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Into the Still Blue

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 by in Book Reviews |

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

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.


After not reading this series for a while, I was kind of confused with all of these names. Who the heck is Reef? I kind of remember Roar. Whoa I almost forgot about what happened to Liv.

I’m reading my past reviews on this series (since I don’t really recall if I enjoyed them or not) and I’m surprised about my ‘meh’ attitude because I LOVED THIS BOOK. It must have been more quickly paced or something because I finished this book in two days. (Probably because I have a lot more time on my hands because spring break yay) When I finished I thought: This must be a really short book but according to goodreads it has nearly 400 pages?

Anyway, this was a pretty expecting book. You have the plot and goal of the characters clearly set with the last two books and there were those usual bursts of things among characters. There wasn’t anything too drastic.

I wouldn’t even see Sable’s betrayal or whatever near the end unexpected. We all knew it was going to happen. I actually found the choice of the Tides going with him to the Still Blue kind of stupid but hey, it works out in the end and we get a pretty happy ending. What I found surprising was that the author managed to have that little “plot twist” at the end and not look like she’s cramming in more story to close it up.

We lost Cinder in this book but it seems like I wasn’t too overly attached because I didn’t feel sad when he died. It kind of was obvious that someone was going to die in this book and his chances of surviving wasn’t that too great. He has a great personality and all but seeing him go wasn’t bad. (Idek maybe because it’s been like a year since I read the last two books in the series and forgot all about Cinder)

What I like about this author is that she didn’t write some stupid sloppy love triangle with Aria, Roar and Perry. Aria and Roar are just good friends and they tease each other and Perry seems real chill about it. Also some love drama wouldn’t be too great anyway with all the ‘saving the Tribe and inside Pod people (I forgot what they were called…dwellers I think?) to go to this secret safe place’

I also found out that Aria and Perry “like” each other a lot and it’s kind of annoying sometimes. 🙂 (If you understand what I’m saying good for you)

Really an amazing book I loved it! 5/5