Series: Under the Never Sky, #1
Author: Veronica Rossi
Format: Kindle Ebook
Release Date: January 3, 2012
This book....so good. I don't know why I waited so long to read it. I bought it forever ago on my kindle and just never picked it up, but i finally did and it was just exceptional! I loved it so much. Under the Never Sky is a dystopian novel, but it is very original. Dystopias are the new thing, and as Ive said before its hard to find a different, original dystopia. Veronica Rossi did it though. I just cant say enough good things about this book.
The way the story is set up slightly reminds me of Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Now hear me out! I know those of you that have read both books are wondering where I'm going with this and are thinking that I'm crazy. The reason I find them similar is because the story really takes dominance over the first part of the book and romance doesn't set in until the end-ish. I could just be crazy in my thinking but if you've read both books you may know what I'm talking about.
I love the characters. The story alternates points-of-view between the two main characters, Aria and Perry. What I love about this is that it really gives you a sense of the characters and the different worlds they come from. Aria has lived in a highly-advanced, sheltered bubble her whole life and then she gets thrust into Perry's world, which is all very primitive and even slightly medieval. You really learn a lot about these two very different people and feel their emotions since you're in their heads.
The love story in Under the Never Sky...I love it. For one, its not insta-love (HALLELUJAH) and two, it makes you feel all the feels. Rossi had me grinning like a fool the entire time. As soon as I finished Under the Never Sky I immediately bought and downloaded the second book in the series, Through the Ever Night. I can already tell that Under the Never Sky is going to be one of my favorite books of 2013, so if you haven't read it already then go get it!