Friday, July 18, 2014

Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi



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.

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My Rating: 2/5 Stars 

Under the Never Sky has been on my bookshelf for years. Literally. I always planned on reading it, but it kept getting shoved to the bottom of my to-read pile. Honestly, when I finally decided to give it a shot, I'd forgotten why I'd purchased it in the first place. The entirely too common Katniss complex in young adult heroines didn't score any originality points, and I've seen the "dome" idea far too many times. 

Fortunately, the story wasn't completely unoriginal. I enjoyed learning about the Aether and the Savages who created tribes under the violent sky. Aria and Perry are your average characters in many ways. Perry is the dark, brooding stranger she can't help but be attracted to. Aria is fierce yet sweet, the classic oxymoron personified by popular female characters.

I had a bit of trouble paying attention to the story. Maybe I have been a bit distracted lately, but I never found Under the Never Sky intense or addictive. I found myself reading entire pages without actually comprehending the words. The plot simply didn't grab my attention.

Don't get me wrong- I didn't hate the book. It just didn't push my buttons. With so many post-apoctalyptic/futuristic novels peppering the bookstore shelves, it takes a lot to impress me. 

My Reaction in a Nutshell