Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Harper Teen | Hardcover, 400 pages
Publication Date: January 28th, 2014
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*.
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.
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. 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.