Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Aria knows she is lucky to live in Reverie. She's safe there, safe from the crazy destructive storms and diseases that are outside, safe from the savages that exist in that wild world. But something has happened to her mom - Aria knows something is wrong. And she will do whatever it takes to find out the truth, make alliances who whomever she has to. When the unthinkable happens and Aria ends up on the outside, she realizes very quickly that it's going to take all the strength she's got to survive - that and the help of one particular Outsider that has his own reasons to stick around.
So THIS was fun. Different and really fun - definitely a read-while-trying-to-make-dinner kind of book. A fairly typical "I have to go and do this thing and it will take a journey to do it" kind of plot, but the romantic storyline was very well done and the characters have all kinds of abilities that make things very interesting. It's intense and violent at some points but at the same time tender and deep. Loved how we kept switching perspectives between Aria and our male protagonist. I could tell about half way through that there was going to need to be more books to finish out this story, which I am actually okay about. A few things were a bit predictable and the ending felt a bit rushed and almost surreal, which tainted my overwhelming enthusiasm a tiny bit, but I am still very eager to find out what happens to Aria in a world where you can never trust the sky.
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