Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Title: Into the Still Blue
(Under the Never Sky #3)
Author: Veronica Rossi
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
Classification: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Source: E-book 
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.
Within the confines of a cave they're using as a makeshift refuge, they struggle to reconcile their people, Dwellers and Outsiders, who are united only in their hatred of their desperate situation. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. Then Roar arrives in a grief-stricken fury, endangering all with his need for revenge.
Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble an unlikely team for an impossible rescue mission. 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. 

**This is the final installment in a trilogy, so this review will involve things that happened in the previous two books, if you haven't read them, then you should stop reading here.**

I hope I will be able to find the words to describe how much I LOVE this book. I think as a book lover, sometimes endings to trilogies and series can leave me unsatisfied. Sometimes it is just because I didn't care for the way that the book ended. Sometimes the main character doesn't end up with the person you want them to. And sometimes you just find the ending abrupt, leaving you with more questions then answers.

I did not feel that way with this book. I did feel like the ending came too soon, not because it was abrupt, but more because I was not ready to leave this world. I wanted more Aria, Perry and Roar. I don't want their story to be over.

And I think that my sadness about the story being over just further proves how much I love this series.

But I accept that it is time for the series to end, and I am glad that I liked the ending.

I think Veronica Rossi is an AMAZING writer! Seriously she is wonderful. For me her writing flows so smoothly that I don't even realize how far I am into the book until I stop and look. Then I usually freak out, thinking "NO!!! It is going to end soon. I want more!"

The Characters:
I love all these characters. They are all so well written!

She created wonderful relationships. Not just lovey-dovey relationships. But also some of the strongest friendships that I have ever read.

And I feel she shows all the sides. The tough times and the best times. Friends fight. Friends can become jealous of one another and even jealous of their other friends' relationship/friendship. But more importantly friends can overcome these obstacles and flourish.

In this book, Perry and Roar's friendship is strained. And Roar is in a bad place all together. I feel so heartbroken for him. Perry and Aria's relationship has some pressure on it too. Perry is upset for what happened in Through the Ever Night. And I also thought that Perry is a bit upset over the really close friendship that Aria and Roar have.

Aria and Roar.. Their friendship is amazing. I LOVE IT! And when I read the first book, Under the Never Sky, I was a little concerned. I was worried that there was going to be a love triangle between Aria, Roar and Perry. And part of me did want there to be...because I really love Roar. But I am glad that there isn't.
Which means I can have Roar, right?

We get to see Perry and Aria work through their relationship and fix things that might have been strained from when Aria took off with Roar without telling Perry.

The Story:
I loved the story. I thought it was an amazing continuation of a story that I have come to really love. The main characters are trying to find a better place to live. They encounter issues and problems along the way. And I loved getting to read about these situations.

I found this book to be full of some surprises that I didn't see coming. There were a few that I was able to guess about, but I didn't think that it took away from the book.

We get to "watch" our loved characters overcome struggles. Aria is struggling with an injury, Perry is struggling with doing what is best for his people, and Roar is struggling with Olivia's death.

I do think there were times where the writing brought some tears to my eyes.

But overall, I am satisfied with the ending. (I do wish that it didn't have to end, but I know that it had to.)

This is easily one of my favorite series, and I am so glad that I read this series. And I will read anything else Veronica Rossi writes because I love her writing and think she is amazing.

My Rating:


  1. YES YES YES. You nailed my feelings exactly. I wish it didn't have to end, but what a beautiful ending.
    Roar is my favorite. I just wanted to reach into the book and hug him because why did [spoilery bad thing] have to happen to him?! :(

    1. Thanks! I agree. Roar. He is one of the characters that I REALLY wish I could meet in real life. He is just so amazing. And I too wanted to just climb into the book so I could hug him!

  2. Oh how I agree. I LOVE these books so much and I'm sad it is ending. Maybe she will come back to it one day for Roar?? We can only hope! ~Kristina

    1. That would be so awesome! I would love to know more about what happens with Roar. I would love more in general about everyone. lol. We can hope! Thanks Kristina!


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