(Under the Never Sky, #1)
by Veronica Rossi
Released |January 3nd 2012 by HarperCollins|
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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.
I did not think that I would enjoy Under the Never Sky as much as I did. Maybe that's why it took me so long to read, but I'm so glad I finally decided to pick up the audio book from the library. I really enjoyed the world that Veronica Rossi created. With the Realms and the smart eyes and all those other awesome things that make up this book, were very unique. I can't wait to get my hands on book 2 :) Oh and I don't know why I thought this book involved fairies. That's what I get for not reading the synopsis lol
When I first started the book I was a bit confused about things. I didn't really understand what was happening and wasn't really connecting to any of the characters. But as the book progressed, I found myself enjoying the constant bickering between Aria and Perry. I thought it was annoying in the beginning, but I came to love it. I liked Aria :) At first, I wasn't connecting with her but then she started to show how awesome she could be. She was smart and I enjoyed all the questions she would ask and her determination to keep pushing forward. And I also enjoyed the relationship between her and Perry and can't wait to see where book 2 leads too. I loved Perry! HE was awesome even though at times he could be a little bit headstrong. He was a tough guy, but had a lot of family issues he was dealing with and I felt sympathy towards him.
I enjoyed the journey the two took together and the people the crossed paths with. Cinder was an awesome side characters and I'm hoping there is more of him in book two. And I would also like to know why he is the way he is. I also don't know how I feel about Roar. It's not that I didn't like him or anything, but I think I need to see more of him. I enjoyed the romance aspect of this book and the action was pretty awesome as well. I can't wait to pick up book 2 and am mad that I haven't read this book sooner!