Through The Ever Night – book review

Through The Ever Night

Through The Ever Night is the second book in the Under The Never Sky series, by Veronica Rossi.

It’s been months since Aria found out about her mother’s death. It’s been months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides. It’s been months since Aria last saw him.

Finally Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It’s the moment both of them have been longing for. But the Tides don’t like Dwellers, including like Aria. The tribe starts to swirl out of control. The Aether storms worsen. The only hope for peace and happiness is the Still Blue – but does such a haven really exist?

Relying completely on faith and threatened by false friends and power, Aria and Perry wonder if their love can survive through the ever night…

I didn’t really enjoy reading Through The Ever Night. I found that this book was very disjointed from the end of the last book and it took me a while to understand what had happened after the end of the first book and before the beginning of the second book. I felt like this book, as well as Under The Never Sky, had too many unimportant characters. Most of these characters seemed irrelevant to the storyline and it just confused me because I had to remember so many names. It only started getting interesting when Aria became closer to the Outsider community. Aria spent a lot of time with Roar in this book, and not so much with Perry. The more that time progressed, the more I felt connected to Roar. Roar was such a kind, honest person who I really liked. I think I may have even liked him more than Perry because for most of the book, Aria was with Roar. But I really wish Aria was with Perry more often. I also found that I got to know Soren and his father better. I saw such a transformation in Soren. In this book, Soren was a lot less arrogant and controlling. In this book, I also found out more about Cinder. A lot of the time, I found this book boring and slow. I thought lots of chapters were irrelevant and just wished they’d get on with the story. At one point in the book, I was so bored that I put it down completely and reread The Fault in Our Stars instead. But I told myself I must finish this book. For me, this series is one of those series where you don’t really like it, but you want to know what happens in the end. I found that this book only became exciting in the last 40 pages. I didn’t really like reading Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi and I’d give it a score of 6 out of 10. This is not a book I want to read again.

Under The Never Sky – book review

UnderTheNeverSky

Under The Never Sky is the first book in its series, written by Veronica Rossi.

Aria is a teenager who has never been outside the safe confinements of Reverie. Like all other Dwellers, she spends her time in made-up worlds called Realms. The Realms are artificial worlds generated by their Smarteye to enable the Dwellers to experience things that aren’t possible to do inside the pod of Reverie. Aria likes the simplicity and calming familiarity of her life in Reverie. But when she is thrown out of Reverie for a crime she didn’t commit, Aria believes her death is imminent. Until she meets Perry…

Perry is an Outsider, a Savage. He grew up in a life surrounded by vicious predators and mysterious abilities. A bit of an outcast from his own tribe, Perry has learnt to rely on only himself. He never knows what’s going to be thrown at him next. But Perry has a gift. He has powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.

When Aria and Perry find each other, they are both hesitant to trust one another. Aria believes Perry is part of a brutal race that wouldn’t hesitate to kill her because she isn’t one of them. But afraid and all alone, she Aria has no choice but to trust Perry, despite him being an Outsider. Aria wants to get back to Reverie and to her mother and Perry wants to find his nephew who has been abducted by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a dangerous journey – a journey that will turn their worlds upside down. And least expected of all, Aria and Perry find themselves forging and unexpected love that will change the way they see the world and all that lives under the Never Sky.

Before reading Under The Never Sky, I had heard amazing things about this book. However, I was a bit disappointed. I had expected much more from the book that has been raved about so much. I still liked reading it, but I don’t think it’s one of the best books out there. I found that this book had so many characters, lots of which weren’t important to the storyline and that I didn’t really care about. But in saying that, I did feel like I connected with Aria and Perry. I felt for those characters and hoped that they’d get what they were looking for. Sometimes I found that I was getting bored in the middle of a chapter though. This story didn’t make me keep reading late into the night like I had hoped it would. Although Under The Never Sky was good, it wasn’t the best book out there. I’d give Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi a score of 7 out of 10. I’m hoping for better things in the next book.