Under the Never SkyPaperback Under the Never Sky
- Publisher: ATOM
- Format: Paperback | 336 pages
- Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 25mm | 302g
- Publication date: 7 February 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1907411054
- ISBN 13: 9781907411052
- Sales rank: 12,037
WORLDS KEPT THEM APART. DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER. Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim. Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive. If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers
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Veronica Rossi is based in California. Under the Never Sky is her debut novel.
By jacinta 30 Jun 2013
I bought this book awhile ago and it went into my too read pile ( like most book fanatics I have a huge too read pile. :) ) I finally got to it and I must say I loved it! The story is brilliantly written, I love the authors style of writing, I found myself sucked into the story line from the get go and I honestly cannot wait to read the 2nd book "through the never night".
Defiantly a must read for everyone!!
By andreia curado 16 May 2013
I was not expecting such a good book. From start to finish it was a big surprise and now I can only think of reading the second volume.
The writing is simple. We will follow the story of Aria and Perry and the point of view of each. We get to know two completely different worlds and endearing characters.
Anyway, I recommend.
By trayche 18 Nov 2012
I can't express how much I love this book right now. I am impressed with Veronica Ross.
Under the Never Sky has so much going on.The dystopian world Veronica Rossi has created is spectacular. You have a government within Reverie trying to cover up the loss of one of its pods and an attack on Aria, so they send her from her cozy little world into the real. Into the Death Shop.
Outside, you have world dying from the Aaether storms. There are different tribes, who fight to survive in the cruel world. There are also people who eat other people, the cannibals, and people with powers, they call senses. There you have Peregrine aka Perry. So original, right?
Aria and Perry are people of two completely different words, and collide to form an unlikely allegiance. At first, they think of each other as barbaric and wild or soft and protected but the closer they get to each other, the more on edge you would feel. I can honestly say that this book was magical.
This is no insta-love. No No. The romance went just like I wanted. Slowly developing and then BAM. Some other authors should learn from Mrs. Veronica.
Also, I loved the other characters through the story. Roar was a great character, Marron also. I was suprised with Cinder. And Vale... can't say much about him. I DID NOT EXPECT THAT TO HAPPEN WITH HIM AT THE END OF THE BOOK.
So, there you have it. A perfect dystopian world. Perfect romance. Great characters. So many "I did not expect that to happen" scenes.
Under the Never Sky goes to my TOP 5 Dystopian books.
Review posted on my blog: http://iloveteenbooks.blogspot.com/2012/11/book-review-under-never-sky-by-veronica.html
By laura Cresswell 01 Feb 2012
"A world of nevers under a never sky"
Aria has lived in Reverie pod her whole life with her mother. But then her mother is sent away for work reasons to the Bliss pod while there Aria can't get speak to her though her smart eye and starts to worry over it so she decides to get her own answer's from Soren as his father is very high up in Reverie but things go from bad to worst when Soren turns on her and Perry saves her. Perry is a savage from outside and once he saves Aria he leaves before he is caught in side Reverie.
When Aria is found she is questioned by Soren father and tricked by him and then dumped all only in outside when Perry comes along and finds her he demands aria help him get Talon his brother's son back because he has walked out of his tribe the Tides. We then follow the story of Aria & Perry both looking for there love ones and the touble they go through with learning to get along together also the other tribes from outside and the Aether storms. As the world as we know is now full of Aether storms which are like lighting but burn everying it touches. The sky is now red and blue.I loved the journey Aria and Perry take and how you see there relonship bulid up and how Rossi tackled the subject of teen sex in a way that made you go ahhhh I love Aria and Perry together. Tellling the book from both the POV's was awesome I liked how you got to see what both of them are thinking.
Also Rossi's side characters where great and I enjoyed reading about them too especialy Roar & Cinder.
Veronica Rossi 2012 YA debut is a compelling dystopian read unlike any other I have read. Rossi world building is amazing not only did she create one world but another one that's living right next to it. I loved both Reverie and outside for different reasons and some of the same. I loved Reverie for the realms were you can create want you want but it's mutidimensional Aria says "not like watching a video your atually part of the realm you choose". Also I really liked the whole idea of the dwellers having the smarteye. Outside was great because it was so different to the realms I loved the Savage/tribe and even liked the idea that if you are not part of a tribe your are dispersed.I really liked how some memembers of the tribe has special powers as in seers,auds and extra sensentive hearing Perry is special as he has this hearing as well as being a seer.
If you are looking for your next dystopian read make it Under The Never Sky it is truly worth the read. I loved it and can't wait for book #2 "Through The Never Night".
By Stephanie Forster (Stepping out of the Page) 26 Jan 2012
I am a big fan of the dystopian genre, at least of the ideas behind them. Unfortunately a lot of them can be a little poorly written and feel rushed. Thankfully, Under the Never Sky was a book with both a good idea and good writing behind it. Rossi obviously has a vivid imagination and has managed to build a complex world and group of characters.
We are thrown into Rossi's dystopian world straight away. My only main issue with this book was that this book is quite confusing at the beginning and it wasn't until around the mid-way point that I really began to understand everything. Not everything was explained which was, in a way, good as it helped us to adapt to the terms and the world ourselves. I did find the world-building to be strong and it was very different to the world we live in now. There was a lot to take in, but it never got boring.
Getting past the start was a little slow as I did have to try and remember several people and figure out a lot of things for myself, but this certainly wasn't a slow book in terms of action though. There were plenty of twists and turns, many of which I wasn't expecting. This book managed to keep me on edge right until the end, which was fantastic and quite a rare treat! There are so many things that we find out during this first book, we are constantly discovering more. Through the actions of the characters and the events that happen around them, we get to learn more about both them and the environment around them.
The setting is extremely intriguing and I can imagine that we'll get to learn even more in the next books. The setting is in two main areas - Aria's home, Reverie, and where Perry lives, the Outside, or the outer wastelands. Reverie is least like our modern day as it is protected, generated and very modified, inhabitants included, to be at it's 'optimum', because of this, Aria is out of touch with our reality - for example, she doesn't she doesn't even know what real weather feels like. In complete contrast to Reverie, the outside, where most of this book is set, is more of a wild place where you must fend for and look after yourself. Reverie isn't completely 'normal' though, it feels like it's set more in the past, as well as some of the inhabitants having heightened power of their senses. They also live under an Aether, which covers the sky and causes constant danger.
Our main characters are two very different people, Aria and Peregrine (Perry). They are both very strong, bold characters and by the end, I had them very well formed in my mind. The relationship between them felt natural in their situation. The romance that built between them didn't dominate the story and it wasn't instant, which I was very glad about. It was great to see how their relationship progressed throughout their time together. Both characters go through a lot of mental changes, and Aria also goes through several physical changes. All of it felt very authentic and well thought out. There are several other characters who in this book, including Vale (Perry's brother) and his son Talon, and his friends Marron, Roar and a young boy that they found in the woods - Cinder. Cinder has such a good basis for even more development and I really hope that he is featured more in the next book(s).
This book has very frequent twists and it's hard to review this book without giving much away, but I don't want to spoil the book if you're planning on reading it yourself, and this is something that I think you should read for yourself. I'm pleased that I've read this as it was a lot more complex than a lot of other books that are on the market today and it wasn't completely based around romance. I think that Under the Never Sky will definitely appeal to a lot of fans of young- adult dystopian stories and I would certainly recommend it. I am already looking forward to the next book in the series, Through the Ever Night, to see what I will discover!
'Holy crap, what a ride! Looooved.' www.goodreads.com