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Fighting to survive in a ravaged world, a Dweller and a Savage form an unlikely alliance in New York Times bestselling author Veronica Rossi's "unforgettable. Veronica rossi under the never sky series epub gratis. The Under the Never Sky trilogy was a really solid book series for me. Each character was compelling and . Author: | Language: English | ISBN: B00A2ZIL8Q | Format: EPUB In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy.

Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Fighting to survive in a ravaged world, a Dweller and a Savage form an unlikely alliance in New York Times bestselling author Veronica Rossi's "unforgettable dystopian masterpiece" Examiner. 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.

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. In alternating chapters told in Aria's and Perry's voices, Under the Never Sky subtly and powerfully captures the evolving relationship between these characters and sweeps readers away to a harsh but often beautiful world.

Continuing with Through the Ever Night and concluding with Into the Still Blue, the Under the Never Sky trilogy has already been embraced by readers in twenty-six countries and been optioned for film by Warner Bros.

The second book, Through the Ever Night, was a N We want your feedback! You know, basic dystopian elements. That is where this book lacks the most. The reader is flung into the story, head first, without any background information. We don't know what caused Aria's society to live in pods. We know nothing about her society except that they have these realms. We know nothing about the Aether or the Unity. This is the most background information we are given: And speaking of the Aether, that angered me the most.

What is an Aether storm? I don't know and neither will you. Unless, of course, you are a mind reader. If you are, please share the secrets of this universe with me! There were so many holes in the story that I just could. Throwing around capitalized words does not impress me. The writing style was another issue for me. I had a lot of trouble getting into the beginning. In fact, I almost wanted to give up, but I was told to stick with it because "the beginning is rough, but it's worth it in the end.

Ok, yeah. I didn't see it that way. I'd say a little more than the first half is very rough. I found it difficult to keep up with what was going one because not a lot of time is used to describe what was happening. One minute the characters are having a conversation and the next sentence they are walking in the forest. This book could have used better transitioning. It didn't feel "smooth" to me. However, my fellow readers are right. The book is noticeably better during the last half. If only the first half could get it's act together!

All in all, again, this isn't a bad book, but clearly holds the markings of newbie mistakes. I will most likely check out the sequel because I like where Rossi is going with things and who knows? Maybe she will surprise me. ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

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I had heard so many great things about it, but since it isn't my usual "type" of story, I kept putting it off. Recently, the Audible edition was on sale and so I picked it up and decided to finally give it a go. Unfortunately, this book left me feeling a little disappointed. It was good, but I expected to be blown away after all of the hype.

Again, this isn't my normal "type" of read. I'm not and it ended up being "okay" for me. This is a futuristic dystopian story, with sharply divided "sects" of people.

There are the dwellers, who live in enclosed compounds, such as Reverie, where Aria is from. The dwellers live a "virtual" existence, never leaving the confines of their compounds, but experiencing different realms through the use of a device called a "smarteye". In many ways, they are the privileged class, but their entire existence is a lie facilitated by the use of virtual reality. Outside of the dweller compounds there are several different "tribes". These people live under the harsh conditions of the tumultuous Aether, with danger lurking everywhere.

They are viewed as primitive and barbaric by the dwellers, simply referred to as the "outsiders". Some are hunters, some are cannibals and some possess supernatural abilities. They are as harsh as the environment in which they live. When Aria is cast out of her dweller compound, she sets off in search of her mother. A scientist working at the compound Bliss, her mother has gone missing. Despite finding herself in a dangerous situation that she is unprepared to navigate, Aria is determined to make her way to Bliss and find her mother.

Before long, Aria crosses paths with Perry. Perry is an outsider and an exceptional hunter. He has the ability to scent things that are undetectable to others, from great distances. His supernatural ability has been an asset to his tribe, even as he exists in the periphery under his brother's rule. When Perry's nephew is stolen by dwellers and taken to a compound for studies, Perry sets out to rescue him. He partners with Aria to find the dweller compound. They form a friendship based on necessity.

Aria needs Perry to survive in the Outside world that is foreign to her. He needs her to find his way to the dweller compound and to gain entry. The two set out on their journey, against all odds. Along the way, they face multiple threats and setbacks. Amidst the danger, Perry and Aria's relationship grows into far more than a partnership based on necessity.

They fall in love, even knowing that their relationship would be forbidden. Outsiders and dwellers do not like one another.

While there were parts of this story that I did enjoy, like the love story between Aria and Perry. I had a hard time connecting with the storyline. I wanted to get lost in the world that the author crafted, but I just couldn't. The whole dystopian, futuristic setting was kind of grim and off-putting to me. In the end, this ended up being an "okay" read for me.

I can see the appeal, but it just wasn't my cuppa. There were things that I liked about the story, but it just wasn't the type of story that speaks to me or is particularly compelling for me. View all 20 comments. He jerked when she traced the shape of the wings on his skin, a groan sliding out of him.

Perry silently cursed himself. He couldn't have sounded more savage if he'd tried. I fell so in love with this book that I scrapped my original thought to do a rolling montage of a girl walking in combat boots with her hair blowing in the wind while the theme song of The Young And The Restless played in the background.

I realized that I just wanted to talk about the damn book without being s He jerked when she traced the shape of the wings on his skin, a groan sliding out of him. I realized that I just wanted to talk about the damn book without being sarcastic or witty for a change.

Yes, I had this entire scene playing out in my head because of that damn soap opera book cover which, btw, is actually a cool looking cover. Surprisingly enough, just about every single thing which would normally make me rant, jeer and shake my head was present in this book. There was serious pining, prose bordering on purple, crazy names, more romance than needed for sci-fi, a few hazy world building details, etc.

Yet, I found that this author had the talent to pull it all off in such a way that I didn't mind hearing 20 times how Aria had the scent of violets imagine that! Rossi has got the flair. Not the "spirit fingers" type of flair, but she has that certain "something" when it comes to her writing which makes me want to be dropped down into the middle of this crappy dystopic world and spend time with Aria, Perry and Roar - simply because I want to be in the presence of such dynamic personalities.

The writing style was third person rotating PoV's. Now that's something you don't see every day. Usually, third person flows in and out among the characters without hard edged distinctions.

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In this tale, the main characters got separate chapters, yet the perspective stayed focused on the atmosphere around the characters instead of a first person account. I could relate to what Aria and Perry were thinking and feeling, even without the use of "I" in the story.

My stomach was doing flip-flops at certain crucial points in the book. In a good way! The world was complex, yet still had a few gaps that needed to be filled in. Hopefully, we'll get more answers in the next couple of books about the world structure and genetic twists this science almost feels like magic. The first few chapters were pretty darn confusing.

Once I met Perry and started to see who he was as a person, I found myself falling hard and fast. Even though most of my review will focus on the characters and feelings, I should add that there was a healthy does of adventure, survival, world politics, techie stuff virtual reality , etc. It wasn't all swoony fluff.

This is probably a girlier form of sci-fi. Normally, I prefer to keep my romance isolated to other genres because I want to see more of the techie side of sci-fi. With this book, the romance was the draw. And this time, was I not only okay with it, but I was completely absorbed in it. A story like Aria and Perry's is rare.

I devoured every moment of their interaction because it was absolutely beautiful. While I am happy that the world and story was interesting and engaging, I will let you read someone else's review if you want a book summary.

It amused me to no end that Perry's first impression of Aria was that she literally stunk because of where she'd come from. We'll be here all night if I tell you everything I liked about the story, so I'm going to end this review with the main reason why I will be gushing about this book: Peregrine Perry - I have kids who have watched Phineas and Ferb , so it was hard not to think of Perry the Platypus when seeing the name Perry. This character has to be one of my new favorite male characters.

He's tough, protective, and strong I adore characters with multiple layers. His hair looked like it had never seen a brush. Snarled blonde ropes, all uneven in length and color, coiling in every direction. As he'd spoken, she could've sworn she'd glimpsed canines that were slightly too long and canine. But nothing was more hideous than his eyes.

The Savage's eyes were bright green but also reflective, like the eerie gaze of a nocturnal animal.

He didn't have a clue what book he'd chosen. He couldn't read. Had never learned. He walked out of the cave before she could see that and call him a stupid Savage. He smiled. It was the lion grin she'd only seen a few times. Sweet and engaging, with a hint of shyness. It showed a whole part of him she didn't know. Peregrine or Perry? She didn't know what to call him. Perry made her shoes from book covers and taught her how to find berries. Peregrine had tattoos and flashing green eyes.

He twirled a knife without fear of cutting himself and put arrows through people's necks. Aria - She's got some attitude, but still falls into a very acceptable version of normal. She isn't badass for no apparent reason, nor is she a complete dumb girl who needs to be rescued non-stop.

And at least the reason for her being named Aria made more sense than what I've seen in other stories America Singer comes to mind.

Roar - I want me a Roar. I'm kicking myself now for not reading his prequel with Liv first. This will have to be fixed asap because I loved Roar almost as much as Perry. His playful and good-natured cockiness balanced Perry's serious nature perfectly. Up close, she saw the gleam in Roar's gaze. He had a prince's looks but a pirate's eyes.

I have nothing else to say. I will be having a serious book fantasy about these characters and world over the next few days while anxiously awaiting my chance to dig into book 2 of this series. Of warmth and calluses. Soft and hard together. She absorbed the beauty of him and his world. Of every moment over the past days. All of it, filling her up like the first breath she'd ever taken. And never had she loved life more.

View all 65 comments. Nov 04, Vinaya rated it it was amazing Shelves: Under The Never Sky first caught my attention because the title seemed so I've been out of the loop for a while now, so I hadn't even heard of this book, but when HarperCollins put me on auto-approve, I took a chance and requested.

And I'm really glad I did. First things first, this is not strictly a dystopian novel. Nitpicky, I know, but while it is post-apoca "A world of nevers under a never sky. Nitpicky, I know, but while it is post-apocalyptic fiction, it doesn't fit into my parameters of what a dystopian should be. In fact, this works way, way better as science fantasy than any other genre. Aria is a Dweller, a girl who grew up in virtual Realms her whole life, sheltered by the Pods, living her life through the make-believe worlds she accesses through her Smarteye, the eyepatch that lets her tap into her virtual reality.

But her fantasy life takes a degree turn when her mother goes missing and she becomes involved in a crazy escapade in the real world. It is there that she first encounters Peregrine, a Savage from the outside, the world they call The Death Shop, where reality is harsh, disease-ridden and dangerous.

When Aria is falsely accused of doing something treasonous and cast out into the Death Shop, she has no-one but her wits and Perry to fall back on.

These two complete strangers from opposite worlds enter into an uneasy partnership to rescue the people most beloved to them, finding through their journey that the things they never questioned before need to be examined after all.

I loved this book. It was everything I expected Blood Red Road to be, and wasn't. The narrative is told from dual perspectives, so we get a clear picture of both Perry and Aria's lives, their prejudices, their beliefs, their emotions. The lives of this hugely mismatched couple has been so different, they might as well be living on different planets. Rossi does a beautiful job drawing them onto common ground, first through extenuating circumstances and mutual need, and then through a deeper understanding of the other person's perspectives, down to a level of personal growth that eventually makes them respect and understand each other better.

The worldbuilding in this book was fascinating, but not entirely clear. There is something called the Unity, and then some sort of devastating apocalypse that drives people underground into the Pods and then seals them into that kind of lifestyle. Apparently, the Pod people hah! Also, how did the Outsiders survive this apocalyptic event, if the Dwellers ran away in fear of their lives in the first place?

However, these questions are not as annoying as they could be. Rossi manages to give you a feel of the world without dumping all the details.

You get the feeling that she's holding off on some good stuff to populate the second book, but not in a mean I-want-to-sell-more-books way, but more in a I-don't-want-to-infodump way.

I really liked the way she builds Perry and Aria's characters. Perry, in a shocking turn of events, doesn't immediately appeal to Aria. In fact, she finds him sinister and sort of disturbing, due to his unnaturally long canines.

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Perry, in turn, finds Aria outright disgusting in the beginning, with her artificial breeding and her aroma of rot. It takes a lot of adjustment for them to begin to even see each other as people, rather than a means to an end.

Even when Perry begins to admire her, it's more because of her unflinching courage and goodness than the fact that she starts to smell better. There's a lot happening in this book that I don't want to give away, cumulating in a plot twist that blew my mind, but it never seems too busy, if you know what I mean. Rossi holds the reins of the story expertly right through to the very end, and none of the storylines go galloping away into the mists.

You are perfectly aware of what is happening and what is left to happen. This is not a deeply nuanced book, but it's a lot of fun to read. I wavered between four and five stars on this one, but I gave it the five because I enjoyed it so much. It was a quick, fast-paced read that gave me all the right vibes, and I really needed that after the disappointment of Hallowed. I hope you guys will give this book a chance, because even if you don't love it like I did, I'm fairly sure you'll like it, and that's a pretty good point in it's favor, yes?

View all 32 comments. I thought Tatiana's comparisons between this and Blood Red Road were spot on, Under the Never Sky is definitely a very similar kind of book but without the strange dialect that sometimes made the other difficult to appreciate at times. They both focus on the dystopian aspect, instead of getting caught up in a romantic whirlwind, they both feature a journey that keeps the novels fast-paced and interesting, and I can honestly say that I cared about the characters in both books.

The romance, when i I thought Tatiana's comparisons between this and Blood Red Road were spot on, Under the Never Sky is definitely a very similar kind of book but without the strange dialect that sometimes made the other difficult to appreciate at times. The romance, when it arrives, is told perfectly. It didn't feel rushed or "insta" and I liked Aria and Perry enough already to want them to be together.

Perry was an especially intriguing character, his past and his motives for doing what he does throughout the novel endeared me to him almost immediately.

He does seem to think that monthly ladythings smell like violets but, oh well, nobody gets it right all the time As well as Blood Red Road , I recognised similarities between this and another dystopia I've read recently: Both use the idea of humanity being split into two, those "lucky" enough to make it into the domes and those who are forced to live outside - the latter of which are meant to be the underprivileged and uneducated group.

Of course, things are not all what they seem and the domes aren't as rosy as they first appear. A fact which becomes apparent when a boy and girl from each world happen to meet. The difference is that Under the Never Sky is just an all round better book, in terms of writing, plot and characters. In Pure the reader is bombarded with overly descriptive and often shocking imagery, it's okay at first but after a while I began to wonder where the actual story was amongst the descriptions.

The characters were only as good as their weird physical portrayal and had little personality. So if you were wondering which of the two to go for, here's my recommendation. Though I can't say this is the best book or most unique storyline I've ever read, I found it very entertaining with all of the elements balanced just right: I'm really looking forward to the sequel.

View all 14 comments. Actual rating: There were two kinds of people living on Earth, the Dwellers and the Outsiders. The former were called "Moles Actual rating: The former were called "Moles" by the Outsiders and the latter "Savages. As I mentioned above, there were two main characters in this book, Perry and Aria. Perry was a tall, muscular, and also has rare abilities among the Outsiders. And there was Aria , a Dweller whose life went totally wrong from an accident.

What's special about her was her unbelievably amazing voice, the angelic, falcon soprano. Besides them, there were Vale Perry's older brother, the Blood Lord , Talon Vale's son , Cinder an amazing boy with supernaturally awesome skill , Roar, and some others. In the beginning, because of their different races, they sort of despised each other a lot.

Not knowing what Perry was capable of, Aria didn't think twice before showing her emotions or thoughts when she was around him, and that was how he realized that a part of him was really curious about this "Mole. Go get her, Perry! When would you stop denying your feeling, buddy? Before he got interested in her, we all know that she was a Dweller, someone who was carefully created like a test tube baby, imo , so basically everything about her was perfect and flawless compared to the Outsiders.

Unfortunately, she wasn't made for living in the wild. With the time flowed, she started to feel unease; her body could barely tolerate the stimulus in the outside world, and she was dying. However, she was so much stronger and awesome than she thought, as an unexpected truth revealed by her mother, Lumina, a scientist from her hometown, how miraculously her body worked made sense, umm Her scent had changed.

The rancy Dweller musk was almost gone. Her skin breathed a new scent into the air, faint but unmistakable. He smelled violets. He took a step back, swearing silently as it hit him. Or both. Speaking of weirdness, there were other departments that happened magically in the Realms. Just imagine living in your imagination all the time and all you have to do is daydreaming and then everything you wish will come true.

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How great the life will be! For example, here was a heated discussion that I enjoyed a lot. Especially that. There are no risks in the Realms. And it actually feels real? Perry rolled his eyes. I won't believe you, Scire or not. The bond between them grew stronger and so did their inner connection.

Their moments became sweeter and more romantic, making me swoon and blush the entire time. They reached for each other then like some force had pulled their hands together.

Aria looked at their fingers as they laced together, bringing her the sensation of his touch. She absorbed the terror and beauty of him and his world. The pure love between them seemed extremely beautiful and peaceful. This is what love should be like all the time, isn't it?

Wait a sec, this is just the beginning! She wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him. The soft warmth of his mouth sent a wave of fire through her. Perry froze, then his arms tightened around her ribs as he deepened their kiss. They molded together, fitted against each other with stunning perfection.

Sometimes I was pretty amazed by how Perry struggled to conceal his true feeling for Aria and vice versa. There were always some subtle changes between them, tiny enough to be unnoticed. And later, they would suddenly get emotional when it came to each other under different circumstances. That's kind of pure perfection for me, too. Although she'd been searching for her mom since the beginning when she said she had to go to the Bliss to do some research, I knew what'd happen in the end.

But knowing it beforehand was a lot different from seeing it for myself. Eventually, she found what she was looking for and he did have a clue about that person's whereabouts, but it hadn't finished yet. Throughout the whole story, I've been wondered about the meaning behind the characters' names. Every single name had its own origin and I think the author did a good job in naming them.

I could find the relation among them and mostly they were perfectly matched. Aside from this aria the way she sang and the song belonged only to her dearest mother and her , another possible reason for her name was the astounding fact that she was view spoiler [ probably an Audile. The Outsider side of her showed something more than the surface in the story.

As for the ending, that was exactly the reason I decided to give this book a half more star in my rating! Just when I thought it would end like that and planned on closing the book, the very last paragraph in the last chapter almost moved me to tears! That scene was seriously beautiful, and touching.

It was an implicit paragraph but we all know what it meant obviously. That's the power of words, and it's also the first time I'm deeply touched by them. It's one of my all-time favorite series as well so the feeling of deja vu definitely gave this book some bonus points!

What did she say? It just made me love this book even more! Most important of all, what I enjoy most about Veronica Rossi's writing style is that she did a fantastic job in depicting everything in details. For example, I really appreciated the way Perry made many delicate observations throughout the story, from the moment he met Aria to how he scented every little trail on either an object or even abstract emotion.

In the beginning, I didn't pay lots of attention to these subtle descriptions, but the deeper I got into the story, the more obvious I realized. It was like the first time I noticed how a seemingly ordinary feeling could turn out to be a natural beauty, the kind that I didn't even know existed. The realization made me speechless and I think it's one of the best reasons why you should read this book.

Just because the littlest things were described colorfully doesn't mean the emotional expressions were the same. What I'm saying is that I could picture those details about either the atmosphere around the main characters or the surrounding environment precisely, but I kept feeling incomplete. For me, the exaggerating emotions are the most indispensable essences in a story, but sadly, I couldn't relate to their intensity when they experienced an emotional wreck here.

If there were more descriptions on how the characters truly felt, it would absolutely get a solid 5 stars from me, or even more! This book is not just a story; it's more like the reality in life. For example, because the Dwellers lived in their own world, completely isolated from the outside one and they could simply do anything, or go anywhere by thinking and picturing it, and then the next second they were right there.

The place they belonged to was just a virtual Realm and thus in my opinion, the concept is very similar to our so-called "ivory tower". People staying in their own little world and knowing nothing about what happen around them in reality are exactly the Dwellers here so that's why they can't survive by themselves once they are out of their box.

Also, since they don't have to learn anything "real", they have no idea about what it's like being in the woods, fighting for their life, experiencing intimacy, or putting themselves into others' shoes. Hence, the fact that Aria was forced to live with the "savages" is what I appreciate most in this story. It seems to teach us a lesson about how to gain courage, strength, and never be afraid of the inevitable through her experiences and perhaps, you'll be lucky enough to find your Prince Charming during the process.

Anyway, all I'm saying is that it's really rare to realize something more than a story in this type of books and I hope you can read it whole-heartedly to capture the profounder meaning on your own. View all 57 comments. I tried twice. The writing style is way too choppy, and there are so many pronouns that I get lost on what the heck is going on. However, maybe it is me since many other readers have no problems reading it AND clearly they enjoy it.

So, don't let my inability to read this book stop you from giving it a try. Yes I'm eating crow. I was wrong! Don't be shocked.

It happens often. I know you can't believe it but yeah, I was wrong. This turned out to be a go I tried twice.

This turned out to be a good book with a bad, boring start. I ended up really, really liking it. I'll write more later I'm sure you've heard that before but no, I gotta catch up on my reviews eventually. View all 29 comments. Why are more people not talking about these books?! This trilogy was so fun! It's probably my favorite dystopian series aside from The Hunger Games. The characters are all likable and the first 2 books are really well done! The third one kind of falls apart, but that also seems to fit the bill for dystopian YA trilogies.

I read it so long ago I don't have a ton of detailed thoughts, but I just had to share that I really enjoyed it and recommend it! View all 7 comments.

I need to explain myself here. I do not DNF because I do not like this book. So, let me tell you the long story short. In , I was in a bookshop as usual , and I saw this gorgeous book. Let's be honest, the sky on the cover is to die for. So, I bought it. And then in I bought the second book and in the last one.

But, I never read it. Until just recently, I thought I need to explain myself here. Until just recently, I thought that I would never read it. But because an amazing person recommended it to me, the first time I came to visit my parents, I decided to give it a chance. I read only five chapters and let me tell you, the translation is offensive with how bad it is. I looked for an excerpt to read in English.

The voice of the narrator sounds completely different, in English, it's way better. Plus, there so many grammatical mistakes and typos in the Czech translation!

It just made me so angry. And let me tell if I see those than something is seriously wrong with the book! Some sentences make no sense, things are wrong. When the book started, it was said that Echo and Bane are brothers but then, couple pages later it makes it sound like Echo and Bane are brothers of Soren. I cannot bear it and let a poorly done translation destroy a potentially good book for me.

View all 21 comments. I also think that with some of the so-called "brainy" books, people mistake confusion for intricacy. How else to explain why so many people thought LOST was brilliant? Sorry if you like LOST. Um, maybe, but that doesn't necessarily mean good. A knot can be complex, but if your instructions were supposed to be a bow and you did a knot anyway, and nobody around you can untangle it, you didn't really do what you were told to do, and it defeats the purpose. The sky is full of something called "Aether," which I'm guessing is a solar storm.

I'm also guessing that being in such close proximity to these probably-radioactive again, never explicitly spelled-out rays forced humanity into hiding. The heroine, Aria, is one of these: On the other hand, you have Outsiders, or people who don't live in the pods and continue to forage in the ruins of humanity like hunter-gatherers. Dwellers derogatorily refer to them as Savages.

They are tattooed, and a lot of them have X-Men-like powers, which I think they refer to as Scires. The hero, Perry, is one of these. He has two superpowers, the ability to smell "tempers," or emotions, and acute vision. The author certainly didn't provide insight into how humanity diverged, or why.

The story kicks off when a bunch of teens go out to be wild, as teens do, and Aria ends up taking the fall for the leader's son. She gets kicked out of her pod, and left to die in the desert. Here, she meets Perry, who saved her from death already. The way she treats him is pretty awful and until they suddenly decide they are in love, both of them basically hate each others' guts.

Aria thinks he's a meanie savage and Perry thinks she's an over-entitled shit who is too stupid to live. I must admit, my sympathies lay more with Perry - especially when Aria plunges headfirst into a coven of cannibals.

You can have post-apocalyptic novels where the end world has little in common with the original. Margaret Atwood's MaddAdam trilogy is another example, where genetic and technologic manipulation have basically caused society to implode, warping the natural into the unnatural. But both of these books, which I liked incidentally, had solid answers for the hows and the whys. Too many things were left unanswered, and the story was not really all that different from other HUNGER GAMES copycats who wanted to create that same dystopian environment without adding the same amount of stakes, world-building, or character development.

The result? A painful drag of a read. Apr 25, Sh3lly GrumpyBookGrrrl. Oh yeah, oh yeah. This was awesome! I have had this on my TBR shelf since and it ended up being one of those where you ask yourself, "Why did you wait so long?!

There may be some stinkers out there or some big old Mehs, but then you get one like this and are like: Okay, maybe I exaggerate. A little. It's set in a dystopian-like world where a catastrophe has r Oh yeah, oh yeah. It's set in a dystopian-like world where a catastrophe has rendered the sky into an "Aether," where storms and lightening kill everything from the soil and trees to people.

The luckiest people that is arguable went into domes for protection. There, they have developed technology to live in Realms, through an eye piece like a virtual reality. They have changed their biology and physiology so much that the females don't even menstruate anymore!

So, our main character, Aria, gets exiled into the wastelands and meets Peregrine Perry an Outsider. A savage.

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They form an unlikely and unwilling alliance - Aria wants to find her mom and Perry his nephew. Stuff happens. There are cannibals! Perry and Aria go a place that is protected where a man named Marron is in charge and they live like relatively "normal" people. Perry's kind live in tribes. Those born in the wastelands can have abilities. There are Seers, Auds people who have superpower hearing , Scires people who can smell so well, they can scent emotions and moods.

A romance blossoms, but there is definitely NO instalove. Aria is not a special snowflake or Mary Sue. Some of it was just survival, but I loved the progression of Aria and Perry's relationship.

It just slowly sneaks up on you. Perry is BAE. I lurve him soooo much. Aria bugged me at first, but she really grows! View all 8 comments. While I enjoyed this book, it lacked the wow factor that I was expecting from it, especially since many of the ratings are 4 and 5 stars. Both live in a dystopian world placed hundreds of years after our present.

After a fatal incident brings Aria and Perry together, both of them are cast out from their groups and must battle to survive together.

They harbor an extreme dislike for each other, but after working toward a common goal their feelings begin to change. The whole set up was majorly confusing, and really boring.

I almost dnf'd this book, but lots of people had said it picks up. While it did, I sort of never lost that tidbit of confusion throughout the rest of the book. I blame this on the world building. It was a great idea in concept, but sort of fell flat in development. Honestly, the world building was way too half-assed and the plot faded into the background for the majority of the book. And then the ending felt too much like it ended purely to have 1 book become a trilogy.

I think this could have been ended in 1 book, just another hundred pages longer or so. But that's just me. I don't want to continue griping about this book. I did like it, I just didn't love it. The one thing I really liked? All of the point of views from his side were extremely interesting as he's a unique character which a special skill set. Perry pretty much saved the book for me. Yes, but only to those who like YA dystopia.

For those willing to venture outside romance and such I would venture elsewhere. May 12, V. Update March 06th Back to regular price! Not for us Aussies because Harper Collins doesn't think we're an important market,: P but my American friends can download this book at special price. This is a fun, very juvenile, don't-think-too-much-about-it-or-you'll-find-plotholes dystopian romance.

It's been so long since I read it, but I remember liking it. I can't give info on safety, language and sex scenes because I can't remember much: Give it a chance! View all 19 comments. Yeah, that's right—5 stars, glitches! This book is massive champ. Sorry, I just had to find a way to use that Dweller slang somewhere in this review.

Now that I got that out of my system let's get down to business. Under the Never Sky is set in the future where the world is ravaged by Aether storms that strike the earth with fire.

Humanity's forced to split into two different societies—the Dwellers and the Outsiders. The Dwellers live in dome Pods and people go about their daily business wea Yeah, that's right—5 stars, glitches! Want to become a mermaid and swim around? Go on ahead. Interested in the Medieval times? With a quick tap of a button you can be there. The Outsiders are just the opposite.

They live off the land—think to more primitive times with hunters and gatherers—and are split into small tribes led by a Blood Lord. There's also something special about people who live out under the Aether. A few of them have enhanced Senses smell, sight, sound , a sort of mutation from exposure. For example, someone with a smell Sense can scent if someone lies. Someone with a sight Sense can hear miles away. Aria has lived all her life under a dome logged into the Realms. In an attempt to reach her mother who she hasn't heard from in days in another dome, Aria's caught breaking several rules that nearly bring down the whole Pod.

As a result she gets banished to the outside world, left to die. Perry is an Outsider who's gifted with two Senses—sight and smell. Tension brews with his brother, the Blood Lord of their tribe, and it's to a point where he needs to leave or fight him for leadership. But then a fellow tribe member is kidnapped on his watch and he flees to get that person back.

On his trip, he meets with Aria. Although they don't like each other, they decide it's in their best interest to help each other find their loved ones.

There's a long journey by foot, search for a loved one, an addicting virtual reality, crazed mutated humans, false sense of utopia, enclosed societies, rumors of a safe haven—it's all here, but Veronica Rossi certainly makes her own mark with an exciting new approach and world. The writing was simple, straightforward—it easily thrusts you into this world. And let me tell you the world building was striking and vivid.

Majority of the novel takes place outside the Pods and for that I'm glad because I enjoyed going along with these characters and exploring the real.

I loved reading about the characters trudging on to new places and meeting new people by the way the minor characters are brilliant and captivating. It gave a fast-paced feel hell, they run from cannibals and wolves, dodging any Aether falling from the sky. On a different note, I did find the justification for Pods and Realms fascinating as well. It's not entirely odd that part of society would revert to technology in order to keep the masses from going crazy.

Today we are so immersed in it anyway, why not make it a permanent way of life. It was better left to explanation rather experiencing it through a character's eyes, though. Don't get me wrong, the Realms do sound interesting, but at the same time I feel like I'd get bored with it if that was the backdrop for the novel.

Under the Never Sky is written with a dual narrative which I appreciated so much.


I think it gives a great insight to the main characters Aria and Perry and kept it fresh. I got quite invested in these two, also. With Aria, I was pleasantly surprised. I figured as someone who's been sheltered she'd be an annoying damsel in the distress the entire time, utterly useless. Not to say that she didn't have her stumbles and flaws, but she was determined and kept trekking on, no complaints on her physical pain—there was something admirable about that.

I thought she went through a great transformation, if you think of how far she came from the first page to the last, evolving into who she was meant to be.

Perry, hands down, is one of my favorite male protagonists I've ever come across. He's a layered character with so much weighing on his shoulders. He's had a rougher life than Aria's seemingly pristine one, living with what some his family have said to be a blessing and a curse those two Senses. I think his best trait was his innate compassion. He hated Aria, but even so, he protected her, he tended to her wounds.

And not just with Aria, but with a few minor characters as well. He sort of sneaks up on you and steals your heart. And the romance! It's so, so well developed. I think I would have punched this book in the gut if it had the characters instantly falling head over heels in love.

There was a lot of animosity between Aria and Perry in the beginning. Understandable under their circumstances, a dislike based on ignorance and view spoiler [the aftermath of what happened in Ag6 hide spoiler ]. But then there's a mutual agreement between them that slowly eases into a camaraderie and then into something more. It felt believable even though in reality it was only a few weeks. And with what they go through, I'm not at all surprised they formed a strong bond.

There was some well placed humor here and there. Also some great twists and secrets. I anticipated a few things but they were expanded into something that still surprised me. This is such a well rounded, GOOD novel—the characters, the world, the relationships, the plot, the execution.

I want to sing from the rooftops that I looove this book! Cookies for you if you get the reference. I even reread it right after yep, you read that right—not something I normally do and I stand by my initial reaction: I know it's early in the year, but I'm pretty sure it'll make my favorites of list.

Still amazing. This review is also available on my blog, Qwerty Lets recall how I decided to pick this one up, Rage Comic style! Realizing just how many stars ratings for this book, I decided not to rate it because I think the problem partly lies in me.

I don't haz it.Posts Atom. In a distant future, our I assume planet is ravaged by strange climate changes that make living on the surface quite rough.

Speaking of the romance, I liked their dynamic but didn't love it. Until just recently, I thought I need to explain myself here. This book could have used better transitioning.