Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Posted February 21, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
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Also by this author: Through the Ever Night, Into the Still Blue

Title: Under the Never Sky

Series: Under the Never Sky #1
Author: Veronica Rossi

Publisher: HarperCollins

Number of pages: 374

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Book Description:
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.

I won this book in a contest, and for whatever reason put off reading it.  Nessa ended up reading it before I did, and kept urging me to make time to read it!  Well, I finally did and am so glad I decided to, I adore Perry. 
The book begins with action.  This definitely pulled me in.  It’s told from Aria & Perry’s perspectives.  I like when books offer you more than one point of view so that you can have an opinion about everything that is going on.  It’s not one-sided.  I also appreciate the lack of insta-love.  The relationships are slow to build. It’s not rushed, and I think that’s what adds to my love of this storyline.  
Ah, the characters….  They were done brilliantly.  Aria, is independent. She proves again and again that she is capable of surviving.  Nothing can get in the way of her finding her way home.  She comes across some situations that would scare the daylights out of me, but manages to keep her composure as much as can be expected.  Perry is smart, and only cares about his nephew.  He’s strong, independent, and in most cases an amazing leader.  He always knows what to do, and does his damnedest to keep Aria safe, since she’s never been outside the walls of Reverie.  Oh, and Roar, how could i forget him.  He’s funny, and incredibly laid back. 
The storyline is very fast-paced, and you won’t find any lulls. It’s a quick read with characters you’ll love.  If you haven’t stumbled across this read yet, definitely grab it.  (And yes, I know I’m super late to the game in reading this awesome book.)

About Veronica Rossi

Veronica Rossi is a best selling author of fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, was the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy. Released in January 2012, it was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The series appeared in the NY Times and USA Today best seller lists and was published in over 25 foreign markets.

Her second series for young adults will begin with RIDERS (published February 16, 2016), the story of four modern day teens who become incarnations of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and the prophetic girl who brings them together.

Veronica completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a lifelong reader and artist. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, and all over the United States, to finally settle in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

When not writing, Veronica enjoys reading (it’s worth repeating), painting, and running. She does NOT like anything involving numbers, the addition of them, subtraction of them, you name it. They terrify her. Her obsessions generally lead to fictional works. Currently, she’s exploring New York City during the Revolutionary War.

Don’t tread on me. (If you know what that means, then you are my people!)

What else? This is getting more fun, isn’t it?

She–okay, I–am a huge fan of the SF Giants and the Golden State Warriors. I know, I know. Book types and sporty types shouldn’t be one in the same, but what can I say? I’m breaking the mold. Continuing. I have an irrational love of elephants. They make me cry, but it’s the best kind of cry. On other end of the spectrum, I abhor the shrill squeak styrofoam makes when it’s coming out of a box. Just typing that sentence made me want to scream. Needless to say, Christmas is great, but also really tough on me.

It’s probably time to wrap this up. If you’re here, it’s likely because you’ve read one of my books, or because you’re thinking about reading one of my books. Either way, thank you. Writing fulfills me like nothing else and I feel exceedingly fortunate to also call it my profession.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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