Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)

Summary:

WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.

DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.

Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she’s never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.

Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He’s searching for someone too. He’s also wild – a savage – but might be her best hope at staying alive.

If they can survive, they are each other’s best hope for finding answers.

What I Liked

Well for starters JUST EVERYTHING! From Aria’s home in this  weird world where basically everyone lives inside their own heads to Perry’s world where it’s survival of the fittest, the past and future culture clash was incredible. So the Pods/Realms (Aria’s world) was extremely high tech; eye pieces, alternate worlds, high fashion – you name it, the Pods have it. And Perry’s world is more of an olden day kind of concept; with villages constantly battling and everything on the brink of falling apart. I loved reading about both places.

AND THAT ROMANCE. Yum. They need each other to survive – it’s not just one of those lame one sided things. At first they hated each other – as you would, I mean people in our world today dont exactly get on with those who come from opposite cultures, do they? But they fell into a mutual respect and reliance. And you can totally tell the secretly deep down (Okay, maybe really reaallyyyy deep down) they’re both glad for the others company.

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Okay, I admit it. I totally fell in love with a guy named after a freaking platypus. Peregrine, Perry, was like a combination of everything I love: gruffness, funny, manly, strong, determination, and a fierce love for his family and friends. Phew, he’s a winner.

I also adored the alternating viewpoints – my favourite thing is getting more than one slant to the story. Each chapter switches between Perry and Aria’s views, which gives the reader way more understanding, and really gets us into each character.

Awesome.

What I Didn’t Like

Cheating, I know, but I’m just gonna skip this part…

You’ll totally know why when you read it – this book is perfection.

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