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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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    Katheryne MD, United States 09-23-12
    Katheryne MD, United States 09-23-12 Member Since 2009

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Beware of the Triology"

    It seems all the rage these days to write a trilogy leaving the reader wanting and waiting for more (those evil genius marketing people) . I usually try to stay clear of reading a series until at least 2 books are complete, however, I gave this one a shot after seeing many positive reviews.
    BEWARE: there is a big cliff hanger at the end
    If you like a good YA story and don't mind waiting for a complete story resolution I would highly recommend this book. I was immediately drawn in and I enjoyed the high-tech dystopian society that Veronica Rossi has created. This book made me laugh, cry and scared me a little too. It had the right mix of everything.
    I love YA books and I never expect any of them to be literary classics. I read them for pure pleasure and the joy of an easy read.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Evans, GA, United States 03-03-12
    Leslie Evans, GA, United States 03-03-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Amazing! A must read"
    What did you love best about Under the Never Sky?

    It was constantly thrilling and completely unpredictable! I get rediculously bored reading books where I can guess the ending.


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

    The fight against the cannibals kept me in suspense, that's for sure.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! If it was in hard copy, I'd say that I just couldn't put it down, it was great


    Any additional comments?

    I'm really excited for a hopeful sequel- but if there isn't one, this book stands great on its own.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke Willis, TX, United States 04-27-12
    Brooke Willis, TX, United States 04-27-12 Member Since 2011

    Audio books are my new favorite thing, I'm catching up on so many books. If you know any good dystopia novels, please recommend them to me!

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    "Kept me listening!"

    This book had just enough sci-fi and just enough dystopia. And when I say sci-fi I mean futuristic high tech stuff, NOT aliens etc.

    I know this book has mixed reviews but I really enjoyed it. The love story in it has a bigger part in the story than I thought it would, but that only made me like it more (I'm a sucker for a good love story!).

    The book was both exciting and interesting, I really liked the juxtaposition of a futuristic society and a more or less primitive one. GREAT twist at the end :)

    Excited for the next book!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Janette Los Angeles, CA, United States 04-07-12
    Janette Los Angeles, CA, United States 04-07-12
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    "Great Book"

    I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book. I liked the separate chapters with each main characters thoughts and point of view. The characters themselves grew throughout the story with each passing trial and new situation. My only complaint was the ending I felt like it was rushed and lacked explanation. I sincerely hope there is a second book to make up for the ending in this one.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    K. Sowa Houston, TX United States 12-06-12
    K. Sowa Houston, TX United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2012

    I am an avid reader, mother of two, fangirl, nerdfighter, Chicago Cubs enthusiast and NASA supporter.

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    "Excellent Story!"

    I wasn't really sure what to expect when I started this audiobook, but what I found was a wonderfully unique story that I really loved. The post-apocalyptic world that Veronica Rossi created was both terrifying and very creative. Even after Aria is kicked out of Reverie, the physical and emotional differences between Outsiders and Dwellers is described so well that, as a reader/listener, I felt immediately involved in the world of the book. Aria's transformation into a survivor and Perry's slow acceptance of her was integrated into a story that had a lot of twists and turns, as well as cannibals, strange talents and deadly storms. I am sad that I didn't listen to his book sooner, but at least I don't have to wait so long for book two!

    The narration was good. Since this book shifts perspectives back and forth between Aria and Perry, the narrator had to find a different voice for almost every chapter. Overall, it worked, although there were times when I did have a bit of trouble telling the difference between make and female voices or between Perry and Roar. There is no doubt, though, that the reading was emotionally done and I really felt the tension during the many action scenes. I listened to much of this book while I was traveling and it definitely helped me pass the time while waiting in the airport. I enjoyed this audiobook very much and if you haven't read Under The Never Sky, I definitely recommend giving it a listen!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Niamh Powell, OH, United States 10-28-12
    Niamh Powell, OH, United States 10-28-12 Member Since 2012

    niamh17

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    "Exciting dystopian story."
    If you could sum up Under the Never Sky in three words, what would they be?

    vast, menacing, romantic.


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

    Too many to pick just one and I wouldnt want to spoil it but it has action and adventure all the way through and all the characters are people you want to see succeed.


    Which character – as performed by Bernadette Dunne Flagler – was your favorite?

    I loved all the main characters but am interested to find out more about Roar.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I have done a couple of times.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the development of Arias character, it seemed real as she struggled to come to terms with life outside of her ordered world and she became a really likable and strong character by the end of the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Linda GLEN ALLEN, VA, United States 10-16-12
    Linda GLEN ALLEN, VA, United States 10-16-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Grest Concept"
    Would you listen to Under the Never Sky again? Why?

    Yes


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

    When the two main characters realize that they are in love.


    Have you listened to any of Bernadette Dunne Flagler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not sure.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    This book mixes furturist and primative together. I loved how the person that had lived in the protected domes learns to live on the outside.

    I certainly hope that a series is planned for this story line.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rochi Arecibo, Puerto Rico 08-06-12
    Rochi Arecibo, Puerto Rico 08-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent!"
    Where does Under the Never Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Finally a SciFi book with no vampires, angels. ! New story! New characters. First chapter I was very lost!! But if you follow the book it gets great!! Not a super hero. Just a girl. !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Perry- caring


    Have you listened to any of Bernadette Dunne Flagler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both!


    Any additional comments?

    A should read!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dog Friend Sycamore, IL, United States 07-28-13
    Dog Friend Sycamore, IL, United States 07-28-13 Member Since 2012

    I love to read!

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    "If you enjoyed The Hunger Games..."

    This story grabbed my attention and kept me interested until the end. It was easy to become involved with each of the main characters and their back stories. I was reminded in ways of The Hunger Games, yet this story definitely took its own direction. After reading the story first, the narrator didn't quite seem right to me as I listened (that's why 4 out of 5 stars), but I still enjoyed the experience. I can't wait to read the second book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mel CA 09-27-12
    Mel CA 09-27-12
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    "LOVE IT!"

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Under the Never Sky! This story grabbed me and did not let go. First off, the storyline itself is beyond impressive, but the writing, oh it blew me away. Veronica Rossi describes smells, sounds, and emotions so explicitly. I admit it took me a few chapters before I was able to grasp onto the flow of the story. It’s different.

    Aria is a Dweller. She lives in pod with her people, sheltered from the outside. They live in a virtual world where they can experience endless possibilities…except the real. Aria’s mother is away and she hasn’t heard from her. She’s more than a little worried, which leads to putting herself in a dangerous situation to get information. Then disaster strikes and her world is turned upside down.

    Perry is an Outsider. He lives in a treacherous world where you must fight to stay alive. There are many threats, but the most dangerous is the unpredictable sky and cannibals. Yeah, I said cannibals. Through a twist of events, Perry and Aria, are forced to become allies.

    We get a deeper understanding of these complex characters through each of their perspectives. The end left me breathless and aching for Through the Ever Night. This is a beautiful story and I encourage you to read/listen to it if you haven’t already.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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