Review + ARC Giveaway: Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi

January 6, 2014 Book Review, Young Adult 63 ★★★★★

I received this book for free from From Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Into the Still BlueInto the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #3
Published by HarperCollins on January 28th 2014
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: From Publisher
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The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Timesbestselling Through the Ever Night (Examiner.com).

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.

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I can still remember how this series first entered my life… one day back in the fall of 2011 (whoa!) I was on twitter when I noticed a giveaway tweeted into my timeline from HarperTeen for an ARC of Under the Never Sky (my review). I had never heard of it before but I looked it up on Goodreads and the cover was super gorgeous! So I entered and somehow won! I am forever grateful I spotted that giveaway because this series has been one of my favorites ever since. It’s hard to believe it has come time to say goodbye to these characters but I can honestly say the journey was amazing from start to finish!

I really don’t like to say too much on a series finale before it has been released because I know how much I hate spoilers and I wouldn’t want to do that to anyone. But what I can tell you is that if you have been a fan of the previous books, you will not be disappointed! Both Aria and Perry continue to shine and show their amazing selves to us. Their love for each other is so sweet. There are all these beautiful moments between the two sprinkled into the action and suspense, like putting a hand to their heart as they leave each other… I swooned every time! This series had the perfect blend of romance into the storytelling and not many books can pull it off as seamlessly as Veronica Rossi has with these two.

He leaned down, bracing his arms on either side of her, his lips soft as they kissed a trail from her mouth to her ear. “What I was trying to say,” he whispered, “is that I see you in everything. There isn’t a word for you that means enough, because you’re everything to me.”

All our favorite secondary characters shined as well – Roar and Cinder being among my favorites once again.  And boy did they both break my heart at times. The Perry and Roar dynamic takes an interesting turn after the events that occurred in Through the Ever Night (my review). They obviously have many things to work through. And of course the wonderful friendship Aria shared with Roar remains strong and beautiful as well. It can be rare to find a boy/girl platonic friendship as strong as theirs in a YA novel and I appreciate how well it was written. We also got a lot more of Soren, who was quite the surprise for me. He added a bit of humor and really fit into the main storyline flawlessly.

The plot sucked me in right away and did not let go until the very last word. Loose ends were tied up and the book ended just the way it was meant to. I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time crying during finale books and Into the Still Blue was no different. But I think the tears were primarily the happy and bittersweet kind. If you have yet to start this series, I highly recommend you give it a chance!

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About Veronica Rossi

VERONICA ROSSI was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Growing up, she lived in several countries and cities around the world, finally settling in Northern California with her husband and two sons. She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. When not writing or painting, she chases after her boys, who make her laugh every day, and who teach her about love that’s a million gazillion times bigger than the ocean.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

63 Responses to “Review + ARC Giveaway: Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi”

  1. Nereyda @Mostly YA Book Obsessed

    Wow, you won! I have all three books in this series but you know dystopia is not my thing. I heard this one actually mentions what a girl does when getting her period which I don’t know why makes me want to read it. Weird I know. I just always wonder where the hell they get toilet paper and stuff in these kinds of books.
    Anyway…I’ve been looking into the audiobook for this but the narrator sounds old so I think this is one I’m gonna have to read.
    Have you recovered from the feels???
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  2. Amy

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win this! I haven’t started the series but just recently bought the first book and from all the reviews i’m sure I won’t be disappointed.

  3. Madison

    I absoutely love your series!! I cannot wait to read your last book it is one of favorite series

  4. starryeyedjen

    I kinda skimmed your review because I’ve yet to read it — I know, what the heck am I waiting for, right? But I’m so glad to see that everyone’s pretty much loved the ending to his trilogy. Especially after some recent disappointments in that department. Oh, and was the book that kicked off your never-ending winning streak? 😛
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  5. Texas Book Lover

    I keep seeing such wonderful reviews for this and it is killing me to wait to read this!!! I am scared to read them all in depth though afraid I’ll see a spoiler. But seeing those 5 stars makes me smile!

  6. Christine L.

    I’ve heard so many good things about this series but have yet to begin reading it. I’m excited to see your review of the final installment as your opinion carries a lot of weight — you’ve inspired me to get a copy of the first book!

  7. kathy

    I’m so happy you loved this one. Roar and Cinder are some of my favorites, too. I can’t wait to see what happens with them. Especially the whole Roar/Perry friendship. I just want all my favorite characters to be happy. 🙂

  8. Darith L.

    Since I’ve yet to start the series, I read your closing remarks and this trilogy sounds promising! I’ve been meaning to read it for a while now, so I’m so excited to read it now. Actually bought the Kindle ebook last year. 😀

  9. Beth F

    This series has been great so far, and I’ve been hearing only good things about the finale. I can’t wait to read it!

  10. Lily

    Awe Sara i’m so happy you shed happy tears and LOVED this one! I was so worried about it after being disappointed by so many series enders in 2013 that now im not ans actually really excited to have it. Great review 🙂

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  11. Becca Fowler

    This review is so beautifully written! I absolutely adore it, and the fact that you didn’t spoil anything! I am dying to read the finale of this trilogy, and your review just made me want to dive back into that world again RIGHT NOW! Haha, I can’t wait to get my copy in my hands! Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂
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  12. Tammy

    I have just started this series (I am really behind). I am really getting into the first book. I enjoy series books. The only bad thing is they have to come to an end. Thank you for the review and giveaway!

  13. Amanda D

    I read this book during the time I had discovered The Hunger Games and Divergent. I wasn’t expecting much out of it because so I was pleasantly surprised to find that I loved it! I can’t wait to read this book although I will be sad to say goodbye to the characters. It is so hard to review a book without spoilers so great job!

  14. LeKeisha Thomas

    Great review! I love this series so much. Can’t wait to read this book!

  15. Aman

    My halfway done with this book and it is truly amazing! I love the it’s not just about the actual story and has a lot of romance in it too. Writing a review for it is going to be the hardest, but you did a great job at it 🙂
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  16. tabithasbookblog

    YES! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed the conclusion of this series. I loved how everyones relationships with each other progressed to the next level, and then Roar? Cinder? My heart broke for both of them!

    Great review!

  17. Kathy L.

    Wow I just started reading Under the Never Sky! I haven’t read a lot but I’m really liking it so far! I really hope I win because I already have Through the Ever Night and I can binge the whole series!

  18. HollyB

    glad to at least I’m not the only one who hasn’t read this series yet!! But I’m still ashamed 😉 I actually have the first two books on my Kindle, as I got each when it was a Kindle Daily Deal (how do you pass up $2?!). I’d really love to win so I’d be able to read them all back to back, which is my preference with a series when possible. I’m just glad to see that you thought it was such a great ending to the series, since we know that’s not a guarantee!! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  19. Jennifer Jensen

    I have loved the first two books in this series and I’m so excited to hear that this book is so great!! I love ending a series on a high note 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

  20. LadyVampire2u

    I am still catching up in this series. I finishing reading book 1 of this series the other day. Book 2 is on my wishlist, as is this one. I am trying to stay patient to read this series. If I was lucky enough as to win, I would go out and get book 2 so I can read everything in order. Great review! Makes me want to read it even more!

  21. Christine

    This is one of my favorite series and I’m so glad to see you loved the final installment! I’ve always admired how Veronica Rossi wrote Aria and Perry’s romance–just the right amount of swoon without going over the top. It’s very realistic, and I’m happy to see that continues into Into the Still Blue 😀

  22. Stacy

    Even though I own the first two books in this series, I have yet to read it! I like to wait for all of the books to be released so that I can binge read!

  23. Gabby

    I’m in love with this series, I read the second book, Through the Ever Night exactly like a year ago! I’m in love with Perry and I love Aria’s and Roar’s friendship. The world that Veronica Rossi has created is unbelievable! Can’t wait for the ending!

  24. Amy

    I’ve heard such great things about this series but I still need to read book 2 lol. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  25. Esther S

    I was already so excited for this book I can’t even begin to explain but this review made me even more eXCITE. thank you so much for the giveaway! I can’t wait to hold perry and aria and roar in my hands again

  26. Nushrika

    I cannot wait to read this book especially how the second book left off. And Veronica Rossi’s writing just keeps getting better and better!
    Love the quote you picked for the review ^_^

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  28. Mindy D

    I love the NEver Sky series! Been waiting so long for this book, would love to win it! Thank you so much!

  29. Ann S

    I’m so excited about Into the Still Blue, I’m glad to hear that it’s as fabulous as I hoped. I love Perry and Aria, they’re one of my favorite couples. Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. Allie L

    I’m very excited to read this final book. I’m always nervous to read the conclusion but I have been hearing good reviews for this. I love this trilogy because of the brilliance of Veronica Rossi in making characters such as Roar and Cinder stand out so not just the main characters are in the spotlight. I can’t wait to read how it all ends 😀

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