Sunday, 5 January 2014

(ARC) Book Review (291): Into The Still Blue (Under The Never Sky #3) - Veronica Rossi

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3)

Publication: 28th January 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 400
Genre: Dystopian
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
Buy It: Amazon+Barnes & Noble+The Book Depository
The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Timesbestselling Through 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.
My Thoughts.
Into The Still Blue is the third and the final book in the Under The Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi.

What a truly epic conclusion to this amazing series.

Giving us a finale that should please everybody, entertaining, suspenseful and adventurous, filled with the characters we've grown to love centre stage.

What this series has been striving towards from the very first page of Under The Never Sky comes to a head as Perry and Aria attempt to make it to the Still Blue, away from the Aether filled skies that are destroying The Tides land and edging ever closer to the cave where they've all had to relocate.

With Cinder missing and Roar away dealing with his grief and the group of former dwellers now inhabiting a part of the cave unwilling to associate with the 'savages', it's time for them to come together to defeat the evil Blood-Lord Sable and defeat him once and for all.

I love Perry and Aria's relationship, they are stronger as a couple than apart, and there's nothing that they wouldn't do for one another.

One of the many things I adore about this series is the platonic relationship between Roar and Aria, it's a highlight of these books, I would love perhaps either a novella or book just to give Roar his well deserved happily-ever-after, easily one of if not my favorite character of the series, I loved any scene that he appeared in, and I want more!

As sad as I am to see the end of this series, I couldn't have asked for a more perfect ending, although that's not without the loss of some much loved characters, one in particular that tears at the heart and left me with tears in the eyes.

I look forward to whatever Veronica releases next, she is a definite auto-buy author for me and I await with baited breath her next book.

I can't praise this book/series highly enough, this is one of my all time favorite dystopias.

Definitely check this series out.

I give this 5/5 stars.


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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