Friday, March 29, 2013

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi - Paul's Review

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Title: Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2)
Author: Veronica Rossi
Year Published: 2013

Synopsis: 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.

Review: These books blend so many genres and it is done so well. This book takes place in a future where the world has been divided by environmental factors. Some live inside individually contained ecosystems while the survivors struggle to live in the wild. These sci-fi and fantasy elements are brought together seamlessly with even and addition of certain people that have super senses. 

This book has a lot of characters. I found it difficult in the beginning to follow and remember all of them, but by the end so many of the background characters developed. Some of them I liked and wanted to learn about even more than some of the main characters. I always love books that do this. Roar and Cinder were two off my favorite side characters. 

The relationship between Perry and Aria is very "middle book", but it develops very naturally. 

One of the most interesting parts of the first book, I thought, was The Realms. The Realms are a virtual world that can be accessed via an eye piece. I liked how it was used in this sequel. 

In the end, I really enjoyed this book. I look forward to the sequel and I am hoping for a little sea travel. I give this second book in the trilogy a 4/5.


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