“The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi’s “masterpiece” Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Times bestselling Through the Ever Night (Examiner.com).
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.”
– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14288998-into-the-still-blue?bf=1000&from_search=true)
Whenever I get to the last book in a dystopian series, I prepare myself for disappointment. I’ve read so many dystopian series that started out great and then ended in a complete wreck, that I’ve learned to not have high expectations for their endings. It was with this spirit that I started Into The Still Blue.
I was not disappointed, for a change. The only bad thing I could find with the ending was the fact that we don’t get to see how the characters have adapted. In other words, we don’t get to see the future, even if it’s only a couple months later. But this issue with the end is nearly universal in dystopian series, and it’s something that I really wish an author would tackle. Usually, dystopian series end with a drastic change be it in setting, be it in society. And I think it would be really interesting to see how the characters have settled in the new context.
Apart from that, I thought it was a really good ending to the series. It didn’t lose focus and it didn’t stray too far from the original premise, as I’ve seen happen with other final books in dystopian series. I really enjoyed the fact that we got to see more of Perry and Aria together, after their being apart for most of the second book. It was also full of action, with believable plot twists (the most shocking came at around 40%, and it made for a bittersweet end).
I particularly loved the interactions between Sloane and Roar. The two of them made for some very funny moments, especially after the 50% mark.
There is no word yet on a new book by Veronica Rossi, but I’ll be watching for it!
Rating: 4 out of 5