Friday, February 21, 2014


Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)Book Review:  Into the Still Blue

Author:  Veronica Rossi
Published:  January 2014
Series:  Under the Never Sky #3
Genre:  YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian

The Setting - Taken from Goodreads
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.

My Two Cents
If I could choose one word to sum up this series, and Into the Still Blue it would be...Meh.  Don't get me wrong, there were some awesome times in Into the Still Blue.  But the last two books in this series couldn't compete with the first, allowing me to say (not sadly) goodbye to these characters in this last book.  Why am I the black sheep?  Aria and Roar got on my nerves in these last two books.  Roar was acting like a moody, menstrual teenage girl while Aria's constant whining and daddy issues cancelled out the exciting parts in Into the Still Blue.  Still, Rossi ends this series on a mostly positive, satisfying note, something that other authors (cough, Veronica Roth) find challenging.  I'm awarding Into the Still Blue 4 out of 5 stars.  Perhaps this series will appeal to a younger crowd.  Overall a quick, entertaining read for anyone who's not sick of the Dystopian genre.

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