It’s been months since Aria learned of her mother’s death.
Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.
Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It’s a moment they’ve been longing for with countless expectations. And it’s a moment that lives up to all of them. At least, at first.
Then it slips away. The Tides don’t take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry’s control. With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace and safety is the Still Blue. But does this haven truly exist?
Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?
In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and sci-fi elements to create a captivating adventure-and a love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.
My Review: 5.5 Stars out of 5 ***** Read 11/20/2013
It’s back!!…..The fearsome Aether sky
Holy funnels of killer lightening, I didn’t think anything could top the first outing Under the Never Sky. Just goes to show what I know!! I’ve also given this more stars than I rate because honestly, if the first one hooked me, this one gripped me. Right from the get go. Right from the very first sentence…..”Aria was here”
Yup, Perry was one her trail and nothing was going to stop him. WOW, this book had everything going on. Perry and Aria were back together, he was the Blood Lord of the Tides and she was on a mission to find out where the Still Blue was so she could free Talon from the clutches of the evil Consul Hess.
Oh I seriously wanted to cut him! Going through the book he wasn’t the only one either. You’d think that a tribe that was desperate for help and had accepted Perry as their leader would’ve welcomed Aria into their fold.
You’d be wrong, they were like savage dogs, baying for her blood. It was her blood that was nearly her undoing, how Perry didn’t kill someone I don’t know. So, here it was Aria knew she couldn’t stay in the Tides, she knew it would only bring Perry harm. Roar couldn’t stay in the Tides either, word came down from a traveler that Liv was back with Sable and he was hell bent on getting her back.
So, they both up and leave Perry to manage a disgruntled tribe (some of whom had already left because of his decisions) without telling him on a mission that was by enlarge futile!
What I loved about this book was for one, it started where Under the Never Sky left off. I love that about next installments. Secondly, while some stories can fizzle a little or lose their momentum (or sometimes in a trilogy the 2nd book becomes somewhat of a bridge) this was not the case in this story.
Old characters came back, some left (some really needed to leave by dying a horrible death) and we got a host of new characters. Kirra, I knew that bitch couldn’t be trusted! Sable, hard-core evil wrapped in a velvet coat and Consul Hess …..someone please run him through with a knife. I also don’t trust Soren, Perry please put him down soon.
It was a lot of:
With a little bit of:
And then some:
This was a thrilling ride of conflict, trust issues, betrayal, greed, hate yet ultimately love. My heart was broken for Roar, it cracked a fractured for Cinder…oh how I love that boy but it swelled when Perry and Aria finally reunited. It was set up perfectly for the final journey Into the Still Blue which cannot come too soon. Watch this space, January 28th is just around the corner.