Friday, January 31, 2014

*BOOK REVIEW* Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Times bestsellingThrough the Ever Night (

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.

In this final book in her stunning Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.

~Sydney's Review~

Oh boy, where do I start? 

I suppose I can begin with the simple, most honest answer I can give and go into depth later on. This book was absolutely amazing! 
It is definitely a rarity to find a trilogy, like displayed, that has non-stop action, non-over-exaggerated romance, with hints of belly aching humor. 

Under the Never Sky in itself was a real gem. It had been the perfect mix of sci-fy, dystopian, history. It had tribes living in tents, hunting with bows and arrows, then it had civilizations in domes that could go anywhere they imagined thanks to a gel eye patch and advanced technology, then there were also the special abilities that these tribe members contained. 
Accompanied by its sequel 'Through the Ever Night' and its ending novel 'Into the Still Blue', it is a treasure chest filled to the brim with exactly what a good story should be. The characters were alive and real. They breathed and ate and slept and I could feel it. I could feel their emotion when faced with painful thoughts or dangerous situations. That's very important for a story's lively hood. Who honestly wants a story where the main character gets shot in the arm per-say and feels no pain, or who doesn't cry when something agonizing occurs? It's unrealistic; it also makes for a very boring story. 

Aria and Perry are the two main protagonists throughout the trilogy. Like many characters in mediocre stories, you get tired of reading from their point of view. Sometimes you just hate hearing them after a while... well these two are nothing of the sorts. You'll want to hear them again and again and again. They both go through so much it was almost impossible for me to not feel right there next to them. I'll say this, I was extremely dubious of reading this novel, I took so long reading this, much longer than I ever should have taken on it. I was really worried to begin towards the end of the Under the Never Sky trilogy, being that it would mean relinquishing my fictional relationship and saying goodbye to so many well-developed characters like Perry, Aria, Roar and Talon. Through Into the Still Blue you see new alliances, emotional reunions and experience the excruciating pain that some of these characters are burdened with. 
I also had my doubts if Into the Still Blue would live up to the name that Under the Never Sky had made for itself and Through the Ever Night had supported. I really REALLY didn't want for this book to be a flop like many other sequels or ending novels. 

I'm elated to say though that it didn't flop. Into the Still Blue was a perfect cap to an astounding trilogy that I look forward to re-reading again in the future; and that's saying a lot since I don't usually re-read novels. It takes a really good book to make me read it a second time. It takes a brilliant writer to make me re-read an entire trilogy. Veronica Rossi is that brilliant author. Veronica had crafted a spectacular, in-depth world full of drama, loss and love. It would be impossible to forget the world where together we journeyed hand-in-hand with Perry 'under a never sky', trekked side-by-side with Aria and Roar 'through an ever night' and arrived, surrounded by the Tides, 'into the still blue.' 
Thank you Veronica Rossi. Thank you. 


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Here are some things about Veronica. 

Veronica Rossi is the author of post-apocalyptic fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, is the first in a trilogy. Released in January 2012, it was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The second book in the trilogy, THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, debuted in January on the NY Times and USA Today Best Seller Lists. The final book in the series, INTO THE STILL BLUE, is expected to release January 2014.

Foreign rights to the UNDER THE NEVER SKY trilogy have sold in over twenty-five territories to date and film rights have been optioned by Warner Bros.

She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and counting down the minutes until she can get back to making up stories about imaginary people. 

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