Rating: **** Suggested Age: 12
Summary: “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. In this final book in her earth-shattering Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.” (Summary found on Goodreads).
Veronica Rossi’s conclusion to her Under the Never Sky series picked up the pace. This book actually kept me reading, unlike the previous installments that had me snoozing. Though, with that said, I wasn’t overly fond of the ending. Most people love happy endings, but this ending was too happy. I for one know that life isn’t picture perfect and that stories don’t end happily ever after. Part of the ending was sad, but the majority was filled with joy that wasn’t realistic (even though the premise wasn’t realistic). Other parts of the story were sad and I actually appreciated the character development that was a result of that. Personally, this series is well-done, written well, and a good idea, but I don’t think it was my type of book. It just wasn’t exciting enough for me.