Review: Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

8 January, 2013 Reviews 7 comments

Review: Through The Ever Night by Veronica RossiThrough The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under The Never Sky #2
Published by HarperCollins Children's Books on 8th January 2013
Pages: 341
Genres: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Source: Edelweiss
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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.

Usually V and I go on random adventures together.  Like that time she was a Steampunk airship captain and I was helping her storm a flying fortress to steal back some booty.  Or like when we went trekking through an alien jungle to rescue a space whale from some poachers.  Ya know, we hang out.  Have fun.  Repress our strong feelings for each other in lieu of maintaining a platonic friendship.  The usual.

So I’m pretty used to her taking me on wild adventures.  I just don’t think I’m ever going to get used to reading her wild imagination!  Through the Ever Night was, if possible, even better than Under the Never Sky.  Rossi’s skill as a story teller has only grown and improved, so too has her characters.  I don’t usually like to reference character hotness as a selling point in a book – but these two don’t even need to touch to be steaming up the pages which (now that I think about it, is probably a fire hazard).  As always, some of the best parts about Rossi’s writing is the litany of secondary characters – Roar being one serious MVP.

Once again his wit and personality bring a much needed buoyancy and humour to an otherwise action-packed, edge of your seat, angst fest that left me clutching the book yelling, “What?!  WHAT!?!” and “NOOOOOO!!!!  NOOOO!! Oh my god howwillieversurvive!?!”  You know it’s been a good book when you’re left thinking, “Oh yeah!  It is ON, baby!”

I read a lot of good books these days, having become exceptionally good at weeding out stuff I’m pretty sure I’ll like – so it takes a special kind of series/book to make my top five of all time.  Under The Never Sky certainly does and not just because V would falcon punch me if I didn’t say that.

It’s hard not to respect a book that kicks ass from start to finish.  Especially the writing which has become smoother.  Particularly in regards to the well-conceptualized action scenes which seems to be something that Rossi does particularly well, and everything is really easy to visualize.  The Aether, an aspect of this book that exceedingly confused people the last time round, will probably still confuse you.  She explains it more in this book but still, what is an Aether?  Buggered if I know.  And you know what?  Two books in and I still don’t CARE.  It’s there, it’s awesome.  It’s rocking the Casbah.  What’s a Casbah?  I don’t know either, but it rocks. (Okay, lies.  I totally know what the Casbah is.  So sue me.)

Seriously, I have a very small list of books that I love more than life itself but THIS ONE IS ON IT.  Go read now!

Because you can’t come with V and I to save the Prince from the Alturi Prison on the third moon of the Kayman system until you do!

 

Kat Kennedy

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7 Responses to “Review: Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi”

  1. sazbah

    “Seriously, I have a very small list of books that I love more than life itself but THIS ONE IS ON IT.  Go read now!”
    HA! Well, OK THEN! SJHFDJLSAF. This FINALLY delivered to my Kindle at 7pm last night, at which point I actually bashed the table with my fist and squealed ‘YESSSS!’ much to mother’s amusement.
    And… UGH. I can’t read it until I finish what I’m doing but I want it NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW.
    Especially with how you describe it. The writing is even smoother? MORE ACTION? AND THE CHARACTERS ARE EVEN BETTER? *ASPLODES* *POOF*

  2. christinareadsya

    “I read a lot of good books these days, having become exceptionally good at weeding out stuff I’m pretty sure I’ll like – so it takes a special kind of series/book to make my top five of all time. Under The Never Sky certainly does and not just because V would falcon punch me if I didn’t say that.” Great news!! (Although, what is a falcon punch? gif?)
    So looking forward to reading this. It’s been a long time since I read Under the Never Sky, but it’s always really great to hear about when authors break the second book curse :D, and I hope that I won’t be too lost. Smooth writing, great action, great secondary charas, I needs it nao! Thanks for the review :).

  3. LeliaTaylor

    You know what made me realize just how good a writer V is? The fact that I didn’t have to re-read UTNS to know exactly who everybody is and what’s going on. I just stepped right into TTEN and went along for a great adventure. And now the long wait for ITSB begins…

  4. BunburyinStacks

    You know, I’m going to have to disagree with you a state that character hotness is definitely a legit selling point for a book.  Other than that, I guess I can back you up on the rest of these words. 😛

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