Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Publication Date: January 8th, 2013
Harper Teen
Format: ARC, 341 pages
SOURCE: Publisher
RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars
SUMMARY:
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.

Ah…sweet reunion; for Perri and Aria and for me and this book. For something that I’ve pretty much waited an eternity for, I was a little worried that it was going to be a let down. And I must admit that for a time or two there, it looked like it was going to anger me. I was ready to go on a raaaaaging mode but thankfully, we didn’t reach that point.

Aria, Perri and Roar has three missions in this book: one – to get Talon back from Hess. Two, to get Liv back from Sable and three, to locate Still Blue not only to use as a bartering tool in exchange for Talon but for the sake of everyone’s safety from the perils of their violent world.

The reunion that we’ve all waited for was as intense as what we’ve been given privy to at the end of its predecessor. This time, however, Perri and Aria made a decision to hide their relationship to his people. Perri knew they won’t take very well to having Aria, a former Dweller, to be in their ranks. Meanwhile, he is dealing with the growing concern of dwindling food supplies and increasing Aether storms. How was he to protect his tribe if every decision he makes is questioned by those he’s trying to protect? Added to the pressure of being the Blood Lord of the Tides is the need to pretend Aria is nothing but an interloper who could help them find the last vestige that would protect them from the violent Aether storms. The going got even rougher when an attempt in Aria’s life became the reason why members of the tribe left in droves.

This book was just as spectacular as the first one. It was every bit as engrossing with a pace that did not leave me twiddling my thumbs waiting for something to happen. I’d love to have gotten more of Aria and Perri but circumstances called for them to have a clandestine relationship. Thankfully, Roar provided some much needed relief. He’s quite possibly the cherry that tops this already awesome book.

Cinder is another character that I’m really eager to read more of. I think if there’ll be a spin-off of this world, I’d love to read Cinder’s story when he’s grown up. Imagine the powers he can harness that could also mean his demise.

Through the Ever Night paves the way to the best of what’s to come for this series (if that’s even possible). Everything that had happened between the first book and in this one is leading up to the discovery of the fabled Still Blue – the Nirvana, if you will. I’m looking forward to the end but I’m also dreading it. I don’t necessarily obsessed over serial books just because I have the patience of a five year-old. But this one, is one of the few. Ms. Rossi made it possible for me to indulge in Sci-Fi when I wouldn’t normally do so. If I get flak for considering this a Science Fiction book, then I apologize in advance. I’m not a hardcore reader of the genre so I’m not an expert.

Once again, immerse yourself in this world whose entire focus is still the human element. Where suspense, action and romance vie for attention while the characters leave their imprint long after you’ve shelved the book.