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?

 It's been a year since I read Under the Never Sky and whilst I remember enjoying it I must have read two hundred odd books since, so I really can't remember much that happened. This meant that I really struggled to catch up with what happened (my usual problem with sequels) and Rossi didn't spend much time recapping the previous book so I did feel like I was always a few steps behind until the book started to develop it's own plot, that's my issue though and I can't really blame Rossi for that. 

Whilst I'm not a total romance freak I really enjoyed the romance in this book. This wasn't the same wild-boy-meets-privileged-girl-and-they-learn-to-love-eachother romance that we got in the first book. The romance in this book is so much more uncertain and has so many more obstacles. Both Aria and Perry have their own temptations and both act in ways that I really disagreed with though I can see why they made those choices. New characters cause more conflict in this book and I was screaming at my kindle at times, I honestly thought that the strain in the romance actually made this book better because it was actually  pretty slow paced for the most part. This book definitely seemed to focus on Perry a little more and I absolutely loved watching his development.

I also absolutely adored the friendship between Roar and Aria, I don't think that I really paid it much notice in Under the Never Sky but  loved their banter and their friendship, it's so sweet and these parts were the highlight of the book for me. I felt awful for Roar at times and I'm a little uncertain how their relationship will progress in this after the events at the end of this book, could we have a love triangle in book three?

Overall, Through the Ever Night was a great continuation to this series. I especially loved the way that Rossi worked the relationships between the three main characters. It was a little slow paced at times but the relationships kept this book working.

Overall Rating: B

Book released 8th January 2013 by HarperCollins
ARC received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review (eBook)


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