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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

{REVIEW} THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT (UNDER THE NEVER SKY #2) by VERONICA ROSSI

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Genre: Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic/SciFi
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 1/8/13
Format:  Hardcover
Pages: 352
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.

**Does not contain spoilers for Through the Ever Night, but does contain spoilers for Under the Never Sky.**


Under the Never Sky was one of my favorite books of 2012. The story contains a brutal world with danger around every bend, characters that were fierce and written to heartbreaking perfection, and writing that seemed to grip my heart and my mind and refuse to let go. To say I've been anxiously awaiting Through the Ever Night is an understatement.

This book was intense. Perry is now the Blood Lord of the Tides, and carries an enormous burden. Though he has always put others before himself, that selflessness is taken to a whole new level. Things are getting worse on the Outside. The Aether is less predictable, scorching land and taking down anything in its path. Food and resources are becoming scarce, and other tribes are moving in. At only nineteen, Perry must find a way to keep the Tides safe, despite a lack of good options and dissension among the group. He also needs to rescue his nephew Talon, come to terms with his new status and how he achieved it, as well as his feelings for Aria and how that can throw everything else into turmoil.

Once again, Aria is a heroine I love to love. This girl is practical, honorable, brave and loving. She's now an orphan, an outcast to the Outsiders and Dwellers. She loves Perry, but doesn't want to hurt his fragile position. She wants to rescue Talon. She desperately needs to find the Still Blue. She wants a Home. Her home is Perry.

Now, this review would be a sham if I didn't discuss Roar. I'm just going to say that Roar is one of my favorite characters ever. Staggeringly handsome, devilishly charming, devoted with all his heart to a girl he can no longer have, this poor boy stole me heart. His loyalty to Perry is what true friendship is about. His affection towards Aria is amusing. Roar has some of the best one-liners out there. I love his quips, but oh my, did my heart ever break for him.

One thing I want to mention, and I do not remember if it was explained in UtNS, was the Aether. I won't go into detail because it is fascinating to read in the story, and lengthy to explain, but there is a very logical scientific explanation given for the Aether, and how it led to the Unity. I LOVE when post-apocalyptic worlds make sense.

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.


Favorite Quote:

  "This..."He was going to tell her that this was how they should've come together, days ago in the woods. This was what he'd thought about all winter--what he'd missed. But he couldn't get past the way she felt, or the way the she was looking at him.
  "Yes," she said. "This"
  Perry bent and kissed her lips. She curved against him, her sigh a warm drift against his cheek, and then nothing existed beyond her mouth and her skin and the feel of her body against his.  ~ pg 49 


  Nothing would change the way he felt. Not ignoring his thoughts of her, or being with Kirra. The moment Aria had taken his hand on the roof at Marron's, she'd changed everything. No matter what happened, she'd always be the one.  ~pg 280

 
Under the Never Sky Series

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky, #0.5)Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)
 


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17 comments :

  1. LOL, if you want to cry about not getting to read the next book and you found it incredibly awesome, then I must wait for a while before I start this one. I love me some Perry and Roar any day! Thehee. Great review:)

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  2. I don't think anyone can read this book without becoming a Roar fan. :) And I'm ready to cry over how long we have to wait for Into the Still Blue, too. We can hold each other's hand. :) Great review, Andrea!

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  3. So I just skimmed this review, because I still need to read the first . But this series sounds so awesome and I cannot wait to make time for it!

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  4. I just skimmed this because I haven't read UtNS yet, and I plan to do so soon. It looks like you really liked this one! I love when a sequel doesn't suck, lol that happens a lot. Though I have to say that this year seems to be the year of Kick Ass Sequels! Ooooh speaking of, your reading Fuse! I can't wait to read that one!

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  5. I didn't read your review since I haven't read UtNS yet. I only read the last paragraph which is enough to make my want to read UtNS now so I can read this one!

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  6. So thrilled you loved this one too, Andrea!! I love the romance between Perry and Aria. This was a brilliant 2nd book, IMO. I'm so heartbroken about Roar, too. I was thinking that maybe what we think happened didn't actually happen...permanently. Trying to word this so it doesn't spoil anything for anyone. But I don't think we saw the irrefutable proof, right? Maybe it's me just hoping. Lovely review Andrea. :)

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  7. Roar is such a great character! I've really enjoyed this series. Great review!

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  8. I loved Roar so much in this one, too!!! He made me laugh and broke my heart. Veronica is just amazing! Great review.

    Jennifer
    YA Sisterhood

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  9. *sigh* Time to get to this one. Great review.

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  10. Wow, so glad to hear this sequel was so good! I love it when a post-apoc world has a good background story. Makes the world easier to sink into.

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  11. I agree, this was fantastic! Finding out more about the aether really made it all come together. And I love Roar too - show me a woman who doesn't! ;-)

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  12. I still need to read this series, you make it sound so awesome!!

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  13. I really loved this one too. I thought all the setup in the first book really paid off and the relationships between the characters all got SO interesting!

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  14. I'm so with you when post apocalyptic worlds make sense! It just makes it so much more realistic I guess. I have this one but I bought it, and you know how the bought books go, they have to wait for the review books and usually I would say screw it and just read it, but there are some EPIC review ones I'm dying to read too! I just can't read it all! I love Roar so I'm glad he's pretty present in this. Yep, can't wait to read it!

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  15. Wonderful review. I so need to start this series. I have Under the Never Sky on my Kindle, now need to find time to read it.

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  16. I have so many sequels to read and I'm having a hard time picking the order. Your whole review has made me lean towards Through the Ever Night. I wasn't overly impressed with Under the Never Sky mainly because I was confused a lot. The Aether is one thing that I've been dying to learn more about/understand better, especially because it's where most of my confusion derived from. Great review!!

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