My favorite part of working on this post was probably getting to (somewhat) re-read the Under the Never Sky series. Or rather, I skimmed and skipped to all the Aria and Perry moments. Which I enjoy doing anyway. Being a part of this tour just gave me an excuse to do it again. Aria and Perry are without a doubt one of my favorite YA couples. I tend to love relationships that start off with a bit of bickering, or in this case a Dweller and a Savage butting heads from the moment they meet, and then slowly but surely falling for one another as the tension (and passion) builds. That was most definitely the case here. They are so different and from opposite worlds and yet, the connection between them is undeniable.
It was tough coming up with my favorite moments between these two but hopefully as you read through my choices, you'll find yourself agreeing or if you haven't read the series yet, this will convince you to pick them up!
I can't believe I'm mentioning this but it's important! Perry finally starts to see Aria as more than a mole and she is touched by his kindness. Aria thinks she's dying and he has to tell her it's a normal female thing (awkward!). But he spends hours finding her a coat, boots, and more to help with the journey. And, he finally tells her his name.
Aria and Perry are alone in her room at Marron’s and she asks him two questions. To describe his temper to her and to stay with her for the night so they could miss Talon and her mother together. Even though he’s afraid that he could render to her, he stays.
Perry asks Aria to sing for him and she sings a song from her favorite Italian opera. She sings with abandon and he is just in awe of her. As she describes to him what the lyrics mean (it’s a love song), they slowly they hold hands.
The moment when Perry realizes he’s rendered to Aria. They’re lying in bed together (which surprises him), holding hands and the tension between them is as strong as ever. And just when I think they’re finally going to kiss, Perry leaves when it hits him that he’s rendered to her.
Pretty much all their kisses! Their first kiss was passionate and sweet and at that point, if they didn’t kiss soon I was going to throw a fit. (Just kidding. Maybe.) But I love the "Spontaneous Kiss" moment. Aria keeps trying to surprise Perry with random kisses and it’s the cutest thing ever.
When Aria and Perry are first reunited in Through the Ever Night. They run into each other's arms - kissing, smiling and mumbling about how much they missed each other. (And let's be honest, I missed them too. I hate waiting between books!)
I'm trying to keep this spoiler-free so even though there are a bunch of moments I'd like to mention from Into The Still Blue, I can't. But I will say this: they have a little getaway in a cave where lots of kissing, mushiness and all sorts of romance ensues. Enough said.
Which was your favorite moment? Do you have one I didn't mention?
(And did I convince you to read these books if you haven't?)
Don't forget to check out the rest of the tour!
Monday Jan 20 – Cuddblebuggery Book Blog
Live Chat with Veronica Rossi
Tuesday Jan 21 – I Read, Ergo I Write
UTNS Characters Are Here to Party!
Wednesday Jan 22 – The Cover Contessa
Discussion post on Roar & Aria’s Relationship
Thursday Jan 23 – That Artsy Reader Girl
Top 15 Reasons I Love the UTNS Series
Friday Jan 24 – The Story Siren
A Goodbye Letter
Sunday Jan 27 – Blkosiner’s Book Blog
Into The Still Blue Review