Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Through the Ever NightThrough the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Published by: HarperTeen on January 8, 2013
Genre: Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Source: Edelweiss
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Rating: ★★★★½

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.

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

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!

The Verdict

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23 comments

  1. Oh Ashkey, I’m so happy you loved this one so much!!! I was already deeply in love with the first book so I was sad to see you didn’t like it so much….
    And actually I was afraid tomread this one, that it wouldn’t live up to the amazement of the first one… But!!it was just as amazing!!!

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    1. I’m glad I loved this too!! I was upset when I didn’t like the first one.. I thought I would love it! But at least I loved Through the Ever Night. And it sounds like Into the Still Blue will be AMAZING! I’m so excited for it! Yay!

  2. I can’t wait until January when I can read this sequel! It took me a little while to get into Under the Never Sky, but I ended up loving it (despite the weirdness involving the scent of violets… ugh).

    I completely agree that Roar is one of the best characters ever! Aria can have Perry (though I love him, too)… I’ll take Roar! I still need to read the e-novella featuring Roar

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    1. I think you’ll love it Sarah! It’s definitely better than the first book. 🙂 And I totally agree, Roar is better than Perry! I LOVE Roar! I should really read that novella too. 🙂

  3. I’m so pleased you enjoyed this Ashley!

    I really liked Under the Never Sky but I’m always hesitant to start on a sequel in case it disappoints.

    Its a shame there wasn’t more Aria/Perry page time, I really enjoyed their interactions in the first book but I also adore Roar!

    A wonderful review! I hope to get to this soon.

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  4. I NEED. TO READ. UNDER THE NEVER SKY.
    I don’t know why I haven’t yet. 😀 I just DON’T!!!!!!!!!! #InkyFail. Haha But I’m so glad to see a big happy review from you! Now I’m excited to get working on that. Lol. 😀 I’m pretty sure I’ll love them…
    Keep up the AWESOME reviews!
    XX, Inky

    1. Do it!! Shoo!! Go now!

      You’ll love Roar. I mean.. his name is Roar, how could you not love him?

      Really curious to see what you think about this series!

    1. I know, it kind of sucks. 🙁 I mean, both of their goals/stories are really interesting and great to read about, but it means less swoony time.. and I love the swoony time. Especially because they’re so damn cute together.

  5. I’m super excited that Liv will finally be making an appearance in this book i’m eager to read what her and Roar’s situation is. i’m kind of bummer though Perry and Aria don’t get to spend so much time together in this book though 🙁 I’m definetly getting this on PUB date and reading it when I get home sounds like a really good read! Great Review 😀

    1. I know, I was psyched to meet Liv! She is a great character and it’s easy to see why Roar loves her. 🙂

    1. Yeah, it’s actually kind of weird how I was so ‘meh’ about the first book and then loved this one lol! But it was really good—a lot more interesting. I can’t wait to see what you think!!

  6. I’m VERY excited about this one now! I felt similarly as you did about book 1, and have been worrying that I’d feel the same w/book 2. When I found out it had a lot of Roar in it, I was thrilled! I really like him in the 1st book. I can’ wait to read about Liv. Thanks for the review! P.S. I LOVE these covers!

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    1. Yes!! Roar!! I love him!! I’m so glad he had a big role in this book. I really hope you like Through the Ever Night as much as I did! And I think the third book will be just as good, if not better. Through the Ever Night leaves off in an awesome place and really sets the stage well for the third book! And the third book is going to be all Cinder!!

  7. I’m currently reading this one and I’m loving Roar too!! Wait they meet Liv?? WOW! I love Perry and I love Perry and Aria’s relationship I wish they were together in this book.

    Anyways great review Ashley

    1. You are going to LOVE it!! Yes, they meet Liv and she is awesome!! I wish Perry and Aria were together more in this book too. 🙁 I love them together so much. They’re so adorable and have the sweetest romance. They deserve to be together more often!!

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