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Under the Never Sky | [Veronica Rossi]

Under the Never Sky

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Coftse 03-07-13
    Coftse 03-07-13

    I am immortal ....so far. I enjoy a god story and love a great narrator. :-)

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    "Different and enjoyable"

    Original settings and characters. It's overall an interesting view of a possible future. Well narrated, overall decent with a few unexpected twists.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joki Helsinki 02-28-13
    Joki Helsinki 02-28-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Decent But Very Quick Gentle Dystopian"

    I was suprised at how fast this went - not because there was so much action but because it is a surprisingly short book. Judging by the publication dates, it looks to have originally been one novel that was split in two.

    The story, dystopian American, was an easy read/listen. It had a good blend of action, plot, and some characterization. I felt the characters were a bit too black and white in many areas - cliches of decent guy, kind hearted mom, warm brotherly relationships, etc., did feel a bit too pat and not very engaging. But the narrative flowed easily and so this gentle easy kind of plot never weighed down.

    I never really felt the characters were in danger - despite the premise promising/requiring there to be a bit more abrupt violence. If anything, this book is the antidote to the mindless violence and lust in contemporary YA such as Ee's Angelfall.

    Some might find it a bit too pat. But there is a nice balance here throughout that you don't find in many YA novels these days. Certainly, it isn't a shallow or immaturely written novel.

    One thing to note is that the narrator does have a very dry, scratchy voice that can make it sound like the story is being narrated by an elderly woman. This may be off-putting, though she did a decent job in the reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erika Fort Bragg, CA, United States 01-08-13
    Erika Fort Bragg, CA, United States 01-08-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A great book, but the audio could use some work."
    What made the experience of listening to Under the Never Sky the most enjoyable?

    The story line was phenomenal, had me guessing at every step, what a great imagination Rossi has.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That the author described things so well, I really got a good idea of what was going on. Also, the suspense. It is technically a YA novel, but there were some adult parts to it, I liked that.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Bernadette Dunne Flagler?

    Probably not, unless it was a book I really wanted to listen to then maybe. But if I came across a random book and was on the fence, this narrator would make me say no. She has a pretty severe whistle when saying S's. It got to a point in the book that the book was so good I wanted to keep listening, but the narration was so obnoxious I almost gave up on it. Glad I didn't though.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen United States 11-12-12
    Karen United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "nice debut"

    With levels of intensity paralleling The Hunger Games, this futuristic novel tells the story of two people with very different lives. Aria has been living in a protected society and is called a Dweller. Protection is necessary as extremely dangerous electrical storms constantly erupt. The Dwellers live a high tech life where they virtually visit realms to make their “reality” more satisfying and safe. The realms have been created to keep the Dwellers from going crazy after living in extreme closure. The Dwellers consider anyone who does not live in pods similar to theirs, savages. Perry is one of those “savages” whose group has become almost primitive in their living in order to survive. Both Perry and Aria become outcasts as a result of terrible events and they meet up and help each other survive and redeem themselves. They begin a journey which is full of events which keep the reader drawn in. This excellent book is the author’s debut and is the first in a trilogy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Temecula, CA, United States 09-24-12
    Claudia Temecula, CA, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Once you start- you can't stop!"
    If you could sum up Under the Never Sky in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The concept is intriguing. Realms, pods, the Death Shop. Clever, creative- a wonderful read/listen!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christine D. Baker 09-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Good story, but ending doesn't resolve enough"
    Would you listen to Under the Never Sky again? Why?

    No -- it was fine, but I don't usually listen to audiobooks multiple times.


    Would you recommend Under the Never Sky to your friends? Why or why not?

    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.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Roberts Michigan, USA 09-05-12
    Anne Roberts Michigan, USA 09-05-12 Member Since 2013

    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!

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    "A story to get lost in"

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-04-12
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2015

    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!!!!!

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    "A Wonderful Story..."
    Where does Under the Never Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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....


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Under the Never Sky?

    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...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When aria and perry just knew they were meant to be...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line 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!!


    Any additional comments?

    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....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bee United States 07-02-12
    Bee United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2015

    Just a book fool.

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    "Lovely World"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, depending on who. Its quite fantastical (colorful) so I would only give it to friends I knew appreciated that style.


    What other book might you compare Under the Never Sky to and why?

    Its a little hard to compare it was actually quite different- a nice change.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bernadette Dunne Flagler?

    The narrator was really the only thing I didn't love about this book - but she is by far not the worst.


    Was Under the Never Sky worth the listening time?

    It was!


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Anastasia forest hills, NY, United States 04-20-12
    Anastasia forest hills, NY, United States 04-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "It was just OK..I wouldnt waste my credit on it"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would add more suspense and I would describe certain things more. Without it you lose emotional attachment with main character.


    Could you see Under the Never Sky being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I see it being made into the cheap TV series on scifi channel.


    6 of 11 people found this review helpful

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