Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Also by this author: Under the Never Sky, Under the Never Sky
Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Also in this series: Under the Never Sky, Under the Never Sky
Published by HarperCollins
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Read in: October 2015
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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 and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, can their love survive through the ever night?
The first book in this series was a little disappointing to me because it didn’t really seem to add anything to this genre and that sort of upset me. I wanted more connections in this book and the series as a whole going forward.
I’m happy to say right off the bat that I certainly was able to feel more connection with this book and the characters certainly held more interest for me. I really liked where Aria and Perry were in this book. They wanted to be with each other but there were issues in the way of that. Perry is the Blood Lord now and he can’t really think of just what he wants, he has to think of what the entire tribe needs. With Aria being an outsider I felt for these two. It has to be hard to want to be together in public and have to hide because others wouldn’t understand. I agree with all of the decisions that Aria made in this book. She has grown so much already even when this book barely starts out. She impressed me with her will and her drive to move forward, even when it hurt.
Perry was a bit better this time around as well because he opened himself up to his connection with Aria and with his own people. He was a joy to watch as he made tough decisions for his people. He might not have had all of them on his side in the beginning but he made choices along the way that showed what a great leader he really could be. I admire his strength during this.
Roar is still a favorite of mine because I just love him to pieces. He is the type of person that I would want to be in real life. We were able to see a deeper side of him in this story and while I miss his light heart and carefree spirit a bit in this one I enjoyed getting to know him better and seeing how he was there for Aria was amazing. He is the best friend that any girl would want.
Overall, this story was intense emotional wise as well as the plot developments. I really enjoyed where this story went and I read most of the book in one day. It was a page turner and I didn’t want it to end. I really can’t wait to find out what happens in the last book.