It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.My Thoughts: OH, BOOK! How easily you tear my heart to shreds and twist me up inside. I actually had to put you down for a while because I was all emotional and WORRIED for the horrible things you were putting all these beautiful characters through. *weeps*
Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?
(Just so you know, those "horrible things" are totally worth it. TOTALLY. I'm all flaily with a side of flail over all the things that happened)
I really liked the dynamic between Aria and Perry in book 1 and this carried through nicely into book 2. Even when they're parted by circumstance and endless Aether storms, they tug at my emotions. I LOVED that Perry is coming into his own as the Blood Lord. He's not perfect. He makes mistakes. But he tries. He only wants what's best for his tribe and sometimes what's best isn't what they want. His struggles got to me. It was hard reading about his doubt in himself when he's been so strong and confident previously. That said, it fit perfectly with the responsibilities he's taken on. He worries that he's not doing enough to protect them. He worries that he's doing too much. He has to fight for their respect in ways he never anticipated. Bringing Aria into the fold doesn't make things easier.
While Aria's heart belongs to Perry (and vice versa), her relationship with Roar was unexpectedly sweet. She refers to him as her best friend at one point and my heart sort of melted. I *like* Roar. He's her touchstone when she's away from Perry. He's the voice that tells Perry to lighten up when the weight of everything comes crashing down around him. Roar's love for Liv is one rock-solid constant in this crazy world.
SO MUCH happens here. We get some backstory on how the world ended up this way. We get backstabbing and danger and lies and love and unexpected allies all tangled together into one glorious package.
I have a feeling that book 3 is absolutely going to kill me.
Books in this series
0.5. Roar and Liv
1. Under the Never Sky
2. Through the Ever Night - Hardcover | Kindle
3. Into the Still Blue
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