By: Melanie | January 17, 2014 | (26) Comments

Review: Into The Still Blue by Veronica RossiInto The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under The Never Sky, #3
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Genres: Dystopia, Romance, YA
Pages: 400
Source: Received in exchange for review
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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.

My Review

Into The Still Blue is the final conclusion to the Under the Never Sky trilogy and delivered a lot of kick-assery, sweet romance, unforgettable friendships and higher stakes for all the characters. And as a last instalment does, Veronica Rossi adds to this mix with some heartbreak, second chances and sacrifices.

Our two main characters, Perry and Aria were both fantastic narrators and have both come so far. Perry’s bravery and leadership is strong and I enjoyed his determination to get to the Still Blue. As for Aria, she has come the longest way. She used to be an innocent and weak girl who didn’t know how to handle a knife, but now she’s a badass chick ready to fight with all the strength she has in her. The romance is equally brilliant; there were barely any miscommunications, and when there were, Perry and Aria they talked it out. This is what a genuine relationship is like! Veronica Rossi creates such authentic and three dimensional characters, they really cling onto you and never let go even once the story has ended.

Along with Perry and Aria, there’s also the beloved Roar. We see a different side to him in Into The Still Blue, he is grieving and utterly lost after what happened to Liv, most of the time just sitting there, staring at nothing. While he could’ve turned into a whiny character, he didn’t. Veronica Rossi portrays his sadness and loss realistically; I even started to feel my own blanket of sadness covering me. What Veronica Rossi does best is creating the ultimate, platonic friendship between a girl and a boy. Aria and Roar’s friendship was complete romance free and I absolutely loved it their interactions. They help each other through tough situations and give advice to each other (including love advice); it’s absolutely amazing and still hilarious despite Roar’s slightly more sorrowful demeanour. I am still waiting for another author to make a friendship like Veronica Rossi’s.

After the epic second instalment Veronica Rossi delivered, I’ll be honest and say that I did expect her conclusion to the Under the Never Sky series to be grander and end with more of a ‘bang’. I felt that the ending of this book was rushed and many things that I had wildly anticipating for most of the book wasn’t made so significant when the time came. Yes, I wanted more of a dramatic feel; I wanted my heart to rush till the very end. I wanted a better climax.

Even though the ending was weaker than I had wanted it to be, Into The Still Blue was still a wonderful last instalment, saying a last goodbye to our favourite characters. I definitely will be on the lookout for more of this author’s works; they are just bound to be wonderful.

~Thank you HarperTeen for sending me this copy!~

4 Stars
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Melanie

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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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26 Responses to Review: Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

  1. Kyla Alyanna Fontalva says:

    I found a giveaway which this book is one of the prizes. I find this book intriguing but not as intriguing as the book I choose if I’d win. I’ll find an ebook copy of this book and if i’d like it, I’ll definitely buy a physical copy! Great review…

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!

  2. I haven’t read the series yet, so I only skimmed your review, but it seems like this is worth the read.
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  3. Yes I totally agree the characters in this book are amazing and I love everything about them. Roar’s character is so palpable and my heart actually hurt for him throughout most of it because of how obviously depressed he seemed. Ugh this series just makes me so happy and I want a Roar! Fantastic review, Mel! <33
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  4. Rachel says:

    I think this has been my favorite YA ending to a series in a while. I haven’t been in the mood for YA reads lately but this was definitely an exception. I just loved the whole series! Glad to see you did, too, Melanie! Wonderful review. 🙂
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  5. Yay, I have book one so I am excited this ended so well. Lovely review Melanie!
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  6. I think every review I have read of this states that they are disappointed after the awesomeness of book two. I adore the characters and I especially like that the romance remains love triangle free. I am starting this next and I am looking forward to the end.
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  7. Ariella says:

    From your review, I think I might be disappointed in the ending as well. But this is not stopping me! I MUST FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS TO PERRY AND ARIA. And also, Roar, I just love him to pieces. I’m going to get my heart broken by his sadness :'( Great review, Melanie!
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  8. Melliane says:

    I heard so many great things about this series and we even have them in French! See? I must be really crazy to not buy them when I have them everywhere but I still haven’t. But I should and I’l really curious about it. I’m glad it was a good one it’s something difficult for me and the ends.
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  9. Ben says:

    Can’t wait to start reading this book.
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  10. I’m determined to start this series!
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  11. Lexa Cain says:

    Very cool! I must get off my butt and get these! Thanks so much for the fab review. 🙂
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  12. Tanja says:

    Man, I want to read this series asap. I have heard only amazing things about it and in fact I have the first book but I still haven’t read it. I’m so happy to hear that this was a nice conclusion to the whole story. Amazing review, Mel 🙂
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  13. Glad to hear you loved this series until the end Mel! Sounds like I’ll definitely have to read it sooner rather than later.
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  14. I still haven’t gotten around to starting this series, but I’ve heard many great things. The third book being a let down seems to be becoming a pattern hey? So unfortunate that they’re becoming more rushed for..dare I say it…the monetary aspects. 🙁
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  15. I agree with you about this book not that grand. I actually thought that it was going to be REALLY mindblowing but for some reason, it wasn’t really. However, I still find it a perfect conclusion for the whole series.

    Aside from the wonderful romance and the 3-D characters, I was so glad that Veronica stayed true when it comes to maintaining Aria and Roar’s friendship. Speaking of Roar, I seriously want a spin off series where the story is mainly focused on him. I mean, he had already gone through a lot of hardships and I just want him to discover a new love that would be as great as the one that he had shared with Liv.
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  16. Fatma Shahin says:

    Ive heard nothing but fantastic things about this series I really wanna start reading it soon! 🙂

  17. Just finished into the sky blue. I cried, I got angry, I had grief, I had sympathy. Thanks for a great story. I miss the little man.

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