Thursday, March 14, 2013

Review: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)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, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night? (GoodReads)

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi was good but not great, interesting but not absorbing. This was a pleasant diversion, but it did not suck me in the way the Under the Never Sky did. (See my review!)

  • Level of Originality: 7. Rossi brings fantasy and dystopia together in a cool way. Out in the wilds live in-tune-to-nature-types with magical abilities (aka mindreading) while inside the pods is a modernistic dystopian world where people live out of most of their lives in simulated internet worlds called the Realms. In one book!
  • Level of Absurdity: 4. Not much jumps out (although not much jumped out about this read in general) but I can point out that it seems like Aria and Perry are the only two people wandering the empty plains of their world. They run into each other more often than not.
  • Level of Paranormal Romance: I liked most the evolution of the relationship between Aria and Roar. Perry is hunky and all, but its good to see an author balance a romance with developing friendships/alliances. P.S.: Having said that, and not that it isn't great to have boys and girls be friends and all, but can anyone else see Roar and Aria together? This girl is into that idea!
  • Level of Harry Potter-ness: 4. Nothing stood out to me about this book, but I still like the story and will find out what happens in the next one.


  1. I just finished reading Under the Never Sky and though it took awhile for me to become invested in it, by the end, I was totally hooked! I've been super eager to dive into the sequel and it kind of sucks to hear that it's a bummer.

    And I did think it sort of odd how (in the first book) Aria and Perry never ran into all of these other tribes that were discussed. Where was everyone? If that's all that happens here, well... dude, not cool.

    Interestingly enough, I really started loving the first book at about the same time that Roar appeared. Coincidence? I think NOT!

    1. Sounds to me like scientific proof that Roar is the best part of the books :-)

    2. You can't argue science, people! FACT. :)

  2. My best friend LOVES these, but I haven't yet decided if I want to read them.


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