Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rachel Rambles About Under the Never Sky

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

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.

Check out the AMAZING trailer for this book! One of the best book trailers I've ever seen!

For some reason, this summary never really grabbed my attention when I first read it. I'd heard that this book was awesome and everyone was going on and on about how amazing it was, but I just wasn't really all that excited to read it. But I kinda shrugged, figuring I might as well give it a try, AND THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING.

From the first chapter, I was completely hooked on this book. I love the characters and the alternating points of views. I love the world that was so thoroughly created. I love the dystopian and sci-fi elements mixed together. Basically, I love everything about this book, and I am so glad I gave it a chance.

Now I totally understand what everyone has been freaking out about. This book deserves all the buzz it's been getting. Under the Never Sky has two awesome and strong characters dealing with their own sets of struggles, and you get to dig around inside each of their minds. The story switches from Aria's point of view to Percy's point of view, but the entire book is written in third person. At first, I was a little wary about this. Alternating points of views AND third person? It didn't seem like it would work very well. But Veronica Rossi is obviously very talented, and the story moved flawlessly.

Alia and Percy come from completely different worlds. They are polar opposites in every way. It is hard for them to relate to what the other is going through, which is kind of fascinating to read about. The whole "opposites attract" thing is taken to a whole new level in this book. And I loved every minute of it! Percy and Alia are such interesting characters on their own, and they are even stronger as a team.

I was honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I am definitely looking forward to the next one!

OH AND BY THE WAY, I am going to this Spring into the Future event in NYC next month, where I will meet Veronica Rossi! *cheers* *happy dances* Also, Tahereh Mafi, Anna Carey, and special guest Lauren Oliver will be there. I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED.


1 comment:

  1. I'm currently reading this one and though I thought the voice was a little strange at first I'm really enjoying it. Glad to hear you loved it as well :]