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Under the Never Sky

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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 dystopian masterpiece" (Examiner.com). 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. Supports the Common Core State Standardsshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 27.94mm | 294.83g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062072048
  • 9780062072047
  • 23,637

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Aria is a memorable protagonist as she battles her own shortcomings with the same ferocity as she fights for the lives of those she loves. The world itself-sharply divided into garishly surreal Realms, cozy Pods, and harsh, unforgiving outside-is as creatively and lavishly developed as the characters themselves. --The Horn Book"show more

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In a world of danger an unlikely alliance breathtaking adventure and unforgettable romance Under the Never Sky has sold into twenty-six countries and been optioned for film by Warner Bros. Don't miss the stunning book trailer directed by Roman White, available on the HarperTeen YouTube channel.show more

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"The interwoven narratives of both male and female protagonists offer broad appeal. Already selling in more than twenty countries and with film rights optioned by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Rossi's first novel has the potential to be a blockbuster." Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)show more

Rating details

91,499 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 38% (34,431)
4 36% (33,268)
3 18% (16,540)
2 5% (4,589)
1 3% (2,671)

Our customer reviews

I had the chance to read this novel before going to the event and I must say I enjoyed it. I am not much of a dystopian reader though I have enjoyed many titles such as the Juliette Chronicles, The Hunger Games Trilogy and The Maze Runner Trilogy. Under the Never Sky is a fascinating read. Technology such as the Smarteye is something that many have dreamed of. Itâ??s like Google Glass, but more efficient. Living in the world of Reverie for Aria, I wouldnâ??t mind doing so. The idea of living in a false realm kind of excites me but also makes me question whether in our fast paced world, we would end up having this idea of false worlds become a reality and it could either be beneficial or a total scare. One thing that is most interesting about this novel is the ability of some of the characters to have heightened senses. For example, Seers can see farther and clearer at night, Auds can hear the most inaudible of sounds and even listen to your thoughts once physical contact has been initiated and then there are Scires, who can smell scents like animals and even smell emotion and tempers of a person. Only those in the Tides or outside of Reverie can genetically have this ability. It must be awesome to have a certain ability such as those living in the Tides. And Perry is lucky to have two of these abilities. Makes me envy a character with a passion. HAHA. There is a way in which Veronica Rossi is able to convey certain intricacies in the novel without making it too difficult to comprehend. There are some novels that are way too taxing to read because there are words that are way too difficult to understand or metaphors and the likes are way too much. But with Veronicaâ??s work, I didnâ??t find much complexity like I thought I would which made me enjoy this novel very much. What I wouldâ??ve wanted out of the first novel is a better introduction to supporting characters like Roar or Liv, but I guess thatâ??s because itâ??s a trilogy and I would still need to read the rest of it before I can truly say something. But still, I wouldâ??ve enjoyed knowing more about Roar or Ariaâ??s mother in the first novel. By the way, Roar is like a piece of Kenji that I canâ??t quite get a grip of myself when reading the parts with him in it. For sure, there is more to look forward to in the two other novels and I couldnâ??t wait to invest in those other two novels. Read the Under The Never Sky Trilogy and get sucked in into the wonderful world of Aether storms, intriguing characters and places that the novels have to offer.show more
by Writer For Misfits
When I picked up UNDER THE NEVER SKY and was a few pages into the story I thought I'd never get accustomed to this strange new world Veronica Rossi created. People living in domes, prevented from going to the outside and 'living' their lives in realms, virtual worlds to entertain their minds, never experiencing life in its full expanse. On the outside there are Savages who live in tribes without any culture or morals as Aria has always been taught. Aria's story is set long after humanity as we've known it was destoryed. The world collapsed in on itself and so called Aether storms have taken over most of the land, leaving fiery destruction in their wake. Fights for territories with other tribes as the struggle to gain power within your own are inevitable. The clash of advanced technology and tribal, very basic formations of life was a subject I often had to renegotionate throughout the story because the gap between them was so enormous. A rather minor thing that irritated me were the remainders of ancient culture that popped up at some points during the story. Old pieces of art or inventions are mentioned by Aria and I kept wondering about how she or anyone else would have had the time to remember or cherish them when entire cities were being destroyed. Who cared for such things when people fought for survival? It's very trivial but they somehow weakened the authentic feel about the world building I slowly and steadily warmed up to. The dual point of view from which the story was told, Aria the Dweller and Perry the Savage, came unexpected and it took me some time to get used to Perry's side of the story for I feared I wouldn't be able to pay much interest to his tribal life. I was surprised myself that it didn't took very long for me to get completely sucked into the story and I wouldn't have wanted to miss one of their perspectives on the events. I'm always for love stories between very extreme characters who represent total opposites and different worlds, so you can guess Aria and Perry's love story was what made UNDER THE NEVER SKY an even more fabulous read. They fight, they curse and hurt each other, therefore the making up in the end is even that much more pleasurable. UNDER THE NEVER SKY felt so much like a miniature version of Game of Thrones. With only one story to follow instead of numerous different ones but no less compelling in its intensity. 4,5/ 5 ****/* UNDER THE NEVER SKY - A miraculous and dangerous new fantastical world to get lost in! Just make sure to be found by Perry, he's the best guide! It's been a long time since I've discovered a dystopian world as unique as Veronica's world under the never sky. Aria, Perry and their friends (Roar is one of my favourites, too) will be staying with me for a long time and I could barely contain my excitement to press the order button for THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT.show more
by MissPageTurner
Originally appeared on my blog: http://michelleshoutsrandom.blogspot.com/2013/04/book-review-under-never-sky-by-veronica.html Rating: 4.5 *** Under The Never Sky is one of the books on top of my wishlist. I've been dying to read it from my blogger friends' recommendations and Goodreads review. Who doesn't want to read that high-rated book? (Confession: I barely even read the description. Just an enthusiastic recommendation + high-rated reviews is all it takes for me to say yes. Typical me.) And whenever I visit the bookstore, I ALWAYS pick this book and stare at it longingly and be like, "Oh, baby, I want you home. Too bad I still can't right now. Maybe some day soon. Very soon." Don't kill me for not buying it ASAP, I'm broke that time (the most common and hateful problems of bookworms). When I FINALLY(!!!) get a chance to grab a copy (sniffs til there's no bookish smell left) and read it, I feel like stepping back. That wasn't I expected. I didn't liked the first few chapters and I was lost. I didn't catch up on what's happening or what's in their world right away and I feel like crying. I thought what happened to Daughter of Smoke and Bone will happen to Under The Never Sky. I thought I would be completely disappointed (what happens for not reading the description. :/). As I read on (which I thankfully do. But I'd do anyway even if it sucks because I'll feel sorry for my money), I get to learn about their world, acknowledge the impressive character and world building. I also began to like the story and be curious for the next events. All these stuff made me want for more from this book. And little did I realize, I'm falling for it. I've also fall for Aria's and Peregrine's love story and chemistry. I think I loved it because it's not an insta-love (which I know we all hate) and even if I know that they will fall for each other eventually, I'm still not prepared for all the feels. *sighs dreamily* Reading Under The Never Sky is really exciting. Most parts of the book were action-packed and no chapter left me bored. It gave me a lot to look forward to until I reach the very last chapter--and I still ask for more! I love how this book made me fall in love all over again with dystopian novels. I also love, love, love the ending I almost cried. It's not cliff-hanger, but you'd want to grab the second book right after you finish it (which I have to do really soon). The ending gave a fairytale-like touch that I really loved. It's my favorite part. I'd give this a full rating of five if not for the confusion I experienced at the beginning. I'd highly recommend this to all dystopian lovers. Who wants action + romance + mystery + many more. And simply to anyone who'd like to experience to be under the never sky.show more
by Michelle Sedeño
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