Apocalypse, Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Young Adult

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Published by HarperCollins on January 8, 2013

Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

Pages: 341

Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Unsurprisingly, the sequel to Under the Never Sky took me only a day to complete.

Captivating, well-paced, and packed with more urgency than the first book, it breaks the second-book-lull so often seen in trilogies.

Much like the first book, I barely remembered how the events of the sequel unfolded so it was like reading a new book again. I’m not sure if I remember more of the third or if most has been lost to the winds of time.

The action picks up in the sequel, bringing in more elements of the world to heighten the stakes. New enemies uncovered and new problems appearing from the shadows. We also follow Aria and Perry as they navigate their new lives. Perry a Blood Lord and Aria on a mission but fully embracing her new life outside of the Pods.

More of the tribe life is shown and what their day-to-day looks like. The world continues to take shape and I enjoyed getting lost in it today. I also thoroughly enjoyed watching Aria and Roar’s relationship grow. Roar brings the right amount of humor to most any scene he is in. He’s one of those characters you want to peel from the pages just to have them in your life.

Rossi masters balancing action, romance, and character development. You ache with the characters when they do, pine when they do, and hold your breath as their lives are at stake. It doesn’t fall into a pitfall of weighing too heavily on action or too much on romance to no longer be enjoyable.

Overall, it builds off of everything the first book gave us and is better. I can’t wait to start the third one (again). This series is definitely worth picking up if you find time on your hands. Time and pages melt away the second you crack it open.

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