My Rating: 4 hearts
Thoughts on the Novel: Having loved both Under the Never Sky and Through the Ever Night, Veronica Rossi’s Into the Still Blue was one of my most anticipated reads of early 2014. So when I saw the ARC was available on Edelweiss, I requested it and crossed my fingers that I would be approved.
One of the reasons I love the Under the Never Sky series so much is because of the continued growth of the characters. While Through the Ever Night showed the development of Perry as a leader, Into the Still Blue enables Aria to blossom into a leader as she encourages the Dwellers she and Perry have saved from Reverie to integrate with the Tides and assume some responsibility for finding Cinder.
Another reason why I love this series is because of the relationships. Though the romance between Aria and Perry continued to be steamy, I liked it even more that they were no longer keeping it a secret in Into the Still Blue. As a result, they had more time and opportunity to open up to each other to resolve their problems.
As great as the romance between Aria and Perry is however, I love their individual friendships with Roar even more. In Into the Still Blue, you finally get to see just how strong these bonds are as Roar and Perry’s friendship is finally tested due to their differing reactions to events in Through the Ever Night.
Although Into the Still Blue wasn’t quite the explosive ending that I hoped for, I thought Rossi did a good job of incorporating some twists that didn’t make the story entirely predictable. Overall, I was left satisfied with how Rossi wrapped up the Under the Never Sky trilogy.
Into the Still Blue will be released by HarperTeen on January 28, 2014.
Comments About the Cover: I like how the covers for this series match each other and have slowly become a darker blue. I think the tagline of Into the Still Blue is a bit cheesy though.
In exchange for an honest review, this book was received from the publisher (HarperCollins) for free via Edelweiss.