Hi book friends! It’s that time again … dystopian book review time! I get so excited when I share dystopian books with you because, after romance, it’s probably my top favorite genre. As a sci-fi nerd, there’s something about these post-apocalyptic books that just draws me in. Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi is just such a book … one that drew me in. It’s the second book in the Under the Never Sky trilogy, so if you haven’t read the first book, I highly recommend doing that before continuing on with my review, as there could be mild spoilers.
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First thoughts on Through the Ever Night …
My first thoughts while reading Through the Ever Night focused on Aria’s strength in this book, as compared to the first. She’s not weak. For someone who grew up in a completely enclosed, sheltered and simulated space … she definitely finds her footing in the Outside world quickly.
THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Published: January 8, 2013 by HarperCollins
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Length: 341 pages
Format Read: Kindle
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Reviewed by: Megan
⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5 stars)
Heat Level: 🔥
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, can their love survive through the ever night?
A race for information!
The majority of this book is a race to find information about the Still Blue (a land free of Aether that’s looking to be their only hope of survival). Aria needs it to barter with Consul Hess (remember him? The bastard who cast her out of her home in the first place) for the return of Perry’s nephew, Talon. After Perry’s encounter (and horrifying revelation) with his brother, Vale, in the first book, Talon is the only family he has left (I told you there’d be spoilers to the first book!).
I loved Aria and Roar’s bond
Through the Ever Night shows how close Aria and Roar are, after spending the entire winter together at Marron’s fortress. Aria has finally found her footing as an Outsider and is embracing her talents as an Audile (super-hearing Outsider). Along with that, I liked how comfortable she and Roar are around each other, as she definitely needs a support system going forward. Life isn’t easy for Dwellers living on the Outside.
The addition of Reef and the other Six (Perry’s bodyguards) was a good one, though at times they got on my nerves. Through most of the book, I liked their presence and the support they offered Perry.
So much happens!
Aria chooses to get Marked and ends up nearly DYING at the hands of a horrible Tribe member who decides to poison her. Then you have all the … disastrous excitement … surrounding Liv when Aria and Roar go to find Sable (Liv’s future husband). Sable is leader of a tribe called the Horns and honestly, I think he’s crazy.
Bat. Crap. Crazy.
I finished this book a month ago and I still can’t wrap my head around how that all went down!
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I enjoyed this one just as much as the first!
I enjoyed Through the Ever Night so much that I purchased Into the Still Blue (the conclusion) at the halfway point. I’m definitely intrigued and looking forward to finishing the series. After the revelation about the Still Blue at the end of this book, it’s looking to be an eventful conclusion.