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.
I loved this book. It had a unique world and storyline. All of the characters were very likable. I've read a lot of books in this genre, but this one seemed unique and easily held my attention. I recommend it!
It's part of a trilogy - the second and third were good and worth finishing, but they were not as good as this first one. Maybe because I had already been introduced to the world, so it wasn't as new and interesting to me. But the first is great!
This is among the top 2 audiobook series i've listened to and Bernadette Dunne Flagler is among my favorite 3 narrators (Davina Porter/Outlander series and Wanda McCaddon/The Seamstress being the other two). Under the Never Sky narrative is a perfect balance of heart and mind with aspects of sci-fi, dystopian, fantasy and romance. These characters really come to life and you want to hang on to every word.
The obvious YA Dystopian trilogies are Hunger Games and Divergent. Ironically, i liked Hunger Games trilogy on film better than the narrated books. Divergent trilogy is much better in the books (nice narrator too). UNDER THE NEVER SKY could make a superb film in the right hands, but i don't know if they'll be bringing this out soon. The book, however, is quite cinematic, so i am seeing the scenes vividly as the book is being narrated.
The heart-throb scene on the rooftop is probably my favorite!
On the rooftop and also in the treehouse... both romantic scenes...
i've heard this book series a dozen times or more and still love it. Veronica Rossi is an excellent writer and i hope to read (or hear) more books by her! Haven't heard any other books (except 1 and 3 in this trilogy) narrated by Bernadette Flagler but i'd listen any day, she's outstanding!
Performance was really well done. Voice is easy to listen to, and is able to do different characters really well. Story is difficult to stop listening to - I'll admit that it really took me by surprise.
Highly recommend overall.
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.
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