Under The Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1)
by Veronica Rossi
Paperback, International Edition
Published January 3rd 2012
The book started off really promising but then it got to a point that I feel that I'm slowly losing interest. Don't get me wrong. I love the writing. It's beautiful and poetic even but the plotline is not as engaging as what I've been expecting.
I was confused with the whole dystopian setting; the Aether storm, the Pods, the Tribes, the cannibals, but I just couldn't bring myself to hate this book. Maybe it has something to do with Peregrine/Perry. While Aria just seems to annoy me, Perry is just the opposite. Perry is just that kind of character that you really feel for. His trials and tribulations are just so dire compared to Aria who was thrown out of her comfortable Reverie world. Fortunately, Aria redeemed herself towards the end of the book when she realised the truth behind her mother's disappearance and her own background.
The whole journey of finding someone who can fixed Aria's Smarteye just seems to trivial and I think Blood Red Road has a lot more to offer since it also featured something along the lines. However the closing lines are really beautiful but I just think that it could have been better as a stand alone rather than a series.
Recommended for: fans dystopian
Verdict: 3 stars.
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Available on: Amazon