Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi

Title: Into the Still Blue
Series: Under the Never Sky #3
Author: Veronica Rossi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: January 28th 2014
Pages: Hardcover, 400 pages
Source: Bought

Summary from Goodreads:
The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Times bestselling Through the Ever Night (

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.

What I Liked

  • I was immediately drawn right back into the dangerous world of Aether storms, fighting tribes, and epic love stories.  Into to the Still blue does not disappoint.  
  • Rossi's ability to write shines through the alternating point of views.  I could feel the love and tough decisions that Perry had to make while also seeing the struggles and new relationships/friendships that Aria had to overcome.  
  • Even in the last book, there were surprises and unexpected turns and events that just kept me on the edge of my seat.  The new introductions just fit so perfectly into the story and really rounded out and tied up Aria's part of the story.  
  • While I was reading I was hoping for one change in the ending but it did not happen... which after a lot of thought I am actually okay with and can appreciate the choices Rossi made when finishing the series.  Into the Still Blue did not take the predictable way out, there were some risks that kept my emotions and stress on high the entire time!  In a good way :)
  • The characters continue to be one of my favorite aspects of this series.  There are romantic relationships, family relationships, and friendships.  Each written with such detail and preciseness that you can truly feel the brotherly love between Roar and Perry, the friendship between Roar and Aria, the love between Aria and Perry, and the family bonds between Cinder, Talon, and Perry.  The good relationships aside, the evil and power hungry nature that Sable radiates just highlights the danger and stress of the situation Perry and his tribe face.  

What I Didn't

  • I know I just gave Rossi credit for taking risks, I can appreciate them and understand the choices she made.... that being said there is a sappy happy part of me that wishes just one thing were a bit different :)

Bottom Line

Into the Still Blue was a fantastic ending to one of my favorite series.  The book was full of action, emotions, and high stress situations that blended love, revenge, power, and community into an epic final conclusion.  I highly recommend the series!
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