Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Review: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi


Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Under the Never Sky #2
Release Date: January 8th, 2013
Number of Pages: 368
Publisher: Harper
Source: Bought
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.
Let me start by saying I should have re-read Under The Never Sky, because I was so confuse at first! I read the first book more than a year ago, so it wasn’t that fresh in my mind. Once I finally remembered what happened in the first book, it was easy to get lost in the story. It was good to see again the characters that I loved in the first book, to learn more about them.

We meet again an Aria so different from the girl we first met in Under the Never Sky. After all, she has been living as an Outsider for a while, learning more about her abilities and how to survive. When she meets Perry again, the now Blood Lord of the Tides, their reunion brings many questions for both of them. After all, the Tides don’t like Dwellers, and Aria, as much as she changed, is still half-Dweller. In this sequel, in see both characters evaluate, forced to change because of their new challenges and responsibilities. We see the two of them make heart breaking choices, because they know it might be the only option to keep things the way they are supposed to be. Perry’s feeling for Aria is challenging, as his people will hardly accept them. This brings them both pain, a pain that let both of their strength shine. This book made me fall all over again with these characters.

Yes, their relationship is still a great part of the novel, but because it is so challenging, you can be sure that it doesn’t go as smoothly as one might hope. There are fears, there are secrets, and to me, it made this believable. I couldn’t really believe everything would be perfect, especially since there are so many things standing in their way. I liked seeing the friendship between Roar and Aria growing, and giving us more than just love to root for. This friendship is important to the story, and it gives a great ally to Aria, as she would otherwise have to stand on her own against so many obstacles.

Once again, I loved the dual point of views, especially since there are many moments when Perry and Aria aren’t together. It gave us the opportunity to really understand what is going on, and the choices both characters made.

I think fan of the first book will love to fall back in the world Veronica Rossi created. A great sequel that doesn’t fall victim to the middle book syndrome. I already can’t wait to fall back into the world in the third and final book.

About the Author
(from NetGalley)

Veronica Rossi's debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, will be published in over twenty-five international markets, starting on January 3rd 2012 in the United States. Film rights to the trilogy have been optioned by Warner Bros.










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5 comments:

  1. I definitely loved this book, not more than Under the Never Sky, but in a different way. I fell in love with different characters and we get to see the different sides of our old favorites. Great review!

    Anna
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  2. I have yet to read a single negative review of this. So glad I've pre-ordered it and it's waiting for me at college, though it also has been a year for me since I read the first book, so maybe I should take your advice and brush up on that. Can't wait to read about the challenges in Perry and Aria's relationship! Makes it so much more real...

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  3. I'm dying to read this one! I loved Under The Never Sky. I've heard such amazing things about this one. I don't remember much so I'll probably be confused too. Great review <3

    Jasmine

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  4. Through the Ever Night was a brilliant follow-up to Under the Never Sky. Rossi is an enormously gifted author whose words held me bound to the story. I simply could not put it down. I am thoroughly impressed/elated/heartbroken and it goes without saying that I want to cry when I think about how long we must wait for Into the Still Blue.
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