Thursday, November 28, 2013

Brooke: Review


Set just before the events of Into the Still Blue, the conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy (, this breathtaking novella is a satisfying stand-alone for new readers as well as an exciting glimpse at favorite characters from the trilogy. Pulsing with romance and danger, Brooke will leave readers desperate for the conclusion to this epic and unforgettable saga.

The only fight she can't win is the one for Perry's heart. Following the stunning climax in Through the Ever Night, the Tides have been forced to seek shelter from the Aether storms in a dismal, secluded cave. But Brooke's memories of the cave go back much further, to when she and Perry used to come here together. That was before Perry fell in love with Aria and before Vale's dealings with the Dwellers altered the course of the Tides forever.

Now, with her sister back from a haunting year in captivity and Aria lying unconscious in the sick bay, Brooke struggles to put the pieces of her life back together. Without Perry, who is she? And what is her role in this frightening new world? As these questions swirl about her, an old threat to the Tides resurfaces, and Brooke is forced to put the lives of her people before her own. But in taking this step outside of herself, Brooke may finally discover what she truly wants.


Brooke is quite stunning. More than Roar and Liv, and Roar is my favorite character in the trilogy. Although Brooke is not my favorite character in the trilogy, she has an outstanding personality and a strong will that she has a potential to be a really great character and can be really likable (although not for me). It's kind of sad that she's only a secondary character. I think I might actually have fun reading about Brooke.

Brooke is set between Through The Ever Night and Into The Still Blue. Brooke is furious, losing her love to a person that most of the tribe despises. She needs to take care of the Dwellers, which is totally not her favorite job. And she needs to help take care of threats coming from every direction. But as she tries to get over Perry while doing her job, she discovers what she truly wants.

Although this novella is not necessarily important to the plot development of the trilogy, Brooke is a must read. As I've said before, Brooke is a strong character. Many will find her likable even with her bitterness towards... well, everything at that moment. The setting is great too. It sets the perfect stage for Brooke to discover what her heart truly wants and to grow up. Too bad this is just a novella. If this is actually a real honest-to-goodness book, I might actually enjoy reading it.

This is a novella you should dive for if you like Under The Never Sky trilogy.

Rating: 8.5/10

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