Sunday, March 4, 2012

Under the Never Sky

Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered. This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland - known as the Death Shop - are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent energy storms will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild -a savage - and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile - everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

I know I say this alot but...I LOVED this book! I read it in one sitting! There are lots of dystopian books out there with the same underlying theme and tone...survival. Under the Never SKy took this to the next level. What would you do if all your life you were told that to step outside would mean a death sentence? That your body won't be able to breath, there are savages and wild animals that will kill you if the Aether storms don't first. That's exactly what happens to Aria.

After a series of events that weren't even Aria's fault, she finds herself exiled from Reverie. Add to that she finds herself in the hands of a savage, who looks a little familiar, but is also blaming her for something she didn't do. All Aria wants to do is find out if her mother is safe, and she knows she is going to need help if she is to survive even for a little bit.

I loved Aria! At first she kind of bugged me with her whole attitude towards Perry and always calling him savage. He saved her life on numerous accounts and she was so rude...but I believe it had to start out that way so she could really see who Perry was. I loved that after all she went through she never complained. Watching her go from scared, weak and wondering when she was going to die, to strong and sure of herself was awesome!

Perry is a character that you can't help but like. As a Scire he can "scent" others emotions...I can't even begin to understand how hard that would be for him! A man of little words, his actions speak a lot louder and stronger! I loved watching him change his attitude towards Aria as well.

The supporting characters were amazing as well! so can't help but love this man! Talon..a fighter who tries to be brave. Cinder...a boy who doesn't understand the power he holds only that it is deadly. And Liv...even though she was only mentioned...I can't wait to meet her in the next book! She is going to be a force to be reckoned with!

I loved the romance between Perry and Aria and how it started out slow, and then blossomed. It wasn't wasn't was just perfect!

Many people said they felt the ending was predictable...I disagree! I thought there were parts that you could see coming, but there were some that left me totally awed! I can't wait for the next book! The last sentence of Under the Never Sky left me wanting it NOW!!

I borrowed this book from the library, but I will be buying it for my own library!

I gave this book 5 apples!


  1. I have this one on hold at the library. I can't wait to get it!

  2. You are going to LOVE it! Seriously it is one to own!

  3. I loved it. The ending was perfect and I can't wait for the next one. I agree about Liv. Even thought she was only mentioned I can't wait to see her in the next one. Only a year to wait! :)