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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jaime's Review of Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Exiled from her comfortable home in the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. In Reverie, she spent time with her friends roaming virtual environments called Realms. But in The Death Shop, even the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage. He’s also her only hope for survival.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry sees Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he also needs Aria’s help; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, they come together reluctantly, and embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by cannibals and wolves. Their unlikely alliance will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY.

The first book in a captivating trilogy, Veronica Rossi’s enthralling debut sweeps you into an unforgettable adventure.

Jaime’s review….

This story was a fantastic mix of dystopia and fantasy!  The world that Veronica wrote about is something that is both something that is of our world and something that is not but quite possibly could be someday. Another thing I absolutely loved about this book was it was told from two POV’s so we got to feel what Aria and Perry were both thinking and feeling.

The lands described in the story are vivid I could almost feel the wind pick up and the air charge with energy when an aether storm came, and feel the sensation of rocks sliding through my fingers. I also felt Perry’s angst and Aria’s suffering and also love emanating off the pages. I could smell violets every time they were mentioned I will not say in what context because it might spoil something and I could hear Aria singing Tosca which is awesome because I love that opera! (Yes Jaime likes opera shhh)

I will admit in the beginning Aria annoyed me a bit. I think it’s because she was kinda whiny but, who wouldn’t be? She lived a sheltered life ,never experiencing anything real she did everything in virtual reality. She did grow and by the end of the story I really liked her! Perry on the other hand, I fell in love with his POV from his first chapter his strength and protectiveness leaked off the pages and into my heart. He had me swooning in the scenes with his nephew Talon whom I loved too what a great kid! There were also other characters that I grew fond of Roar for one I’ll use the description from Aria’s POV.

“Up close, she saw a 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.”

Ok I like Roar a lot! I even told Veronica that I loved him and she told me he was a heart breaker ;) The other characters I really liked were Marron and Cinder you’ll see why when you read the book. They all play an important part in the story.

I really loved this book and I can’t wait for book 2 which will probably be another nail biting long year. Thanks Harper Teen and Veronica Rossi for sending me an ARC and letting me be a part of this journey! Under the Never Sky comes out January 3, 2012 and is available for pre-order so go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or The Book Depository to grab your copy now! Make sure to check out Veronica’s Blog for news, updates, and even some contests!


  1. Terribly need to start reading this one! Love the review!

  2. Thanks Mindy! Yeah you do it's awesome :D


  3. Glad you liked it, great review! I've heard a lot about this one, I will have to read it once comes out :)

  4. April- I did! It was awesome and I really can't wait for the next one :D


  5. Ahh! I'm so glad you liked this book! I've been DYING to read it. It's on my tbr list for next year. I was hoping I'd get an ARC, but no luck! Can't wait to read this.

    Thanks for your review. =) I know I'm going to love this!

  6. SQUEEE! I basically just loved everything about this book. It was so damn good! I want to be friends with Aria & Peregrine (*swoons* *drools* *dies*) & Roar! Dude. Roar is funny as eff! "You can cry if you'd like. I'll even lend my shoulder to the cause." "Seers are very good looking, and before you ask, no, i'm not a seer. Just lucky." BAHAHAHAHA! He was such a fantastic addition to the story!! Every time he spoke i wanted to laugh!

    Ehem...sorry for that ramble. Awesome review Jaime! It makes me want to re-read the book! GAAH! NO! it makes me want the next book! SO. BAD! lol

  7. Haha I loved that ramble Brooke! Seriously I absolutely love Roar I want to go back through and read just his parts over again! <33333 you!!!!!



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