Book Rec: THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT

A stunning sequel that more than lives up to its predecessor…
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
(Find my review of Under the Never Sky HERE.)

From GoodreadsIt’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, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don’t take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. With the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe’s precarious existence, Aria fears 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.

A few days ago I was chatting with a some fellow book lovers about Dystopian Fatigue. I think most of it have felt it at one time or another — that mental sigh we experience when we hear about yet another new dystopian novel hitting the shelves. There are just so many dystopian-esque books that have recently come out, or are about to come out, and sometimes it’s hard to keep them all straight. It can be difficult to see each book as unique, and it’s a challenge to dive into yet another story set in one of those dystopic worlds that, for me at least, have a tendency to blend together.

I’m happy to report that this is definitely not the case with Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky trilogy. I am absolutely smitten with these books, their world, and their characters. Rossi seamlessly and brilliantly blends the oh-so-popular dystopian trend with strong elements of fantasy and romance, making her novels feel so original: fast-paced, atmospheric, and totally swoonworthy.

My very favorite thing about Through the Ever Night (a “middle” book that could have dragged but absolutely did not), is the way Rossi challenged Perry and Aria’s relationship. Sweeping external conflict combined with super emotional internal conflict made their romance so captivating and so real. I was rooting for them not just because their kisses are steamy and their banter is fun (both true), but because I could feel the way they cared about each other — deep down, and with everything in them.

I loved, too, the way Aria has grown and changed since we first met her in domed Reverie in Under the Never Sky. She was initially a difficult character for me to get behind, sheltered and self-centered and despondent as she was, and it’s been a joy to watch her transform into a strong, independent, caring person. I can’t wait to see what Into the Still Blue demands of her, not to mention Perry, Roar, Cinder, and the rest of Rossi’s fantastic cast of characters.

Through the Ever Night is most definitely a five star book, one lovers of romance, fantasy, and adventure will surely fall head over heals for. If you’ve yet to begin this amazing trilogy… What are you waiting for?!

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