Thursday, 29 March 2012

{Review} Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Release Date: 3 January 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 374
Rating:  3- Good
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.
My Thoughts:
Under The Never Sky has a beautiful cover that really makes you want to pick up the book and instantly begin reading it. I can assure you that I found the first few pages extremely interesting and addictive...

That was up until I had no clue as to where the book was going or what all the terminology of this future world, meant. In books, the author can either dump information on us right from the beginning that will explain certain things, yet this may instantly bore the reader, or the author can write the intended story and let the reader figure out what everything in this world is and what exactly it may mean. Rossi decided that she would give the reader a little to think about and I did not think that this what was made the book enjoyable for me.

The concept of this book was incredible and so much for me to immerse myself in. One of the things that made this book extremely enjoyable for me was the fact that Aria, the main character, was a singer! I loved the fact that she was a singer!

This book was extremely hard to get through up until the Death Shop. I don’t know what made me actually continue reading it, it could have been the fact that I wanted to find out exactly what was going on, or maybe it was because I wanted to see if things got a little clearer, but in the end I managed to finish it.

Another interesting thing about this book that instantly got me hooked, was the use of realms! It was interesting to see how the characters reacted, when they all saw a forest for the first time. The names of the characters, as well as the realms, were extremely interesting and made the book enjoyable.

As for Aria—on the cover she appears to be a strong and independent girl who can stand up for what she believes in, and for me; that just did not translate into Aria as a character in the actual text of the book.

Over all, Under The Never Sky was an interesting read that I would recommend to all those readers out there who are fans of Dystopian societies that had a slight sci-fi edge. I look forward to the second book, a Through The Ever Night. 
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1 comment:

  1. Ooo I just got this book- even though I probably wont get round to reading it for a while! I'm glad you mostly liked it- I really liked the concept even though it sounds as if the author could have done more with it! Great review x