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.
Title: Into The Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)
Author: Veronica Rossi
Expected Publication Date: January 28, 2014
The Cover Contessa's Review:
I want to thank Edelweiss and Harper Collins for providing me with an ecopy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way influenced my opinion or review.
I can honestly say that I was super excited to get to read this book early, but I was nervous at the same time. So many series conclusions have been disappointing to me. It's not that I want the author to wrap it in a nice package for me, but I want to feel whole when I'm done wit it, not left in pieces on the floor. I absolutely love this series and really wanted to see how it all ended! And I was not disappointed in the least. I just love how Rossi chose to end this series (despite my sweat and tears getting through it). And rather than leaving a bitter taste on my tongue, as so many trilogy endings have done for me this year, this one has been a ray of light. A spark in my dim night, sunshine when I was only seeing rain.
The cover of this book, as with the others, is truly stunning. I think this one is my favorite. The colors are totally amazing and I love that they continued with the same theme as the previous books.
Aria and Perry as as we would expect them to be, just fantastic. I love their relationship, it's pure but certainly not simple. If you thought they could not grow and change more, you are wrong. Aria learns to trust and let go, to honor herself and those she loves. Perry learns to understand that being part of a larger group is essential in gaining what he needs to save his people, although is trust does get a bit misplaced.
And Roar, poor Roar. I still feel so badly for him throughout this book as he continues to morn Liv's loss of life. And he and Perry, well, they seem to butt heads a bit more in this book, as they did in the last, because they are being stubborn men who can't see past their rage and jealousies. But in the end, you know they care deeply for each other and you know that they would die for each other. I think my favorite relationship of this series it that between Aria and Roar. I love their banter and the way they are able to bounce things off of each other. It's so great that they are able to be friends and Rossi did not introduce a love triangle. Go her for keeping it platonic and making us love them together at the same time!
The plot of this book moves along at a fast pace, as have the others. There is action, adventure, romance, and humor. The mix makes it a tantalizing read. And the conclusion of the story is rounded out nicely with loose ends tied up. I was not left floundering as to what might happen in the future. It wasn't the big bang I was expecting, but I think it was nice to sail into this on an easier current then some of the other books I have read this year.
The journey to the Still Blue is certainly not without it's losses. If you think Rossi makes it simple for her characters to get where they need to go, then you are deluding yourself. Without the hardships they face, they would not appreciate the final outcome of their journey. And this journey is long and hard. But the anticipation of what will happen keeps you wanting to get there. I can say there were points in the book where I predicted what would happen, but they were coupled with twists that I didn't see coming.
Rossi has created a story that is unforgettable with characters who grab your heart and run with it. She created a great ending to this series. One that leaves you happy and untethered to an unrealistic future that will never come. I'm sad it's over, but I'm glad to have read it and look forward to what Rossi will bring to us in the future!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.