Series: Under the Never Sky
Published by HarperCollins on January 8, 2013
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
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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.
This time it is different for Aria. Unlike in this first book Aria is not new to the aether and she is not a weak dweller; she is an Audile and she is a survivor. The same holds for Perry; a boy-grown-into-a-man and now commanding Blood Lord of The Tides. That makes all the difference for their relationship and who they are.
And it made all the difference to me as a reader.
In Under the Never Sky, I was so drawn to Aria and Perry because they’re relationship wasn’t what this was all about; above all else, they put their love aside to strive for survival and to uphold their own duties to themselves and the ones they love. That was so relieving from what you normally find in YA romance. So when I read the synopsis and started reading the book to the sequel, I was a little beset to find that the romance was so upfront and prominent in this book.
But I quickly learned the truth and I found addiction to this book and its beauty. I don’t know if I have ever felt such pain, realism and heartache for another character as I felt through this book. She has been given so much growth and strength in this book that it is phenomenal. My heart pleaded with her and I felt like my soul wept for her; she is everything that you want in a heroine.
And the other characters are all on the same exact and astonishing caliber as Aria. What we get in this book is a new, deeper look at Roar and he has quickly become my favorite support character. He has his own story, his own existence and desires and drives but his loyalty and love for Aria is wonderfully placed. There is a new take on Soren and Hess. We are introduced to Liv and the infamous Sable. There is just the right amount of hints towards a love triangle while remaining utterly unique.
Veronica Rossi really raised the bar from her debut and it can only mean good things to come. She has developed her pacing and shown that she is capable of strong, masterpiece characterizations. I simply cannot wait to read Into the Still Blue and would recommend this book to anyone.