Monday, February 20, 2012

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - Review

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
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.

Kayla's Review:
In Under the Never Sky, Veronica Rossi builds a thrilling and terrifying dystopian world in which she sets a story of two teenagers who are thrown together after each loses what is held most dear. It is action-packed and will leave you breathless from the start.

The two unlikely teens are Aria, a Dweller who is framed and exiled to the Death Shop for a terrible crime while trying to reach her mother, and Perry, an Outsider with special talents who is searching for his kidnapped nephew while feeling the call of leadership. Circumstances force them to work together to accomplish their goals, which fate has woven together. The metamorphosis of their disgust and mistrust to love is a beautiful thing to watch unfold. The amazing and dangerous future that Rossi sets this in is so vivid and skillfully written that it makes the story that much more believable, despite being science fiction.

I usually avoid books that I know to be a romance unless it comes to me highly recommended, but I read Under the Never Sky without seeing what other reviewers were saying. I delved into the story with an open mind and found one of the most beautiful young adult romances that I have ever read. This book is sure to be a classic, and I cannot wait to read and experience it again.

A copy was provided by the publisher through Net Galley for review.

About the author:
VERONICA ROSSI was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Growing up, she lived in several countries and cities around the world, finally settling in Northern California with her husband and two sons. She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. When not writing or painting, she chases after her boys, who make her laugh every day, and who teach her about love that's a million gazillion times bigger than the ocean. UNDER THE NEVER SKY is her first novel.

You can find Veronica Rossi on her site, blog, Twitter, and Facebook.


  1. I've never heard of this author before. Sounds interesting! Thanks for the great review!

  2. I received my copy yesterday :) This will be the next book I'll read! Thank you for this review, I hope I'll love the book too.

  3. Thank you for the review, I will probably read this book now.

  4. Thank you for the awesome review. I can't wait to read it. Under the Never Sky sounds like a winner.

  5. This was an awesome book, can't wait for the next one in the series!

  6. Sounds like a very exciting book! I'm not usually one for romances either but I'll have to give this one a try.

  7. Virtual reality is quite interesting

  8. This was such a great read. It's about to be published in my country (Slovakia) too, so I'm very excited :) great review, I'm glad you enjoyed this book.



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