Thursday, 28 March 2013

Review : Under the Never Sky ( Under the Never Sky #1 )

Under the Never Sky ( Under The Never Sky #1 )
Author: Veronica Rossi
Publication date: Jan 3rd, 2012
Published by: HarperCollins
Genre: YA Dystopia
Formats: E-book



Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.

Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.

If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.

March read for Young Adult Blogger Book Club. #YABBC 

Under the Never Sky is set in the future, a world ravaged by Aether storms scarring the earth. Society has split into two - the Dwellers and the Outsiders. While the Dwellers live safe inside their domes and traverse virtual worlds where there is no danger, no fear, be what you want, experience what you like. The Outsiders are hunters and gatherers living under the Aether and surviving. But the Outsiders have something else, a select few have enhanced senses of sight, smell and sound which helps them to survive and live.

When Aria, a Dweller is exiled from her dome for breaking the rules in search of her mother meets Perry the Outsider, who is on the lookout for someone too. They decide to help each other find the ones they love.

Let's get the things I didn't like out of the way first?

  • Dweller Pods
    I wish we knew more about the why, how and what, behind the dweller pods. How did they get there? What happened?
  • Aria
    Through majority of the first half Aria was just a mean, whiny, cranky dweller who needed to be taken care of. Yes, I get it. You are bound to be disarrayed when thrown into the desert from your life of comfort. But I would atleast try to look after myself, however pathetic I may have been at it. It seemed like she didn't even try. Oh let's not forget her being mean. But she does get better.
I liked generally everything else in this. There are holes here and there. Some missing bits that will hopefully and most probably be filled in the upcoming books.

And now the good stuff. Gosh there was so much good stuff !

First off.......
  • Perry
    Ok dreadlocks are not my type, but i'm willing to ignore that. Vain, not a big talker, great at archery (how is that not hot?) , gruff and initially seemingly mean, which I get. Of course he would hate the dwellers who have it all. Good food, better living conditions, free of illnesses. I love how he warms up to Aria gradually.
  • NO Insta-love (WooHooo!)
    I loved the fact the two despised each other, they didn't want to touch the other let alone be in their very presence. Their love is slow, gradually growing with understanding and getting to know the other. Just as it should be.
  • Roar !
    I loved this guy. The fun best friend who is an Aud (super-sharp hearing) and can also hear the thoughts of people if he touches them! How awesome is that?
There's loads more to love along with the Aether storms, that threaten the lives of the Outsiders that potentially is the cause of some people developing "super senses", basically a select few who develop enhanced senses which potentially help the tribe in surviving. Read it will you!

On the whole a interesting read that sucks you in and keeps you turning the pages, as soon as Aria stops being annoying that is. Should you pick it up? Most definitely, Yes!

Rating: 4 Quills

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  1. I love how Aria has her own bullet point LOL. I didn't care for her too much either. I hear she is better in the sequel, so we'll see. She didn't seem too sad when *those* people died. Thanks for linking up and doing the book club this month!

    1. Haha. She deserves her own bullet point. ;) Glad to hear she get's better in the sequel. Looking forward to reading Beautiful Creatures next month!

  2. I agree with you about the dweller pods, I wanted to know more about their world. They just gave us Aria's thoughts and I was so disappointed. Oh and Aria being mean to Perry, I didn't like that at all! Lol I love Perry, I never thought about his hair, I don't like dreadlocks either.