Published: January 28th, 2014
Publisher: Harper Collins
The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Times bestselling Through the Ever Night (Examiner.com).
Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it's time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.
The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe-haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do-and they are just as determined to stay together.
Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. And when Roar returns to camp, he is so furious with Perry that he won't even look at him, and Perry begins to feel like they have already lost.
Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble a team to mount an impossible rescue mission-because Cinder isn't just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, he's also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.
In this final book in her stunning Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.
This is going to be a short and sweet review. There is no point in going over the story - if you're a fan then you already know what's happened and I won't spoil what's coming. If you're not already a fan, then telling the story would spoil the experience.
Let's just say that Ms. Rossi has managed to write a trilogy that has kept up the suspense from start to finish. Her characters grow from book to book and most readers have taken Aria, Perry and Roar and all the others, into their hearts. With this last book, Ms. Rossi has pulled everything together, stirred up the pot to near boiling and then produced a wonderful repast. If you're like me, you'll want to sit down and digest the contents and then smile and sigh. Happy that the ending is a good one, yet sad that it is all over.
Yes there were a couple of places where my reaction was a resounding 'are you kidding me', but in this case these perceived lapses were easily forgivable by the end, it is fiction after all. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and I'm looking forward to seeing what Ms. Rossi will come up with next. If you've not tried the Under the Never Sky trilogy yet, you are in for a sweet treat. Enjoy.