Thursday, January 09, 2014

Review: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

From Goodreads: Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it's time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world. The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate. Aria and Perry are determined to find this last safe-haven from the Aether storms before Sable and Hess do - and they are just as determined to stay together. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. And when Roar returns to camp, he is so furious with Perry that he won't even look at him, and Perry begins to feel like they have already lost. Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble a team to mount an impossible rescue mission - because Cinder isn't just the key to unlocking the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, he's also their friend. And in a dying world, the bonds between people are what matter most. 

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.   


  1. You lucky duck! I didn't bother requesting this one because I knew I was going to get denied so I'm patiently wait for its official release. I'm glad this book ends satisfyingly and I'm really curious to see what happens to Roar.

  2. I still need to read Through the Ever Night Z! I can't believe I haven't gotten to it yet given how much I enjoyed Under the Never Sky. I can't wait to see both Aria and Perry's friendships with Roar progress and deepen, I just adored him in the first book. Glad you were satisfied with how everything wrapped up!

  3. I feel so behind! I need to read the second book in the series still, but I am glad you were satisfied with this one as a conclusion :) Aria and Roar are my favorite just because they have an awesome friendship.

  4. I have to agree that this wasn't the explosive ending I craved, but it was still so satisfactory. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it and fantastic review!


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