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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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  • United States
  • 07-02-12

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!

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I Will Never Get Tired of Rereading This World

The first time I read this series, I devoured the whole thing so fast, that I honestly wasn't sure which events occurred in book one, so it was interesting to reread this.

I still absolutely love this world, and my previous review still stands.


PREVIOUS REVIEW:
After I read this novel, I couldn't write for days. The story itself is incredible, but it’s the way Veronica Rossi writes that astounds me. Every sentence is so gorgeous and delicious. I want to breath them in, drink them down, stare at them forever. If I could read a piece of artwork, I feel sure it would read like this.

I know I should be telling you about the plot, which is amazing, the characters, who rocked my world, and the setting, which is brilliant. I’m not going to though. What gripped me the most about this novel was the complexity in emotions that it both presented and evoked in me. The way it wrapped its long fingers around my soul and pulled me down, into not just the writing but into the whole gorgeous concept, totally delighted me.

It has been almost four months since I read the first two books and one of the novellas, but I still think about this book fondly and frequently recommend it at my library.

Go read it now. I’m wrong about a lot of things but not this.

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AAAAAHHHHH :D

Amazing book! Can't wait to hear the next two! Aria X Perri all the way!!!

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Great story but...

The voice performance for this book is not the best. The inflections are all wrong and it’s almost uncomfortable to listen to. It didn’t keep me from listening but the experience could have been way better. The story is fantastic. I just wish sentences didn’t linger as if there was no period...

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Unexpected good read

Honestly, I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did. The book had a good plot everything in the story line developed and played out with good timing. Not too fast where it felt rushed and all over the place but not too slow where it became boring and uninteresting. I can't wait to read book 2 of this series.

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Can't wait to start the next one.

Predictable, but still great. I love the story and characters. I can't wait to start the next book in this series.

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I didn't expect much

I don't expect great literature but I do expect an author to know how to make a story flow. I should cut her some slack because I guess this is her first book but the author spent too time on trivial things and then rushed the actual story line. She did not do well at developing the character relationships. I did listen to all 3 books and it never got better. She does not know how to handle the flow of a story. I was just not impressed at all.

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Both Rossi and Flagler are great storytellers

If you could sum up Under the Never Sky in three words, what would they be?

Fascinating new world

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

The closest comparison I can make is to The After Light Series, by Cameo Renae. Both Rossi and Renae weave totally believable stories within worlds beyond imagination. Yet, both authors have the talent to make such worlds believable.

What about Bernadette Dunne Flagler’s performance did you like?

Flagler is a consummate storyteller. Within the first few words, she skillfully immerses me into the story. Like all talented storytellers, Flagler manages to disappear until there is only me and the story.

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

Yes, and I almost did.

Any additional comments?

This is a phenomenal book, and Ms. Flagler was a perfect narrator to bring the story to life.

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It was a good book, I was just looking...

it was good but it just didn't capture my attention, I don't know why. I kept listening to other audible books and then coming back. It is an interesting concept, it's a interesting book. I think maybe I was just in the mood for something a little more. i will definitely give this book a go if this is what your looking for.

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So different but in the best way

I loved it! literally read it 3 xs. I love how the communication and soul mate depictions were displayed in this book.... I love how in the end how strong she turned out to be. great story.