Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi
Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky Book 3)
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.
Into the Still Blue was probably my least favorite in the series. It is yet again a book where Aria and Perry are separated for most of the time. I wish we could have had a little more time with them together as a couple. Just a little bit. Instead I found myself getting frustrating and not really caring as much as I figured it would be hardships they have to face and then eventually they will find each other again at the end, kind of the same as the last book but with different issues.
The storms are getting worse and Perry knows he needs to evacuate his people soon before they cannot leave. The issue? Sable and Hess have Cinder and the hoverships they need to carry their people. Cue rescue mission where things don't go as planned and most of the rest of the book is them trying to get out of their bad situation. Aria and Perry and separated, though Perry is kept with Cinder so there is that. I did like how kind Perry was toward Cinder. He really cared for the kid and hated that the only way to save everyone was for Cinder to risk his life parting the storms around the still blue. You just feel bad for Cinder as he doesn't really have much choice. Risk his life for Perry and his people, or everyone dies doing nothing.
One thing I couldn't understand in this book is why no one tried to kill Sable earlier. Why did they just let him control everything. There were numerous times when I just thought why not kill him now? You could do it and your people could defend themselves if needed...it just didn't make much sense. Oh well. This was an alright read, but I found myself kind of bored with it at times. I am not sure why exactly, but it wasn't as good as the other two books.
Rating: ★ ★ ★