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Through the Ever Night: Under the Never Sky, Book 2 | [Veronica Rossi]

Through the Ever Night: Under the Never Sky, Book 2

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?

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Veronica Rossi (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Marie United States 12-21-13
    Marie United States 12-21-13 Member Since 2010

    I like any books that hook you within the first chapter. If a love story is involved even better.

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    "I am beside myself, wanting more."
    Where does Through the Ever Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It would rank among my top five list of series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Through the Ever Night?

    I love when Aria learns how to use her gift.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is when Perry and Aria run to each other's arms.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed and cried. It was an epic emotional roller coaster.


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    Stephanie STAMFORD, CT, United States 10-19-13
    Stephanie STAMFORD, CT, United States 10-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Looking forward to Book 3!"
    What did you love best about Through the Ever Night?

    I loved that you really get to see how the tribes work in this. That wasn't as big a feature in the first one. But here you get to see Perry as blood lord and the workings of the Tides. I liked that a lot. I also liked finally getting to meet Liv. Also the actual story is pretty good. And the ending made me want to jump in to the third book which isn't out yet. That's what a second book in a series is supposed to do.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I'm not sure I can pick a fave cause I really like them all - good guys and bad guys alike.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Goldstrom?

    Not a fiction book. He has a good voice - clear and strong. But for this book, he didn't really fit the bill. First of all, he sounded a little too old - like 30 something. Which would be fine if he really got into the characters and emotion of the story the way Caroline McCormack did in The Hunger Games. But I don't feel like he really nailed any of those aspects of this book. When a book is told in third person, you definitely want to hear the narrator use different parts of his or her voice for each character. This narrator didn't really do that very much, and when he did it was inconsistent. Also, the emotion of the whole story didn't really flow, it felt forced and insincere. Maybe he didn't really like it all that much - this series is not exactly aiming at the 30 something male demographic. All that being said, I think this guy would be a fantastic non-fiction narrator. But if he's going to do YA fiction, he needs work.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No idea


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, the first book and audiobook were stronger, but this was a good sequel and a good story. I'm really looking forward to the third book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Paris, ON, Canada 08-22-13
    Colleen Paris, ON, Canada 08-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story, OK narration."
    If you could sum up Through the Ever Night in three words, what would they be?

    Thrilling, enthralling, gripping


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aria: She is incredibly flexible in her character to go from so strong to vulnerable. She has great complexity in her ability to comprehend what it means to be a dweller and an outsider. She handles herself perfectly in all situations.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Michael Goldstrom?

    Ah, I could take it or leave it. I listened to his narration because it was the sequel to a great start. I found him to be a little slow and pronounced a few of the words differently than the first narrator. He is a little slow and I sometimes found it difficult to follow who he was speaking for. But, it wasn't terrible.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and no, some pats had me wishing I had all the hours in the world to listen.


    Any additional comments?

    Great freaking story, read it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michey Las Vegas 06-05-13
    Michey Las Vegas 06-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Different narrator messed me up"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a good idea. A good concept. I bought the first one for my best friend for her birthday. But I felt like it was a struggle to get through this. Also deep bass sounds don't resonate well with me, so I didn't like the male narrator much. I get why, since it was mostly from Perry's POV, but still.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roar. Always Roar. He has depth and personality and feelings. Aria is still pretty awesome and not just plain and blah and blergh, so thank goodness for that.


    What does Michael Goldstrom bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Um a headache? And probably the correct pronunciations of words with probably crazy spellings or letters. Pronunciations are nice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really. Like I said, it was kinda hard to get through.


    Any additional comments?

    All I really remember is that I spent a large part of the time wanting to slap Perry. I'm not down for that much whiny angst.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Parajunkee Jefferson, LA, United States 06-03-13
    Parajunkee Jefferson, LA, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Better then the first!"

    PJV Quickie: Second in series are scary. Will it be as good as the first? Will it keep pace with the first? Will I love it as much? Through the Ever Night was one of the best second in series that I’ve read in a long time. The pacing, the intrigue and the action were all present, just like the first book. I’m still in love with the Under the Never Sky series, in fact I think I’m enjoying it even more.

    Review: A lot has happened since Aria and Perry first met in Under the Never Sky. Since then, Perry has taken the title of Blood Lord of the Tides and Aria has taken on the responsibility of rescuing Perry’s nephew and searching for clues to the Still Blue. After months of diverging paths, Perry and Aria are reunited but only to a bittersweet and almost painful realization that their happily-ever-after isn’t exactly in the cards. Perry’s tribe will never trust a dweller and if he doesn’t want to be challenged over and over again as Blood Lord, bringing Aria into the tribe as his love-interest isn’t an option. They decide to keep their relationship a secret from the tribe, but having a dweller within the tribe still is still a challenge and Aria is met with distrust and disgust. When problems erupt left and right for Perry, Aria decides it is best to leave with Roar and go in search of what everyone wants…the Still Blue.

    New characters are introduced, new problems arise and new enemies stand in the shadows. Through the Ever Night is an emotional roller-coaster, wrapped up in a dystopian icing, full of angsty goodness and action-packed awesome. I have to say it again and again, you don’t get any better then this. Rossi is a superstar when it comes to penning a young adult trilogy. This second installment delivered even better then the first. Her character development is superb. I fell in love with the characters again, felt emotionally tied to them in that special way that only great authors can achieve and not only that, I’m totally in-love with the secondary characters too! Roar, oh Roar is just wonderful. The relationship between Roar and Aria is superb and Rossi didn’t muddy it up with any hinted love-triangle bull-dinky, or comedic interplay, it was a substantial secondary friendship with true meaningful purpose. Roar was not created to propagate a plot point or entertain, he is there as his own person. The secondary story of Roar and Liv’s romance was also top-notch, if not heart-achingly disastrous to my emotions. It was wonderfully played out and Rossi again, did not pull any punches, she has no problem writing in problem after problem and having her characters make mistakes, without a foreseeable conclusion of said problem, which you don’t find a lot in young adult. There is nothing easy about these books. It kind of scares me to think what is in store for us in the next book.

    Are you convinced yet?

    Read the series. You won’t be disappointed. There were moments in this audiobook where I wanted to scream at the characters, especially Perry. There was also a particular character that I wanted to murder. You can’t get better emotional reactions from a read than this. I think because she switched back and forth between the characters perspectives it actually enhanced the tension, instead of muddying it. Rossi is a truly talented writer, both books in this series are full of action, angst, emotion and ridiculously paced that you are kept on the edge of your seat at all times.

    Narration: Michael Goldstrom is the narrator for Through the Ever Night, and I do think he did a better job then the first narrator of Under the Never Sky, but I wasn’t as impressed as I have been with other narrators. Some of his accents were a bit forced and I didn’t feel a seamless transition into dialogue that I do in some of the great narrators. Goldstrom did a good job, just with a great book, I would hope for a great narrator.

    Recommendations: This is not a stand-alone, it is recommended that you read the first in the series before tackling book two. Fans of the genre, Young Adult Dystopian should be rightly pleased, the book epitomizes the awesome of that genre. The book’s themes are mature and it is recommended for 14+ readership.

    Review originally posted on Parajunkee's View.

    If you liked this Young Adult Dystopian, you might also like these:

    The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa
    Article 5 (Article 5, #1) by Kristen Simmons

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Coftse Floral park, NY, United States 03-07-13
    Coftse Floral park, NY, United States 03-07-13 Member Since 2011

    I am immortal ....so far. I enjoy a god story and love a great narrator. :-)

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    "Can't wait to see how it ends!!"

    I have a terrible habit of trilogy addiction. I like the story and am really enjoying the characters, the story line is different and setting is well described. Over all a definite thumbs way up!

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    Leslie Florence, South Carolina, United States 02-19-13
    Leslie Florence, South Carolina, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Teen Drama"
    What did you love best about Through the Ever Night?

    The setting of the book. Out in the wild, with sky that is beautiful shades of blue and purple.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katharine Albany, CA, United States 02-11-13
    Katharine Albany, CA, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Story! & dev of pers. morals, esp for young adult"

    Interesting premise. Strong continuation of first book, with further growth in main characters and moral developments. I highly recommend this book for teens, though I'm nearly 50 and enjoyed it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 02-07-13
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 02-07-13 Member Since 2012

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "As beautiful as I expected..."
    What did you love best about Through the Ever Night?

    Perry and Aria, there love is pure, and it is a rare thing...I loved the whole story..and can not wait for book 3!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the purity of there lives...the ability to go on even in such terrible circumstances...the love they all have for each other and there ability to go on and never give up!


    Have you listened to any of Michael Goldstrom’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I thought he was excellent, I am not a fan of male narrators, but he was brilliant, and I settled into his reading very quickly....


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Oh this whole series thus far would make an excellent movie... and I think both titles would make excellent tag lines...


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book, the one thing that did irritate me was the pauses between chapters...they were excessively long...but as a whole this was a wonderful listen, and a great story, it had everything a book needs, love, hate, struggle reward, friendship, loyalty, family and courage...it was fantastic, and I cant wait for #3!

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    lucia permowicz SAINT LOUIS, MO, US 02-04-13
    lucia permowicz SAINT LOUIS, MO, US 02-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A good listen"
    Any additional comments?

    Not one of my favorites. Listened to this because I had listened to the first book. Entertaining enough. Having said that, I am sure I will preorder the next book when the time comes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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