Review: Under The Never Sky
Title: Under The Never Sky
Series: Under The Never Sky # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy/Dystopian
Author: Veronica Rossi
Release Date: January 3, 2011
Book: Paragraphs Books/Netgalley
“Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.
As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.
They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers a barbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love – one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY.”
I enjoyed how the readers got to be in both Aria and Perry’s shoes. The point of view switches weren’t confusing but enhance your reading experience even more in this book. All I know is that once I got the answers I was seeking from one character, I was desperate to get into the other characters mind to seek more there.
There were a few surprised that took me by surprise. The emerging of powers/senses as well as the love interest really gave me something smile about. Just when I knew I thought what will happen, Ms. Rossi twist and turns made me smile even larger!
Ms. Rossi created a uniquely and fresh dystopian book will blow your mind away! It is captivating from the very first page! With the great build up of characters and plotting, this is a book you want to read!
I give it 4 BITES!