Where’d I Get It: Borrowed from the Library/Purchased from B&N
Synopsis (From Goodreads): 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?
In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and sci-fi elements to create a captivating adventure-and a love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
My Thoughts: I’ve had to have a long moment to reflect on this book and now that I’m sitting down to write the review, I still don’t know if I’m going to be able to adequately express exactly what it is that I love, and hate, about the book. Firstly, it does not suffer from middle book syndrome. Rossi has made clear effort here to make sure the middle child of the series is not left floundering in missing details and superfluous nonsense. Kudos to her for that. Aria and Perry are slightly more relatable through this portion of the series, yet though I now feel like they mesh a little more freely together, the beginnings of their relationship seemed so forcefully shoved down the readers throats that I have a hard time letting that go. I do love that we get some insight into some other relationships in the books – both romantic and otherwise. The entire cast feels more ‘real’ now than they did in the first book. All in all, this is a fabulous continuation of the series and I would have to say that this is a genuinely better book than the first one. I can only hope that number three continues that trend.
Rating: 4 of 5
Series: Under the Never Sky, Book 2 | First: Under the Never Sky | Third: Into the Still Blue (Review Forthcoming)