Sunday, January 13, 2013

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

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.

Publisher: HarperTeen
Number of Pages: 352
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Amanda, age 17
We did not make this! A fan graphic found on HarperTeen FB site. It shows Perry being all smexy
I read Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi, the sequel to Under The Never Sky. Firstly, I would like to say that I find Peregrine (Perry) very, very hot. The characters changed slightly from the first book but still stayed true to themselves. Aria was a strong female lead in the first book and that carried over into the sequel, but even stronger. I loved this book because it, once again, wasn't the typical YA book with insta-love, love triangles and whiny and annoying lead girls.

The plot for this book kept me on my toes as two adventures were happening at once, giving double the action and suspense. At first Aria made me mad at the way she handled how her and Roar left for their own adventure without Perry. Don't get me wrong, I really like her, but I felt like she would feel really bad sometimes for leaving without him and then other times she wouldn't seem to be thinking about him at all. For that reason I was really glad with the alternating chapters between Perry and Aria since that way I could tell more when she really missed him. Other than that, nothing really bugged me about her in this book since I loved how much stronger and more confident she was in this one. Her and Perry's love continued to be deep and growing, but with her and Roar getting closer on their own adventure it made me nervous and rightfully suspicious.

There was only about a third of the book that was I was biting my nails worrying as another love interest came into the book and seemed to be really interested in Perry. I had to remind myself several times that Perry and Aria cannot actually hear me when I'm trying to give them advice on what to do. What happened with this new chick really shocked me! In a good way.

Perry's transformation to Blood Lord of the Tides is cool to watch as he slowly has to gain the tribe's trust and earn their respect. It's fun to watch the young leader go through all the troubles and triumphs. To see him grow and care deeply for others while struggling through a lot is amazing and admirable. He always tries to protect everyone and never blames Aria for leaving since he knows that she'll come back in the end. It was just hard reading such a great guy struggle with emotional and ruling problems. He's always cared deeply for people--which just makes me want to hug him! At the same time, he's also ruthless and fierce when he needs to be, and that is absolutely the best combo.

Overall I'd give it five out of five stars. It's much more stressful than the first book but that just kept my butt on the couch reading until I'd finished. Veronica Rossi has done fantastic work with this series so far and I can't wait until the next installment. This book had such a unique and captivating love story, with action, drama and curve balls that will keep you flipping through the pages faster and faster to see where and how the book ends. I highly recommend it. 

This book is on shelves now

Happy reading!
Amanda, age 17

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