Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Daisy's Review of Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Title/Author: Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi
Publisher/Date published: HarperCollins, January 3rd 2012
How I got this book: received it from the publisher through NetGalley

Goodreads summary: "Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.
As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.
They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers a barbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY."

So people have been going "OMG! THE NEVER SKY!" for a couple of months now. The summary left me with a big questionmark over my head, but don't let that deter you, this book is le awesome! This book was the book that after 5 books ranging from meh to really enjoyed it, got me LOVING it.

It took some time to get used to the society and we are pretty much thrown right into the action as it starts with Aria being caught in a fire and getting thrown out of Reverie. But slowly I got to know Aria and Perry and Roar and all the other characters that make this book into the wonderfulness that it was.

I absolutely LOVED Perry! And Roar! Don't get me wrong, I also loved Aria, but Perry and Roar just stole my heart. The boys are amazing and I loved how Perry struggled with his abilities and with Aria and his loyalty to his family... I felt everything right along with him and I love it when that happens! Perry had lots of amazing Perry-moments (and you guys, the moment on the tower with Aria!!), I hope you all discover them as well!

The Aether in the sky is fascinating and I'm very much hoping we'll learn more about it, like how it came into being, if it causes other things than we've already seen. But most of all I'll be reading the next book because I want to find out what happens next! And to get my Perry-fix, cause that boy ran off with my heart!

I'm happy to say this book didn't end with a cliffhanger, like so many books in series seem to do these days. So instead of making me go WHAT? NO!!! it left me with a smile on my face and an intense desire to have the next book ASAP!

My rating: 5+ stars


  1. Really happy to see your positive review as I've just started reading this! Not really met Roar yet so interested to see how he fits in.

    The Cait Files

  2. Glad the ending doesn't leave you hanging. I'm excited to read this...

  3. I can't wait to read this book! Nice review & thank god there's no cliffhanger!

  4. I also really enjoyed the fact that the book didn't end on a cliff-hanger, yet left me dying for the sequel. AND ROAR. Finally someone who shares my love for Roar. I also really loved Aria and Perry and agree with you - Perry definitely had some amazing character moments. :)

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed it too :D I absolutely ADORE Roar! He's just such a funny and friendly character! And agreed, the ending was different, in the best way possible.

    I cannot wait to learn more about Aether! Gosh, this is such a good book. Definitely a new favourite :D

  6. I have this on my TBR list and with every review I read about it I get more excited to read it! Great review.

  7. It took me a while to get in to this book but once I did, it moved pretty well. I actually didn't like Roar quite as much but I loved Cinder and want to know much more about him.

  8. Under The Never Sky is the BEST opener to the coming Year!Right from the very first pages you will know that you would have to cancel your daily chores and activities and cuddle up to this book. Because it will grab your attention from start to finish! Expect sleepless nights!

  9. I absolutely LOVE-LOVE-LOVED "Under the Never Sky"! Veronica Rossi's writing is poetry, plain & simple. I've read a pile of novels in this genre & this is right up there-in the top 5 for sure, giving "THG" series a run for its money in my opinion, but honestly that's like comparing apples/oranges as far as story lines go, & there's room for everyone in the Dystopian game...:)

    It's the premise of "UTNS" that gets me, very original, I'm with Emma, the Aether storm idea is a great one! Now I sit in pure torture..waiting for "Through the Ever Night"...wah wah. :-)~


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