Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi
Posted by Caitie F on May 8, 2014
Title: Under the Never Sky series
Summary from pub:
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.
It’s been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don’t take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe’s precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.
Threatened by false friends and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?
Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it’s time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.
I read this entire series in under a month, so I was having a really hard time writing a review for each and trying to remember what happened in the individual books, so I decided to review the series without spoiling too much. So there may be vague spoilers, but as all readers know there are three books, it is nothing that will keep you from enjoying the series.
First things first – GO READ THIS SERIES. If you have any interest in YA dystopian/action/romance, this is a series for you. Just stop reading my review, go to your local bookstore or library, and get the first book. It is that good. And be glad you waited until the entire series was done to read it because you get the entire thing at once without waiting.
I adored this series. Perry and Aria are fantastic. They are strong, smart, caring, and so well-rounded. They are thrust into their leadership roles and aren’t always perfect, but they are always looking out for each other and all the others that are with them, even when it is hard.
It is one of those dystopian worlds that you could see happening in the future. It isn’t our world in the near future, but if things don’t get under control, some of it could happen. And that is scary. Every time I read a plausible dystopian book, I try to cut down on my energy consumption a little more. I am not cut out for any of these worlds.
The villains are also so realistic that it is a little bit scary. The thing is, while they are obviously the bad guys, it is easy to see why they do the terrible things they do. There are no simple decisions in this world. Leaders have to make tough choices and it makes them do some really terrible things.
The romance in this series is awesome, and not just the primary one. There are a few incredible relationships that feel genuine and realistic. There isn’t really that annoying insta-love. There is some insta-attraction, but no one mistakes it for finding “the one”.
If you are looking for a series you can read all at once, take a look at Under the Never Sky – it has everything a good young adult dystopian series should have.