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
Just a book fool.
Yes, depending on who. Its quite fantastical (colorful) so I would only give it to friends I knew appreciated that style.
Its a little hard to compare it was actually quite different- a nice change.
The narrator was really the only thing I didn't love about this book - but she is by far not the worst.
I would add more suspense and I would describe certain things more. Without it you lose emotional attachment with main character.
I see it being made into the cheap TV series on scifi channel.
This is by far one of the best if not the best audiobook I have listened to.
I think the most memorable moments are the poetic ones. When the author talks about living "under the never sky" for example, that one's my favourite.And of course the beautiful love story, you cannot prepare for all the feels.
Perry, without a doubt. He is truly an incredible person. I love how cautious he is when they meet. He doesn't trust her and they're supposed to be enemies, still he saves her life and keeps her safe. He is a person that you have to warm up to. At first he might seem cold and distant, but the more you get to know him the more you understand him. He would do anything and everything for the people he loves. He never looks down on anyone and he has the biggest heart. He is so beautiful, on both inside and outside. I sincerely wish he wasn't a fictional character because I have fallen in love with him.
Absolutely! I couldn't put it down! I was up 'til after midnight listening to this book.
I pity all the people on this earth who haven't read this book, my heart goes out to all of you. You have no idea what you're missing out on.
I had a hard time getting into this book and it's because of the narrator. She had this old, wavering tone to her voice, which really didn't fit with the main characters.
I thought the characters were solid and memorable, the storyline was interesting and unique. The beginning of the book seemed slow at first - although was pertinent to the story set-up. Once you are about a quarter into the book - it starts to pull together.
I had to get the e-book and read it for myself, because the audible voice grated on my nerves too much to listen to it.
The start of the book was difficult for me. In all fairness I was still ensnared with the previous series I had listened to but I kind of felt thrust into the story (like when you get thrown into the deep end and are expected to swim). I managed to surface and even surprise myself by figuring out what was going on. Just give it time and you won't be disappointed. On to the next in the series.
Just trying to find my next great read
I will not recommend this book. I usually say this was not for me, but it may work for you, but I do not want to recommend an expensive book that I did not care for at all. I know that Veronica Rossi has gotten great reviews for this book, but were they ARCs? Were they friends? What am I missing??
If this was the first book I read as a YA Dystopian it would have turned me off from that genre. I love YA/NA dystopian fiction, but this has to be one of the worst popular ones I have ever read.
No, I hope to avoid any narrations by Bernadette Dunne Flagler. I have been listening to audiobooks since forever and she has to be one of the worst. This narrator sounded like a 80 year old woman not a teenager/young adult.
It had an excellent premise, but it too long for anything to happen and everything was so predictable. I was in a mood to listen to YA/NA Dystopian, but this one turned me off from the genre for awhile.
I know the reviews for this book have been mostly 4-5 stars so I listened/read until the end, but I hated it. I love YA dystopian fiction, but I hated this one. The first 25% was Aria and Roar going through every detail about their side of the world, their people. Roar saves Aria then Aria gets kicked out of her world. Roar saves her AGAIN (I think he saves her 5-6 times before she realizes he is not a bad person) and she whines. God does that girl whine. She just thinks the worst of everyone that is different than her and her people. She says her people are good, but they threw her out and kidnapped Roar's helpless nephew. I hated Aria and for the life of me do not understand what Roar liked her at all. Throughout the book, Aria slowly realizes that the more she is away from her people, the more she is changing, but does not ever think to put two and two together that maybe they were doing something to her. By the time Aria's attitude changes, it was too late. I could not connect.The banter between these two was supposed to show tension...it just annoyed me. It felt like the story moved at a snail's pace. I have never regretted spending money on the book and Whispersync as much as I did on this book. I got the Whispersync hoping that listening to it would help me get into the story. Nope. All was a waste of money.
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