Apr 28, 2012

Review: Veronica Rossi - Under the Never Sky

Veronica Rossi - Under the Never Sky

• Pub Date: January 3, 2012
• Publisher: Harper Audio
• Format: CD 9hr 39min
• Age Range: Young Adult

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.

I received an ARC from Net Galley. Here's my honest review:

I tried this one a couple different ways. Reading the eARC just wasn't doing it for me. I met the author at a Dark Days event and still couldn't get into it. I finally gave it some time and got the audio book. MUCH better. Not sure why I was having such a tough time at the beginning, but this seemed to be a common complaint. After a while, though, the book gets much more interesting and easier to get lost in. Told in alternating points of view, Under the Never Sky will suck you into its world. You'll be asking for more, but not always in the good way.

The sudden love story doesn't always mesh with me, and in this one, it didn't feel forced but it did feel a bit off. While I grew to like them as a couple, the story obviously doesn't bode well for them. I guess we'll just have to wait for the next one to see how it all unfolds. But Aria is a brave yet naive girl. She has a lot to learn, as does Perry. Honestly, I liked his POV better.

This book has a bunch of twists and turns, and you never really know who's telling the truth. It contains a story about a dystopic society with two different classes of people, and when the worlds collide you never know what can happen. It's definitely entertaining once you get through a few chapters. I'm just glad I finally finished it!! But be prepared to not have all of your questions answered. It's a series, but it ends with everything up in the air!

Bottom Line: Check this out if you want a totally different dystopian read.


3.5 / 5 book sharks


  1. I'm proud of you for actually finishing. I know how much you struggled with reading this one. :)


  2. Great review! I wasn't planning to read this one but it's going to come out in Hebrew soon so I think I'm going to give it a chance.


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