Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Also by this author: Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night
Series: Under the Never Sky #3
Also in this series: Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night
Published by HarperCollins
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Source: Personal Collection
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The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do—and they are just as determined to stay together.
Within the confines of a cave they're using as a makeshift refuge, they struggle to reconcile their people, Dwellers and Outsiders, who are united only in their hatred of their desperate situation. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. Then Roar arrives in a grief-stricken fury, endangering all with his need for revenge.
Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble an unlikely team for an impossible rescue mission. Cinder isn't just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival--he's also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most.
In this final book in her earth-shattering Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close. - via GoodReads
I read Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi fairly quickly. As the last book in the series, I wanted to find out what happened to Aria and Perry. Through the Ever Night left me with questions and I was eager to get the answers.
I enjoyed watching the character growth in Into the Still Blue. Aria, Perry, and Roar working together to keep the Tides safe was so satisfying. There were definitely some mistakes made along the way; some even bordered on “too stupid to live” mistakes. I feel they were necessary to advance the plot and to help some of the characters to heal.
The secondary characters certainly made you feel, for better or worse. I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to throat punch Sable. I’ll give you a hint: it was pretty much every time he made an appearance.
Veronica Rossi does an excellent job with the alternating points of view. There have been other books that used the alternating povs and it was a complete disaster. Rossi pulls it off beautifully. I knew exactly whose head I was in at any given point in the story.
I held out hope that the key to unlock the very thing that this series was about wouldn’t be necessary. That part alone crushed me. Rossi tried to compensate later in the book. That measure was helpful but it still stung. I suppose Rossi stayed true to the genre. Unfortunately I am a happily ever after reader and even if it was true to the story, I can’t give Into the Still Blue a full five stars. I enjoyed the series as a while and I’m glad to put it on the shelf.