Review: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

January 6, 2014 Review 10

Into the Still BluePages: 400
Expected Publication: January 28th 2013 by HarperCollins
Series: Under the Never Sky #3
Source: HarperCollins via Edelweiss

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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.

My Thoughts & Review
**Will contain spoilers to the previous books in the series**

Into the Still Blue was the perfect example for me of wanting to read a book SO badly, but not at the same time. I got my review copy way back in September, and kept putting it off… and putting it off… I seriously did not want this series to end. I finally sucked it up and read it over New Years.

It’s not a secret of mine that while I loved Aria and Perry, Roar was my boy. I just freaking adored him, and if he was to hopelessly fall in love with Aria and ride off into the still blue with her, I wouldn’t have been sad. Don’t worry, it didn’t happen though! My love for Roar held strong in Into the Still Blue. He was SO moody though, and heartbroken over Liv and my heart ached for him the entire book. Aria was still the same headstrong, defiant, strong-willed girl that we seen from book one and I’m so glad that her personality didn’t change, except for the better. Too often we see the main character, weaken during the course of a series, but not here 🙂 I thought Perry grew a lot in the final installment, and I really enjoyed seeing that. I always liked Perry, and I enjoyed that he was always for the Tides but you really see that in action. As far as the other secondary characters go, I still retained all my love for them and my feelings didn’t change except for BROOKE! I just despised her… and then I slowly grew to be ok with her in Into the Still Blue. I loved that, knowing I walked away from the series, enjoying SO many characters that had such an important place throughout the story.

The plot itself was much, MUCH, slower than i expected. Like incredible. I expected so much action, and while there was quite a bit, I felt like it was just missing something. There was a bit of a twist that surprised me … other than that nothing really shocked me.

Now… the ending. I felt like it was a bit… anticlimactic? I don’t know, I was expecting this HUGE THING and then… I was a bit let down? I enjoyed the ending, don’t get me wrong, and I certainly shed some tears (of course) at one point, but I felt it was lacking. And I am incredibly pissed off about a certain incident … the only thing that WASNT perfect (which you will understand when you read it).

For the finale of a series, it was good. Everything was wrapped up, it wasn’t open-ended and left you wondering why, but I guess I just expected to be blown away and I wasn’t. I loved seeing my favorite characters again, and I love how there ending is however and that is enough to satisfy me.

All I have to say in summary is read this if you have started this series. You need to know how it ends, and you need to have the feels it gives you.

My Rating
4 Star Rating Lauren

10 Responses to “Review: Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi”

  1. Anya

    Crap, now I’m trying to remember what thing pissed you off >.> I agree about the ending though, I ended up pretty disappointed since I like my climatic endings 😉

    Thank you! I felt like this one was quite slow as well, but other people thought it was action-packed and I was starting to think I was crazy >.> I guess everything was just kind of expected for me? Since we knew that everyone was going INTO THE STILL BLUE, I kind of just wanted to skip ahead, haha.
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    • Lauren

      teehee… Cinder ? lol.

      No no no.. you are not crazy. I felt that were NO action haha. I thought it would be this HUGE thing and there was like… nothing lol. I also wanted to skip ahead haha. But I did still like it… it was weird, I had a lot of faults with it but I still loved it… that doesn’t happen often lol.

    • Lauren

      Yes… boo 🙁 lol. It was still a GREAT ending but just not the one I was expecting I guess. Too much buildup lol.

  2. Nara

    The moodiness of Roar and Perry was so upsetting! Especially because they were such great friends in previous books.

    And ah I know exactly what you’re talking about with the unsatisfying thing that happens near the end. And I definitely agree- the book was building up to this grand finale, and then…it just wasn’t that grand haha.
    I did like the ending overall though, all the loose ends were nicely wrapped up and all that 🙂
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    • Lauren

      I did overall like it as well, I’m glad it wasn’t openended. I hate when series are just left to your imagination. I’m just sad that it’s over! Veronica Rossi needs to write something new like…. yesterday lol.

    • Lauren

      I think you will like it Rebecca 🙂 It’s definitely not a terrible ending, and was actually one of the best series enders I have read in a long time… there were just a few things for me and I’m definitely on the oddball side of that because mostly everyone LOVED LOVED it 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you think of it when you finish!!

  3. Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide

    I actually really liked Brooke and especially having read her novella, I like her a lot more! There’s so much more there to know about her! 🙂
    I LOVE Roar. I’m so glad we got to see so much of him in this book and I’m actually really glad his relationship with Aria was kept as a friendship!
    I really got to love Perry a lot more in this book. Gah, Veronica Rossi is just amazing at character development!!!
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    • Lauren

      I really need to pick up the novella’s for this trilogy. I went back and forth whether I would read Roar & Liv but I have decided I’m going to because I LOVE ROAR!!! <3 I’m glad you love Roar as well, I seriously like him better than Perry and I can’t understand why nobody sees it haha. I also agree that the relationship was better as friends, in hindsight, haha… during it I was like JUST KISS HER ROAR DO IT lol. I need more V Rossi now. Like… yesterday 😛

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