Author: Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky; Book Two
Genre: Young Adult/YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia, Fantasy
Read: 26th June 2015
Worlds kept them apart. Destiny brought them together.
Aria has struggled to build a life for herself outside Reverie. It hasn’t been easy adjusting to life in the wilderness, but the struggle has been worth it with Perry by her side.
But Perry has other challenges. His people are looking to him for answers. Answers about what happened to his nephew, and what’s happening to their world. And they don’t trust the privileged Aria, one of the enemy, in their midst.
Soon Perry’ll be forced to choose between the tribe that looks to him for leadership and the girl that looks to him for love.
Continuing on from where Under The Never Sky left off, Through the Ever Night sees Aria and Perry searching for the Still Blue – the part of the earth that isn’t being ravaged by Aether storms and ending up scorched.
Perry is searching for his tribe, the Tides, to give them a better life while Aria is searching to save Perry’s nephew Talon.
When Perry brings Aria to his tribe under the guise of an alliance, things start to go bad for Aria. There’s resentment towards her for being a Dweller and having her Audile powers and there’s more resentment towards her because the Dwellers took some of the younger members of the tribe. After Aria is almost poisoned at her Marking ceremony, she and Roar decide to go off to the Rim and try to find Perry’s sister and Roar’s great love, Liv, while at the same time find out what the leader of the Horns (the tribe that reside in Rim), Sable, knows about the Still Blue. Along the way, Aria finds herself in an alliance with Soren, Counsel Hess’s son, something she wouldn’t have considered after what happened in Ag 6 until she realises that Soren can help her.
Meanwhile, Perry is preparing his tribe for the worst, more Aether storms and attacks from other tribes. He begins to set them up in a cave, much to their disapproval, until an Aether storm almost kills them and they realise Perry is trying to save them.
It’s in this Aether storm that we finally see what Cinder is capable of and the real reason Sable sent his warriors with the other half of Liv’s payment.
Meeting on the road again, Aria and Perry quickly rush to Reverie to try and save Talon and anyone else they can on the way out when Aria learns from Soren’s recordings of Sable and Hess that only 400 people will make it out of the Pod – and she knows Talon won’t be one of them.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I look forward to reading Into the Still Blue soon.
If you enjoyed Under the Never Sky, this is an excellent sequel to it. If you like Shatter Me or the Selection series, there are similar themes that you might enjoy from this trilogy too.
I have given this book a 4/5🌟