Under the Never Sky

Rossi, Veronica (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Under the Never Sky

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"Aria and Perry, two teens from radically different societies--one highly advanced, the other primitive--hate being dependent on one another until they overcome their prejudices and fall in love, knowing they can't stay together"--
Authors: Rossi, Veronica
Title: Under the never sky
Publisher: New York :, Harper,, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 376 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: "Aria and Perry, two teens from radically different societies--one highly advanced, the other primitive--hate being dependent on one another until they overcome their prejudices and fall in love, knowing they can't stay together"--
Local Note: 3 5 6 8 9 10 14
Alternate Title: Never sky
ISBN: 0062072048
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Report This Nov 30, 2013
  • blackdog101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book!!

Report This Mar 19, 2013
  • hollyheartsYA rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow, I was really blown away by Under the Never Sky! It's everything I could want in a Young Adult Scifi/Fantasy story. The virtual reality of the world Aria lives in is both intriguing and terrifying. Everything Aria knows as reality is entirely false and she is thrown out in the world she thought had been left behind. Instead, people have survived the intense change the earth has gone through. These so called "savages" are trying to eke out a living amid severe weather storms caused by the Aether. The descriptions of the Aether (a different sort of sky) are some of the most beautiful I've read in a while. The characters we meet in the outside world are compelling. Perry, Roar and Cinder give this story an immense depth. The human race has mutated and developed gifts such as supersonic hearing, perfect night vision and the ability to read others' emotions. There is something for everyone in this novel. Love, battles, laughter, grief and as is the case with dystopias, lingering questions on how our society and race are evolving. I'm looking forward to the sequel with unabashed anticipation. Through the Ever Night comes out in early 2013!

Report This Jan 27, 2013
  • emmaleekins rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Once I got into the book, I LOVED it. It was a refreshing take on a dystopian young adult novel. A 17 year old girl is cast out from the safety of the "pods" her people retreated to after experiencing storms that killed people. The pod people create virtual realities to take the place of "out of the pod" experiences. She is saved by a "savage" who becomes an ally, then someone she understands and learns from and respects. They each help one another in their quests to help a loved one.

Report This Jan 27, 2013
  • kesha1123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This read will stand out among the numerous options in this genre since it has a unique twist of Outsiders possessing Senses that render them to each other. Dwellers who reside within pods are conducting experiments to extend their lives seeking the solution through "stolen" Outsiders. All the while an odd Aether atmosphere violently attacks both societies. Aria and Perry find a undying love amidst it all.

Report This Nov 16, 2012
  • jillageyer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought the book was pretty good. not the best I've ever read. started off slow, but by the end I was like this is AWESOMMME I can't wait for Through the ever night!

Report This Oct 22, 2012
  • WestsideAsian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have to say this Book was pretty good, a little on the expected side but I kind of like it that way. Perry and Aria have a really good character build and I sort of sort of not expected the ending. The only thing that matters is I can't wait for the next book

Report This Oct 05, 2012
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Really amazing book 1 in the trilogy by this new author. Similar to other books I've read, but ranks high on my list of great teen dystopian reads. Very much looking forward to the next one. I would say it is more similar to Graceling from the Seven Kingdoms trilogy, Specials and Extras from the Uglies series than it is to Hunger Games, but there are elements of that to be seen too. Quite intriguing...

Report This Jun 26, 2012
  • Yahong_Chi rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

All the buzz. D: By now I should know better than to listen to other authors hype books, seriously. I think I'll be sticking with book blogger opinions from now on. Oh, and Under the Never Sky is really similar to the premise of this 2010 middle-grade novel, A Crack in the Sky by Mark Peter Hughes. Whatever this book is, it's not original. So, Aria. And Perry. Alone, they're bearable; each has their own problems and worries that make them at least not unlikeable. But the key word in the summary is "together". When we're focused on the romance, the stereotypical can't-stand-each-other attitude wears out quickly; the can't-stop-looking-in-each-other's-eyes change happens more drastically than a Tennessee Walking Horse's turn on a dime. It'll cause its fair share of eyerolls. Secondary characters and plot are similar in that they're there enough to be sufficient, and that's it. Roar stuffs Aria with info on Perry, while the storyline gets stuffed with various troubles which do nothing to change the story's trajectory. That latter point is probably my biggest complaint: why have all these twists and turns if they don't shift the basic story? Under the Never Sky is somewhat redeemed by its worldbuilding. The supernatural sense are a little overboard (as are the Caps on Every thing that Seems to Deserve a Name), but the Aether and its storms provide interesting ties to a power to be explored. As well, the concept of Aria's realms is a jazzy sci-fi kink; it's nothing new, but in the dystopian setting it's intriguing. N.B.: was I the only one who wanted Aria's singing to play a more important role than just serenading Perry? N.B.: I hate the trailer.

Report This May 05, 2012
  • purplebrickroad rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was fantastic, with a new idea that was intresting and captivating. Aria is a likeable and strong character that grows greatly in the book, one of the best parts in this book. The strength that she finds within herself makes a strong heroine that readers will enjoy. I loved the new ideas the authour had in this book, including the new world created, along with other things such as powers and technology. Even though the relationship between Aria and Perry could've been developed better and more smoothly, it added the perfect element to the story. The ending leaves the door open for a sequel, even though it left me a little irked. Overall a great book that I would reccoment to all who enjoy the perfect mix of adventure and romance, and looking forward to the next book.

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