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WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.
DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.
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.
I wanted to read Under The Never Sky because I had heard/seen so many people raving about it. I didn’t know a lot about it, just that it was supposed to be an incredible book. Having read it now, the only thing I would forewarn is that it has a pretty slow start, but if you can managed to stick with it, it is well worth the read.
I think the reason for it feeling so slow is because the reader is launched into a new world pretty much from the beginning page and it takes a while to make sense of that world. Once you get used to the new world, things start to click into place and begin to make much more sense. It is after the first 100 or so pages that I became gripped and couldn’t put the book down!
The story is narrated in alternate point of views from both the female protagonist Aria and the male protagonist Perry. I like reading books with this narrative as it makes you feel like you know the characters better.
Aria leaves her home and is forced into the outside. Aria’s home is futuristic. When she leaves the safeness of her environment she has no idea how she’s going to survive. The outside is incredibly different compared to what she is used to, both the outside environment and the people. She meets Perry, who is completely different to her. Aria relies on technology to survive whilst Perry relies on his senses and hunting. The contrast between each other’s homes is written very well.
The action really started to pick up when Aria and Perry had met. It was intriguing to see from both narratives how they were adapting to their situation. There is a lot of action in Under The Never Sky, but at times it does feel slow. I think this is because the characters spend a lot of time travelling. However, what we lose in plot development, we gain in character development. Aria and Perry’s relationship develops slowly, but realistically. You won’t find any Insta-love here.
I did thoroughly enjoy Under The Never Sky. I think this is mainly down to Veronica Rossi’s writing style. The world is so descriptive it is easy to imagine yourself there. That’s not to say that Under The Never Sky is a perfect read. It’s not. It was confusing at times, but intriguing enough and I think Veronica Rossi has created a very interesting world with incredibly likeable and strong characters. I look forward to following their story.
Would I recommend it?:
Save Yourself- Kelly Braffet