Saturday, July 2, 2016

Book Review: Into The Still Blue

Synopsis From Goodreads: 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.

What I Thought
         I read Under The Never Sky and couldn't wait to get started on Through the Ever Night. In fact I read them all back to back. Which is why it was hard for me to write a separate review for Into The Still Blue which picks right up where Through the Ever Night left off. It felt like one story that was broken up.

       Through the ever night had the classic middle book syndrome. Number one an introduction to a new exciting world with new tasks to overcome. Number three the exciting conclusion. Number two simply a bridge. There was no mission to accomplish. They talked about the Still Blue but never got the co-ordinates. But it wasn't any less interesting. No dull moments in my opinion.

        One of the aspects I loved so much about this book were the characters. Every single one of them. Perry, Aria, Roar, Brooke, Soren, Talon, Marron, Reef. They were each something special. I couldn't find the love for Liv though. She wasn't in enough of the book for me to really like her. First she was cold to Roar, then hot. I guess I just like consistency.

       I found new respect for Soren. He was arrogant and talked too much but so had Aria at first. And his heart was in the right place. He really wanted to help the people of Reverie.

      I even liked Brooke. I liked her from the first page she was in the book. When Perry knew he'd never be with Brooke for forever, I felt sympathy for her. And I could relate when she was rude to Aria. Aria, A dweller who kind of just popped up out of nowhere, whom Perry and Roar would do anything for. She even apologized to Aria and was nice to her friends.
       I found it interesting that as far back as book one, they'd set out on a mission only to not accomplish it. Perry didn't get Talon back in book 1. Aria was never let back in Reverie. But in the end everything worked out.

       For everyone who's read it, I couldn't help thinking Sable and Hess did Perry a favor because there's no way he would've gotten everyone to safety.

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