Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Harper Teen | Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication Date: January 28th, 2014
Young Adult
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Series ender, Into the Still Blue was pretty much everything I’d hope for. The other books in the series set the precedents to this last book. I’m really happy that Ms. Rossi remained consistent throughout the series. Her characters stayed true to themselves, which is something that some authors had problems with *coughsShatterMecoughs*.

Quick Story:

What remained of the Outsiders and Dwellers will have to work together if they have any chance of reaching Still Blue. Hess and Sable’s combined armies has the transports, the map and most important of all, they have Cinder – the only person able to control the wall of Aether that divides the dead world and Nirvana; also known as, Still Blue.

My Thoughts:

There are only a few series that I can truly say I had a hard time saying goodbye. Under the Never Sky is one of them. Through the Ever Night destroyed me. It was heartbreaking and made the wait for the third book even more painful. Here, we see how much of Roar’s pain had changed him. It was hard to watch him be angry all the time, even more so when his anger is directed to Perry. His thirst for revenge made him act stupid, to the point that he almost got Perry killed. I wish he’d gotten a happy ending. I wish what happened to Liv was all but a nightmare. Unfortunately, it wasn’t.

The pulse-pounding action is one of the best thing about this series, and I’m glad that didn’t change as well. Β This book showed a more mature relationship between Perry and Aria and is also one of the reasons why I hated saying goodbye. I liked that Perry doesn’t have any problems putting their romance on hold because of his responsibilities to the tribe but that doesn’t mean they’d lost that fire. They have an innate connection that borders on ethereal and infinite so when they do get together it got pretty explosive.

I really wish there could’ve been more in terms of epilogue. It simply wasn’t enough, so much so that I thought the ending was a bit anti-climactic. I’ve gotten so immerse in the arid, barren land that I’d hoped we’d gotten more insight to what it’s like to live in their version of paradise.

All in all, Under the Never Sky trilogy is one that I highly recommend. You’ll never be bored reading these books and I guarantee that you would not be able to put it down.

  • Simply wonderful! I couldn't put it down. Thrilling, suspenseful, magical, adventurous and romantic. I will recommend this series to everyone!
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  • I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed this series, Joy. I loved it too and I will always cherish these characters and the author (for not having written all those typical YA tropes).
    I did wish the ending was a bit longer like you too though, but overall I was pleased.
    Lovely review! πŸ™‚

  • Great review, Joy! I still have to read Through the Ever Night, but at least I know that this series is worth reading πŸ™‚
    -Marianne

  • πŸ™‚ It was terribly difficult to see this series end, but I'm so glad it ended well. Roar was just heartbreaking for the entire book, especially with him and Perry being so at odds for so much of it. And yes to Perry being able to focus on what's most immediately important! We all love romance, but it would've just been silly for him not to do his best for his tribe because he's too worried about a girl, especially a girl who can take care of herself.

    Great review, Joy! πŸ™‚

  • I'm glad that this ended well for you. And, well, I'm not happy that you're sorry to say goodbye to the series, but that's a sign of a great finale, so YAY! πŸ™‚ I wasn't thrilled with Through the Ever Night, and I can't even explain why. But it was definitely weaker than UTNS. I have a feeling it will bounce back with Into the Still Blue, and I hope I enjoy it as much as you did.

  • Fabulous review Joy! I definitely seem to be in the minority, because Under the Never Sky was completely “meh” for me. (I have a feeling it was my fault though; and that I just wasn't in the right mood to enjoy it!) I'll take your word on it and I'll definitely finish the series. This sounds really good in terms of having really well-developed, fleshed-out characters, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing that for myself! Plus…the romance sounds awesome!

    As always, brilliant review Joy and thanks for sharing! xD

  • I've heard so much about this series! I need to read it. I'm in a reading slump right now and need something that will make me get out of this yucky mood. Great review Joy!!!

  • I thought the entire series was great! I almost gave up reading it at the beginning of the first book but I am glad I stuck with it….Once it clicked i twas awesome.
    Ready to read more from Ms. Rossi :)))

  • I thought the entire series was great! I almost gave up reading it at the beginning of the first book but I am glad I stuck with it….Once it clicked i twas awesome.
    Ready to read more from Ms. Rossi :)))

  • Just finished it last night and cried happy tears. Rossi knows how to end a series, and I thank her for that. Everything felt so right and fell right into place. No unnecessary drama. LOVE LOVE !

  • Great review, I've heard endless good things about this series and the fact that it ended right makes me even more keen to read it. I love YA books with lots of action!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  • I saw a lot of different reviews about this one I confess but I know I really need to try the series. It sounds like a good end.

  • I've only read the first book (liked it well enough) but I do agree with the points you made. I'm really glad the final installment didn't disappoint you πŸ™‚

  • I loved this trilogy, too! Perry and Aria are amazing together, although I think Roar's probably my favorite character. I agree with you about wishing there was a better epilogue, though. Great review πŸ™‚

  • I read the first book in this trilogy, but for some reason never got around to finishing it (even though I've heard amazing things). I really need to pick this one back up!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  • I have this trilogy and I can't wait to start reading them. Great thing that I didn't read it asap, else I'm going to be cliffhangered! Lovely review, Joy πŸ™‚

  • It was hard to say goodbye, but I too was pretty pleased at how it ended. Just wish it could have been different for Cinder

  • I will admit to not reading your whole review here because I have still not read the first book! BUT, I am glad that I saw this because knowing that you love the end of the series is a big motivator for me to check it out!

  • Amazing review Joy. <3 I'm so happy that you loved this book. Aw, yeah, it breaks my heart a little as well that Roar didn't get his happy ending. Sniffs. But still. I really, really loved this book πŸ™‚ Perry is awesome. <3 But ohh. Now that you mention the ending.. I thought the ending was amazing, but like you say, I do wish we had gotten to see more. See, there could be a fourth book, don't you think? πŸ˜€ Maybe one day, hih. <3 Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚