Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I wondered if the second book could keep the momentum going after such a strong start with Under the Ever Sky. It definitely can and did. Non-stop action, picking up the threads from the first book, the story takes off in a sprint.
I would not suggest reading this book without reading the first simply because you won't catch up on your own. Summarizing will cover the basic story but it's more of an experience to be enjoyed. Aria and Perry begin this saga meeting up after being apart for months. Aria is introduced to the 6 who have sworn fealty to Perry after Perry became the tribe leader. This book gives Perry plenty of opportunity to prove that he is a good choice to lead the tribe despite his age.
While the first book is full of adventure but primarily a love story, this book illustrates the growth that both main characters have made and continue to make. Their characters are further proved while peripheral characters become much more important. We meet Sable, the leader of a tribe for whom Liv (Perry's sister and Roar's love) is betrothed. We LOVE Roar. He is truly a wonderful character that brings so much enjoyment to the story.
Aria continues in her plight to find the Still Blue, a place where the Aether is no longer a threat (fire storms from the sky) and works through the blackmail by Soren's father. New twists, turns, and plot lines develop.
I can't wait for the final book. Highly recommend.