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Into the Still Blue

Into the Still Blue - Veronica Rossi What a phenomenal ending to one of my absolute favorite series ever. Veronica Rossi has done something that so few authors have been able to do. She has created a series that was completely thrilling from beginning to end. There wasn't a single moment while reading these books that I wasn't completely engaged. There were so many times that I wanted to actually yell out loud because it was so exciting. Normally fight scenes are a little removed for me, but Veronica has a way of pulling me in, and making me love every minute.

There were so many things that happened in this book that I loved. Even the moments of heartache and fear. I loved how much she made me FEEL! Perry and Aria have a romance that stays exciting, and that is something that rarely happens in a trilogy. Even through their ups and downs, you could just feel how much they loved each other. My heart broke for them....though I can't tell you why, and I just ache for them.

One of my absolute favorite things about this series, is the friendships that are formed or strengthened. I adore the relationship between Aria and Roar. They love each other so much, and would do anything for each other. This is especially important now, while Roar is grieving the loss of Liv. It's fantastic how Rossi wrote this incredible, platonic relationship! Perry and Roar's relationship is tested, and it was so sad and sweet. While Perry holds his emotions in, Roar (as his name suggests, lets them all out with gusto. Watching them come to terms with the death of Liv, and their relationship with each other practically brought me to tears. Then there's Perry and Talon, his nephew. I adore the way that Perry loves him. Other surprising relationships are formed, and so many stories are expanded, it was all just so incredible.

As much as I loved it, there were parts that I was really sad about. I can't say I'm unhappy with them, because I can't expect everything to end perfectly, or the way I want it. Without suffering, and even death, it wouldn't be realistic at all, but it is still sad. The ending could have been a little more explosive, but that often happens with books that have so much build up. Even with the heartbreak, though, this book was everything I could have hoped for.

I can't wait until the rest of the world has read this book. I will be pushing this series on anyone and everyone that I can. (I love that I can do this with confidence, knowing that the series stays awesome the whole way through!!)

Veronica Rossi has made my AUTOMATIC BUY list. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!!

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