Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Early Unraveling of Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Title: Into The Still Blue
Series: Under The Never Sky Book Three
Publication Date: January 28, 2014

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.
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My Thoughts

A copy was provided through Edelweiss and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review

I had a rocky start with this trilogy. If it hadn't been for my friends insisting that Through the Ever Night was worth going through the first book I never would have bothered even starting this journey, but I'm glad I listened to my friends because they were right, it was totally worth it.

I have a love/hate relationship with the last books in series, whether they are finished or not, as long as they are the last one so far I tend to wait ages to get around to it. Sometimes it's because I actually couldn't care less how it ends, and sometimes it's because I just don't want it to end, but in the case of Into The Still Blue I just had to know what was going to happen to Aria, Perry, Roar, and Cinder after the awesomeness that was Through the Ever Night. I'm glad to report that I wasn't disappointed. It wasn't as great as it's predecessor, but it was nonetheless a satisfying ending. 

What I liked the most about Into the Still Blue was how realistic it was. Rossi didn't shy away from killing a few people here and there and from the realities of the nature of people. Just because they finally found paradise in the form of the Still Blue it by no means meant that their lives would be paradise. Lives were lost, homes were left behind, and their views of the world were now turned upside down for both parties. One had to learn to live without the advanced technologies they were used to and the other had to learn to live with the people that had cast them out to begin with and I think Rossi did a great job at portraying this.

I wish there had been more of a solution for Roar. I love his character and having to see him suffer was horrible D: He was in so much pain, but he kept putting one foot in front of the other and just taking it one day at a time, and I loved him for it. I just wish I could have seen a happy ending for him too. Cinder was another character that really shined here. For such a young kid to have had to face the realities that he did and to triumph through them was both sad and beautiful to watch.

Into the Still Blue while not being as amazing as Through the Ever Night it nonetheless provided a satisfying ending to Rossi's trilogy.


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