Series: Under the Never Sky #3
Genre: Post Apocalyptic
Release Date: January 28, 2014
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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.
While I still enjoyed the book, I don’t feel any strong emotions towards it, nor did I while I was reading. It didn’t tug on the heartstrings like I was expecting it to, I didn’t cry over Roar or Aria, and the ending completely dragged. I have no idea what happened, because I was once so invested in this world and in these characters. Roar was a particular favourite of mine, and I was expecting to feel at least something for him while he grieved in this book. But I didn’t.
Into the Still Blue wasn’t boring, exactly. I still enjoyed it, and was quite entertained. I just didn’t get that heart racing feeling that I should have. I wasn’t flipping through pages at the speed of light, trying to figure out what happens next. Because very little did actually happen. Looking back, I can think of two major things that stand out, and that’s it. There were no natural disasters, no epic deaths or battles or crying scenes. It was just simply just happening. I feel like this review reflects the actual book. Nothing much was going on, it flowed at a steady pace, the characters were all in the background of their own story, and the whole thing was simply unmemorable. Which is severely disappointing, because I was expecting great things. I know that in a month’s time, I will have forgotten most of this book. Even now, I’m struggling to pull up some details For a series so loved and adored, Into the Still Blue is an awful instalment, simply because it should have been brilliant. All the elements were there at the beginning to make it so, but for some reason it just wasn’t.