December 26, 2012

Review: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
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.
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.
   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.

   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.
Cover Comments:
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!


  1. I'm so looking forward to reading this one!

  2. I really loved UNDER THE NEVER SKY. It was one of my fave 2012 reads. I'm really excited for THROUGH THE NEVER SKY. I agree, putting a guy on the cover (especially with his shirt on!) was gutsy. Oh, and ROAR AND LIV was a fantastic novella. Why? Because it was all about Roar. He's also my favorite character from the book. He's so much fun, and you get more of that in the novella!

  3. *drops head* You are SO fortunate! I can't believe you have Through the Ever Night AND YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AND EVERYTHING. I need, need, need a copy of this! I miss Roar and Perry and Aria! Oh, how I wish I was sharing your brain just this one time.

    Thanks for successfully striking my fancy for this book. The assault restarted my dormant, yet still-stirring desire.

  4. I never really thought of it before you mentioned it but it is less common to see a guy on the cover. Especially as Lori mentioned above a boy that has all of his clothes on. I still haven't read this book but I've heard such great things about it. I really want to get to it this year though

  5. I have not read anything by this author, but I have been interested in reading Under The Never Sky. I think I'll add this trilogy to my wish list.

  6. Your review was good! I have the first book, Under the Never Sky, but I haven't got around to reading it. The second book sounds really good. I'll probably start reading this book real soon. Now I know what to look forward to!!

  7. Great review! Been wanting to start this series for quite a while now, and I definitely think I should soon


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