(Under the Never Sky, #3)
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins; 400 pages
The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Times bestselling Through the Ever Night (Examiner.com).
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.
It's a good feeling, to end, not just a book but a series with a smile on your face. I think the smile on my face remained there for quite some time. This is going to go down as a fantastic series, in my book. While the first book was good, it only got better from there. The ending, while heartbreaking at moments, was everything I thought it would be and more. It's a satisfying feeling when a series ends and while you'll miss the characters, you feel like everything you needed and wanted from it, you got.
Anyone whose followed my reviews on this series will know how big of a fan I am of Roar. Yes, Roar. While I do love Perry and think he's perfect for Aria, we'll talk about them soon enough, I love Roar, as a whole (if he were real, I'd be hunting him down for myself, just saying). He's a loyal best friend; scratch that - he's a loyal brother to Perry. He has been by his side for most of his life and he wouldn't have it any other way. When he loves, he loves with whole existence - there is nothing he wouldn't have done for Liv, there still isn't. He's hell bent on revenge and honestly, I'm right behind him. No one wants Roar to be happy more than me but that's not possible since he lost the one woman whose had his heart before he even knew she did. More importantly, for the story, he's been a great friend to Aria. She's been able to lean on him as much as he's needed to lean on her and they're bond is so important, I think.
Another relationship I've grown fond of is the relationship between Cinder and Willow. It's so pure and so innocent yet so powerful. They're kids but she's completely changed since he was taken from them in the previous book. All she wants is for him to be back and safe and it breaks my heart seeing her so miserable without him. It's precious seeing a relationship in a book like this that's so different from any other relationship. None have the innocence these two have.
Soren plays a huge part in this book and at first, I was really miserable about it. I didn't want to see more of him, in fact, I would've been happy to have seen Perry hit him in the face again. However dreadful my feelings were in the beginning, they slowly started warming up to him though I was always questioned where allegiance stood. With Perry and Aria or Hess and Sable. Hess is, afterall, his father. Sometimes, as much you want to hate them, you can't turn your back on family and that thought was always there, in the back of my mind.
Many unwanted encounters with Sable and Hess and each one of them I wished them both dead. Sable more than Hess but regardless, they were both scum and both deserved to die a slow, painful death. I know, I'm such a cruel person but don't tell me you don't feel the same. You'd be lying to not just me, but yourself.
I can't stop smiling, just thinking about this book. How perfect it was. How it was filled with romance, with heartbreak (so much heartbreak), action, discovery (ooooh, wait until you meet a certain someone!) and happiness. If you've read this far, I'm hoping you've read the other books and if you have, you'll have already had this on your wishlist. It's one you'll want to read right away just to get a big ole grin on your face, like I have!
Thank you so much to Harper Teen for allowing me the chance to read this book (seriously, THANK YOU SO MUCH) in exchange for an honest review.