Review: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
3rd and final book in the trilogy published January 28th 2014 by HarperCollins.
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. (Goodreads)
I’ve never, ever read a complete trilogy start to finish without other books in between. From the first book I got hooked and enjoyed staying in this world to see it until the very end. The characters in this story are rich and riveting. I can only imagine how much more I would love Roar and Liv if I read the the novella, or even Brooke, another novella in the series. I don’t usually read novellas, mainly because I feel I am already invested enough in the characters and if it was so important the details would be in the main story line. Does that make sense?
Quick recap: Really enjoyed Under the Never Sky minus the info dump in the first 100 pages or so. Through the Ever Night was so good I tweeted the author to let her know I would be using some quotes in my upcoming wedding vows.
Into the Still Blue was a really nice conclusion, but it wasn’t my favorite in the series. I felt it lacked balance of action and “downtime” and there were times I was reading along wondering when the plot would get more action packed. For all the crazy things that happen in this final book I felt no urgency in the situation. It was still an amazing read and a mostly satisfying conclusion. I wish there were an epilogue or even just one more book to really finish things off.