Through the Ever Night Review

Book Cover for Through the Ever NightThrough the Ever Night
By: Veronica Rossi
Release Date: January 8, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins

My Rating:

Spoiler free if you’ve read Under the Never Sky

Summary (via book flap):

It’s been months since Aria learned of her mother’s death. Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.

Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It’s a moment they’ve been longing for with countless expectations. And it’s a moment that lives up to all of them. At least, at first.

Then it slips away. The Tides don’t take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry’s control. With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace and safety is the Still Blue. but does this haven truly exist?

Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?

The Story:
Wow, Through the Ever Night grabs you immediately and doesn’t let go. I had trouble even putting it down in the hours it took to read. It starts with Perry right where Under the Never Sky left off, I’m always happy when authors continue the story so seamlessly. Alot of sequels fail to be as engaging or progress the story as well as the first. Veronica Rossi doesn’t make this mistake. The story moves forward, questions are answered but there is still a way to go before the final conclusion, leaving me just as anxious as I was for this installment.  I felt myself rushing over the words trying to find out what was about to happen. I felt tense at areas, scared something bad was going to happen to someone I love. The book has a sadder feel overall than its predecessor, but in no way does the book make you feel bad.

The Characters:
Through the Ever Night adds a few new characters, some I liked but others, one in particular, I can’t stand. Not because the writing was poorly done but just because I hate the characters actions. All of our main cast deal with a lot of inner and outer turmoil as they struggle to find the answers they seek. Its not an easy ride for any of them but it never was. Rossi’s characters continue to grow and you are even more invested in their futures. Perry struggles with his new role as Blood Lord of the Tides and his promise to help Aria, who is half dweller. Just as the Dwellers don’t trust and dislike the Outsiders the Outsiders distrust those from the pods. Automatically, this puts Aria in a postion of distrust with the Tides. Aria is getting used to being an Aud and figuring out where she belongs in this new world. She has no question of her mission though, she knows what must be done and is willing to do it.

Final Thoughts:
Veronica Rossi didn’t let me down, Through the Ever Night was worth the year long wait and 2014 can’t come soon enough for the next. Fast paced filled with action yet a touching sequel that leaves you even more in love with the cast of characters.

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