It’s been months since Aria learned of her mother’s death.
Months since Perry became Blood Lord of the Tides, and months since Aria last saw him.
Now Aria and Perry are about to be reunited. It’s a moment they’ve been longing for with countless expectations. And it’s a moment that lives up to all of them. At least, at first.
Then it slips away. The Tides don’t take kindly to former Dwellers like Aria. And the tribe is swirling out of Perry’s control. With the Aether storms worsening every day, the only remaining hope for peace and safety is the Still Blue. But does this haven truly exist?
Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?
*ONLY THE GIF SUMMARY AT THE END HAS SPOILERS*
I dislike sequels, most sequels. Not because they’re bad, but because they’re boring. This being one of them.
It wasn’t a bad book, in fact, it was a really good book and I rated it according to that. If I rated it on how I felt about it, it would get a 2.5, at most 3 stars. I really hope this book will be worth it in the end, the next (and final) book better be fantastic because SO MUCH was set up in this book to aid the third.
This book, and most sequels, are the books that are a stepping stone to tie together the whole series at the end.
What I really liked in this novel was the relationships, friendly, familial, romantic, etc.
I really liked the platonic friendship between Aria and Roar. I like it because that’s something barely seen in YA; Friendship between a girl and a boy. It was very emphasized by Veronica Rossi that they will only be friends by putting in the parts where Aria thought Roar was being intimate with her in a romantic way but it never went to that, ever. Their relationship is a brother/sister relationship, like how they protect each other. They have one of the best relationships in this novel and I love it.
Also in this novel, the relationship between Roar and Liv was explained more and I was so thankful for that. I can’t wait to read the novella “Roar and Liv” to know more detail. I really wanted to see more of their relationship. I think they were adorable and it just makes me sad.
The majority of this book was very boring, but it really made up for it in the end. The end was very fast paced and interesting and sometimes I wish it wasn’t because if it would’ve been anything like the middle, then it wouldn’t have the rating that I gave it.
I was very surprised at my feelings toward the main protagonists. I don’t really feel attached to either Aria or Perry and it’s weird for me because I usually either love or hate the protagonists but I feel nothing for them. I feel neutrally for them but I want them to live, it’s more like in a logical way because I think that they are good for the novel’s development but I don’t feel too invested in them.
This series is still very good and I am interested to see how it all ends in Into the Still Blue.
Aria’s character development:
Aria getting poisoned:
The majority of the book:
Roar and Aria’s friendship:
Expectations for next book:
(Aria and Perry?)
… lots of tears