Review: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Posted January 27, 2014 by lockhartbecca in Uncategorized / 6 Comments

Into the Still Blue

Author: Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #3
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA dystopian/YA science fiction
Format: ebook
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Source: eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss
Rating: 5 Stars
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 ***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This
has in no way changed my opinion of the book. The review below is my
open and honest opinion.***

Synopsis
from Goodreads:

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
Review:

I know that I never
reviewed Under the Never Sky or Through the Ever Night on here. I read
them before I started blogging and I don’t really want to review them unless I
reread them first. I don’t really have time to reread them right now so I’m
just going to say this: This series is amazing. If you haven’t started yet, go
get the books and start. You will not want to put them down. The first book
drew me into the world, had me swooning over the romance, the second book
pulled me in even further, truly helped me get to know all the characters and
grow to love them. And this one, the third and final book in the trilogy kept
me on the edge of my seat the whole time, leaving me breathless.
Ending a series is
hard. There’s so many tiny little details that an author can’t forget to tie
up. The main plot, obviously, but what about all those little side plots? And
it has to be exciting, riveting, amazing. It has to be a strong finish. No one
wants to be disappointed with the last book in a series. If that happens, it
leaves a sour taste in your mouth and then you start to dislike the series as a
whole.
All that being said,
Veronica Rossi ended this series like a boss. She nailed it, not missing a
single detail. Tying everything up perfectly. I stayed up way too late reading
this book, but I did not regret it for one second. This book starts off right
where Through the Ever Night left
off. Cinder has been taken by Sable who has teamed up with Hess in an attempt
to find the Still Blue, a place free of the horrible aether (which I imagine to
be a lot like lightning only worse) storms that are continuously getting worse.
Veronica Rossi does not
make her characters’ lives easy. They face obstacle after obstacle in this book
trying to get Cinder back, protecting the Tides and the Dwellers that have come
to live with them, and finding out how to reach the Still Blue before it’s too
late. Every time that I thought the characters were safe something else would
happen. The tension was thick and I was gripping my Kindle so hard that my
knuckles were turning white.
Swoon swoon swoon.
Perry and Aria are perfect. For those of you worried about a Perry-Aria-Roar
love triangle, don’t be. It doesn’t happen and I want to thank Veronica Rossi
for that. Perry and Aria’s relationship grows immensely in this book. They work
through their issues and become a stronger couple. There were some seriously
swoony scenes in this one so prepare to enjoy Perry who is sexy as hell.
“What I was trying to say is that I see you I everything.
There isn’t a word for you that means enough, because you’re everything to me.”
–Perry

The friendship between
Roar and Perry and Roar and Aria is probably my favorite thing about this
series. I loved that Veronica Rossi showed a working female-male friendship
that didn’t turn into something more. It can be done! And Perry and Roar’s
friendship is something truly special. They are more like brothers than friends
and I absolutely loved it.
I’m not going to say much
more so I don’t spoil anything, but guys, read this series, read this book. The
pacing was perfect. The world-building is great. The relationships are stellar.
The romance is swoony. The bad guys are people that you will burn with hatred
for. The characters are people that you will grow to love. I am so sad that
this series is over. I don’t want to leave these characters behind. I will
definitely be rereading this one in the future. I am completely satisfied with
the way this series ended. Veronica Rossi is amazing and is most definitely an
auto-buy author for me. Happy reading all! 

Have you guys read this one yet? What did you think of the ending? Were you super happy that there was no love triangle? 

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6 responses to “Review: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

  1. I love this series! And I love Veronica for being able to pull off such a solid conclusion to the series! Definitely didn't leave me unsatisfied except in the sense that I kinda want to keep reading about the characters and what happens in their lives from now on haha.

  2. I'm so excited to read this book and so happy to hear that you loved it so much! I love the fact that Perry and Aria grow together in this novel and become a stronger couple. And yay, no love triangle (and a male-female relationship, bonus). I'm actually going to reread the first two because I'm a bit fuzzy on the details so it will probably be later on this week before I can read it. Great review! ~Pam

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