Author: Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Published by: HarperTeen
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
It's been months since Aria learned of her mother's death.
Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.
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.
I don’t usually write a review immediately after finishing a book, because I like to come down off of the high a little first and think about it. I just can’t do that in this case. Through the Ever Night was so good! I keep thinking about how I almost gave up on the first book; how the beginning was something I had to push through, and then it did 180 midway in. Needless to say, I ended up loving it. After finishing this book, I realize that I would have been an idiot had I given up. Through the Ever Night was even better than the first book. I loved the whole thing! Rossi seriously brought her A game with this one.
The story picks up where Under the Never Sky left off, with Perry and Aria reuniting after months apart. I was a little worried at first, because it took me a couple of chapters to get back into that world and reacquainted with the characters. Once I did, it felt so good to be absorbed back into it.
So much happened in Through the Never Night, but Rossi kept the pace perfectly. The Aether storms are getting worse, and it’s only a matter of time before everything is destroyed. Aria has been kicked out of the Reverie, and the only way she can save Talon is to find the Still Blue for Hess. That means traveling to the Rim to get the location from Sable, which is where Liv is being held. What a journey it was! There were so many factors that made this story great. There really was love, betrayal, heartbreak, and hope. I will say that Rossi broke my heart at one point. Into a million pieces!
Aria wasn’t exactly my favorite person at the start of the series, but she definitely grew into a character I liked a lot by the end of the last book. Now, I love her. She has grown into such a strong, smart, independent person. She can no doubt handle herself. It’s also a huge plus that she will take charge and doesn’t depend on Perry for everything. Yes, they love each other, but it’s not an annoying codependent relationship that is so prevalent in YA.
The relationship Aria has with Roar is probably one of my favorites. I absolutely love that they are such close best friends and fully trust each other. Roar alone is one of my favorite characters. His loyalty, sense of humor, and confidence completely won me over. I loved how we get to know Liv so well through Roar and really feel his love for her.
It feels like this book was over way too soon, though! I’m already having withdrawals. I don’t usually like talking about the ending of a book, but Rossi always leaves it on an uplifting and optimistic note. I love that.
If you haven’t read this series yet, start it now. Now, now, now!