Thursday, February 27, 2014

Into the Still Blue

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

This is the last book of a trilogy. I read and reviewed the first two books already! CONVENIENT.
My review of the first book, Under the Never Sky, is HERE.
My review of the second book, Through the Ever Night, is HERE.

If you want any of this series to remain unspoiled, read no further....or go back and read my review of book one.

Or not.


An amazon summary, "The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's epic Under the Never Sky trilogy, and sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Through the Ever Night.
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.
Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Divergent series, Veronica Rossi's trilogy has been called "inspired, offbeat, and mesmerizing" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) and "incredibly original" ( Brimming with romance and danger and building to a climax that will leave you breathless, Into the Still Blue brings this "masterpiece" trilogy to an unforgettable close (" AMAZON LINK OF ...PATHETIC SUMMARY

For this being such a good book, the amazon summary really could have stepped up it's game.

But where it failed, I SHALL TRIUMPH. Seriously, this will contain spoilers for the first two books as it is the third book in the series.

At the end of Through the Ever Night, Aria and Perry were busy rescuing dwellers from the pod. At the beginning of Into the Still Blue, it starts out with the Tides and Dwellers sharing the same cave and the Dwellers being sick everywhere from exposure to the death shop. Aria and Perry are waiting for the return of Roar and company while everyone is still reeling from the death of Liv.

The Dwellers and Tides refuse to let go of their hope of escaping the Aether. They want Cinder back, they want to make it to the still blue, and there's also an undercurrent of revenge from Roar, Aria, and Perry; but you  need to read the book to get more into that.

So one night Roar and company returns and Roar is at odds with Perry. Regardless, Perry assembles a team to rescue Cinder, get the hovercrafts away from Soren's Father, and return to the cave (camp). Perry takes a very small group of people because the less people that go, the more likely they'll succeed as the less likely they'll be noticed.

So Perry takes a mix of people and they embark on the mission.

...that's about a third of the way through the book.

You'll have to read it to find out the rest.


This being a series conclusion, let me cover some basics of the series.

The love story between Aria and Perry was good. It could have been a tad more realistic for me, but amongst the strife of survival and what not, I can cut them some slack.

I thought the character development continued to remain solid throughout the series, the world building didn't falter, and even in this last book there was still introduction of new technology concepts (which was pretty swanky).

So all in all, it was pretty fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the switching narration between Aria and Perry which, as it was a constant throughout the series, I didn't have an overwhelming reader paranoia that one of them was about to be imminently killed. I still wondered if one of them might die in the end to justify both narrators....but I'll let you read it to find out. HAHA!

Swiftly dodged that spoiler. Alright.


Happy reading!

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