Saturday, January 12, 2013

Blog Tour: Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi | Review + Interview

Blog Tour: Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi | Review + InterviewThrough the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Published by Harper Teen on January 8, 2013
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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5 Stars
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?
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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.

Looking for more reviews of Through the Ever Night?
Rather Be Reading’s review
Kristina’s World of Books’ review
Cuddlebuggery Book Blog’s review

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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?

author photo of Veronica Rossi

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!
Website: http://www.veronicarossi.com/
Blog: http://veronicarossibooks.blogspot.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/V_Rossibooks
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Veronica-Rossi-Author/139136976179726?fref=ts
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4637369.Veronica_Rossi

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

13 Comments

  1. Aneeqah

    I am SO excited that you loved this one even more than the first, Katie! I pre-ordered this one, but I haven’t picked it up yet, because I want to re-read UtNS (again, I might add ;)) and read Roar & Liv. But I’ve only heard fabulous things about this one, and I hope I love it as much as you did! The characters seem like they’ve grown even more in this one, and that’s always great for me to see. Also, it’s so intriguing that Veronica Rossi thinks that the hardest part of writing is starting! I think that’s so true, especially because of the expectations of readers.

    Fabulous review, Katie, and thanks for the awesome interview! <3

  2. Jessirae

    I’m so glad to see that this TTEN was easier to get right into compared to UTNS. I have to agree with you that, while I loved UNTS, it did take me awhile to get into as well. I’m super excited though to hear that there will still be split POV’s between Perry and Aria! I also agree that Rossi does this so well! I loved that you mentioned Aria’s character growth and her growing friendship with Roar. I really adored him in the first one and am thrilled he is back. Your review has definitely amped up my excitement for this book! It’s good that I have this on my shelf, taunting me, right?! lol. Amazing and well thought out review Katie! AbsoFREAKINGlutely-spectacular!

  3. Rachel R.

    I really loved Under the Never Sky. It just wowed me and honestly I can’t believe I waited so long to read it. Through the Ever Night sounds amazing too and thanks for the great review.

  4. Hannah

    I’ve had this book for nearly a week, and I’ve barely gone more than 4 chapters in. I am so nervous about it! I loved UTNS so hard, and it KILLED me to wait a year for TTEN. I don’t want that agony for the next year waiting for ITSB.

    (Sounds like I’m reading an eye chart here)

    But I keep reading awesome reviews like this that make me want to read it NOW.

  5. howtosaveabook.com

    Great review! While I’ve read so many awesome reviews for Under the Never Sky, I could never get further than 3 chapters in for some reason, as the world totally confused me and it just wasn’t particularly interesting. Now, though, seeing all the hype for the sequel and noticing that there have been few complaints of Middle Book Syndrome so far, it makes me want to attempt Under the Never Sky again. Great review and interview!

    Nicole :)

  6. Justin941

    I just recently read Under the Never Sky and I really enjoyed it, so I can’t wait read Through the Ever Night, especially after what you and everyone else is saying about it. And I enjoyed the interview. :)

  7. Christina Kit.

    Veronica Rossi is so wonderful at writing from everyone’s perspective and still making it sound unique to the character and getting the reader connected. It’s difficult when it’s in 3rd person to get that connection, but she totally did it. I love Aria and Roar and everyone :)

    Lovely interview!

    Do you know if she’s got another series in the works?

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