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Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3) – Veronica Rossi (A Review)

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.

Within the confines of a cave they’re using as a makeshift refuge, they struggle to reconcile their people, Dwellers and Outsiders, who are united only in their hatred of their desperate situation. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. Then Roar arrives in a grief-stricken fury, endangering all with his need for revenge.

Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble an unlikely team for an impossible rescue mission. 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 earth-shattering Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.

OKAY, SO I LOVE THIS SERIES. IT’S GREAT. IT’S WONDERFUL. MUCH MORE THAN I EXPECTED.

I was doubtful to begin this book. I’d heard a few good things about it & that’s about it. It wasn’t hyped up, but it wasn’t hyped down, you know? It was just there. I really wish I read it sooner.

What I love this book is the realism of it all. It doesn’t come easy to them all. People die, people suffer, and they don’t all just magically find their ways out of sticky situations. They try several times to make an escape or to do something, and then BAM nope. It just doesn’t go there way. (Although Perry and Aria always seemed to get weirdly lucky with the aether…sure they nearly got hit and a bit singed – from what I remember of the first couple books). People aren’t just that invincible (well, Perry seemed to actually have a lucky streak at the end, but let’s just ignore that).

I LOVE THE FRIENDSHIPS. I like Perry and Aria together, I really do. BUT ARIA AND ROAR! Their friendship is amazing. It was one of my favourite aspects about that book actually. Like who the hell gives a damn about the romance when you got some killer friendships going on??

The romance wasn’t too much either. Sure, there was a lot of it and the whole “I miss Aria,” and “oh, I miss Perry,” and I just “want to kiss him and touch him,” and all that but Aria and Perry understood that there was more to it all than just them two! WHICH WAS GREAT. How many books are there where the MC’s just throw away what they’ve been working towards – saving the WORLD – because they’ve fallen in love? Perry & Aria didn’t exactly push away their feelings, but they at least got the point that if they stayed caught up in their lovey-dovey romance there wouldn’t be a world for them to be together in.

Bloody hell, I’ve even come to like Soren. He annoyed me a bit, but it was good to see a different perspective – the reality of his disease, and seeing how others coped to being on the outside after living inside their own minds for so long.

I just love this book. Despite being quite short, this book packed a hell of a lot in to it. It was great. Quite fast-paced, action-y, romance-y, friendship-y (you’re spotting a pattern aren’t you?), mystery-y (no, that one doesn’t work as well). JUST KNOW THAT THIS IS A GREAT END TO THIS TRILOGY AND IT WON’T LEAVE YOU DISAPPOINTED.

Sure there’s a few lose ends at the end but they’re not too glaring I don’t think, not when you look at it as a whole.

5 FAT STARS, PEOPLE, 5 FAT STARS.

You can also check out this review on Goodreads!

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