GoodReads Summary: Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it's time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.**WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS A SPOILER FROM BOOK 2**
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.
Meanwhile, time is running out to rescue Cinder, who was abducted by Hess and Sable for his unique abilities. And when Roar returns to camp, he is so furious with Perry that he won't even look at him, and Perry begins to feel like they have already lost.
Out of options, Perry and Aria assemble a team to mount an impossible rescue mission-because 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.
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Expected publication date: 24/01/14
For me, it always bit nerve wrecking going into the final book in a series/trilogy, because I so badly want my favourite characters to have the happy ending they deserve. When trying to rate Into the Still Blue I kept going back and forth between 4 and 5 stars, in the end, though, I settled for 4 stars. Why? Because although it was a good ending, it wasn't a particularly mind blowing one.
Perry and Roar are both grieving over Liv's death, but have different ways of dealing with it, and this ultimately creates a rift between them. Perry keeps his feelings bubbled up, because he's afraid that if he stops to think about it he won't be able to do his job as the tribe leader. Roar on the other hand has no qualms about letting out his frustration, anger and grief, and is annoyed that Perry won't even talk about. If there's one thing that Rossi excels at it's making her readers feel a whirl wind of emotions. I don't think I've ever been so attached to a set of characters before. I loved the interaction between them, and appreciated the fact that despite this being the final book in the trilogy they still continued to grow.
Aria and Roar have the best platonic relationship ever. I said this in my review of book 2, but it just has to be said again: I completely and truly admire Rossi for not going down the frustrating path of a love triangle. I want to see more boy/girl friendships like this one. They banter, they care about each other, and most of all they are just friends.
Overall, it was a satisfying end to the trilogy and I look forward to Rossi's future titles.