Release Date ~ 1/8/2013
Format ~ ARC
Publisher ~ HarperTeen
Source ~ Publisher
It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the ItTides, 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.The first book in Veronica Rossi's trilogy, Under the Never Sky, was one that I enjoyed but didn't love, and though I feel the same about Through the Ever Night, slightly less so though, because Rossi's has improved and matured drastically since Under the Never Sky.
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.
Its been a year since I read Under the Never Sky, and though I like to think I have a good memory, it's hard to remember everything that's happened. And Rossi throws you into the fray of the novel with hardly any back story. I don't need a chapter by chapter summary of the first book, but something to refresh your memory is kind of handy.
I felt like we did witness a healthy amount of character development in Through the Ever Night, which is always vital in a trilogy. Often times characters seem to come fully formed after the first book, which makes for an awful boring second and third book. Both Aria and Perry evolved, and awesome, interesting, sub-plots began involving some of the secondary characters.
Speaking of secondary characters, Roar, a member of the tides who grew up in the borderlands, is probably one of my favorite, if not my favorite, secondary character in today's YA scene. He's loyal, complex, and very well-written. I have yet to read the novella, Roar and Liv, a novella in which he is the main character, but after Through the Ever Night that is definitely something I would like to do!
The settings in this trilogy are one of the parts that stand out most. From ruined wastelands to spectacularly crafted realms, there's a very diverse and broad canvas landscape in Through the Ever Night that really whisks you into Rossi's world.
Overall, Through the Ever Night was a strong second book that built up plenty of potential for the third book's finale. A trilogy to watch.
Putting a guy on a cover can be a ballsy move, and I'm glad they did it! The way it seems as though the model is walking out of the light is very cool, and the color of the text is perfect!