Review: Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi

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Title:  Through the Ever Night
Author: Veronica Rossi
Publisher/Year: HarperCollins Publishers, 1/8/13
Length: 341 pages
Series: Under the Never Sky #2

Overview

It’s been months since Aria learned of her mother’s death.

Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.

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.

What I liked

One of the best things about what Veronica Rossi does is that she keeps things pretty edgy and ‘real’ with giving us just enough of what we expect and then throwing us for a loop.  What we get in this story is a relationship that’s meant to be but of course things can’t be that easy.  I’m not just talking about Perry/Aria but of Roar and Liv as well.  We know how things are among both couples, and you have to wonder if it’s enough.

We are reunited with Marron in this tale which is really nice since he brought a level of sophistication to it all, and we get to know the guys that Perry met on his trip back to the Tides as well, which gives us the rough and tumble crowd.  Brooke is featured in the sense that she’s our typical girl who’s jealous and completely unaccepting of a ‘dweller’ and that seeps out into a bunch of others.

In this installment, we see Perry come into his own, and you get the sense that he’s much older than his 18/19 years.  We come to have a new appreciation for Soren for any number of reasons (mostly because Aria’s mother let us in on a DLS secret), and we realize that Hess and Sable are even worse than we imagined.

So what’s next

I’m always curious about:

1) Where’s the Still Blue and is Cinder (and his whole pod) the means to get in?

2) How is Roar going to continue on?

3) What will Soren’s role be in everything

4) will we see Liv again (for some reason i think that we will….call it the soap opera watcher in me)

5) will Marron create some magical scientific thing to help save the Tides?

6) will we ever learn who Aria’s father is?  I’m thinking that it’s someone that we know…or is related to someone that we know

so….can’t wait until Still Blue comes up on my list.  enjoy reading!

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