Published: January 8th, 2013
Publisher: Harper Collins
Copy: Publisher through Edelweiss
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.(
I cannot believe that I didn't review Under the Never Sky. It was In My Mailbox in May of this year, along with 4 other books, all of which I reviewed, but UtNS got lost somewhere. Let's just say that I loved it and leave it at that. So when I saw the opportunity to get an early copy of Through the Ever Night, I leapt up and down and clapped my hands a few times and quickly started reading - just in case it would disappear, if you know what I mean?
Through the Ever Night was much more adventurous and less romantic than I was expecting, and I loved every minute of it. Aria and Perry are one of my favourite book couples and their story this time around was refreshing. Ms Rossi has a way of bringing just a little doubt into your mind about what is going to happen and that made the story less predictable. And it wasn't just with Aria and Perry - but no spoilers.
There are several secondary characters who reappear, and some new ones as well. We finally get to meet Sable, and let me tell you he was a character who made me feel very uncomfortable. I felt like I should be squirming when reading about him. Another character is the weather. Yes I do mean that. Ms Rossi has managed to imbue the Aether with an almost palpable sense of malice, or menace, like a dangerous criminal you know you should be fleeing from. It's very cleverly done. There is also a very strong sense of family, even though that family may not be by blood. Characters bond strongly to one another and look out for each other in many different ways, and it makes any betrayal seem magnified somehow.
All in all, this was a wonderful book. There is adventure, tension, mystery and just a little romance, all wrapped up in some of the best world building I've come across. Highly recommended, but you need to read Under the Never Sky first if you haven't already.