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Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
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Jan 04, 13

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UNDER THE NEVER SKY began in Aria’s ‘safe’ virtual reality life inside the Domes that were built to protect a part of the population from the destructive Aether storms that continue to plague the planet. The reality of the outside world was harsh and unforgiving. In THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, we begin outside and for the first time in the series, Aria and Perry trade off telling the story. Once again the dystopian, sci-fi, and paranormal elements are blended together seamlessly in THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT. I appreciated the way Rossi set out to tell a much different story from the one in UNDER THE NEVER SKY, though I did find the shift in themes to take some getting used to.

In the first book, we had two people from two diametrically opposed groups thrust together and forced to find common ground in order to rescue loved ones. The book mostly involved Aria and Perry alone, slowly shifting from hatred to suspicion, to tolerance, and then so beautifully into love. In this sequel, Aria and Perry are separated for a majority of the book. They are dealing with separate issues: Perry is attempting to unite and ensure the survival of his people while learning to embrace his new role as Blood Lord of the Tides, whereas Aria is paired with Roar and tasked with tracking down information about the semi mythical Still Blue (a place supposedly untouched by the devastating Aether storms). Both of their journeys are compelling and dangerous, but the romantic tension that was such a major part of the first book is noticeably absent.

Unlike so many middle books in trilogies, THROUGH THE NEVER NIGHT is not just a filler book that serves just to pass the time until the final book. There is plenty of action and plot development. Not to mention a few rather shocking revelations. The time that Aria and Perry do spend together is powerful and, while not as engrossing in that sense as the previous book, still consuming. The ending in particular sets up what promises to be an amazing conclusion to the trilogy when INTO THE STILL BLUE releases in 2014.

Sexual Content:
Kissing
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