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 really enjoyed this. Some of it was a little predictable but overall great book. Only complaint is there are long silences between chapters, caught myself checking multiple times to make sure it hadn't somehow gotten paused.
I like any books that hook you within the first chapter. If a love story is involved even better.
It would rank among my top five list of series.
I love when Aria learns how to use her gift.
My favorite scene is when Perry and Aria run to each other's arms.
I laughed and cried. It was an epic emotional roller coaster.
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.
I'm not sure I can pick a fave cause I really like them all - good guys and bad guys alike.
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.
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.
Thrilling, enthralling, gripping
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.
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.
Yes and no, some pats had me wishing I had all the hours in the world to listen.
Great freaking story, read it!
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.
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.
Um a headache? And probably the correct pronunciations of words with probably crazy spellings or letters. Pronunciations are nice.
Not really. Like I said, it was kinda hard to get through.
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.
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.
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