Release Date: January 8th, 2013
Finished Date: December 29th, 2012
Source: ARC, For Review
Source: ARC, For Review
The Review: It was twelve months ago that I was introduced to a new and amazing series by Veronica Rossi which of course, was her debut novel, Under the Never Sky. And since waiting them twelve long months, never once were Aria and Perry far from my mind. It’s not often that I read a debut novel and even without having read the sequel, does it make me nervous, but I was for Through the Ever Night. I was nervous to start because as you know, some sequels are major let downs and I really didn’t want this to happen with this series. However, I’m thrilled to say, Through the Ever Night did not disappoint one bit! Brilliantly written, very imaginative and captivating from the start, Veronica Rossi has done it again and now, my twelve month – long wait has started all over again, while I wait for Into the Still Blue.
Through the Ever Night starts perfectly. Aria and Perry meet up after a few months apart and their reunion was fantastic. It wasn’t unrealistic; it was very real and true. I was worried that Perry and Aria may not have many scenes together and while this is the case in the middle of the book, it’s not the case from the start or the ending. The start, admittedly, is a little slower paced than what were used to, but not once does it wavier your thoughts to something else. I was compelled and 100% committed to this story and even though both Aria and Perry have to take journeys apart, I honestly didn’t mind.
The plot of the story thickens also and you can see every little detail slowly coming together. I was dying to know what Aria and Perry were going to do, what happened to Liv and what Cinder’s real story is and boy do we find out. Cinder for me, is a secondary character that you automatically love, but you know there’s more to him than meets the eye. He’s got a bigger role to play than anyone could have ever imagined, and you’re only going to find a solution within the third book. The rest of the characters I feel I have a very strong bond too. I feel as though I’m right there with them during the story – experiencing what they feel and what they do. My heart breaks for them, it broke for Perry, for Aria, for Roar, for Cinder and for Liv. Here are five people that love with all their hearts, and have so much hope and strength, but everything threatens to tear them apart. It’s heart-breaking to read!
All in all, Veronica Rossi does the readers proud with Through the Ever Night because of how beautiful her work is. She’s a fantastic writer – one that I believe will deliver an epic finale with Into the Still Blue.