Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Review: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi


Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky, Book #2
Published: January 8th, 2013
341 pages (ARC)
Genre: Young adult post-apocalyptic
Acquired this book: From the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Warning: May contain spoilers
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{Read my review of Under the Never Sky || Read my review of Roar and Liv}

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.

 
With Under the Never Sky being one of my favourite books of 2012 (along with its companion novella, Roar and Liv), I could hardly wait to read Through the Ever Night and continue along with Aria, Perry, and Roar’s stories.

I was certain I would love this book just as much as Under the Never Sky, and Veronica Rossi did not disappoint. With all the beautiful writing, action, romance, heartache, and humour of the first book, Through the Ever Night made me fall even more in love with this series, and with Ms. Rossi’s writing.

Being reunited with these characters was like catching up with old friends. Aria is stronger, more confident, and more sure of herself and her abilities, but she still struggles with trying to figure out where she belongs and what her future holds. Her emotions, her doubts, and her fears are all very real, and I felt like I connected with her even more as she grew and developed. As new Blood Lord of the Tides, Perry has taken on new responsibilities, and just as Aria has her own difficulties, Perry struggles in dealing with the weight of expectations - both his own, and the tribes’.

As much as I love the relationship between Aria and Perry - and I do love them so much, they're one of my favourite book couples - I think I enjoy the relationship between Aria and Roar just as much. There’s this niggling little traitorous part of me that almost wishes they could be together, but they’re best friends, and the dynamics between them simultaneously warm my heart and break it. Roar is hands down one of my favourite characters ever. EVER. He’s multifaceted, loving, loyal, and elicits emotion in me like no other secondary character has ever done.

Through the Ever Night is a story that made me laugh and made me cry, had me yelling at the characters while falling even more in love with them, and had my heart racing between the action and the horror of the world Ms. Rossi has created. There are moments of heart-pounding action but then moments so tender - between Aria and Perry, Aria and Roar, and Perry and Reef, just to name a few - they made my heart ache. Ms. Rossi really has a way of drawing the reader in, captivating them, enchanting them, and tugging on their heartstrings. Even though I’ll be sad to say goodbye, I can’t wait to find out what happens to these beloved characters in Into the Still Blue

 
Disclaimer
In accordance with FTC guidelines, I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No money or compensation of any sort exchanged hands. I review books to share my love of reading, and I'm always completely honest in my reviews, good or bad.
*A huge thank you to HarperCollins Canada for sending me an ARC of this book for review.*


Have you read Under the Never Sky or Through the Ever Night? What did you think?

5 comments:

  1. I can't wait to get started on this series. I'm glad to hear the second is good too.

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  2. GAHHHHH!!!! <3 I am glad to hear all the love for this book. The tenderness is definitely there, and I am glad that it continues as it should in the second book. :)

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  3. I really loved Under the Never Sky so I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed the sequel just as much :) I adore Aria and Perry but I'm keen to read more about Roar.

    A great review Marie, I can't wait to get hold of this!

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  4. I need this book in my life like I need air. *sighs* My copy needs to hurry UP and get here.

    Being reunited with these characters was like catching up with old friends.

    This. This is just one of the reasons why I need this book.

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  5. Oh, I might need to check out this series! It sounds great.

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