Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #3
Published by HarperCollins on January 28th, 2014
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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.
The culmination of a sequence of interwoven events, Into the Still Blue was a good ending, to a great series. While I did find that it stalled slightly in the middle, and that it was missing that certain something that made its predecessors truly shine, overall Into the Still Blue was the slightly corny-yet-perfect ending to a much-loved trilogy.
One of the reasons I loved Under the Never Sky and Through the Ever Night was thanks to its characters. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g they felt was tangible and real for me, and those emotions carried me through both books. I think the reason Into the Still Blue didn’t resonate as much, then, has to do with this lack of…feels. Into the Still Blue felt very much like the end, from the very beginning. The characters were all tired and grieving and fearful and angry and scared and ready for it to be over: whether that meant they had found sanctuary in the Still Blue, or that they had succumbed to a particularly violent Aether storm. And that was the atmosphere that permeated Into the Still Blue; this bleak hopefulness. While there were moments where a character would spark, and remind me of how passionate they could be, those sparks were far and few between. [Read more…]