Into the Still Blue – Veronica Rossi

14288998Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi
Published
January 28th 2014 by HarperCollins
Source: borrowed ARC (thanks Carolina!)

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.

I have always enjoyed this series but I never loved it as many do. I enjoyed the characters and the writing but I was never attached to the story. This final installment in the Under the Never Sky trilogy is definitely my favorite of the three. It was the most action packed and once I finished I knew I was happy I stuck through till the end. The ending wrapped up everything perfectly and it was a bit bittersweet that I won’t be reading about these characters anymore. Rossi isn’t as cutthroat with her characters as some authors but there was some loss, as many other final dystopian installments.

As I said before the characters are one of the things I like best about this series. Once again Aria and Roar make me happy to see an actual friendship between a male and female with absolutely no sexual tension. It was refreshing to see this since it so rarely happens in YA books yet I know it happens frequently. They might be only second to my favorite friendship behind Juliette and Kenji from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. I also loved reading about the friendship between Perry and Cinder. Up until meeting Perry and the gang, Cinder didn’t have anyone to trust and after what he has been put through it was nice to see him have someone.

I do enjoy the romance between Aria and Perry, especially a scene involving a belt (it’s not what you think!). I loved watching their relationship change and evolve during the series. They end up bringing the best out in each other and help merge the differences among people because of their different backgrounds. They helped people see that relationships between these two very different groups of people can be a positive thing. It is also great to see that neither of them is constantly saving the other, they are both strong characters who are even stronger together.

I recommend this series for any fan of dystopian or science fiction. The series only gets better with each book. I cannot wait to read more from Veronica Rossi!

Rating
4star

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