Review: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Published January 8th 2013 by HarperCollins.
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 and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, can their love survive through the ever night? (Goodreads)
This is the first time I have ever read books in a series back to back. As I said in my review of Under the Never Sky the series began with a bit of an information overload. Once I got past the first 100 pages or so the story was engrossing. I usually need a break in between new worlds, but this series seems to be the exception. As soon as I closed the pages on book 1 I immediately picked up book 2. This continuation is perfect! It lacks the information dump that the first book had. Now that the world has taken shape and the reader is comfortable with the surroundings, and technology things heat up in more ways than one – mainly the action. Things are getting serious and because of that it’s a page turner. It took me just a couple days to read this one. I really, really enjoyed this one. This is easily becoming one of, if not my favorite series. And yes, after I finished this one I picked up the third and final book (which I am currently reading)!
What I really enjoyed about this book was getting to know more about The Tides. Perry has been named Blood Lord of the Tides and new characters are introduced. Instead of throwing new characters into the book for the heck of it I felt each one had their own place and own meaning to the story. Some characters will be loved and some will be hated, but they all serve their purpose. Roar also has a bigger role in Through the Ever Night, and I really enjoy him as a character. I won’t spoil the other characters 🙂 The Aether continues to play a large role and the danger increases. There is really nothing I can pick out and say I didn’t like. It’s definitely heart wrenching, but it just draws you into the story even more than I ever thought possible. I am fully invested in this series.
If you haven’t picked up these books I highly recommend getting all three. Again don’t let the information overload in book 1 throw you off, push through. You’ll be glad you did!
Easily 5 Stars!!