By: Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the never sky #3
Genre: Dystopian/ Young adult
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.
Veronica Ross has indeed raised the stakes with this book. The first 2 books in the series were reasonably good but oh my god. Into the Still blue just reached a whole new level.
Plot & pace
The moment I began reading this book I immediately felt the intensity the book was about to bring in the following pages. It is such a powerful read from start to finish. There is never a moment where it gets boring there is one bombshell after another and it is honestly so action packed. The writing pace was just amazing to say the least and the plot development was honestly one of best I’ve read. At times I felt I could predict what was going to happen but Veronica Rossi would drop another surprise and the book would go back to being unpredictable which was one of the reasons it was so extremely well written.
Since this book was written from the POV’s of Aria and Perry I sometimes felt like they didn’t have distinctive voices and often I had to check the title of the chapters in order to see whether it was from Aria’s point of view or Perry’s.
The Under the never sky series has one of the most memorable characters in the YA genre. Apart from the main characters most everyone has got a back story and a history which just makes them so unique.
I absolutely adored Roar in this book. His character development throughout the book and the emotional roller coaster he was going through was so realistic, one of the things I love is when authors are able to make you empathize with the emotions of the characters and Veronica Rossi does this brilliantly.
Our two main characters Aria and Perry are by far one of my favorite characters. Again how they developed and came to terms with their internal struggles was done particularly well. I loved how their relationship was realistic and they were so mature about negotiating along with supporting each other ah it’s so good!
This the third and the last book in the series so I felt like I need to discuss the ending specifically but don’t worry no spoilers involved here. As I said the book was completely unpredictable and so was the ending in a good way. We don’t get the happily ever after but I don’t think I’d be happy if the book ended perfectly. The method in which Veronica Rossi concluded this trilogy was exactly how I would’ve liked it and what makes it so special is how realistic it was.
Overall, Into the still blue was one heck of a read and if you haven’t picked up the Under the never Sky series yet you’re missing out! I highly recommend this series and trust me you won’t regret it.