Rating: *** Suggested Age: 12
Summary: “It’s been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don’t take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe’s precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both. Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, can their love survive through the ever night?” (Summary found on Goodreads).
This whole summer I have only read one good book series (The Testing series). I was rather disappointed that Veronica Rossi didn’t up the action in this sequel to Under the Never Sky, which despite the dull beginning, had a quite good middle and end. This one lacked the excitement of the first book. While in the first book the two main characters were being chased by “bad guys” and in mortal peril constantly, they didn’t seem to be facing nearly as much danger this time. There was the occasional Aether storm (I’m still somewhat confused about Aether; it wasn’t explained very well) or raid by other tribes, but nothing dangerous. Personally, the more danger in a book the better. I like edge-of-your-seat action that keeps you flipping the pages to find out what happens next. I don’t like having to persuade myself to pick up a book because I’m at a boring part. It may seem as though I didn’t like the book at all, but then again I gave it three stars… My explanation for that is the characters. Despite my issues with the lack of action, I still have a fondness for the main characters. In a particularly sad moment of the story, I felt similar sadness. That is a sign of a good writer, their ability to make you (the reader) feel what the characters’ feel. As for the lowered suggested age–there was less violence and romance in Through the Ever Night. I recommend this book for those who enjoy this series more than I do. Surprisingly, many do, I’m just not one of those people. Though, I do plan on reading the next book.