My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Description: The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Timesbestselling 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.
My thoughts: This is one of my favorite dystopian YA trilogies because of the characters, the story, and imbedded lessons learned.
Lessons learned-learn how to talk to those you love. They usually can't read your mind.
Allow yourself time to give. Time for revenge will come. Maybe that isn't a life lesson but it should be.
There are always those who are corrupted with power. They really must die. Or be neutered.
Okay so not all my chosen morals of the story were great examples, but there are some that parents will like. Speaking of parents, it nearly gets a full seal of approval. What content that is objectional is only intimated. Except the violence. That is both intimated and spelled out.
But the character development is truly wonderful. It is a trilogy that can't be read on its own. The story starts with a scene involving Aria, Perry, and Soren. Soren is quickly forgotten but in book 3 he reappears to great enjoyment of the reader. He also shows growth and change against other characters belief. Roar, Aria, and Perry were just as enjoyable as always. Sable is cruel and wretched. New characters emerge for the story to progress, much to the reader's enjoyment.