Veronica interviews Tahereh
VR: Why are you so awesome and will you consider moving closer to where I live so I can see you all the time?
TM: Um I love you. Please come live in my house.
VR: What was the most surprising part of writing Unravel Me?
TM: The part where it was hard as hell.
VR: So many of your fans, myself included, are captivated by Warner. Can you tell us what intrigues you about this character?
TM: I could! But I can’t. Because spoilers! But AHHHHH I have so many feeeeeelings!
VR: I’m borrowing one of your questions to me . . . can you describe Unravel Me in one word?
VR: What are some of your thoughts as the series approaches a conclusion? Are you looking forward to working on other projects? Nostalgic about the whole experience?
TM: I’m super excited to work on something new. Anxious, even. But I love these kids and their stories. I can crack open a book and visit them whenever I like. That’s a nice feeling.
Tahereh interviews Veronica
TM: If you could use one word to describe Through the Ever Night, what would it be?
TM: What do you think is the hardest part of writing a sequel?
VR: For me, it was balancing what is right for the story with the expectations of fans. There are a few things that happen in THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT that needed to happen—they were organic to the story—but I worried about how fans would react. Ultimately, of course, I wrote what felt true to the characters and to the world. I’m so happy to see how fans are responding to the book. They’re loving everything I agonized over!
TM: Who is your favorite character in Through the Ever Night? Why?
VR: You are a cruel, cruel friend to ask me this! Okay. If we remove the central characters and focus on characters who are NEW to the series in this middle book, then my answer would be Sable. He’s mentioned in Under the Never Sky, but we meet him in Through the Ever Night. He’s mercurial, power-hungry and very smart, which makes him tons of fun to write!
TM: What do you think will shock readers the most about this second installment?
VR: I can’t share anything specific without spoiling the fun, but there are a few points in the book that I believe are truly surprising. This is a world in decline. These are societies grasping for their survival. Of course, not everything goes as planned, or as the characters hope.
TM: Are you excited or are you nervous for readers to get their hands on Into the Still Blue (the third and final book!)? Do you think they'll be okay with what you have in store for your characters?
VR: Excited, definitely! I’m very proud of the last book, and I can’t wait for fans to read it! And while some of what happens in the novel might make fans white-knuckled as they read, I think they will accept that what happens is all meant to happen, and ultimately be thoroughly satisfied with the book and trilogy as a whole.
Gr 7 Up-Rossi continues the excellent saga that she began in Under the Never Sky (HarperCollins, 2012). Perry is still struggling with his new duties as Blood Lord of the Tides tribe when he is reunited with Aria. Although she is an Aud, blessed with supernatural hearing, Aria receives a cool welcome from most of the Tides because her mother was one of the Dwellers from the domed community of Reverie. She earns the acceptance of the tribe when she uses her hearing to rescue a child during an Aether storm but is still poisoned shortly thereafter. She slips away from the compound without telling Peregrine in order to keep him safe and to search for the Clear Blue, a place that is rumored to be immune to Aether storms. She hopes to trade its location to Consul Hess of Reverie for the release of Talon, Peregrine's nephew. Peregrine also believes that the Clear Blue may be the last hope for his people as the Aether storms are increasing in intensity, threatening the lands and lives of this tribe. Even apart, Aria and Peregrine's feelings for each other deepen while their struggles and tragedies only make their hope that much stronger. Rossi's descriptions of their supernatural senses add richness to her prose. This book doesn't stand on its own but builds strongly on the previous volume. It should appeal to readers of dystopia, fantasy, and romance.-Eric Norton, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids, WIα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.See all Editorial Reviews
I looooved this book!! It was better than #1 and #3 is so far away! :( This book is absolutely amazing. The relationships and emotions are realistic and beautiful. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Elyse L
I enjoyed the series. Some of it was a little far-fetched, but they make a good story of survival. The characters and their interaction with each other is well written.Published 27 days ago by Nancy Williams
Took a while to get into the series. But it holds your interestPublished 29 days ago by Kelsie Allen
Plot was predictable, and little character development; yet enjoyable light read. I would like to have seen more background on earth's deterioration and consequences as a whole.Published 2 months ago by Cara Rumiko
After really enjoying Under the Never Sky I was excited to continue reading about Aria and Perry's journey in Through the Ever Night. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sarah (Feeling Fictional)
These are great books, and while the tone is different the characters are just as likable and you want the best for them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by L. Raymond
Fantastic amazing love it! Read in under a day! Can't get enough of the rendered love!!! Awesome read! Worth the time!Published 2 months ago by TNT
Originally reviewed at http://www.shaelit.com/my-reviews/2012/12/review-through-the-ever-night-by-veronica-rossi/
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