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
I read book one a while ago and just felt lukewarm about it. There was nothing that I couldnt stand. The realms were interesting and some of the ideas but the story never had me sucked in so much that I "couldnt put it down". I feel the same way about book 2. Overall listening while driving was enough to entertain me but it wasnt something that I was dying to get back to every time I was in the vehicle. I wouldnt say dont read it but I would say dont expect a riveting story. Its a good in-between book.
Yes. It is a good story, though not as compelling as the first one.
He seemed to read most of the story with less expression than the narrator of the first book. I wish she had been able to read it this time, too. He had sort of a monotone compared to her. Perhaps that is why I did not like this story as much as the first book.
Rescuing the nephew and the other people. It was touching and suspenseful.
Please get the first narrator again for sequels.
1st book was great - got me hooked - 2nd book even better. about to start the 3rd book. I love the characters - most of them. Hess & Sable are typical bureaucratical asses wanting everything for themselves - thinking they know what is best for "the people"
Which tells me the author has written the characters well.
Now to the 3rd book.
What a great follow up to the first novel! Gripping story and characters. New narrator for this book wasn't great - read VERY slow. At times I wondered if my app stopped working because he would pause so long between sentences. The voices he did for the female characters sounded nasally false - took a while to get used to. Still worth a listen!
Truly enjoying this book series... But I miss the original narrator. The pauses in this author's narration were so long in between chapters that i constantly looked back at my phone to see if it had gone off or if someone was calling me. It became unbelievably irritating to the point where it was a distraction.
Way better than the first book, the Narrator was able to bring more feeling to the story, the first book seemed struggled... this one was more susinct.
This original story was engaging and full of excitement. i found myself sitting in my car well past arriving at my destination to see what happened next. While being a story about teenagers, it lacked the obnoxious angst which usually accompanies the young adult genre.
Look, if the publishers and the author didn't think of their pocketbooks over their readers, I would have been able to give this book five stars. As it is, the book, Kindle version (the cheapest) is $9.99. This isn't loanable. It doesn't have text-to-speech. For those of us who have poor eyes or other reading disabilities, there is no hope but to buy the Audible version to Whispersynch. That's another $12.99. Twenty-three dollars for this piece of crap? No, the story is okay. It is as good as other YA dystopias out there. Maybe fewer mistakes, but not topping any of the indies. Are ALL young adults made of money? Do they care about reading books this much? And now I have to put out $23 more to read book three? Are you kidding me? I am putting no more money out for this. I don't care what happens to the characters. If I can find the Kindle and Overdrive or CD versions I might check them out. Otherwise. I am done with this author and publisher. I don't care if they are geniuses, storywise! There is plenty more out there that is equal if not surpassing these stories.
Now the story itself was good. I did like the characters. I thought the world interesting. I did pull for the good ending. And while I was reading/listening to the story, I forgot about the price. Michael Goldstrom is okay as a narrator but not the best. Since half the book is from a female point of view, hearing the male voice made the female seem less than a person.
I hope when I get ready to publish my own books I remember how I felt about this series and do what I think is the right thing for all.
I really like this series of books. I also liked the reader of the second book better than book 1. It kept me interested and now looking forward to book 3
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