Friday, March 2, 2012

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: January 3, 2012
Pages: 384
Star rating: 5/5
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. [Book Description from Amazon]

My review:

“A million ways to die. One way to live.”

Oh my word.

This book is…

Oh my word!

It’s been a while since I’ve read a dystopian THIS good.

This book has left me speechless. At first I wasn’t that thrilled with Aria, but once she was on the Outside, I began to like her a lot. She was so confident in the Pod. She knew who she was and how life worked and nothing was beyond her ability. But once she got on the Outside, she changed completely. She was a different person. The world was a different place and everything that gave her confidence in the Pod was useless on the Outside. So she had to trust Perry. Gracious, I loved Perry. For one thing, he was HOT. I don’t usually go for the blondes, but Perry was wild and fierce but at the same time, sensitive and tender. And come on…you have to admit, that’s really attractive. Perry and Aria had the sweetest, rarest love story! It was such a contrast from the harsh world around them. Let me tell you, I savored every moment of it.  

There was so much beauty in the world Veronica Rossi created. The Aether was supposed to be harmful and hurt anything in its path, but it was beautiful to me. I imagined it to be like the bottom of a swimming pool when the sunlight shines through the water. Blue ripples and swirls. And I loved the Stone Age type theme of life that existed Outside. It was so different from the technologically- centered life inside the Pod. The severe contrast of life in the Pod and life on the Outside was intriguing and captivating.

In conclusion, Under the Never Sky was a fantastic read that captured my imagination and thoughts the whole time I was reading it. It cured my awful dystopian fever that I’ve been suffering from for so long. The journey is perilous and the love story is unforgettable. (And the cover is gorgeous! The US cover, that is. I didn’t really like the UK cover.--->)      But beware- the cliffhanger kills.

Quick Content Review:

Language: Mild (Only three words, if I remember correctly.)

Violence: Mild- Moderate

Sexual: Mild
Great news! Under the Never Sky is in the process of being turned into a movie! And the sequel, Through the Never Sky, is due out in 2013! How am I going to wait that long?!


  1. I loved this book too, and I completely agree about the UK cover. What were they thinking! I'm excited to learn that they are making this into a movie because I think it would be fabulous!

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