Wow, what fantastic sequel! I don’t remember reading a second book in a trilogy and feeling that it was better than the first book… ever. It was a great surprise. I absolutely love Veronica Rossi’s writing. It’s so beautiful and I couldn’t put the book down once I started it. I just had to keep reading.
The characters are depicted so well, you can’t help empathising with them. I felt their emotions, I experienced their pain, and I absolutely hate Kirra… but that’s another story. I love Perry and Aria. Roar as well. They blend in so well together, each complementing each other and each being necessary to progress their development as characters.
I felt it was the perfect middle book in a trilogy. I hate to do it, but I have to bring Insurgent by Veronica Roth in here. Insurgent did completely the opposite to what Through the Ever Night did in spades. Insurgent left all the important information until the last couple dozen pages, deeming the book fairly unnecessary to progress the story. It felt like a boring and long winded summary of Divergent. In complete contrast, Through the Ever Night provided additional information from the first book and continued on creating an epic and fast paced story all of its own, bringing us right to the from door of the finale book, Into the Still Blue (which cannot be released soon enough for me! ) I feel it linked the first book and prepared us for the ending perfectly. Oh if only all trilogies were like this! I absolutely LOVED it.