Synopsis from Good Reads:
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.
Within the confines of a cave they’re using as a makeshift refuge, they struggle to reconcile their people, Dwellers and Outsiders, who are united only in their hatred of their desperate situation. Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. Then Roar arrives in a grief-stricken fury, endangering all with his need for revenge.
Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble an unlikely team for an impossible rescue mission. 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 earth-shattering Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.
It has been awhile since I read the previous books in this series and I expected it to take a few chapters for me to get back into the story and the characters. I also, honestly, did not expect to enjoy it that much. I know so many people love this series, but I’ve never been that invested in it. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Into the Still Blue.
The story was pretty fast-paced, more than I remember the previous books being, and I liked that. The action kept coming, but there was still time for quiet moments between the characters that reminded us why we care if they make it to the Still Blue.
I liked Perry and Aria in this book much more than I did before. They’re more united and there is less melodrama in their relationship (still a little, though – it’s a YA story after all). Roar drove me insane for half the book, but he finally came around to being likable again. While at times I was convinced a love triangle between these 3 characters was just around the corner, I’m glad it never went there. It’s refreshing to see a YA book that allows for a significant other and a best friend of the opposite sex that isn’t secretly (or not so secretly) in love with the heroine.
Overall, I really enjoyed Into the Still Blue. It was a great ending to the story that started in Under the Never Sky, and I think Rossi’s writing has gotten better, as well. It was fast-paced read that I would recommend to anyone who’s started to the series. The only thing I really didn’t like was that Cinder got too quiet of an ending.
Rating (out of 5):
Overall Average: 4 stars