Review--Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

A world-defying love is put to the ultimate test in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece," Under the Never Sky (Examiner.com ). In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, bestselling author Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.

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 and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?



Veronica Rossi's Through the Ever Night pretty much picks up where we left off at the end of Under the Never Sky, although that little bit of the last chapter apparently was five months after Aria and Perry were separated. Now they are reunited once again! To only separate again for some time!

Perry and Aria plan to go into the Still Blue. Aria has to find its location in order to save Talon and all her friends back home who are under Hess's rule and Perry wants for the same. Also, finding the Still Blue would provide protection for his people. But the two must wait until the weather is more agreeable. In the meantime they stay with the Tides, but not all are so welcoming to Aria since she is a Dweller...well part Dweller, and an ex one of that!

I was surprised by all the hate people felt towards Aria simply because she was a Dweller. I mean yeah, prejudices have been around forever, but still, it's something that always befuddles me to hate someone on such principals. 

The world-building was slightly better this time. Perhaps I am growing used to the world, but also this time we finally get some brief explanations of why things are the way the are. Like the even that happened that basically caused the Aether storms and all that. To me, that should've gone in the first book. I mean, the first book is usually what makes or breaks a series for me and I need to know what world I'm getting into. Especially ones that are so shaped by events and this dystopian was definitely shaped by the event that caused their dystopic setting.

We get more character time when Aria leaves Perry behind, it was better for him to stay with his people anyway, so she and Roar go off to find Liv, Perry's sister and Roar's true love. They also hope to get help from Sable, the ruler Liv was promised to, in order to find the Still Blue. But naturally things don't go as planned and chaos reigns. Meanwhile Perry is trying to keep his people safe and fed and that's a feat in itself as the animals are getting fewer and far between.

Soren actually pops back up in this one and his behavior and actions are quite surprising. We get to see bits of Talon too. I liked that we got to see how he was doing in his captivity.

The pacing to this one was pretty good actually. All the characters are working towards goals that ultimately all lead towards the Still Blue. I liked that we finally got to meet Liv! Definitely enjoyed her character. The character development is definitely one of my favorite things about this trilogy so far! Even Perry changes a bit too for the better and I definitely love him!

As far as romance goes, it's tough. Perry and Aria barely had page time together. And when they first do, they are trying to keep their love a secret from his tribe since they all hate her. But the moments they stole together were sweet. I've gotten over my feelings for the suddenness of Perry's affections towards Aria and just come to enjoy their romance. They are a sweet couple. Nothing ever feels forced between them, like being overly loving towards one another. It's just sweet and endearing!

The ending to this one was interesting. Not as shocking as the first book's ending, but still quite action packed! Definitely like the pace of the action towards the end! The final moments at the end give our characters a sort of pause. But really it's just the calm before the storm. Before they have to get moving to the Still Blue and quick as their enemies are already ahead of them! Cannot wait to get my hands on the final copy and dive in!

While I have my few issues with this trilogy so far, I am enjoying it. Sometimes when things start to get tough for me when reading, I can either just accept that I don't know something and move on or I can DNF it. And 9/10 I usually carry on! I think I've only DNF like maybe 5 books or even less than that! So far I am glad to be carrying on with this trilogy!


Overall Rating 4/5 stars




4 comments:

  1. Glad to see you liked this one, I loved Roar :)

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  2. I love this series. For me, it was one that just sucked me in. I hope you enjoy the third book! I love Roar too! I sure would like to see him get his own series of books.

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  3. This series was a bit 'eh' for me, until the last one, which I thought was just amazing! The pacing is a lot better and the romance is just adorable!

    I'm glad you liked this one and that it improved on the first book for you - you'll be even more surprised by book 3, I think

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  4. I really love this series and I love Roar a lot. (He is my favorite). I enjoyed meeting Liv in the book as well. I like the character development too. I hope you enjoy Into the Still Blue, if you haven't read it yet...and if you did, I still hope you enjoyed it!

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