Genre: Young-Adult, Dystopian, Science-Fiction
Series: Under the Never Sky #2 (Trilogy)
Release Date: January 8, 2013
Through the Ever Night is the sequel to Under the Never Sky. It is once again set in a world divided into people living in domes and those outside. The outside world is ravaged by frequent storms and when Aria is thrown out, she sets out to find her mom. And she deos find her, dead. In this book, she’s been given a mission to find a land, the Still Blue, by the very people who threw her out in the first place. The Still Blue is supposed to be a place without Aether storms and Aria agrees to look for his in exchange for the safely of Talon, who’s the nephew of the man she loves.
Perry himself is an outsider and now the leader of his tribe. He’s also looking for the Still Blue and maybe, he and Aria can look for it together.
I’m not sure why I have a summary of the first book, it’s not something I usually bother with, but maybe it’ll be helpful to those who are a bit rusty on what happened in book 1.
So anyway, both Perry and Aria are in love and have the same mission, meaning they can live happily after. But of course, this is only the second book and their relationship problems can’t be resolved already. Therefore, we shall make up some problems for them. And that’s what the author did. But it didn’t bother me much because it was pretty much expected.
In fact, not a lot bothered me in this novel. But I’m giving it 3.5 stars anyway because it just feels like a 3.5 star book. It happens every once in a while.
There was a love-triangle-ish situation but it was quickly resolved. And it answered the question about whether I would hate the love triangle as much if it involved one guy and two girls. The answer is yes, I would; even though I kinda wanted to like it just to spite all the one girl, two guys triangles. I’m weird like that.
As for other things, the pace was good and this was quite a short and quick read. Only a small part of it was spent in travels so that was a plus. I liked Perry finding himself and figuring out how to lead and be a blood lord, and gaining confidence in his ability. Aria’s arc was also good; she figured some important stuff out. This book was supposed to be a set up for the last book and it did a great job. Many little problems got resolved before we jump into the finale.
Overall, this is definitely one of the better second books in trilogies. The author really understood the purpose of what the second book is supposed to achieve and delivered it very well. If you liked the first book, you will like this one as well. And it’ll get you pumped for the last one, like it got me.