~ Book Review: Brooke (Under The Never Sky #2.5 ) by Veronica Rossi

Brooke (Under The Never Sky #2.5)Title:  Brooke (Under the Never Sky #2.5)
Author: Veronica Rossi   
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Pages: 82
Format: e-Book
Source: Bought
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Dystopian
Set just before the events of Into the Still Blue, the conclusion to Veronica Rossi's "masterpiece" Under the Never Sky trilogy (Examiner.com), 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.
When I first heard about this novella I wasn't so sure about it. I mean, it’s about Brooke, the other girl in Perry’s life. Yes, that is exactly how I saw it, but at the end, I was eagerly waiting to read about Brooke and what is hiding behind that hard shell. I am really glad I got a copy of it. Veronica Rossi delivered a beautiful story (or part of it). The writing here is poetic, is heartbreaking and sweet.  

In this story we see a whole different side of Brooke. In the beginning, she acts rude and careless. We all know she is not a fan of Aria, but her jealousy makes her character seem so much more dark and mean. She resents the fact that Perry does not want to be emotionally or physically involved with her anymore (come on! the boy is head-over-heels over Aria). But deep inside, Brooke is hurting. She lost her best friend, lost the love of her life, her sister just go back after being held captive for a year and her and the tribe has been forced to live in a cave.

Brooke is trying to move on, and wants to forget about her broken heart. She just wants to be loved and feel desired. I felt bad for her because she was hurting, and does not have anyone to confide in. I began to understand her and care for her. She is really strong, a fierce fighter and a loyal and devoted Tider. Once I got over her imperfections, I discovered a more playful and lovable Brooke. She redeemed herself and came to terms with her feelings and the people around her.

I absolutely loved the story and I am glad that we were given the opportunity to get to know Brooke more deeply. V. Rossi created another amazing story. This novella brings romance, swoony boys, Perry and redemption. Brooke will make your heart softer. 



  1. I love getting the opportunity to read novellas like this, so we can learn more about our favorite characters from series. :)


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