REVIEW: Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 in Dystopian, January, Review, YA | Comments Off on REVIEW: Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi


Under The Never Sky

by: Veronica Rossi



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.

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What’s The Deal, Here?

Allow me to be frank.  This book scared me.  I could not understand what was going on for nearly one hundred pages.  All i DID know was that I did very much enjoy the characters.  Perry and Aria were painted so distinctly in my mind that I had to continue on, and power through.  Let us understand, that I didn’t know much going into this book.  All I did know was that people are OBSESSED.  I adore dystopians.  And boy, am I glad that I stuck it out.  Under The Never Sky was wonderful.  The “dwellers” and the “savages” each had such unique lifestyles.  And I must say, I LOVED traveling through the Realms with Aria.  Also, “better than real?” great tagline! And! I totally want my own SmartEye!  That thing kicks serious ass.  I’m pretty sure I can design it from the ground up and all the way to how I imagine the screen to look.  For those who aren’t big on sci-fi-ish elements, don’t worry.  You’re NOT alone.  I hate it.  But, this book totally brings it together for you.  Somewhere along the line, I finally understood (more so) what everything was, and how it worked.  It wasn’t the easiest to grasp, but its worth it for the rest of the story, and for these amazing characters.  Everyone from the main characters, to Marron, Cinder, Vale, Talon, Liv, Rose and most importantly.. Roar, was so well developed.  We learn what each person does in their home.  Whether that home is on the Outside or the Inside, every person plays an important role – in Perry and Aria’s journey.  Rossi, you, my dear, have done a great job.

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Soo.. All This Means, What?

What I determined from reading Under the Never Sky is that I CAN [boy am I gonna hate myself] do Sci-Fi.  Not hardcore or anything.  But as long as its backed by a great plot and amazing characters, its just elements of a story.  It took Veronica Rossi to teach me that. I will ALSO say that Perry is DELICIOUSLY SWOONWORTHY.  And I also LOVE Roar.  Like, want him to be my friend forever.  Plus, there are some beautiful lines in this book that I highlighted, but unfortunately, I got so nervous about sharing half of them that I chose one from very early on in the story, in case I accidentally gave something away unintentionally.  Aria is a shining star in this book.  As far as development goes, I feel she is so brave, and so willing to learn.  When thrown into a situation like she was, it is so easy to give up.  And this story showcases a brave female in YA literature.  And, well, damn- who doesn’t love that?  My rating for this book is sheerly based on my earlier complaint with grasping the world, and its elements.  But once I got it, I loved it.  I have literally no doubt that I will adore Through the Ever Night.  

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