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Book Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.
Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.
If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.

Under the Never Sky
By: Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #1
Release Date: January 3rd 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Audiobook

“Under the Never Sky” by Veronica Rossi was better than I expected. I wasn’t someone who was jumping on the band wagon for this series. Reading the synopsis I wasn’t really interested. When I ran across an audiobook copy, I thought I would finally give it a chance. I thought “Under the Never Sky” was great. I found out that this book was definitely worth some buzz. This isn’t my new favorite series however I think this is a great series and I am looking forward to getting my hands on book two.

Aria was a little too whiny for me in the beginning but I grew to like her as she became more adult as the story went on. As she discovered new things and revealed deeply buried secrets, she learned more about herself and instead of being afraid she embraced herself and became more confident. She decided to go out on a ledge and learn how to fight and how to survive under the never sky. Aria went from being a character I didn’t like to being a character that I was proud of.

Perry was an interesting character. He had the hotness factor but it was his personality that I liked. Perry wants the best for his tribe and his family even if that means he has to leave because there can’t be two leaders. Perry would give up anything for his nephew Talon. I think Perry also does a lot of growing up in “Under the Never Sky.” He starts out being a little selfish with wanting to challenge his brother to become blood lord but he ends up taking off because he wants Talon to still have a father. When Talon is taken, Perry wants to save him.

Aria and Perry team up to track down Aria’s mom, Lumina and Perry’s nephew Talon. They both just want answers but I am not sure the like the ones they receive. I think “Under the Never Sky” has a lot of potential and great ideas. I am glad that I finally gave it a chance but it isn’t a book that I am falling in love with. I think the novel had a great plot because I want to finish out the story, but there were a lot of parts where it seemed like everything dragged on. I don’t think the narrator for the audiobook helped much. They definitely could have hired someone better to read the story. I had a hard time not falling asleep at some parts.

I give "Under the Never Sky" three out of five bookshelves.

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