Through the Ever Night – what can I say? All the feels!!
Book Review: 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
How I Got the Book: Bought
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.
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!