Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi
Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky Book 2)
It's been months since Aria learned of her mother's death.
Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.
Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It's a moment they've been longing for with countless expectations. And it's a moment that lives up to all of them. At least, at first.
Then it slips away. The Tides don't take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry's control. With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace and safety is the Still Blue. But does this haven truly exist?
Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?
In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and sci-fi elements to create a captivating adventure-and a love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
Through the Ever Night was a pretty good second book. There was a bit of added drama that was just so so at times, but really over all I enjoyed it.
At the end of Under the Never Sky we are left with Aria and Perry going their separate ways. Aria is forced into helping Hess find the Still Blue so she can save Talon. She is on the outside, but Perry does not know this yet. Perry is in his tribe as the new blood lord. The first chapters see the two reconciled, but it is not all sunshine and roses. Aria has to come back to the Tides with Perry, but she knows his people won't welcome her with open arms. The outsiders hate the dwellers and the dwellers hate the outsiders. They just don't get along because they have been separated so long and the stories that are told about them and situations they have encountered before. Aria knows it will be a rough time so she doesn't want to make it worse by letting everyone know she is with Perry.
Perry has a lot to deal with. He still doesn't have the full respect and cooperation from his people. He needs to continue on and lead his people, do well for them. When Aria arrives tensions rise and he has more issues to deal with. Aria knows she is the issue, that Perry can't possibly leave with her to search for the Still Blue. She knows Perry needs to be there for his people, but she needs to go so he can. They will never accept him with her there, so she steals away with Roar one day.
I really like Roar. I like how he has always been nothing but a friend to Aria. I like that the author actually chose to make a male/female friendship and nothing more. You don't see that that often in books. They were great friends and I enjoyed reading their adventure. Though at first I was missing Perry in all of this, missing seeing Aria and Perry together.
So Aria and Roar have their adventure, going to see Sable who is to marrying Liv, Perry's sister and Roar's love, and supposedly knows where the Still Blue is. When you do get to meet Liv I was kind of eh on her. I expected her to be stronger. I thought she would be more like her brother, but instead she seemed really weak and lame. Not at all like what I thought she would be. Still, they needed to go see her to try and find their info.
Perry, meanwhile, is sad that Aria is gone and trying to get his people set up somewhere safe. He has some help from some of Sable's people, but he never 100% trusts them. He just continues on trying to help his people. By the end Aria and Perry do find their way back to each other, but they have lots of pressing matters to tend to. There are still a lot of things that will need to be dealt with in the next book, and I can't wait to get started reading it!
Rating: ★ ★ ★1/2