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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Book Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi
Genre: Young Adult (Dystopian Romance)
Date Published: January 3, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins

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.

Under the Never Sky is the first book in the Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi. For some reason I thought this book was going to be about aliens. Don't ask me why. It wasn't. Aria finds herself on the outside of her secluded world. Aria and Perry meet under some not so good circumstances. They both have these illusions of what they think about each other and the life they come from. They don't like each other. I don't think there's even any attraction between the two when they are first getting to know each other, but they tolerate each other. Sort of. That tolerance changes. I liked watching them get to know each other and seeing the friendship form and grow. They live in a brutal world. There are many close calls and shady, not to mention interesting, characters through this story. It fully kept my attention. I'll definitely be reading the next book in the series.

Check out my reviews of the other books in this trilogy!

Veronica Rossi writes fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, was the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy. Released in January 2012, it was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The second book in the trilogy, THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, debuted on the NY Times and USA Today Best Seller Lists. The final book in the series, INTO THE STILL BLUE, debuted #6 on the NY Times Best Seller series list in January 2014. Foreign rights to the UNDER THE NEVER SKY trilogy sold in over twenty-five territories, and film rights have been optioned.

She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and running.

Her work is represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.

To learn more about Veronica Rossi and her books, visit her website & blog.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.

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