Published: HarperCollins, Jan 2012
Rating: 5 out of 5
I am officially infatuated with this world. On top of that, I cannot stop thinking how superb this book is. Could say I'm in love with this book and its characters. This book has been sitting on my bookshelf for months, kept postponing reading it and now it is what populates my brain. It has been a long time since I have read something like this, so intoxicating. While writing this review I picture perfectly this setting, its fantastic plot and tantalizing ending. It brings me to ask: why are you doing this Veronica Rossi? That ending was so awesome, clearly the beginning of a new journey. And now I'm totally fixated in knowing what comes next. Getting the second book has become a priority. As Rachel at Fiktshun had mentioned in one interesting challenge post for reading that last book of a series, there are series you don't want to read the last book because you don't want to see the story end,don't want to say goodbye. I think right know I don't want to think about an ending for Perry and Aria's story.
The story is fluid. Never got tired of reading. On the contrary, Rossi's style makes reading during long hours completely easy. Even when distractions surround you, you never get sidetracked from the story. The events are surprising. The reading is exciting. Under The Never Sky kept surprising me constantly. One of my favorite aspects of a book is its potential to keep me guessing. This title grabbed me and still have me on its electrifying cloud of Aether (Read me!!!) The last 14 pages are so incredible and fulminating at the same time. Incredible by its content but fulminating to me because right now I cannot help but kick myself for not getting the next book. Well, it happens...
The dystopian element in this has various conflicting elements.
- Population cannot live life freely. True freedom doesn't exist on the pods.
- An artificial world mainly computerized has been created to maintain contentment and safety.
- Genome have been manipulated to a point where population is easily affected by environment.
Always thinking about covers, I liked the covers for this book. My edition's cover is gorgeous. It takes into consideration the setting. Aria is on the cover and it seems she is walking in an Aether storm. The colors look fantastic.
Overall, this book is a 5. I recommend this to YA readers, NA readers, dystopian lovers and well readers in general who just want to read something new strong in unique creative story building. Oh and if you are into Sci Fi grab this book.