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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/3/2012
Pages: 384
Age range: 14 years
Source: Netgalley
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.

In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty.

First off, I’ll admit that I was a little confused when I started reading this book. As Aria described her world, I was thrown a bit trying to digest how her world worked. Fortunately, it didn’t take me long to get the gist of it and fall head first into this extraordinary new world.

The way the Dwellers and Outsiders live is so completely different, it was mind-boggling to read between Aria’s and Perry’s perspectives and realize how little they actually knew about each other. This only made for great tension throughout the book as Perry and Aria joined together to help each other journey back to Reverie. I also enjoyed reading about how drastic each character’s life was. These two take the cake when it comes to “opposites attract.”

I was constantly mesmerized while reading this book. Especially, when it came down to trying to figure out how these two saw each other. Reading from their point of views as they embarked on a dangerous journey into the unknown, put me down in the trenches with them. I love these types of novels and UNDER THE NEVER SKY is one you don’t want to miss!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


  1. I won an ARC of this and just read. I so agree with your review, especially the part about their lives being so different. Happy New Year!

  2. I posted my review of this today too and I agree 100% with you. :)


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