Release Date: 01/08/13
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.
My thoughts on the book:
Through the Ever Night is an excellent follow-up to Under the Never Sky. The plot is action-packed and full of suspense. There is a lot of drama, both of the romantic and friendship varieties, and because of that, the book is impossible to put down. Both Aria and Perry grow throughout the course of the novel, and I really like where their relationship is headed. If you loved Under the Never Sky, then you'll absolutely adore Through the Ever Night. Rossi does not disappoint.
Rossi refused to go easy on her characters. Awful things happened to Aria and Perry, and because of that, the characters and their relationships grew in surprising and wonderful ways. I really liked that Rossi basically placed a ton of road blocks in their paths and forced them to figure out how to deal with them. All of these changes and challenges seemed very organic, though. I never got the sense that Rossi was manipulating the story in order to fit a plot outline. She just did her job as an author and put obstacles in Aria's and Perry's way so that they could become what they were meant to become, and she did a terrific job of it.
The plot is action-packed and suspenseful. Rossi continued to surprise me throughout the course of this novel. I laughed and cried and was extremely emotionally invested in the outcome of these characters. There were many points when I wasn't sure what would happen or if anyone would make it out alive. I really love that kind of suspense in a book, and I could not put this one down.
Overall, I'd recommend Through the Ever Night to anyone who wants a good, suspenseful dystopian romance. However, I feel that I must warn you: You will lose sleep with this book.
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