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Monday, April 16, 2012

Review: Under the Never Sky by: Veronica Rossi

Under the Never SkyUnder the Never Sky by: Veronica Rossi
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Series: Under the Never Sky #1
Page Count: 374
Format: Hardcover
Buy the Book: Amazon

Summary from Goodreads:
 Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered. This was worse.
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland - known as The Death Shop - are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild - a savage - and her only hope of staying alive.
A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile - everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky. 
 My Review:

The girl on the cover is what drew me in to read Under the Never Sky. She looks really rebellious and edgy. One thing I learned from reading this was that the cover portrays the story spectacularly.

 Under the Never Sky switches perspectives from Aria to Perry. Aria is what they call a Dweller, someone who lives inside the pods, which are areas closed off from the Outside. The main threat of the Outside to Dwellers is the Aether, a perpetual storm constantly brewing in what Aria calls the "never sky".

What I liked about this as far as dystopia goes is that it formed a plot all on its own and had virtually no stereotypes so often seen in dystopian books. There were some similarities but it was still significantly unique.

The world of Under the Never Sky is what amazed me most. In the places that aren't closed off in pods, the Aether storm rages in vicious rivulets across the sky. There are cannibals lurking and wolves and who knows what else out there. With Perry's help, Aria discovers a part of herself she never knew and a relationship that she never even dreamed would happen.

Perry is what people like Aria call Savages. Ridden with disease and infection, an encounter with one is the last thing Aria wants. When she meets up with Perry it takes a while for her suspicions to go away and let her see who he really is. Perry is a Scire and a Seer, a person with extremely heightened sense of sight and smell. 

From then on, Aria and Perry set off on an adventure that will shock them both. It definitely surprised me a good bit. The ending kind of confused me. There wasn't much elaboration on what happened. I couldn't really comprehend it well.
Official Rating:
 Four Un-Birthday Cakes!

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