Thursday, April 9, 2015

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


All right you guys.  This book was absolutely a surprise for me.

I mean, the age of Dystopia is over.  I'm kind of done with it.  Aren't you just a little?  Sometimes, however, you come across one that surprises you.  (Or, at least, I do.)

I didn't want to read this book.  Like, I really truly had no interest.  I ended up reading it for my reading challenge...and I'M SO SURPRISED.  It almost lost my interest with those first 100 pages, but there was enough of a push to keep me going.  (My rule is that a book doesn't count for the challenge I'm doing unless I finish half of it.  So.  I had to finish half of it.)  But once I passed those 100 pages, the story started picking up, and my favorite thing ever happened:  The characters surprised me.

Boy, did they.  A pretty good amount.  I was SO excited about this.  Peregrine's character development was SO surprising and well-done that I just couldn't believe it.  And Aria, while not as amazing, still amazed me with her smooth transformation from scared Dweller to a tough fighter and someone willing to sacrifice for those she loves.

The world building was pretty impressive as well, as I got further on.  The beginning was a bit rough, like I said before, but once I settled into things, I started to piece the big picture together, and I really like what I see.  I honestly can't wait for the second book and all that's to come!



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.

Fairly clean.  Two main characters have sex toward the end of the book, but it's handled with tact.

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