Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Timesbestselling Through the Ever Night (Examiner.com).
Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it's time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.
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.
Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. And when Roar returns to camp, he is so furious with Perry that he won't even look at him, and Perry begins to feel like they have already lost.
Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble a team to mount an impossible rescue mission-because 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 stunning Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.
Publishes in US: January 28th 2014 by HarperCollins
Genre: YA Dystopia/ Scifi
Source: Harper Teen
Series? Under the Never Sky #3
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I have wanted to read this one since I fell in love with the first and second books in the series, and I was so happy to get a copy from Harper Teen.
Into the Still Blue is one of my most anticipated books, and I was so glad when it was time to read it, and I was not at all disappointed. The characters that I grew to love are back and as awesome as ever. They have learned and grown a lot in the last two books, and I can see it still going on in this one. It was really amazing how they transformed, stepped up and discovered who they were as people, as leaders, friends and as a couple. Aria and Perry are one of my favorite book couples, and even though they have their issues, they end up back at this happy, romantic, and swoony place. Their trust in each other grows so much more in this one, and they are learning to open up and communicate more, which leads them to even higher places in their relationship. I love their moments together, the romantic tension and the hot moments. They are def making up for lost time and facing what could be death and even if they make it to Still Blue, what will certainly be a hard journey, not only physically but emotionally, from the loss of loved ones, to past hurts, and patching up relationships.
I also love the interactions between Roar and Aria. Their friendship has come so far, and I like how they support each other, but that things are usually kept light and funny. It brings relief for the tension, but it also shows that friendship between guys and girls is possible, and can be beautiful.
Soren, ah Soren. He was surly, but he is the character that I saw the most growth in this book. His sarcasm, and unnessesary remarks also served to make me laugh when Roar was too heartbroken to be his usual boisterous amazing self.
The action is amazing as usual, and it was great to see the dwellers and the outsiders learn to trust one another and work together for their common goal--safety and happiness. The pacing is amazing as always. I never wanted to put it down, even when I was sick with the norovirus, I would read until everything went blurry and then picked it back up. I used my day off to rest and read, and this was a perfect companion and way to start the new year.
The surprises and twists were enough to make me want to scream. Some really hard stuff happens, and while I understand why it had to happen that way, it still doesn't mean I didn't want it to, and that I didn't have open mouthed shock. There were a few things at the end that I kept waiting and waiting to change, because I couldn't live with the series if it ended in that manner. I know that it is all about testing and trying the characters, and I know they can't just have a lolly-dah this is beautiful third book, but its hard to read about these characters that I love being put through so much physically, mentally and emotionally. There are some twisted bad guys, and they went through unusual lengths to get what they wanted.
The ending was fitting for this story, and I got closure. Some characters that I wanted desperately to live unfortunately didn't so I didn't get the complete happily ever after that I wanted, but I do feel like the plot is well wrapped up and resolved. Although I don't want to say goodbye to Aria and Perry. I love them as characters, I love their romance, intense, fiery, but also sweet and savory.
Books similar to :(links go to my review) Under Never Sky, Breathe by Sarah Crossan, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken,
My question to you, my lovely readers:
How do you feel about end of series?