Brooke by Veronica Rossi
Also by this author: Under the Never Sky
Series: Under the Never Sky #2.5
Also in this series: Under the Never Sky
Published by HarperCollins
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
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Set just before the events of Into the Still Blue, the conclusion to Veronica Rossi's Under the Never Sky trilogy, this breathtaking novella is a satisfying stand-alone for new readers as well as an exciting glimpse at favorite characters from the trilogy. Pulsing with romance and danger, Brooke will leave readers desperate for the conclusion to this epic and unforgettable saga.
The only fight she can't win is the one for Perry's heart. Following the stunning climax in Through the Ever Night, the Tides have been forced to seek shelter from the Aether storms in a dismal, secluded cave. But Brooke's memories of the cave go back much further, to when she and Perry used to come here together. That was before Perry fell in love with Aria and before Vale's dealings with the Dwellers altered the course of the Tides forever.
Now, with her sister back from a haunting year in captivity and Aria lying unconscious in the sick bay, Brooke struggles to put the pieces of her life back together. Without Perry, who is she? And what is her role in this frightening new world? As these questions swirl about her, an old threat to the Tides resurfaces, and Brooke is forced to put the lives of her people before her own. But in taking this step outside of herself, Brooke may finally discover what she truly wants. - via GoodReads
The funny thing about novellas is that they can take a character you didn’t like and give you perspective. This is certainly the case for Brooke by Veronica Rossi. To be honest I could have taken or left her in this series so far.
Brooke made me realize that she is just as confused about the rapid change of events in her life as everyone else. Life in the Tides has been comfortable for her. She enjoyed Perry’s company and that seemed good enough.
This novella shows us Brooke starting to heal from several blows she’s been dealt over the series. Blows that as a reader, I sort of disregarded because Brooke wasn’t central to the plot. I’m really glad I read this novella.