Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3)
By Veronica Rossi
Publication date: Jan. 28, 2014
HarperCollins, 400 pages
The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi’s “masterpiece” Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Times bestselling 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.
— Goodreads.com description
I love these books. It took me awhile to get into them at first — I put down the first book twice after just a chapter or two — but I’m so glad I stuck it out. And while I’m sad the series is over, I have to say I’m really happy with how things ended in Into the Still Blue.
I should have done a reread — and recommend you at least do a refresher flip-through of the last book — because it took me quite a long time to remember each of the characters and to get back up to pace with the terminology.
But once I did, ahhhhh! Veronica Rossi’s writing is so emotionally compelling. Cinder and Talon and Perry and Aria and everyone — they’re all so vivid to me and I’ve become attached. I have to say, Roar might be one of my favorite characters I’ve read in a long time.
PS: Am I the only one put off by these covers? Those models look NOTHING like Perry and Aria to me. Oh well!