Saturday, January 19, 2013

Under The Never Sky

Title:Under the never Sky
Author:Veronica Rossi
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.

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Under The Never Sky has been on my TBR list since I first heard about it but i never sat down to read it until recently. Since a lot of the time I'll put a book on my list before it comes out then forget about for awhile...Under the Never Sky was one of those books. Recently though leading up to Jan 8 I saw a lot of blogs talking about the Under the Never Sky books because the sequel Though the Ever Night was coming out.Thanks to all the promo for the sequel i got reinterested in Under the Never Sky and decided to read it after months of forgetting it even existed.

So Under the never Sky is describe as a dsytopian(?)  novel  when honestly to me it comes off as some weird Sci-fye /dsytopian mutt.Under the Never Sky is set in the future where the world is ravaged by something called Aether.The aether storms  strike the earth with fire and cause choas. Humanity's forced to split into two different societies—the Dwellers and the Outsiders. Dwellers/Moles live in pods spending time in a vital world.Outsides/Savages live in the death shop which is desert like and harsh. 
The story is told from dual perspectives, so we get a clear picture of both Perry and Aria's lives, their prejudices, their beliefs, their emotions and everything about them.Aria was a little too angst ridden at times but she was a plausible character.Same with Perry he was an interesting character but i felt that his desire to be blood lord was a bit much.All in all the characters were well written and  the secondary character were intriguing they made me want to know more about them in the short time they were around.The story wiil have you at the edge of your seat waiting to see how it ends.

I like the book I just wish i knew how the Aether got there and it would have helped if the language was explained in like a glossary at the end.My issues with the book are minor though so it more good then bad.The cover is absolutely gorges and definitely does justice to the story.Weather or not this book in dsytopian or science fiction doesn't really matter all i know is that i enjoyed reading Under The Never Sky and can't wait to get started on Though the Ever Night!!.4/5

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