by Veronica Rossi
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The race for survival comes to a thrilling close in the earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's New York Times bestselling Under the Never Sky trilogy.
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 find the fabled Still Blue and bring balance to their world.
Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Divergent series, Veronica Rossi's trilogy has been called "inspired, offbeat, and mesmerizing" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) and "incredibly original" (Seventeen.com). Brimming with romance and danger and building to a climax that will leave you breathless, Into the Still Blue brings this "masterpiece" trilogy to an unforgettable close (Examiner.c
*Spoilers for previous books*
Into the Still Blue was an action packed, stunning conclusion! And just like the two previous books, this story was an emotional journey. Torture, love, sacrifice, it honestly felt like my heart would stop beating at times. Even while they were strategizing, since the risks they were willing to take felt monumental. This series has easily become one of my favorite dystopian series ever, and I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Why was it so hard to bring together the people she loved and keep them safe? Why couldn’t she just wake up and spend a day—one day—without running or fighting or losing someone?
I started out this book feeling overwhelmed. Their situation had become dire. The Tides and Dwellers were about to become trapped in the cave and die because of how the aether was changing. They had to find the Still Blue! But to do that they needed hoovers and Cinder, which were both in the custody of Hess and Sable. And while that seemed daunting enough, their relationships with one another were all twisted. Roar, Aria, Perry. Nothing felt right. Oh. My. Gosh. I just wanted to curl into a ball and cry with how much each of them were struggling or suffering or pretending that they weren’t. I felt suffocated from their drama, but thankfully there was an awesome distraction coming up!
“Soren,” Roar called. When Soren looked back, Roar flung his knife into the air. The blade spun end over end, heading right for Soren, who yelped and dodged aside.
It missed him by a hair, as Roar had surely intended. Roar never missed.
“Are you insane?” Soren yelled, his face turning red.
Roar jogged over and calmly picked up his knife, but he sheathed the blade with a vicious thrust. “That’s how you do a warning shot.”
They had to form a team to rescue Cinder and obtain more hoovers. Hmm, I guess I should rephrase that, an unlikely team. Perry, Aria, Roar, Soren, Brooke and Jupiter. I definitely was uncertain about this, because while each of them was perfect for the mission, together they were not a good mesh. They fought. They didn’t always work together. And they screwed up because of those issues. But I will say that I found hope. Aria played a joke on Soren, which made me laugh so hard. And that moment led to that hope. Hope that this mismatched team would pull together and make not only everyone else, but themselves proud too! I mean, everyone’s survival rests on their shoulders. No biggie right?
“If we get to the Still Blue,” Soren said, “we should look at how to make more people like you, Aria.”
She laughed. “Make more people like me? You mean half-breeds?”
“No. I mean people who are forgiving and optimistic and things like that.”
I have to say a word about each character that affected me so strongly:
Aria & Perry – She made me so proud with the strategizing she came up with. Her and Perry have grown immensely since their first encounter. And Perry now felt like a true leader. The decisions and sacrifices he made, I’m so proud of him, even if I still can’t talk about it.
Roar – I never thought I’d find two book boyfriends in a story. But I absolutely loved Roar. Even when he was being an emotional ass. I will never be able to get him out of my head.
Soren – That dweller pulled me in, no matter how hard I fought it. He completely won me over and I was hoping he got a HEA too!
Cinder – He started out as a tag along, and in the Tides he finally found what he was always searching for. A family. He was braver than I ever could have been at his age, and I loved his moments throughout the story.
Aria didn’t even see Perry’s face before he hugged her. “I’ll be thinking about you,” he said, lifting her off the ground. “I love you.”
She said it back, and that was it.
All that mattered. Everything there was to say.
The twists and turns kept me on my toes, but the events that unfolded and affected the characters, that’s what moved my heart so deeply. I sobbed. I pleaded. I hoped they would all survive. Even though I should have known better. This story was perfectly destructive and uplifting at the same time. And I won’t be able to get their world or these characters out of my head for a long time to come.
PS Can we please have a novella looking into the future? My heart desperately needs that!
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Under the Never Sky #1
Roar and Liv #0.1
Through the Ever Night #2
Into the Still Blue #3