Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dystopian Romances: Under The Never Sky-Veronica Ross

Under the Never SkyUnder The Never Sky by Veronica Ross
Date Released: January 3rd 2012            
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 374 pages
Date Read: Feburary 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought From Barnes and Noble
Goodreads Synopsis:
Goodreads Synopsis:  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.

Welcome to Day 2 of Dystopian Romances! Check my first review for Eve by Anna Carey HERE as part of my 3 Day Dystopian Week! :)

My Review:
Under The Never Sky had the potential for a total kick-ass, awesomesauce dsyoptian but I didn't deliver for me. I just really wanted to love it so much with all the reviews going on but reading it was hard reading this book! *sighs* I was waiting for the action to kick up and start but it felt flat. But the ending had me rushing till the end and I'll definetly be reading the next book, Through The Ever Night. :D

Under The Never Sky is about a girl named Aria who lives in an enclosed part of  Reverie. She's been waiting to contact her mom after a message she sent through her Smarteye [there super cool!]. She's a Dweller safe in her pod from all the harm outside. The "outside" also known as The Death Shop is full of horrors Aria can't imagine. Safe in the walls she likes to explore the Realms, which are absolutely amazing! I would so love to live in them! You can be underwater having a tea party or be on Mount. Evereast with shorts. You can control the enviroment based on your Smarteyes, which are just as cool. JUST SAYING. :P

Aria is waiting to talk to her mom since leaving to go to Bliss for some DNA research. [which you will later discover what it is by the end] But the connection link to Bliss is down and Aria starts worrying. She must find out what happened to her mom and so she gets close to the son of the head of Reverie’s security. They break into Ag 6, a disabled pod in hopes. This is the first time Aria discovers fire. She and a few others get caught, but Aria is the one to blame and is sent to the Death Shop to die.

Then comes along Perry. The super-swoon worthy character who came from the wild with his scars and fierce battle tactics and they way he cared for Aria was perfect! Aria came from a fragile world block from all the violence outside then Perry comes and the romance starts. But look it wasn't INSTA-LOVE like typical YA Books nowadays. I love the romance and it was a high point for me in the book! *claps*

But what totally turned me off was Perry and his family issues. He's the younger brother of the Blood Lord. The only reason he comes home is his love for his nephew, Talon. Perry come from a line of hunters that have a sharpened sense of everything: taste, sounds, smell, and I would so love to have them! Perry thinks he can take control of the tribe but he also worries for Talon's feelings. This part in the book just made me want to throw the book against the wall! *eye roll* I really was expecting more from Perry side, but ended up flat. *sighs again*

Now, a Dweller and an Outside come face to face as they both journey together. They learn trust, love, and secrets exposed in the brink of society. I was happy with the ending actually! It was suspenseful and action packed and left me hanging on a thread for the next book! I would read the next one just because of the end. Aria and Perry know their bond can't happen but it does. And everything is on the line for both of them.

Overall, Under The Never Sky could have been better in my opinion. It had so much potential and didn't deliver. It's a good dystopian but nothing so popular like Legend by Marie Lu or Divergent. But still Veronica kept up the pace for me to read the book
and I can't wait to see where Rossi takes Perry and Aria! :)


  1. This book sounds pretty good but I'm definitely reading with caution. Thanks for the great review :)


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