Friday, 23 March 2012

Under The Never Sky By Veronica Rossi Review

Available at Amazon or The Book Depository 

Genre: Dystopian 

     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.

Chaos' Review: 

     I was pretty surprised when I flipped open the book.......and I couldn't put it down after. It was unique, empowering, and just a fun ride to escape into. The world in which Aria, the female protagonist, lived in makes me shudder, since.....heck.....I wouldn't be able to survive in a world of imagination and make believe forever! I NEED to be able to run, and feel the actual exertion and strain from it; I need to be able to BUILD stamina from it. Either way, it seems pretty cool :) OH, and I have a slight adoration towards Aria in a sense because, Veronica Rossi gave her the traits of a normal girl who talks a lot, goes through "changes" and is just feminine in every way possible, and because of that, it made it easier to relate to Aria, which made the book BETTER. I love being able to relate to characters...makes things funnier in a sense. Plus she was confident in her actions and thoughts, not scared and whiny.
    Then here comes Perry trudging in, and for once, the male protagonist in this book isn't described as the hottest guy out there....his best friend is actually hotter. Which means, that Aria herself, didn't fall for his LOOKS like *cough* Bella Swan *cough* (we all know that Twilight story). Therefore, making the -love- more evident! Which is just ADORABLE! Personally....I kind of like Roar a little more than's because he's funny. Funny guys are bumped up on my scale...its a habit. As the story progressed Aria and Perry are continuously thrown into treacherous situations, they're bond increases. I love it. I was actually surprised that the book turned out so good. Although I always enjoy Dystopian books, this is a worthy read. 

Calamity's Review:

     Chaos pretty much said it all but here are my 2 cents anyway:
I usually love it when the female protagonist of the book is kick-butt. Kind of like Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy Series. I CANNOT tolerate the annoying, whiney girls that have no depth at all. Aria, though, was the PERFECT in between of true girly-girl and a bada** girl. I loved it. She was all those traits at all the right times.
     The male protagonist, Perry, was such a typical guy for me. Like most guys I encounter, he was part mute and had the same old personality.
     I loved the way Aria and Perry's realtionship grew. It wasn't just the ridiculous love at first sight nonsense, they honestly resented each other in the beginning. They learned to care for eacthother and even became a great team. The dyanamic was awesome.
As for the concept of the book, it was pretty rad. The idea was original and had a great sense of mustery to it.
I recommend this book to EVERYONE


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