Friday, February 8, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - UNDER THE NEVER SKY by VERONICA ROSSI - UNDER THE NEVER SKY # 1 - HARPER COLLINS - 4.5 PERRY & ROAR STARS!!

By : Veronica Rossi
Published By : Harper Collins
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback, 374 Pages

RATING: 4.5 PERRY & ROAR STARS!!

Blurb: Goodreads

WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.



DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.

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.




BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Under The Never Sky captured my attention and held it. I really enjoyed the twists that I didn’t see coming.

I liked the world Veronica built. It was both dystopian and apocalyptic, throw in a dash of sci-fi and you have an entertaining read that grew on me the more I read.

The story is told from the pov’s of Aria a Dweller, who has the purest opera singer voice, and Peregrine, aka Perry an Outsider.

They each have non complimentary names for each other, Perry refers to Aria as Mole, and Aria refers to Peregrine as Savage.

It’s a match waiting to happen J

He crossed his arms and stood there, still unsure what to do. He knew he was giving her a strange look. He felt strange. He felt a lot of strange. He hadn’t seen her as a girl before now. He’d seen her as a Mole. Now he couldn’t stop seeing all the girl about her.

The Death Shop is the world beyond the walls of the POD. The Outsiders live in tribes in the land that is threatened by Aether storms, funnels of fire that burn the earth and what is in its path.

The Dwellers keep themselves entertained in the dome, with their smarteye that suctions onto one of their eyes and they spend their days seeing through Realms. Veronica explains it well. This is very much a plastic world for these people. A facade to keep them entertained.

Does political corruptness fester within these walls?

Like any good dystopian, do those in charge use and abuse their leadership?

I personally would be digging hanging out and taking my chances in a tribe, being one of the Outsiders, taking my chances with the Aether storms. At least I would have a certain amount of freedom, as long as I was not in The Croven’s tribe. I would seriously be converting to being a vegan if that happened.

No thanks guys.....I’ll start my own tribe...see ya!!

Teenagers being teenagers are always looking for something to keep themselves amused. Cooping teenagers up is eventually asking for trouble, especially when you can live into the hundreds of years.

Curiosity may just kill the cat....or get you evicted and left for dead.

Veronica keeps the pages turning with her characters and sub characters. Roar is one of my faves. I really connected with him. This was not his story. He has a love for Perry’s sister, Liv. She was promised to another. 

That is another story, called Roar & Liv # .5 J

Up close , she saw the gleam in Roar’s gaze. He had a prince’s looks but a pirate’s eyes. Roar smiled, an appealing, clever flash. Aria laughed. Definitely more pirate. Roar laughed at her laugh, and she decided on the spot she liked him.

Perry has family, Talon his weee nephew and his brother Vale, the Blood Lord of their tribe, The Tides.

Vale and Perry have a dynamic that is part challenge, part biffo, and mostly peaceful for the sake of Talon.

It is a bomb waiting to explode.

Perry and Aria must join forces to survive and get to the people they care about the most. Throw in some awesome sub characters, the ever intriguing Cinder, Marrons who has set himself up rather nicely and appears to have a loyal heart to the cause, and this was a pretty cool start to this series.

Was I left with some questions? Sure. I still am holding my reservations about the absence of certain characters who may or may not have survived from the start of this book.

I am not convinced Veronica...or is it more hope.

Veronica uses Audiles, keen hearers, Scires who are dominant in scents and a boy and girl from different sides of the track, throw in some mystery, a stolen boy, some sci-fi input, a tribe of non vegans, and some really cool twists to keep the pages turning.

I want more.

I am intrigued.

Michelle




To be continued......... Through The Ever Sky.....


10 comments:

  1. This world sounds great! I need to read it soon.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    1. You have been reading some awesome books, I just popped over and had a lookie:D

      I often find ones I haven't heard of on your blog!

      Mich:D:D

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  2. I will give this another go this weekend. I'm having a hard time focusing on a book after a read-a-thon this week to meet my tour stops so now it's either I'm drained or I need something else to read. Maybe dystopia will do the trick

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    1. I have done the read-a-thon before and I was smashed by the end of it so I get you there! PLus blog tours can exhaust as well. You are doing loads. I was just going through your reviews on ur blog alone and was like whahhhhhh!! you girls are pumping them out. I had missed so many. I was having a read:) I popped Cimms Sea of Tranquility up on fb page as Lisa A just finished it! I keep meaning to crack it open , I know it is saaaaaadddd! But looking forward to it:) I love ROAR in this series. I am reading #.5 shortly and then onto Through The Ever Sky :)

      Mich

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  3. I haven't read this series yet, but I've heard such awesome things that I want to. I love your review! It definitely has me intrigued :)

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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    1. Hey Jesse, I am looking forward to more, I think I have a girl crush on Roar:)

      Mich

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  4. I really liked that there wasn't insta-love in this book but that instead the two characters fought and got to know each other's strengths and personalities as the book progressed.

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    1. Hi,

      Yes! it takes 3/4's of the book to get that side started. I'm looking forward to # 2:)

      Mich

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  5. This sounds great, Michelle! I've been holding off on reading it, but now I want to get to it soon!

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    1. hi Mandee, I MUST come by your blog I have been MIA around the Aussie bloggers, my bad:S

      The beauty is you can now read #1,#.5 and #2 altogether:D

      Mich

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