Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
“A world of nevers under a never sky.”
Well kiddies, I am in the minority again. While I enjoyed this book, it lacked the wow factor that I was expecting from it, especially since many of the ratings are 4 and 5 stars.
Under the Never Sky is about Aria, a Dweller, and Perry an Outsider. Both live in a dystopian world placed hundreds of years after our present. After a fatal incident brings Aria and Perry together, both of them are cast out from their groups and must battle to survive together. They harbor an extreme dislike for each other, but after working toward a common goal their feelings begin to change.
“If there was no fear, how could there be comfort? Or courage?”
What didn’t work for me was the beginning. The whole set up was majorly confusing, and really boring. I almost dnf’d this book, but lots of people had said it picks up. While it did, I sort of never lost that tidbit of confusion throughout the rest of the book. I blame this on the worldbuilding. It was a great idea in concept, but sort of fell flat in development.
I don’t want to continue griping about this book. I did like it, I just didn’t love it. The one thing I really liked? Perry. All of the point of views from his side were extremely interesting as he’s a unique character which a special skill set. Perry pretty much saved the book for me.
“She absorbed the terror and beauty of him and his world. Of every moment over the past days. All of it, filling her up like the first breath she’d ever taken. And never had she loved life more.”
Would I recommend this? Yes, but only to those who like YA dystopia. For those willing to venture outside romance and such I would venture elsewhere.