My love for Veronica Rossi knows no bounds. I’ve been lucky enough to meet her several times and she’s always so sweet and puts up with my fangirling like a champ. I’ve been in love with her books from the beginning and after reading Into the Still Blue [and tweeting the hell out of my feels], I asked Veronica if she would be available to do an interview. And she said yes!
But, before we get to her answers, let’s check out the book, shall we?
The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi’s “masterpiece” Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Times bestselling Through the Ever Night (Examiner.com).
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.
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.
In this final book in her stunning Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi raises the stakes to their absolute limit and brings her epic love story to an unforgettable close.
Sounds good, right? [Hint: It’s amazing!]
1. How did the idea for the series come about?
Through lots of staring at walls, and imagining a world comprised of opposites. An advanced society, and a primitive one. The idea of safety and danger. Shelter and exposure. Male, female. It came to me that way, and also in images. I “saw” Perry first. Then I started imagining his world, his home, his problems. Aria came right afterward.
2. I could make a list of reasons why I love Aria and Perry. Why do you love them and why should we root for them?
There are lots of reasons, but I’ll mention one of my favorite qualities — one they both possess: they are driven. Neither one sits back and lets life happen to them. They have agency. They aren’t afraid to take action.
3. Did you know the ending right away?
4. What is the weirdest thing you googled while researching?
Can tattoo ink poison your bloodstream if it’s been infused with hemlock? That’s not that weird, but that one comes to mind first.
5. What was your favorite part about writing this series?
The fans. The bloggers. The writing itself. All of it.
6. Describe Into the Still Blue in 5 words.
How about three?
Thrilling. Epic. Romantic.
Speed [ish] round:
1. You get the call/email that you’re being published for the first time. What happens next?
Lots of silence and catatonic staring, alternating with bouts of utter hysteria. Then, eventually, champagne!
2. What three things would you take to a desert island?
Perry, Roar and Aria.
3. You can only read one book for the rest of your life. What is it?
Something by Jane Austen. Maybe PERSUASION.
4. Who are your favorite swoony boys?
Ugh, so many. Gale. Finnick. Gale…. Finnick.
5. Are there any authors that you fangirl over?
TONS. Megatons. I’m a booklover! Totally freak out of authors who can suck me into their stories, and their words.
Huge thanks to Veronica for
always dealing with my fangirling taking the time. Make sure you’re following her on Twitter, liking her Facebook page, subscribing to her blog and adding all of her books to your GoodReads shelf.
Now. To celebrate the release of Into the Still Blue, I’ve got a copy of for grabs! Giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships to you for free. Rules for the giveaway are under “terms and conditions” on the Rafflecopter widget.