Fri, May 11, 2012

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi Review

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi book cover

Under the Never Sky
By Veronica Rossi

Publication date: Jan. 3, 2012
Harper Collins, 374 pages
Source: Purchased

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.

— Goodreads.com description

If I had to choose, my favorite type of book just might be a tie between books set in castles and books set in the woods.

There’s something so thrilling about a book in which the characters are struggling to survive nature, always on the run. This is why I loved Divergent and Eve and The Hunger Games and Ashfall and Ashes and, goodness gracious, so many more.

This is also why I loved Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.

I don’t know why I waited so long to read this book, because as soon as I convinced myself to pick it up, I was swept away in the adventure, suspense and romance.

Under the Never Sky is a nice mashup between science fiction and dystopian, and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s a little slow to get into, sure, but once I did…I was just captivated and nervous and in love with the characters. And let me say it a little more clearly: the romance…yeah…so good. I’m dying to read the next book…the ending was just gasp-inducing!

If you’re a reader who loves exciting books, Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky is one you have to pick up.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Lori said:

    I need to read this one! It sounds so great!

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  2. Jamie said:

    YAHHHH. I’m so happy you loved this one!!! Definitely was slow to start but after that…I just COULD NOT STOP READING. Ah. Some of the tension between those two. AH. And both worlds were just equally as fascinating to me!

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  3. Jennie said:

    I have seen this one everywhere but for some reason just haven’t picked it up yet. I might have to change that after reading your review!

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  4. Vyki @ On The Shelf said:

    I wsa going to suggest Eve and Ashfall to you, then I saw them in your list 🙂 It was quite enjoyable, though some parts were predictable, but a good read all the same!

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  5. Magan @ Rather Be Reading said:

    Agreed about the slow to start part. I have been trying to figure out what to say in my review for this book forever. Still need to write it. :-/ Great job, Anna!

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  6. heidi said:

    Yay! I’m so glad you loved this one. I am SO with you on books set in the woods. For me, it’s probably survival books in general, but that was certainly what sucked me into Under the Never Sky. I also loved Percy and Aria, and can’t wait for more!

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  7. Adam @ Hitting On Girls said:

    Totally going to read this now. The cover had me thrown and the Goodreads description made it seem meh. But cannibals! Survival! Hooray!

    If you like books that are about people surviving in the woods then I recommend Lauren Oliver’s Pandemonium. Most of it is set in a survival-like situation and is very well done.

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  8. Erica said:

    I really cannot wait until the sequel to this one comes out – as I think its going to be just awesome!

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  9. Katie @ BlookGirl said:

    YES! I adored Under the Never Sky and think it may make it into my Top 5 of 2012. I loved all of the characters, and especially the way the romance was portrayed 🙂 So glad that you loved it!

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  10. Heidi @ YA Bibliophile said:

    I totally agree! For some reason I just never picked this one up but once I got in to it I devoured it! I really loved how different the characters were and getting to see things from both perspectives.I need the next one!

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  11. Tara said:

    I might have to give this one another try…

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  12. Samantha said:

    I literally just downloaded this book onto my Kobo, and now I am even more excited to read it!

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  13. Jasmine Rose said:

    I loved this book! It seemed like such a different dystopian, but it totally worked. I’m looking forward to the second book :]

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  14. jen said:

    I WANT A SMART EYE.

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  15. Melanie @thedailyprohecy said:

    When you name The Hunger Games and Eve, that’s more than enough for me to believe you that this is a great book 😀

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