Under the Never Sky
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.
In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty.
Veronica Rossi is a New York Times bestselling author of fiction for young adults, including the "Under the Never Sky" trilogy. She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and counting down the minutes until she can get back to making up stories about imaginary people.
Under the Never Sky trilogy consists of three books. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.
26 ratings, 2 reviews, 0 posts
I have few (sort of big) issues with this book, but I'm not gonna let them rule the rating, because this is a very likable book for teens and young adults. It has nice character development, believable storyline (so far at least) and reasonable relationships. It's coherent and well-built (and written). Which are things most of the teen/YA dystopias and fantasies don't usually seem to achieve - at least not all of those. My problem with this book is mainly related to the explanation of aether - the explanation which does not exist. Is it magical? Electrical? Sort of combination of both? Where did it come from? Why do some things attract it? It plays a huge role in the book and it's not explained at all. Just that it came and it makes everything miserable as hell. The other thing is that some of the "scientific" parts of the book are just nonsense. Like the limbic system stuff and how it'd become messed up.
61 ratings, 3 reviews, 0 posts
I've read lots of future dystopia books recently but I have to say that Under the Never Sky is one of the best - if not the best one. The begin was little difficult because the Never Sky world was very different and I felt that there was new information too much. All the Realms, smarteye's, Blood Lord's and everything. But I didn't quit reading and I'm very happy about that because after couple of chapter's everything started make sense. Veronica Rossi is genious writer and she has created throughly her character's. There's so much about Aria and Perry that you can't see first. Their character's develop through the book and in the end I still had the feeling that the developement wasn't over. I respect that really much because nothing annoys me more than character's that doesn't show any developement through book. I recommend Under the Never Sky to all who likes to read about future dystopias. And, well, to everybody else too. It's amazing book with wonderfull character's and itn didn't leave me cold. Quite opposite, I fell in love with it. Now I just have to wait till January that Under the Never Sky's sequel will be released!