Publication: January 8th 2013 by HarperCollins
Read: January 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It’s a moment they’ve been longing for with countless expectations. And it’s a moment that lives up to all of them. At least, at first.
Then it slips away. The Tides don’t take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry’s control. With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace and safety is the Still Blue. But does this haven truly exist?
Threatened by false friends 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 sci-fi elements to create a captivating adventure-and a love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame.
Through the Ever Night is an amazing sequel. It manages to surpass its predecessor and tackle more political and character conflicts/development. Lots of gripping action sequences, and plot development. It was a scrumptious read.
At the beginning of the novel, Perry and Aria reunite after months of separation. There are also some noticeable changes in them. Perry is now Blood Lord of the Tides after ceremoniously killing his brother to claim the title. And Aria, well. You can say she’s more comfortable with her Outsider blood now. And she’s managed to further hone her Aud skills.
Oh, and Perry has a new clique. Or alliance. Make that bodyguards. Whatever.
As love interests, they won’t allow time to further build walls around their uninhibited love and care for each other. Alas, the fates are cruel as Perry persuades Aria to stay with her in the Tides knowing for a fact what reaction they’ll get from its citizens. Still, they pushed through with their romantic endeavours. To be honest, I’m a bit sad there were few sweet times here.
Moving forward, I like the exploration of Perry’s leadership and worth in the Tides. I understand how hard it is and how much weight is put into his shoulders right now especially with a growing number of haters. And he’s not even an adult yet! Much kudos to you Peregrine for holding your ground. I love how he assessed each situation with a lot of forethought. Though his selfless impulses tend to get the best of him, you can really see the determination in his character to alleviate his struggling tribe.
Another thing I really like is the character development. It seems like everyone was put to the test by Miss Veronica Rossi. From relationships to alliances to peers. And of course, those poisonous betrayals. Really amazing stuff.
My heart goes out for Roar though 😦
As for the action, good gravy, there were thrilling! I loved the scene in which another tribe attacked the Tides. It was executed perfectly, I understood each sequence and it wasn’t messy or blurry.
Overall, my love for this series is still the same. It may have increased by a smidge though. I’m sad that this series is going to end, but I’m more than exhilarated to read the last installment! What lies in the Still Blue really? I’m hoping all of my questions get to be answered.