Series: Under The Never Sky #1
Expected publication: February 7th 2012 by Murdoch Books (Pier9)
/ Harper Collins
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 abarbarian, 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
The first book in a captivating trilogy, Veronica Rossi’s enthralling debut sweeps you into an unforgettable adventure
*Thank you Harper Collins, Netgalley and Murdoch Books (Pier9) for the copy*
Moving, thrilling and captivating indeed!
So this was what all the fuss about?
To be honest, I started off quite detached because I couldn't grasp the nouns that were used in this book, but after a short while it all made sense. And I couldnt get enough of this book! I was sucked in to this distinct world Veronica has created. I want more of Perry and Aria!!! I find it very original and different from other post-apocalyptic books I've read. I liked the sci-fi atmosphere going on here too.
See, our heroine Aria, - who lives under a cave, in an enclosed city of Reverie - is called a Dweller. Ok so youre thinking, cave? Yes! Caves but they have this Smarteye, with this high-tech gadget they can go to the virtual spaces where they spent most of their time, otherwise they'll die to boredom. In the Realms, everything is possible. While on a life-and-death struggle, someone saved her from getting killed. Perry is an outsider, they live in a tribe, Tides. Apparently, Dwellers and Outsiders do not out hangout with each other. But after this event, both lives and destinies will change forever..
I know most of you are excited and anxious to read this book like I was, but this book was surprisingly good. The characters were well developed, all believable and likeable. We also have two narrators here and that's ofcourse Aria and Perry, and It did work out great for me. Aria, ofcourse started off naive, ignorant from the outside world, but she is a sweetheart, and she grew mature and brave through out her journey. But I get more excited when its Perry's. I'm hyped up when I'm reading his thoughts, I loved this character because there's so much intriguing about him, aside from he can sniff/sense fear, lies, etc. he's also a bad-ass kind of guy, he radiates confidence, courage and most of all he's a very affectionate guy thatI really really loved from a male character. And I can only imagine those cute little canines he got.And my favorite fight was when he was fighting with Reef! It was uber cool. Roar was a hottie too but not as hot as Perry! *squeals*
And oh dang! I swoon with the ending part, the last bit was overwhelming. Ok no more, thats it! I dont want to ruin it for you guys. I LOVED this book I'm so happy its in trilogy, atleast it wont end soon enough! Veronica did an amazing job! And dying to read the second installment!
Loved this quote:
She absorbed the terror and beauty of him and his world. Of every moment over the past days. All of it, filling her up like the first breath she'd ever taken. And never had she loved life more.