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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Book Review: Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Under The Never Sky #1)

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Title:Under The Never Sky
Author:Veronica Rossi
Publisher:HarperCollins
Publication Date:January 3rd 2012
Source:Personal Buy
Format:Paperback
Pages:376

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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.

Review
My review of this book might be just a little bit weird because I read it at the end of September and to be honest, I can't really remember much about what happened. I remember enjoying this book a lot, I think I gave it four cupcakes while reading so with that being said, I am going to try to review it as best as I can given my lack of memory. K? K.

The plot of this novel, more specifically, the world was extremely original! I mean, I love Science Fiction books and I can honestly say that I have never read anything like this before. Picture Star Wars, mixed with Pocahontas and Justice League. I don't know why I made that comparison but that's kind of the vibe that I got from reading this. Star Wars because the idea of the different virtual realms and progressive forms of communication just screamed space. I mean, you could literally fall in love and practically do anything within your mind. The Pocahontas aspect came from the fact that people who didn't operate within the realms were known as "savages" and they lived in tribes and did pretty traditional tribe things. Justice League because I didn't really know how to explain the fact that these "savages" possessive extra-sensory abilities, that is, super hearing, smelling and even, seeing. The world was so completely unique and weird, totally completely weird but enjoyable.

I didn't quite enjoy the "romance" between Perry and Aria but I loved reading about them, as well as, the other characters in this novel. I particularly loved Roar. He was just so witty and incredibly funny, he stole the attention in every chapter that he was in from the moment that he was introduced. There were also really cute and quite frankly awkward (in a good way) moments between Aria and Perry when she's learning to adjust to the fact that she is no longer in the world of Realms (refer to the first time she got her period HAHA). Though the romance fell really short for me, I felt like the characters were solid and lovable.

The ending of this book was a bit anti-climatic. I still have a desire to continue on with the trilogy but it was a bit mellow and not how I expected it to be given the events coming down to the end of the book. I mean, it was intriguing and left me wondering but...idk, I just didn't feel it too much.

For the reasons given above, at least the ones I can recall at the moment, I decided to give this book 4 cupcakes. It was a quick read with a really interesting premise and very well-developed characters. I would recommend it to all the lovers of sci-fi out there, it's definitely worth checking out.

Final Sentence of the Book
She chased the sounds until all she heard was his heartbeat and then his breath and his voice, right by her ear, telling her, in tones as warm as fire, exactly the words she wanted to hear.


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1 comment:

  1. I also loved Roar! He really was the star of the book at times, I enjoyed any part he popped up in the story. Perry and Aria, I'm trying to remember but I'm not sure if I was fully behind their romance either. Also feel you about the ending, I never did pick up the second book, LOL.

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