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.
Well this was very close to a perfect ending of this wonderful series. There were slow parts, but they were balanced out by the fast paced and incredibly intense action scenes. The romance was tamed down a lot in Into The Still Blue which was a bit sad, but the kissing scenes that were in there were SO SWOONY. Aria and Perry were such a team in Into The Still Blue and it made me cheer so hard for this couple. I love that Rossi didn’t feel the need to add angst to their relationship, when they were already going through so much outside of it as well.
The friendships between Roar and Aria and Roar and Perry were just as strong, despite some hiccups, and the strength each of these characters found in each other was, in my opinion, what makes this series so brilliant (other than the incredible world building).
What really worked for me in this book was the absolute uncertainty of whether or not the Tides would actually make it to the Still Blue. Rossi did such an amazing job of keep me on the edge of my seat, questioning every single move that these characters make. What I also loved was how Rossi wasn’t afraid of killing off some characters. There are definitely author’s out there who want the complete Happily Ever After that comes with a series finale, but Rossi understood that in this kind of harsh environment that she created, not everyone would be able to live, and if they did, it would have been very unrealistic. She stuck to her story, and as we readers are seeing more and more, it’s okay to kill off main (or secondary) characters in YA lit.
The ending was exactly what I pictured for these amazing characters that I’ve created such a bond with. i couldn’t have asked for any better way to finish off one of my favourite series! bravo Veronica Rossi!