Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Title : Through the Ever Night
Author : Veronica Rossi
Genre : Dystopian
Published Date : January 6th 2013

Publisher : HarperCollins
Pages : 341
Source : Bought
Rating : ✿✿✿✿

From Goodreads :
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.


Review

The first book of this series, Under the Never Sky, was honestly brilliant that when it was finished, I couldn't wait for its continuation. So when I saw that this book finally came out, I managed to get my hand on it, and well, have to say it's really satisfying.

"She turned and nestled against him, resting her forehead against his cheek, and for a moment he had everything he needed."
—Perry

Through the Ever Night continued where the previous book had left off, which was when Aria found out about Bliss and the truth about her mother, Perry became the Blood Lord succeeding his brother Vale, and the Aether storm continued to rage day by day. 
When Perry sensed that Aria was once again Outside, all he could think was bringing her to his homeland Tides. But the truth was not as sweet as he thought it would be, and when the Tides rejected her and endangered her life, Aria decided to take an action and turn to her old comrade, Soren.
But when the Aether Storm threatened both the Tides and Reverie, what will they both do to keep it from falling apart?

One thing I really love from this book was that we could get a better look at Perry's everyday life and how he live, not like the previous book where it was more concentrated on Aria's struggle. And the way the viewpoint switched between Aria and Perry—both with their own problem to manage—was really interesting and nicely done as well. 
The plot was quite fast and enjoyable, and honestly, I was begging for more and more when I reached the end of the book. 
Yep, it's that good.

In Under the Never Sky, the character and the world building was great. However, in this book, I found that Rossi really gave us a brand new perspective of her character
Perry—the tough and badass Outsider—actually had a heart of gold, while Aria—also known as Dweller and shown as a weak and incapable girl—was actually quite brave and intelligent.

I love how Perry showed a more sensitive side of his in this book, became confused when his tribe starved, and looked totally like a real person. It really helped for us to sympathize with him and to picture him easily. His concern for his people felt really true, and I also love his relationship with Roar and Reef, which was simple yet true. 
Aria's personality was well-developed too, with her showing more of her tough side and less of her helpless side. Her adjustment to the outside world didn't feel forced at all, and it's really interesting how she looked more mature here than in the previous book. One change I noticed on her was that she was now less whinny and more practical, and that's just how I love it.
One character I was really fond of was Liv, Perry's sister who had been sold to other tribe by Vale in exchange for food. Her background was really interesting, and when she finally made an appearance, there was already so much explanation about her that I felt I already known her. 
Even though she appeared very little in this book, I felt a really strong connection to her, mostly because of her interesting and unique personality, as well as her distinct voice. Even when she was portrayed as a strong woman, I really like how Rossi decided to balanced her toughness with a kind, loving heart, and selfless personality.

One thing I'm not quite fond of was how Rossi decided to end this book. 
Even though it was quite satisfying, but it still feels so-so and ended way too quickly and abruptly. The pacing was great for most of the story, but nearing the end, it all happened too fast and didn't quite covered it all.

Overall, if you love the first book, or you just want to try and read some dystopian book with amazing world-building that will totally take you into a brand new world with strong chracters, you should definitely try this one. Totally recommended.

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3 comments

  1. I also really enjoyed this book and even more than the first one. It has an original plot and the characters are enjoyable. Thanks for your thoughts!

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  2. I adore Under the Never Sky. It is a favorite. I was nervous about this one, hoping that it would be at least good. I shouldn't have worried! Veronica Rossi blows me away! I am so in love with Perry AND Aria AND Roar. These characters are so REAL. Their emotions are so strongly written, it brings tears to my eyes, or makes me clench my fists in anger. The world-building is nothing short of amazing. This series is easily at the top of my favorites list, and I can't wait to continue this story with the final, bittersweet ending!

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  3. Great review; I really liked seeing more of Perry's life too, we saw so little of his interactions with his tribe in the first book. I felt like I knew him so much better. I can't wait to read the next book.

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