Series: Under the Never Sky

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Review “Into the Still Blue” – Veronica Rossi

April 7, 2014 Book Review, Initial Reaction 2

Review “Into the Still Blue” – Veronica RossiInto the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
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Published on: January 28th 2013
Published by: HarperCollins
Pages: 392
Series: Under the Never Sky #3
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: eBook

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This book is part of the Under the Never Sky trilogy. Check out my reviews for other books in the series below:
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1)
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2)
Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3)

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The Story(summary from Goodreads)

The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess doand they are just as determined to stay together.

Within the confines of a cave they’re using as a makeshift refuge, they struggle to reconcile their people, Dwellers and Outsiders, who are united only in their hatred of their desperate situation. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. Then Roar arrives in a grief-stricken fury, endangering all with his need for revenge.

Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble an unlikely team for an impossible rescue mission. Cinder isn’t just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival—he’s also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.

In this final book in her earth-shattering Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.

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Review “Through the Ever Night” – Veronica Rossi

December 19, 2013 Book Review 1

Review “Through the Ever Night” – Veronica RossiThrough the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
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Published on: January 8th 2013
Published by: HarperCollins
Pages: 368
Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: eBook

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This book is part of the Under the Never Sky trilogy. Check out my reviews for other books in the series below:
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1)
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2)
Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3)

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The Story(summary from Goodreads)

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?

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My Thoughts

It seems to be happening a lot at the moment that the second book in a YA trilogy does not live up to the first. It becomes a ‘sleeper’ book, and feels to be just a filler in between an amazing beginning and fantastic ending. Thankfully that is not what happens here, in fact I think this book is even better then its predecessor.

“Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame.”

Rossi manages to find the perfect balance between action moments and emotional moments, and she takes the time to really develop the characters in this book and lets us really get to know them and leaving us in agony when we reach the end of the book and realise we have to wait for the next book!

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Review “Under the Never Sky” – Veronica Rossi

December 18, 2013 Book Review 5

Review “Under the Never Sky” – Veronica RossiUnder the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
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Published on: January 3rd 2012
Published by: HarperCollins
Pages: 400
Series: Under the Never Sky #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: eBook

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This book is part of the Under the Never Sky trilogy. Check out my reviews for other books in the series below:
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1)
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2)
Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3)

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The Story(summary from Goodreads)

Worlds kept them apart, destiny brought them together.
Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered.
This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland–known as The Death Shop–are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild–a savage–and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile–everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

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My Thoughts

I didn’t immediately connect with this book. Aria, a Dweller who has lived her life in the protection of the ‘pods’ that now house the worlds survivors, was spoilt, sheltered and kind of annoying, and viewing everything from her point of view was very limited. But then she gets thrown out of her comfort zone and into the thick of things, and I was slightly worried that she was going to get worse. But thankfully in finding the strength to survive she also became a much more likable person and allowed me to empathize with her and really get into the book.

“She absorbed the terror and beauty of him and his world. Of every moment over the past days. All of it, filling her up like the first breath she’d ever taken. And never had she loved life more.”

In comparison I immediately liked Perry. An Outsider, he has lived his life in the wild, struggling to survive starvation, storms and enemy clans that are forever fighting over territory.

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