Title: Under The Never Sky
Author: Veronica Rossi
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pub Date: January 3, 2012
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
My Edition: ARC that I picked up at Comic Con
Exiled from her comfortable home, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland-called the Death Shop-are slim. Violent energy storms can strike suddenly, and even the vary air she breathes might kill her. Then Aria meets and Outsider name Perry. He’s wild, dangerous-a savage. He’s also her only hope.
Because Aria alone holds the key to his redemption, Perry needs her, too. Their unlikely alliance will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This book was everything that I look for in a good dystopian. Also Aria and Perry have some misconceptions about each other. These misconceptions are what at first drives the plot of this book.
Also enjoyed the fact that people really do live differently. Aria lives in a society that has domes and is really nice and civilized. Not everyone has that luxury. Also like that Aria has a beautiful voice and that’s why she has the name Aria, because it was a gift from her mother.
What I really liked was right at the beginning when Aria was being attacked by someone she knew, Perry comes in and saves her, but not how she thinks. He really hurts the guy and then a fire starts. This fire really hurts the people that live in the Domes or Realms as Aria calls them. The Realms are sections of the society she comes from. Every Realm or Dome is governed by a council.
Her and Perry’s enemy is the son of a council member. So Soren is very determined to get back at both of them, even though he is the one responsible. Aria gets exiled because of Soren’s vengenance. She misses her mother terribly when she is exiled.
Perry is like no other character I’ve ever met. He’s fierce, determined and focus on the task at hand. Then there’s the fact that he is trying to find food for his tribe. He needs the tribe to survive. He cares deeply about those that he loves. His nephew is what he holds dear.
Yet, as Perry and Aria are thrown together, we learn so many things about both of them. Both of them start to learn to trust each other and learn what makes the other person special. Not to mention, Aria learns that her gift is not a new thing, but rather something that her mother had enhanced in her.
There were so many twists and turns in this book. It felt very well done. I like that those twists and turns didn’t hinder the book, but added something special to the story. I also like how Perry learns to be kind. He feels something for Aria and vice versa, yet both are hesitant because they are not sure of the future.
We learn that Outsiders, or the Savages as Aria calls Perry’s people have been experimented on because they need to understand why these people are surviving on the outside. It’s a well done plot point. Also the fact that two people who are completely different can get along when necessity requires.
The romance between Aria and Perry is really unique. I also like that they got together in a very different way. Yet as I was rooting for them, I found myself surprisingly liking when Perry and Aria are tender towards one another.
Under The Never Sky I was surprised had a very nice ending, but left me wondering if there will be more. A lot of twists, good love story, good plot and character development makes this a must read, when it comes out January 3, 2012