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.
In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty.
©2012 Veronica Rossi (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
Yes, it was intriguing and fun.
Perry, he was unique
Sent to die, Aria learns how to live
This story was unique and interesting and full of adventure. Parts were predictable but I still really enjoyed it. I had a hard time putting it down because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. Narrator was annoying though. She sounded too old and the voices she gave some of the kids was whiny and just plain silly.
I liked the narrator. And I liked the idea of the story.
I love Roar. He's funny, strong and it's actively gunning for the main character. It's nice.
I like the scene on the roof where Roar is teaching Aria how to fight and Perry is just angsting over it all.
Not so much. It was interesting. But it didn't rock my world.
The idea of the smart screen was very intriguing. Fancy fancy technology.
yes.....because I like my friends
The overall story line and the building of the charaters. I liked them and cared about them.
No.She was ok, but I felt a younger narrator would have been better suited for this book. I never related her voice to any of the charaters.
It was hard to stop, I always wanted to know what was going to happen next....it never got boring.
This is a very creative dystopian series. I like adventure mixed with romance, as long as the romance is clean. This book provided both of those elements in abundance. I also like a book that makes me think about deeper values. This book also offered that: a fictional look at what would happen to us, if we eliminated some of the more painful parts of the human experience. The imagined world is very creative and I enjoyed seeing it in my mind!A note of caution... I found myself having a difficult time getting into the book. It seemed a little slow at first. Also, it took me quite a while to get used to the narrator's voice. Usually narrators don't bug me much, but this one did for a long time at the beginning. She reads well and has really good inflection to differentiate characters, but the actual tenor/tone of the voice irritated me. However, as the story went along I got used it and at that point, the voice became invisible as I imagined the characters and world the author had created.
A few. First, when the main characters realize what you've know all along that they are attracted to each other and care about each other. This happens gradually and deliciously over several chapters of the book. Second, when one of the characters saves the good guys from the cannibals with his extraordinary ability due to a genetic predisposition. Writing this almost makes it sound like spiderman or something similar. Its not superhero save the world kinda stuff, though, jjust so you aren't mislead!
I didn't love her voice at first. However, as the book wore on I got used to it. She is very good at inflecting characters personalities.
I am immortal ....so far. I enjoy a god story and love a great narrator. :-)
Original settings and characters. It's overall an interesting view of a possible future. Well narrated, overall decent with a few unexpected twists.
First of all, the narrator: usually female narrators, in my experience, are harder to listen to- NOT so in this case. After the initial chapter full of teenage stereotypes, the narrator was perfect. She has a vocal resonance that is easy to listen to. The story grabs you in the first chapter. Action, adventure, intrigue - it's all here and more. Definitely an excellent read/listen.
The concept is intriguing. Realms, pods, the Death Shop. Clever, creative- a wonderful read/listen!
No -- it was fine, but I don't usually listen to audiobooks multiple times.
Probably not. I enjoyed some of the dystopian aspects of the novel, but it was too much of a romance novel set in a dystopian universe when I was looking for more of a novel about the dystopian universe without the romance being center stage.
I liked the characters and enjoyed the story, but it very soon became clear that the romance was the central aspect of the story. Honestly, I think that this book needs a sequel -- there was so much that wasn't resolved at the end of the story. And a lot of things about the universe that I thought would get revealed over time (like how it became dystopian) that the author never explained. I found that frustrating because I was interested in those aspects of the story more than the romance.
A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!
This book reminded me of some of Anne McCaffrey's best. The characters are well developed, then story is intense, and the love story is well-written. Aria's development as a character was intriguiging, and Perry was the perfect hero! I liked the way that the point of view changed between the main characters. The ending had an interesting twist, and left hope for a sequel!
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
It was really good...one of the better books I have listened to so far...I was enthralled, and intrigued... the characters are marvelous... I really enjoyed this story, and hope there is a book 2....
The fight to get to Delphi....it was such a struggle and I was overwhelmed with emotion for them...And I loved how the relationship with perry and aria developed...
When aria and perry just knew they were meant to be...
Just like on the book...A million ways to die...But one way to live....I think this book would make a fantastic movie!!
A great read...anyone who did not give this book a chance is a fool...it was a wonderful story, and I truly hope there is another one....
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