Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Published by: HarperTeen on January 8, 2013
Genre: Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
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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.
Since I wasn’t completely sold on Under the Never Sky, I was afraid I would feel the same way about Through the Ever Night, but Veronica Rossi managed to rock my world with this book! It almost makes me wonder if I just wasn’t in the right mood or frame of mind when reading Under the Never Sky. If I were to read that book again, would I enjoy it more? Who knows.
Through the Ever Night had everything that was missing for me in Under the Never Sky: a gripping plot, characters I cared about, and a story that felt necessary. This book does not suffer from the second-book-in-a-series-syndrome at all! The story is brilliant and has a very strong, clear purpose. Starting at about 50%, each chapter in Through the Ever Night had a little mini cliffhanger. I couldn’t stop reading! I just had to find out what happened next!
We are finally introduced to Liv in this book, and I loved her! Liv is strong, bold, self-sacrificing, and brave. She’s definitely a character who is easy to admire and brilliant to read about. Her relationship with Roar and the tragedy of it is so heartbreaking! Roar is one of my favourite characters EVER! He’s the kind of sweet, loyal, caring guy I just want to cuddle! That’s why his relationship with Liv breaks my heart so much. They desperately want to be together, but Liv feels like she has a duty to The Tides with her arranged marriage.
We also learn a bit more about the Aether and Cinder in this book. Cinder’s role really becomes clear in Through the Ever Night, and it’s clear that he will be one of the most important characters in the third book—Into the Still Blue.
I came to really love Perry’s chapters in Through the Ever Night. Perry really had a lot of depth in this book, something I think he was missing in Under the Never Sky. We really watch him struggle with his role as Lord of the Tides. He constantly has to win over the loyalty of The Tides and prove that he’s fit to be their leader. And when The Tides don’t really accept Aria, he is really torn between his duty to The Tides and his love for her.
Part of me wishes that Perry and Aria spent more time together in Through the Ever Night. On the one hand, I love their relationship SO MUCH. It’s so sweet when they’re together and I love how they love each other so much! But on the other hand, I know why it was necessary for them to be apart, and both of their chapters and the events that occurred in them were so interesting. So I was never bored while I was reading, but I did miss their sweet intimacy when they were apart (which was most of the book).
Through the Ever Night really surprised me with how much it affected me. It was full of action, love, heartbreak, loyalty, and survival. There are battles, deaths, conspiracies, starvation, and intimate moments. I have really become attached to this story and I’m now DYING to read the third book!