One: I read the first book in the trilogy. That post is HERE.
Two: I don't have a clue as to who that's supposed to be on the cover. At all. I don't think any character was depicted like that in the series. I'm a little unnerved.
Three: WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO READ THIS BOOK???
Amazon summary so you can get as PUMPED UP as I am about this book, "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 fi rst. 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." AMAZON LINK OF JUSTICE
I'm annoyed at the summary for being like THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS THEIR LOVE. BLOO HOO HOO. Um, both Aria and Perry are like WE HAVE TO DO THINGS TO SAVE PEOPLE, I'LL GET BACK TO THIS LOVE LATER....I'LL MISS YOUUUUU.
Alright, so last book (HOLY CRAP ALL THE SPOILERS ABOUT UNDER THE NEVER SKY), Aria was searching for her mother and found out she was dead, Perry was searching for his nephew and found out he was sold to the dwellers by his brother Vale and was being experimented on to see if he could be made better (supposedly, also he was horribly ill), Perry in a rage challenged Vale for the title of blood lord and won thus making him the new blood lord of the Tides. Roar, Perry's hilarious best friend, is in search of Perry's sister Liv who was sold as a bride to a faraway tribe as the dowry would support the Tides; however, Liv seemed to have vanished. WHEW. That's to summarize it lightly.
Something I didn't touch on in the Under The Never Sky review was that the 'savages' sometimes have special abilities that let them hear REALLY well, or see REALLY far (or at night like it was daylight), or even smell people's tempers (emotions), etc etc. Aria is half dweller and half 'savage' and she is a aud (a person who can hear REALLY well). Perry can smell tempers and see really well (and at night, though that is a rare ability).
ALRIGHT. MOVING ON.
So Through The Ever Night picks up where Aria has returned to the Tides and didn't get a warm welcome since she's considered a dweller (which is a bad thing). She has all of her trials of trying to get the people to like her but has to keep her main quest in mind of finding the blue sky so she can save Talon (Perry's nephew) from the pod. In order to get the Tides to accept Aria, Perry has her marked as an aud (all the people with extra senses get marked). But during her marking, the ink that was used was poisoned which sends Perry into crazy protective mode and Aria a little half dead. Perry's outrage splits the Tides and about a third of the Tides leave. Aria, trying to make things better and not worse, sets off with Roar to find the blue sky (and Roar goes with to find Liv; the love of his life, blah blah blah).
That's about a third of the book, and again that's a lot of over-generalizing summary.
I don't want to talk about the rest of the book because I kind of love it a lot and would strongly encourage anyone to pick up the series. Sometimes it does read more like a romance book, but it always comes back to the important events.
Some things I'm looking forward to finding out in the third book:
-If they get through the blue sky, is there land on the other side or are they jettisoned into space?
-What is Roar going to do? (All the sad.)
-Does anyone else suspect that Perry might leave the Tides to Marron?
-SOREN, SOREN NEEDS TO GET OFF. Also, how are the dwellers expected to live in the Death Shop?