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.
In all honesty, this book was everything I ever wanted in a story. I never thought that I would come to love this series so much, because Under The Never Sky didn't manage to captivate me. It was great, but not five-stars great. Nevertheless, I continued on with the series, hoping that more great things would unfold within the other two instalments in this trilogy, and I should thank my lucky stars that I made the right decision!
I could imagine myself falling in love with this trilogy during the climax of Through The Ever Night, and so I rushed on to Into The Still Blue, my heart burning for more. Into The Still Blue didn't disappoint, and it gave me more than I asked for. Believe me when I tell you that this book was P-E-R-F-E-C-T.
Next is our male protagonist, Perry. (oh, swooOOoN.) I don't have an ideal image of him inside my head, but I know for sure that he isn't the man on the front cover. What were they thinking?!
Seriously though, I swear Veronica had sparkly unicorns and colourful butterflies in her mind while she was slaving over her characters, because it was like all of them magically had all of the right traits to becoming a perfect character. It was eminently clear that Perry was fit to lead the Tides, although he doubted himself. He was a considerate leader and always cared about his tribe, never stooping down to tyranny. Whenever he was faced with a hard decision, he would be firm and clear about his choice without wholeheartedly neglecting anyone, which I think is a good quality in a leader.
The romance in this story is sweet, light and just with a little angst mixed into it. So many books have contributed to many never-ending list of OTPs and this book just made me pick up my quill pen and add another. Aria and Perry is just the right person for the other, and it always makes my heart flutter a little (or maybe a lot) whenever I get to the scenes that involve the two of them together. I cannot say the same for Roar and Liv, however. Their romance was what brought to most of the book-throwing scenes in the book but the pain that Roar felt in Liv's absense is understandable and made me warm up to him even more.
A few inevitable problems arised when the Dwellers and Outsiders clashed with each other, as proven by the bloodbath that happened at the Komodo. I'm proud with how Aria handled the Dwellers at the Tides, though I'm a little surprised to think that she still felt a close affection to them. I was so used to the idea that she had already spent too much time outside the Pod to still be capable of rekindling her relationship with the Dwellers, her friends. I still think that's one part of Into The Still Blue that I slightly disagree with.
- Like I said, everyone.
- Sci-fi lovers who are looking for a slightly different sci-fi plot