Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2)by Veronica Rossi
BLURB: 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.
Expectations before reading this novel:
Aria and Perry reunion
Aria and Perry declaring their feelings...
Them facing all the challenges together while being EXTREMELY cute together.....
WHAT can I say I'm a romantic and an optimist!
Source:Edelweiss (Thanks HarperCollins! YOU ROCK!!!)
Through the Ever Night starts off with the reunion of Aria and Perry but things don't go exactly as expected. The tides aren't welcoming of Aria and the search for Still Blue is still on.
One thing I did not expect was the time Aria and Perry spent apart in this novel.I wanted them to remain together and was very disappointed when they didn't but Veronica Rossi is a great storyteller and I wasn't very heartbroken over it. Both Aria and Perry need to deal with specific and very different issues and they can't deal with them together.They both have their own mission.
The author threw quite a lot of curve balls that had me near depression (*cough* Kirra *cough *) but by the end of the novel I realized that this is what makes this series stand out. You never know what's going to happen next and even though it seems predictable it isn't .
Usually the second book in the series seems pointless but not this book. It's written very well and it's almost impossible to put down.The characters show tremendous growth and experience epiphanies . I loved returning to the world of some of my favorite characters and was very sad to bid them adieu at the end of this novel. Roar and Perry are some of the best male protagonists in the fictional world. I wasn't a huge fan of Aria in Under the Never Sky but I admire her now. Some of the new characters are very remarkable as well.I think I need to state that the book might be ending on a cliffhanger but it's a very satisfying ending.We also figure out how Cinder fits into the story.
Overall, this book is a great addition to the series .I can't praise the writing style and the characters enough. Under The Never Sky might have reeled me in but this book got me hooked to the series. I will definitely be getting my hands on the next book in the series!My Rating:4/5
FAVORITE QUOTES:( ALL ARE FROM E-ARC)favorite Roar line
"Aria if I was being intimate with you, trust me, you'd know"
"We were on the beach the three of us.And you know how luster is it sweeps you up.Anyways Perry got a little carried away.He decided to strip down to nothing and go for a swim.This was right in the middle of the day,by the way"
Aria smiled"He did not."
"He did.While he was out whooping in the waves,Liv took his clothes and decided it was a good time to get all the girls in the tribe to come down to the beach.Aria laughed "Roar she's worse than you."
"You mean better".
"I'm scared to see you two together.So what did Perry do?"
"He swam down the coast and we didn't see him till the following morning." Roar smiled.
"He told us he snuck into the compound during the night wearing seaweed ."
"You mean he wore a .... seaweed skirt?
Note:I have realized that I need to revise my rating of Under The Never Sky after reading this book. I had read a lot of great novels at the time when I had read Under The Never Sky and I think the rating of 3.5 stars does not give due justice to the book.I'll revise the rating after re-reading the first book.