: HarperCollins

How I Got the Book: Bought

Description:

“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.”

Trekking Through the Ever Night

I have a secret fear. After the first book in a series where the main romance is sort of resolved, meaning that the two characters get together, I’m terrified for the sequel. So many times the romance of a book keeps me interested in the story more than anything else.

There are a few main problems with this fear. 1. It means that the story may not have been everything it could have been if it collapses without the romance. 2. I am that shallow.

So, my anxiety was elevated at the onset of reading Through the Ever Night Not because I was worried about Aria or Perry or where Rossi would take them, but because I wondered how she would handle the whole “we’re together” aspect of the book.

I shouldn’t have worried. Aria and Perry are together, yes, but they are very much apart. Dun dun duuuuuuun. There is a lot of physical and emotional separation in Through the Ever Night, BUT, it’s ultimately a good thing.

As a reader, I would have liked to “seen” them together more, but where the story goes, they really had to be separated. Things are unstable for Perry’s tribe, and as the new leader, he has to step up and take control – even if he feels overwhelmingly unprepared.

And, the Best Supporting Role goes to…

…Roar!! And Liv! Mainly Roar though! Although I was confused at times about Roar’s real intensions, I loved his devotion to Perry, support of Aria and die-hard love of Liv. PLUS, there’s a mini-book/novella about Roar and Liv. Check it out on Goodreads here.

Also, Rossi is a sneaky fiend, because the WHOLE POINT of Through the Ever Night was to find the Still Blue – a peaceful place free of the unpredictable Aether storms. Yet, so much happens that…well…you’ll see. :)

OVERALL:

This book is a strong sequel to Under the Never Sky. Through the Ever Night is moving and emotional – I can’t wait for the FINAL installment of this series!

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Jennifer

    I have that same fear! And I loved Roar and Liv’s story!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Me too! Aghhhh!!!

  • Stephanie

    I loved this book and the one before it. Roar is fun but Perry is my favorite because he’s so strong and a true leader. I agree I wanted more of Perry and Aria together but hopefully we’ll get that in the next book but I hate we have to wait soooo long for the next one!!!!!

  • Beverly

    I have this holding at the library! Must pick it up! Does anyone know a good site for a synopsis of books that can refresh your memory about the previous book in a series?