Author: Veronica Rossi Website | Twitter
Stand Alone or Series: Under the Never Sky, #1
Genre: YA Fiction/Dystopian
Publisher: Harper Collins (January 3, 2012)
Hardcover: 374 pages
Available On: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository | Kindle | Nook
Description 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.
First Impressions: Under the Never Sky sounds very promising. I just hope it stand out and doesn't feel like the many others I have read.
Plot & Characters: It begins with aria being forced to leave her protected home. She is thrown out to die. In a world of wild violent storms and cannibal tribes, odds where not in her favor that is until she meets Perry.
The dual narrative helped the reader understand the world from both perspectives, from that of an outsider and that of a dweller. The added "magical/evolutionary" elements were amazing and made this a better story.
It was great that both Aria and Perry had goals and drives, they did not exist and were not there just to be the others love interest.
Final Thoughts: A great dystopian that shows us another world where I wouldn't last a minute. :)
Buy, Borrow or Skip: Buy.