Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

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Fighting to survive in a ravaged world, a Dweller and a Savage form an unlikely alliance in New York Times bestselling author Veronica Rossi's "unforgettable dystopian masterpiece" (Examiner.com).

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. 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.

In alternating chapters told in Aria's and Perry's voices, Under the Never Sky subtly and powerfully captures the evolving relationship between these characters and sweeps readers away to a harsh but often beautiful world. Continuing with Through the Ever Night and concluding with Into the Still Blue, the Under the Never Sky trilogy has already been embraced by readers in twenty-six countries and been optioned for film by Warner Bros.

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About Veronica Rossi

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Veronica Rossi graduated from UCLA and studied fi ne art at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She began writing fiction for teens and received first-place awards in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SouthWest Writers annual contests before completing Under the Never Sky, the first book in her Under the Never Sky trilogy. It's since been embraced by publishers in more than twenty-six countries worldwide and optioned for fi lm by Warner Bros. Veronica lives in northern California with her husband and two sons. 
 
Published January 3, 2012 by HarperCollins. 385 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Rossi seamlessly intertwines Aria’s journey with that of Peregrine, a teenage boy who has grown up outside of a Pod, an Outsider, in what the Dwellers consider perilous wastelands where humans live without the gadgets Dwellers depend upon.

Dec 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Under the Never Sky

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“Savage” tribesman Perry rescues the effete Pod-dweller Aria in Rossi’s dystopian debut about an ecological apocalypse.

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Examiner

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi is a young adult book I began with no expectation of liking it at all -- the premise seemed, on the surface at least, to be all too similar to other YA novels.

Jan 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Under the Never Sky

Examiner

Here's the blurb from the author's website: 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.

Jul 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Under the Never Sky

Examiner

For Aria, it begins with a choice to step out of the pseudo world she had always known, a perfect world called Reverie, and break the rules in hopes to find answers and life that exist only on the outside.

Jun 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Under the Never Sky

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Yes, the way they travelled together for some time was very different from the cliched 'love at first sight' that seems to occur so often in this type of book, but it seemed just as unrealistic in its own way.

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Common Sense Media

Luster is also used as a pain killer when Aria and Peregrine are injured.

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Deseret News

Perry and Aria’s first three meetings involve Perry saving Aria from death.

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Kidz World

Aria lives in the Pod, a place where people are kept safe from the deadly Aether storms that rain down from the sky.

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The Overflowing Library

Once you get into that you start to understand a bit more of the whole world set up and start to unravel all the little details that build up the world they are in and understand why things as they are.

Feb 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Under the Never Sky

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A Patchwork of Books

Learning – Soon, Mom will go to a writing class to learn about writing picture books.

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Seventeen

Then, she meets an Outsider named Perry, who has run away from his tribe in search of his nephew who was kidnapped by Aria's people.

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The Housework Can Wait

I don’t really know of a lot of younger teen actors, but I thought the kids were the best part of Super 8 (the alien sure as heck wasn’t), and I think Joel would make a pretty decent Cinder.

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A Life Bound by Books

Who would read "World's kept them apart, destiny brought them together" when they could read "A million ways to die, one way to live"?.

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Book People's Teen Review

You watch Aria grow into a strong and fierce woman as you go through the book.

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Sammy the Bookworm 19 Apr 2013

...if you're considering picking up Rossi's novel, the only thing I have to say is: GO. Definitely a top novel for this year. Five lightning bolts out of five.

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