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I fell in love with Aria and Perry in Under the Never Sky and their heart-stopping journey of love, sacrifice and forgiveness continues in Through the Ever Night as they search for a way to be together in a world that seeks to keep them apart.
This is a sequel that does NOT disappoint! It's filled with action, suspense and romantic tension that kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire book. There was a lot of pacing and chest clutching toward the end, but one of the things I enjoy about Veronica's writing is how she gives the reader just enough closure to be okay until the next book. (And by "OK" I really mean, you won't have a full blown book heart attack.)
Perry, Aria and Roar are focused on finding Liv and Talon still needs to be rescued but the atmosphere in the Tides is tense with Perry as Blood Lord. Dissension, doubt and fear has everyone on edge and Aria's presence doesn't help things. Aria's struggling with feeling like she doesn't fit in and longs to find someplace to call home. She and Roar decide finding Sable and whatever information they can about the Still Blue will not only bring peace to the Tides but maybe Liv too. When they finally reach the Horns though, nothing is what they expected and Aria will realize that "home" is anywhere the people you love and who love you are.
Perry faces a tribe divided, threats of attack and a temptation almost too strong to ignore, forcing him to decide if what he feels for Aria is worth fighting for. *yells at the Tides, "Can't you see he's doing the best he can?! Lay off my Perry people!* He's surrounded by people claiming to be his friend but an unlikely source offers up some wise advice concerning love, bringing with it forgiveness and healing. *clutches Perry*
"Then he told [redacted] that love was like the waves on the sea, gentle and good sometimes, rough and terrible at others, but that it was endless and stronger than the sky and the earth and everything in between."
Aria and Perry are faced with making some tough choices and both will learn that sometimes, we must forgo what we want most in order to serve the greater good.
Before all is said and done, sacrifices will be made, lives will be lost leaving hearts shattered, but there is still hope. Hope for the Still Blue and hope for a new beginning.