Saturday, July 6, 2013

June Book Club: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Since we took May off we decided to read Through the Ever Night for June - this would give anyone who hadn't had a chance to read the first one time to catch up.

In this sequel to Under the Never Sky, Perry and Aria's troubles are just beginning. As the Aether grows and destroys more and more of the land around the Tides' territory it begins to threaten the well-being of everyone in Reverie. Perry and Aria have to part ways in to search for an answer. The question is whether they will have to stay apart or come together in order to save everyone they love.

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What we thought:
Rachelyons: I loved Through the Ever Night! I wasn't impressed with the first book, because I felt that the world building needed some work. However, I loved the development in the sequel. I really began to love the characters, especially Roar, and I love that we got to see more of the Tides. I can't wait to see where it goes from here.

Rebecca T.: I loved this book. I find it kind of funny, because, as opposed to Rachelyons, the worldbuilding was what sold me on Under the Never Sky, but I thought that Rossi did step it up in this book. The danger, intrigue, and twists kept me guessing throughout the story. I loved meeting Liv and learning more about Roar and Perry as well as the rest of the Tides community. I was pretty sure the book was going a different direction for a good part of the book and would have been happy with the story going either way, but I like the direction Rossi took it. I am dying to get my hands on the third book!

Jenn N: Through the Ever Night was great. I'm always a little apprehensive about reading the 2nd book in a trilogy as they are often weak and a mere placeholder until the 3rd book's climax. However, Through the Ever Night was a delightful surprise that proves Rossi is a gifted writer. She expanded on the world building and the character development. Like Rachel, I really enjoyed Roar's heartbreaking story and Perry's Tides world. I also love the romance between Aria and Perry. It's so hot, but yet so true and chaste at the same time; it's beautiful. I can't wait to see what lies ahead in the quest for the Still Blue.

If you liked the first 2 books you also might want to check out more about Roar and Liv's story in the e-novella. AND the third cover was just released so have a gander!

In July we're having a Harry Potter birthday celebration! So we decided to read a little fan-fiction and are going with James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing (which you can check out at the James Potter website) and we're going to throw a party at our monthly gathering so check back next month for picture! (If I remember to bring my camera :)

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