Book Review: Through the Ever Night

Book Review: Through the Ever NightThrough the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Published by HarperCollins on January 8th 2013
Pages: 352
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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 2012 being a year of disappointing second books in a trilogy or series, my hopes for 2013, understandably, were pretty low. But after reading more than a few 2013 sequels, including Through the Ever Night, 2013 is starting to look bright.

Truth be told, I liked Under the Never Sky, but there was something about it that held me back from completely loving it. And as much as I adore Through the Ever Night, it left me feeling the same.

Much has changed since we last left Under the Never Sky. Perry is adjusting to being Blood Lord of the Tides. Aria has returned from her adventures. And while their reunion should be a happy one, it is not to be. Not with so many other issues still to be left resolved.

Through the Ever Night had it strong moments, as well as moments of weakness. One of my biggest unanswered questions regarding Under the Never Sky was its world. And what the heck is Aether really? With Through the Ever Night, I finally got my answer, and this world is starting to come into focus.

A lot of what won me over with this read was the world building finally beginning to seem cohesive. I cannot say the same about our relationships. While Perry and Aria seemed so solid in Under the Never Sky, this time around I found myself being won over by Roar. Veronica Rossi does take the high road, however, by not introducing some complex, annoying love triangle, but rather a believable and heartfelt friendship between a male and a female.

Final Verdict:
Through the Ever Night easily trumped every fear I had about it. Was it perfect? Not exactly. But it set up the overall plot nicely. And made me excited to continue on with Perry and Aria's journey.

Will I read the next installment?
Of course. Now, I just have to wait another year for Into the Still Blue.

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