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.
Hello book lovers! I’m back with another book review for you, and I’m really excited about this one!
So this book has been on my radar for a while because I’m a fan of dystopian books. I’m fascinated with the rise in dystopian books because with all the politics, border disputes, wars, and just fighting going on in the world today, I think theres a real fear that we could reach an ultimate high in society, but that also means that things can come crashing down and destroy everything. I think thats what happens in dystopian literature. I have to say, a lot of them seem really plausible and realistic, but no one really knows if thats the way things will go, if it even goes down that path.
Under the Never Sky is about a girl named Aria who becomes a threat to the compound that she lives in and she’s thrown out into the outer world of the compound which is basically a wasteland and has been destroyed by storms called Aether. Aria has been living in a completely digital world where disease and risk have been eliminated, but now she is forced to live in a world where those things are rampant. She is rescued by a boy her age named Peregrine who is a hunter for his tribe, but has some major problems with his tribe. They find that they must work together to get back to their lives as it was before, but the question is, after traveling together, will they want to go back?
This book reminds me a lot of Graceling in the fact that the outer lands are separated into tribes like the kingdoms in Graceling. The characters also feel a little similar in the fact that they must survive together to reveal the real truth of both their downfalls, and their love story. But don’t get me wrong, the stories have some similar bases, but they are completely different in their own unique ways. What I liked about Under The Never Sky was the changing dynamic between Perry and Aria. They disgusted each other at first, and only wanted to use one another in a selfish manner. But over time, they became more understanding of each other. I also liked the mix of technology with the backdrop of the tribe life. They were completely two different worlds, but in one spot, they seemed to merge. Its really interesting to imagine a tribe, like, oh I don’t know, like a Scottish Tribe mixed with the futuristic technology of many sci-fi films.
When I first started this book, it was kind of difficult for me to get into it. I don’t know if it was just because I was really busy with everything going on in my life, or what, but it felt a little slow. The action just kept picking up, and it was nonstop. I kept wanting to read more when I was halfway through the book. It’ll have you hooked by then. The worldbuidling seems to flow easy, and with the special gifts that some of the people have, it seemed to be fairly clear cut and understandable. Which is great, because I sometimes struggle in understanding groups of people who each have different abilities, because the story gets lost in trying to explain what is going on behind the abilities. But the abilities in this story seemed to streamline into the overall plot quite nicely.
If you’re a fan of fast action dystopian novels, you should check this book out. It’ll have you hooked.
There are also two more novels to this series, plus two short novellas.
P.S. Also, I don’t think I like the models they chose for the covers. They don’t seem to represent the characters very well.