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Goodreads Summary-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?
In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
So, it's finally here and I couldn't have been more excited for it to get here. But I was scared to read it. I had heard/read that as much as Under the Never Sky was Aria's book, Through the Ever Night was Perry's book. I was worried Aria and Perry wouldn't be together. They are my favorite part. I certainly didn't want any love triangles, even though we know Roar is in love with Liv. I did worry about my expectations. I had built this book up in my mind. It really had a lot to live up to. But, I was not disappointed. Veronica Rossi turned the story around completely in a new direction from Under the Never Sky.
How could this be the same story yet so different? Aria is a changed person, but that we already knew. She's part of the outside world now. She can take care of herself. She thinks on her feet and though she may not like it, she makes decisions based on what's best for Perry and their relationship. She doesn't keep secrets from Perry or Roar. She is so sure of herself in this novel and I really like her character.
Perry has a bigger than big job getting the Tides to accept him as Blood Lord. He starts out shaky, but he's just being Perry. The aether storms are wreaking havoc as they get worse even though it's spring, a time when the storms usually don't hit. And with Perry losing the faith of the Tides, he isn't sure that they'll follow his plan to protect them.
So much happens in this novel, things I don't want to reveal to you because I don't want to give any spoilers. This novel doesn't suffer in the least from a sophomore slump. If anything, it surpasses Under The Never Sky and I loved Under the Never Sky! I highly recommend this series. The characters are well developed, complex and layered. The plot, though you think you know where it's going, is well developed yet unpredictable. As it's headed in the direction you think, the subplots veer it off course drastically, in a good way.
I can't wait for the final installment of this series, and yet I can. This is one of my favorite series of all time and I could read about the world and the characters forever.