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.
Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, can their love survive through the ever night?
I enjoyed Under the Never Sky. After initially being annoyed by Aria, I really liked the characters and the romance. I don’t think I mentioned it in my review, but I really enjoyed that the romance never overwhelmed the actual plot of the book and what these two characters had set out to do.
And Through the Ever Night continues this. While there was a bit more focus on romance, both Perry and Aria continue to do what needs to be done even if it means they have to be away from each other.
And I LOVED Aria in this book. Gone is the naive dweller who didn’t understand that sometimes you need to kill the people who are trying to eat you. She is totally kickass in the sequel. She recognizes the hardships of living outside of a protected pod and she does what she needs to do to survive.
A minor issue I had with the first book is that the pacing was pretty slow. Yeah it was a survival story with some adventure and romance, but it was pretty slow going until the last 100 pages. Not so with this book. I thought the pacing was right on point and I sped through with my reading because I had to find out how it ended.
We also learn a bit more about the catastrophic events that led to the Unity and how certain people came to live in pods while others remained outside. It’s not particularly groundbreaking or in depth, but it did help satisfy my curiosity about the backstory of this world.