Thursday, December 20, 2012
ARC Review: Through The Ever Night (Under The Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi
Title: Through The Ever Night
Author: Veronica Rossi
Genre: Young Adult Distyopian
Series: Under The Never Sky #2
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pub Date: January 8, 2013
My Copy: ARC that I picked up at NYC Comic Con
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?
A sequel that just had a lot of action, love, shocking twists and turns that left my jaw dropping at times. I was a huge fan of Under The Never Sky, so I was so excited to have picked up this at NYC Comic Con. What made this book interesting was that there was a lot more character development with some of the secondary characters.
Aria and Perry really seem to have challenges in their relationship in this book. They both have to deal with how Perry is in a different place and now has different responsibilities. Perry also has other challenges being a Blood Lord. Being Blood Lord means being responsible for his people. Also his relationship with Aria is not like by his people. She is a Dweller and they really don’t like her.
The things that happen with Cinder’s character was really interesting. I found that the things that he does have a tremendous effect on the aether or the storms that keep threatening the Tides and the people that live in the Dwellings or Pods. Also Cinder’s relationship with Willow is interesting. I’m kind of curious to see where they go here because there’s hint of a romance with Willow. Also near the end of this book, there’s a big hint that Cinder will have a major role in the next book. This revelation was made from a character who we haven’t seen in a while.
Then there was some major shocks in this book and they were excellently done. One of the shocks was that a major character died. I literally felt like someone had punched me in the gut. I literally cried and felt bad for the other half of that couple. Also things were so intense that you really near the end were like wow, Aria certainly is a risk taker and is willing to sacrifice herself for others, but finds Talon as well. This is important because Perry regains some of his family back.
I really would have liked to see more romance between the main two characters, but understood that there needed to be some more development of the other characters like Cinder and Roar. Also Perry and Aria’s reunion was so very sweet at the end. Really enjoyed the characters and returning to this world. Hopefully, the next book will have more romance.