Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Published by Harper Teen on January 8, 2013
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It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.
Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?
Last year, I read Veronica Rossi’s debut novel, Under the Never Sky, and to say I was impressed with it would be an understatement. This is a very rare case where the sequel has outdone the predecessor and I was blown away!
While it took some time to get into Under the Never Sky, that was so not the case with Through the Ever Night. It was so easy to dive back into the story and this is really a one sitting kind of book. Once you get started you won’t want to set it down. There is never a lull in the action.
Once again, the chapters switch point-of-views between Perry and Aria. This is seriously done so well in these books. Perry’s and Aria’s are the only two point-of-views you get to read and it’s not overdone. While I certainly would like to get inside the head of some of the other characters (Roar), Veronica Rossi doesn’t overwhelm readers with too many point-of-view switches.
The characters are even better than they were in Under the Never Sky and I wasn’t sure that was possible. In her time away from Perry, Aria has grown so much. She’s nothing like the scared, incompetent girl from the first book. She’s strong, both mentally and physically, and while she’s still confused about where she belongs, she’s not willing to let someone else decide that for her. Perry hasn’t changed much personality wise but his situation is now very different. He’s Blood Lord of the Tides and his responsibilities are much greater now. There were so many times when I just wanted to cry for him and his situation. And I did cry for Roar and his situation. Readers really get to know Roar in Through the Ever Night and I loved him so much! His relationship with Aria was so wonderful. It was refreshing to read about a non-romantic relationship between a guy and a girl. They were such good friends to each other and when Roar was hurt, so was Aria. So was I. Roar doesn’t have it easy and my heart broke for him.
Overall, Through the Ever Night is a must-read for everyone who read Under the Never Sky. I don’t doubt that you will be just as blown away as I was. Now I must impatiently awake the final book, Into the Still Blue.
As part of the blog tour, Veronica agreed to be interviewed so read on to find out more!
Describe Under the Never Sky in 140 characters or less!
An adventure story set in a post-apocalyptic world with a great romance.
Readers always pick favorite characters when reading. Do you do that when writing? If so, who is your favorite character?
I definitely don’t do that. The truth is that I love writing from all of the character’s points of view! And I actually do it quite often. I just recently drafted a chapter for the last book in the series, INTO THE STILL BLUE, in the antagonist’s point of view. I wanted to get deeper into his head and find out how he thinks… and I loved it!
What do you find to be the hardest part of writing?
Getting started! Honestly, it is. I have to overcome a whole bunch of doubt before I actually start writing. Once I get going, then I’m usually good. But opening up that document is never easy!
Is writing your day job? If not, what else do you do?
Writing is my day job now. I’ve done lots of things prior to this. I worked for Fox, the network, for a while. Most recently, I was working as an artist, doing commissioned oil paintings for people.
As a YA writer, do you read a lot of YA? If so, what are a few YA books you would recommend?
I do read a lot of YA! I love the genre. Lately I’ve been reading books that will be out next year. Be on the lookout for TAKEN by Erin Bowman, THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER by Megan Shepherd, and THE COLLECTOR by Victoria Scott. Also, REBOOT by Amy Tintera. All were very good. Next year is going to be an amazing year for debuts!
Readers, you can find out more about Veronica and her books all around the web!
Check out the rest of the blog tour stops!
1/1 Magical Urban Fantasy Reads – Guest Post Talon interviews Perry
1/2 Bookalicious – Guest Post- Roar’s favorite food and downtime activities
1/3 Taters Tall Tales – Perry & Aria Interview
1/4 Once Upon a Twilight – Five Things To Bring When You Visit the Tides
1/5 Pageturners – Aria Interview
1/6 Two Chicks on Books – Roar Guest Post- Roar interviews Aria
1/7 Literary Exploration – Author Interview
1/8 YA Muses – Release Day and Special Post
1/9 Reading Teen – Letters between Aria and a Friend
1/10 Debbie’s World of Books – Guest Post: What song sums up Aria’s journey so far and why?
1/11 Novel Thoughts – Guest Post: Top 5 Realms
1/12 Katie’s Book Blog – Interview and Review
1/13 Ravenous Reader – Launch Party Post
1/14 Mundie Moms – Q&A with Veronica
1/15 GC Reading – Review with some teasers