Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Megan 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.

This book is sooo good! I loved everything about it!

The world. Oh wow, the world! Veronica Rossi created one of the most amazing worlds I have read in a long time. It was so completely developed, and I felt like I was really there. And then I was also thankful that I wasn't there, because the world was kind of scary! I mean the storms? And creepy cannibals? Yeah scary. But I was never really confused about anything in the world. It all made sense, and there seemed to be an explanation for the way everything worked. This is really helpful in a dystopia, because the world is often so different from our own that we need those explanations in order to understand everything.

I also loved the characters of this book! Aria was an amazing main character! I loved watching her change throughout the course of the book. She starts out as this sheltered girl, thrown out of her home, who has no idea what she's doing. So she basically just fumbles around, getting herself into trouble. Slowly as the story unfolds you get to see her change into this strong girl, who was pretty bad ass.

Perry! I loved him!! He was so kind, and caring. His best quality was probably how he was so determined to protect the people he cared about. And then there was Roar! He was so funny, and I fell in love with him from the second he showed up! I'm really looking forward to seeing more of all of the characters in the second book!

Another really cool aspect of this book was the writing and the setup of the book. I loved that the story alternated between Perry and Aria's points of view. I felt like it allowed me to get to know the characters much better, because you got to see them through two different people's eyes. You also got to see parts of Aria through Perry's eyes that you couldn't see through her own, and vice-versa. It was so easy to understand their characters because of it, and I think it really added to the story. Plus, I was lucky enough to get to meet Veronica Rossi, and she is really nice, and really funny!

So, to sum this up, Under the Never Sky is an amazing book about a really well developed dystopian world with awesome characters, and awesome writing. So basically everything about the book exceeded my expectations, and you should go read it immediately. Also, if you ever have the chance to meet Veronica Rossi, I highly recommend it! She is nice, and totally awesome!



  1. I thought the alternating chapters might get tedious and annoying when I first started out, but I ended up really loving it. I seriously can't wait for the next book! Great review, Megan :D

    1. Thanks! I'll be waiting anxiously right along with you! :D