May 28, 2014

~REVIEW~Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) 

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 energy storms will. 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 come together to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

The Plot

IN UNDER THE NEVER SKY we Aria is a Dweller that lives in a world where everything is perfect. There are no sickness, no arguments, no hurt, and much more that we all wish for in a perfect world. when she angers their leader she is thrust into the world they have always feared. The REAL. Aria has no idea how to come to terms with her new predicament but she does know she must find her mother.

In "The Death Shop" Aria is continuously rescued by an "Dangerous Outsider" and has no way of escaping him because she is his only means to rescuing his nephew. Together they embark on a journey filled with threats of death, betrayal from those they trusted, and the fear of the Aether storm, which can disseminate them in seconds.

The Characters

Aria starts off as a clueless girl. She has always had questions about her the world she resides in but has been content with the protective shell she lives in.  When her mother goes missing and she is banished from her world she finds herself lost with no idea what to do next. When she meet Perry she is afraid of him and angry with his treatment of her. But as she comes to learn the ways of the world she is now living in she experiences changes she never would have had in Reverie. Her need to find her mother and later to save Perry's nephew consumes her and inspires her to learn as much as she can about herself and her potential. She was frustrating at first but then turns out to be a wonderful character.

Perry is so intimidating and so closed off when we meet him that its hard to know what to expect from him. The one thing we know off the bat is his fierce protectiveness of his nephew and his wish to help his people. That alone will have you wanting to know more about him. When he meets Aria he is angry at himself and at her for the predicament they are in but he is willing to fight for both of their missions. He detest Aria at first but as he comes to learn about her he starts to grow fonder and protective of her. Until protecting her becomes as important as finding his nephew.

The Romance

What starts off as a hate relationship quickly turns to one of friendship. Throughout the story both characters learn alot about each other and come to terms with the struggles they encounter. Little by little Perry and Aria learn to work together to accomplish their mission. During that time friendship turns into a fierce need to protect each other. A love is born that neither saw coming.

The Wrap-up

This was a wonderful start to what I can only assume is a great series. I cannot wait to start book 2 and see what is in stored for both these characters.
Favorite Quotes:
“People can be cruelest to those they love.”  

“Aria... everyone feels lost and low. It's how a person acts that makes them different” 

“The more I try to catch up, the farther I fall behind.”
“Because people are more than emotions. People have thoughts and reasons for doing things.”

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