Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi
Under the Never Sky
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.
Under the Never Sky was a good read. I had read it a while ago, long enough that I didn't remember the story at all. I had just gotten the last book in the series, but since I didn't remember anything about the first two books I thought I should read them again. I am glad I did. I think I enjoyed this story more this time around.
Aria is a dweller, one who lives in the pods. With the eyepiece dwellers wear they are always hooked into the Realms which let them be anywhere they want, do anything they want. There are storms and dangers outside their pods and stories of the savages and the horrible things awaiting you if you were to leave.
Perry is a savage. He lives on the outside with his tribe, and he also has super smell and night vision. He can tell someone's mood and if someone is lying or not. He is a great hunter and he has such a big heart. He will do whatever he can to keep the people close to him safe. Well really he tries to keep everyone safe, even if he doesn't like them, as long as they are not bad people trying to hurt someone else. He really is a great character and I loved him. He is so protective of everyone and tries to always do the right thing.
Aria and Perry first meet when Aria and a bunch of kids break into a closed off area of the pods. There was a storm that damaged them so they all shut down for a bit and experience the 'real world'. The boys go crazy and start a fire that almost kills everyone. Without Perry, Ari would have died along with everyone else. Because the kid who started it all and who tried to kill her was the head security guys son, they took Aria out into the middle of nowhere outside and left her for dead.
Perry also has issue of his own after he broke into the pods that night. They dwellers came and stole his nephew and it kills him. He cares so much for Talon and sets off to try and find him and bring him back. Along the way he runs into Aria again and man this is definitely not a insta love story. Neither of them liked the other at first. Aria is frightened of Perry and thinks he must be this horrible person. Even when he keeps saving her life, she still is like stay away from me! The first half of the book, when she is first out in the wild with Perry, she could be a little annoying. At times I was just like dude! Just listen to him! This is his world. He keeps saving your life, so if he tells you to do something then just do it! He knows what he is talking about. You don't. You only know the realms, which are quite different from the wild. Eventually though, around half way through, things settle down and she shows how strong she really is. How she can handle most things and just does what needs to be done without complaint. There are some more characters added and it was just a lot of fun.
Once you have the addition of Roar and Cinder, Aria and Perry can almost let their guard down with each other a bit. They can start to grow, start to care for one another. It was really quite sweet watching them come together. They know they have different goals, different places they will end up, but they can't help it. Perry is just so amazing. I loved him and how selfless he could be. Aria is amazing as well. Strong, does what she needs to, but still can be super sweet and nice with Perry. Really I liked them both and I can't wait to get started on the next book.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★