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January 16, 2013

Review: Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)
Title: Through The Ever Night (Under The Never Sky #2)
Author: Veronica Rossi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: January 8th, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Dystopian)
Source: Edelweiss
Format: Digital ARC
Pages: 352
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.
Under The Never Sky was one of my favorite 2012 debuts, so my expectations of Through the Ever Night were pretty high. I'm happy to write that TtEN is a worthy sequel of UtNS. Veronica Rossi did a great job in keeping us on our toes and bringing in new surprising information, toying with our hearts (yes I've shed a few tears here and there), as well as successfully avoiding the dreaded sophomore curse that seems to plague some series. The characters in TtEN were as good, and I loved that we got to see more of Roar, especially since I read the Roar & Liv novella before beginning this novel. Through the Ever Night had its own plot and I enjoyed it completely. Yes, there is less romance between Aria and Perry, but thats the reality of things. Aria is out searching for the Still Blue while Perry has to take the role of Blood Lord and try to keep his clan from dying of starvation. 
Character wise, I got to know so much more about Perry, his past, as well as Aria. Since it is told from both of their POVs, we delve even deeper in their thoughts, their insecurities, as well as feelings towards each other. I appreciated the bond Perry developed with Reef, as well as The Six. Also Cinder has become such an endearing character, I would love to see more of him in the third installment. Aria's relationship with Roar is such a sweet one. No, there is no love triangle in this series, but their friendship grew stronger in TtEN and I loved witnessing that. Also a character that surprised me was Soren, the boy who almost choked Aria to death in UtNS. Veronica Rossi knows how to change our hearts and create life in her characters and the connection that all readers look for in characters. 
Plot wise, the momentum from UtNS did not stop or even slow down. We dive right into the story, with its multiple problems, and race against time and the Aethars to find the Still Blue as well as rescue Perry's nephew and sister. Aria and Perry don't spend much time together in this novel but I actually preferred that because this way we were able to cover more plot and progress faster. Many of the problems got solved or ended in the worst case scenario and the realistic approach in this is refreshing. TtEN is the reason why I love Dystopians so much and I would honestly recommend all dystopian lovers who haven't started this series to do so immediately.
Books by Veronica Rossi: 
Under The Never Sky (Under The Never Sky #1)

16 comments:

  1. Damn I must read Under the Never Sky soon! I've seen some amazing reviews for this sequel and I'm dying to read it now! I'm happy that you love it too. Great review :)

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  2. I'm so glad that I've been hearing such amazing things about it, and especially that there doesn't seem to be a sophomore slump with this one! UTNS was one of my favorite reads of 2012 and I can't wait to read this one soon! Lovely review! :)

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  3. Yay I ordered this last night so in a bout two weeks I should be able to get my fix! I'm glad o hear his one is a worthy sequel.

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  4. Yes! I agree with a lot of your review, especially about Perry and Aria being apart. Even though most of my favourite scenes were when the two were together, I loved that things were still interesting and emotional when they weren't. Great review, Juhina!

    Also, congratulations on graduating! ;)

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  5. I am really excited for this one. Glad you enjoyed it too. Great review. I am ready for more Perry that's for sure.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  6. Fabulous review! I completely agree with everything you said. This book never slowed down and I was so hooked. I loved seeing all the outside relationships start to develop such as Aria's and Roar's. They were so cute together. And while I might have liked more Perry and Aria time, what they had was enough to tide me over and I look forward to the third book!

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  7. Awesome review...I think you touched upon everything I personally loved about this book. Sure, I could've used a little more alone time for Aria and Perry, but such is life. It meant more to the story that they were separated and had to find their way back to each other. I am sooo ready for Into the Still Blue!

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  8. I was definitely surprised by Soren in this one. I loved this book even more than book one and I LOVE ROAR! :)

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  9. TTEN was on my most anticipated sequels list too. I loved the relationship between Roar and Aria as well, it was so sweet! Great review. :)

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  10. I've yet to read Under The Never Sky, which I really need to get to! But at least this one has already release when I do get the chance to read it :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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  11. Oh I'm so glad that you loved Through the Ever Night Juhina! I actually received a copy for review but still have to pick it up, but your enthusiasti review and you mentioning the heart stopping pace that was prominent is still around here has me made me even more eager! Lovely review! :)

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  12. I really enjoyed this one too - maybe even a little more than Under the Never Sky - it felt even darker and I love how Veronica Rossi reveals the world gradually!

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  13. I loved Under the Never Sky. I'm so glad to see that you loved this one! I can't wait to read it.
    Great review :))

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  14. YAY!!!! I'm so excited to read this Juhina, Under the Never Sky was one of my favorite reads last year as well, so I cannot wait to get back to Aria and Perry. While I'm sure I'll miss some of the tension from the build of their relationship in book one, it sounds like we get to know them so much better in this second book and that's definitely something to look forward to:)

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  15. I loved this one too, Juhina! Soren was a surprise! I liked his character development and I wonder what will happen with him in the next one. Maybe he can get together with Brooke and that will distract her from being so nasty. Here's hoping! Even though Perry and Aria had some difficulties, I think it made their love stronger. Such a swoony romance. *sigh* I can't wait to pick up the final installment. Wonderful review. :)

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  16. I think I'm probably the only person on this planet who hasn't read Under the Never Sky yet and I HATE MYSELF FOR THAT!!! Gahhhh...I can't wait to finally read it and find out for myself just how awesome this series is. *fingers crossed* I get to it soon and meet these amazing characters! :) Glad you enjoyed this!

    Great review, Juhina! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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