Wed, January 22, 2014

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi Review

Into the Still Blue book cover

Into the Still Blue book cover

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3)
By Veronica Rossi
Publication date: Jan. 28, 2014
HarperCollins, 400 pages
Source: Publisher

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.

So good. For a refresher or to get acquainted with this series for the first time, check out my previous review of Book 1, Under the Never Sky, and Book 2, Through the Ever Night.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

PS: Am I the only one put off by these covers? Those models look NOTHING like Perry and Aria to me. Oh well!

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12 Comments

  1. Rebecca @ The Library Canary said:

    Loved this book! The perfect ending to this series. Rossi is a boss. I will seriously read anything she writes. I love Roar!

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    Anna Reply:

    Hooray — glad we agree!

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    Posted on: Wed, January 22, 2014

  2. Kelly said:

    This is definitely my least favourite cover of the series – it doesn’t look as polished as the first two. I don’t think the guy looks like Perry at all, but the girl is how I’ve always kind of envisioned Aria.

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    Anna Reply:

    Glad it’s not just me! But, regardless of covers, I adore these books!

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    Posted on: Wed, January 22, 2014

  3. Nikki @ Foil the Plot said:

    For starters, no, you’re not alone on the covers. Great concept, poor casting.

    And yeah, I’m totally with you in that book #1 and I really didn’t jive when I first picked it up. It took some time but slowly the series wormed its way into my heart. Now it’s by far a fav (as is Roar, naturally)! I’m both eager awaiting and anxiously anticipating reading the end to this series. Fortunately, it sounds like it won’t disappoint!

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    Anna Reply:

    YAY ROAR!

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    Posted on: Wed, January 22, 2014

  4. Jillian said:

    Loved that book, and series, so much! I just kept thinking ti was the perfect ending to the series. I’ll miss time with those characters.

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    Anna Reply:

    Me too. PS: HI I MISS YOU!

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    Posted on: Wed, January 22, 2014

  5. Suey said:

    You and me both when it comes to Roar. It was hard to see him hurting so bad in this one and have a bit of a personality change. And YES regarding the covers. I picture Perry so much more disheveled with dirty blond dread locks and those green green eyes! I’m going to miss these guys!

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    Anna Reply:

    Can we get a Roar-only sequel? 😉

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    Posted on: Wed, January 22, 2014

  6. YA Book Queen said:

    Nice review! I’m reading this one right now, so I’m glad to hear that you’re happy with how it ended!

    I agree about the covers – the models don’t really capture the book versions of Aria and Perry at all.

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    Anna Reply:

    Especially Perry! Ahh well, everyone imagines it differently!

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    Posted on: Wed, January 22, 2014

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