Book Review | Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Title: Under the Never Sky

Author: Veronica Rossi

Series: Under the Never Sky #1

Genres: Dystopian, Paranormal Romance, Post Apocalyptic

Publication/Year: HarperCollins • 2012

Page Numbers: 270

Format: eBook

Synopsis from Goodreads: 
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.
My Rating: ★★★★★

Quote(s) I Like:
"If it moves I kill it. Then I gut it, skin it and eat it." - Perry

"I never viewed you as being inferior in any way. The Outsider half of you is the part I love most. It's your tenacity. Your curiosity about my research and the Realms. I know your fire comes from that part of you." - Lumina

My Thoughts:
What took me so long to read this series?!

Veronica Rossi has created such an amazing world and an awesome group of characters. From the beginning I was a bit confused, but after a few chapters everything meshed and made more sense.

This follows Aria and Perry. Two very different people from different sides of life. Aria is a dweller. She lives under the dome in Reverie where everyone lives life virtually. She mistakenly trusts Soren to give her information about her mother, but things go wrong and her life is literally at stake. Fortunately she gets saved, but she must pay for insolence and is kicked out of Reverie to live Outside.

Perry is an outsider (or savage as the dwellers call them). He saved Aria the night Soren harmed her. He also took her eye piece. He lives with his brother and nephew. Things go wrong for him when his nephew is taken by dwellers and he tries to save him.

Both Aria and Perry must find ways to live their lives trying to survive and help one another. As they help each other they learn the truth about their homes and decide to make changes.

Despite not standing each other and believing rumors of one another's kind, their relationship blossoms into something sweet which is breathtakingly marvelous in so many ways.

My favorite secondary characters have to be both Roar and Cinder. Roar kept me laughing every time he popped up and Cinder kept me intrigued, especially since he can control the Aether. Cinder is very interesting and I'm hoping to find out more about him and his power/gift.

That cliff hanger though... Oh My Gosh. I need answers!

Veronica Rossi has created such an outstanding piece of work with this post-apocalyptic, dystopian world. I am excited to continue on with the series!

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