Monday, March 05, 2012

Review: Under the Never Sky

Title: Under the Never Sky
Author: Veronica Rossi
Published: February 7, 2012
Source: BookPeople Review

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.

Veronica Rossi did an amazing job with Under the Never Sky. It was the kind of book that you couldn't put down, and didn't want to put down. A dystopian book that was a major hit with me! :)

Cover: The cover is absolutely gorgeous! I loved the Aether swirling around in the background! Plus the cover, even with all the trees and stuff in the background, is pretty simple and we know where our attention is supposed to be diverted! :) I love it!

Veronica did a great job with keeping the reader entertained. She kept us focus and intent on the story. It might've started off a little slow, but it gradually grew and made me fall in love with the story! Everything about it was simply amazing. The new technology was explained and it helped you understand the book better!

She switched off on POV's every few chapters or so, and it took me a little bit to get that. When she first switched, I was thinking, "Who is this Perry kid? How does Aria know him?" Then I realized that it was actually in his POV and I had my moment of blondness and moved on. The switch though helped me understand the story better and it was really interesting to see into the characters minds.

The way Veronica wrote her characters, it was like meeting a new person and watching them gradually change and grow before your eyes. She had her characters make a complete 180 from the people they were   and they were all amazing. Her characters were so strong and so brave that it was as if they had no fears in the world.

Aria is a beautiful, sweet, and a little curious 17 year old girl. She has one of the best voices around and that's what makes her a little different than the people in the Realms. That is until she is kicked out of the Realms and is forced out of the only home she has ever known. You watch Aria grow into a strong and fierce woman as you go through the book. She doesn't complain, and she is stubborn and will fight for what she thinks is right.

Then there's Perry, who is dark and mysterious, and a outsider. He is always saving Aria from the dangers that she doesn't know existed. He is harsh and rude at the beginning, but as you get inside his head, and farther in the book, he opens up. Telling Aria things that nobody has ever known about him. He is one of those people who will sacrifice himself if it means saving others. I LOVED PERRY, but all I thought while reading was "IT'S AGENT P!" from Phineas and Ferb! :)

All in All: I loved Under the Never Sky so much! I even wrote a poem about it.. It wasn't that bad, even if Anne wants to think it is!:) You should really consider picking up a copy of this book. It will leave you breathless and wanting much much more! :) 5 out of 5 tacos!

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