Early Review: Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi

January 4, 2013 Review 4

*This title will be released on January 8, 2013*

Through the Ever Night

(Under the Never Sky, #2)
by Veronica Rossi

Genre: Paranormal/Dystopian YA|
Excerpt: No | Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by: Abigail | Source: Publisher

  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (January 8, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0062072064
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062072061

Rating

Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

Kissing

Description

A world-defying love is put to the ultimate test in the heart-stopping sequel to Veronica Rossi’s “masterpiece,” Under the Never Sky. (Examiner.com)

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.

Review

UNDER THE NEVER SKY began in Aria’s ‘safe’ virtual reality life inside the Domes that were built to protect a part of the population from the destructive Aether storms that continue to plague the planet.  The reality of the outside world was harsh and unforgiving.  In THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, we begin outside and for the first time in the series, Aria and Perry trade off telling the story.  Once again the dystopian, sci-fi, and paranormal elements are blended together seamlessly in THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT.  I appreciated the way Rossi set out to tell a much different story from the one in UNDER THE NEVER SKY, though I did find the shift in themes to take some getting used to.

In the first book, we had two people from two diametrically opposed groups thrust together and forced to find common ground in order to rescue loved ones.  The book mostly involved Aria and Perry alone, slowly shifting from hatred to suspicion, to tolerance, and then so beautifully into love.  In this sequel, Aria and Perry are separated for a majority of the book.  They are dealing with separate issues: Perry is attempting to unite and ensure the survival of his people while learning to embrace his new role as Blood Lord of the Tides, whereas Aria is paired with Roar and tasked with tracking down information about the semi mythical Still Blue (a place supposedly untouched by the devastating Aether storms).  Both of their journeys are compelling and dangerous, but the romantic tension that was such a major part of the first book is noticeably absent.

Unlike so many middle books in trilogies, THROUGH THE NEVER NIGHT is not just a filler book that serves just to pass the time until the final book.  There is plenty of action and plot development.  Not to mention a few rather shocking revelations.  The time that Aria and Perry do spend together is powerful and, while not as engrossing in that sense as the previous book, still consuming.  The ending in particular sets up what promises to be an amazing conclusion to the trilogy when  INTO THE STILL BLUE  releases in 2014.

Titles in Series

0.5 Roar and Liv
1. Under the Never Sky – 4/5
2. Through the Never Night
3. Into the Still Blue

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4 Responses to “Early Review: Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi”

  1. Mary @ BookSwarm

    Glad to know this isn’t just a filler and that there’s no sophomore slump. I really enjoyed the first in this series and can now look forward to this one (well, I was already but your review helped hype it up a bit more!).

  2. Lily

    This looks wonderful! I just got book one, so hopefully I can get around to that soon <3