Series: Under the Never Sky
Published by Harper Collins
Genres: Young Adult, Sci Fi, Dystopia
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Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered.
This was worse.
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. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. 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. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
Thoughts When I Finished:
The first book was a reread for me and I remember not being amazed after reading it that first time. That’s why it took me so long to continue with the series. I’m glad I read it though. It ended up being much better than I thought it would be. The author definitely kept me on my toes because of all the twists and backstabbing she threw in there to keep it interesting. It’s a series I’d recommend for sure.
What I Loved:
I think what I liked most about this series was how you basically couldn’t trust anyone. All these horrible things kept happening because groups would make an alliance and then immediately go behind their back. It made it interesting to read because you didn’t really know who would make it to the end.
I also really liked the world in this series. It was dystopia but with a little bit of paranormal because some people have these enhanced abilities like being able to hear way more than the average person. It made it more interesting than reading a typical dystopia book and I think that’s why I liked it. I’m getting bored with dystopia because it”s all the same so something like this series that can hold my interest is always a good sign.
What I Didn’t Like:
I really liked most of the characters but I wasn’t overwhelmed with them. They were all great and well developed but they were the same characters we’ve seen 20 times before. There was the strong adaptable female lead, the yummy male with great leadership qualities, and the funny guy who’s always around to diffuse the situation. Even the villains were your typical bad guys. They were still great characters though I promise! Don’t let that stop you from reading it though.
Who I’d recommend To:
I’d recommend this book to people who love dystopia but are getting tired of seeing the same world and plot in every book. It still has most of the dystopia elements while staying away from the usual overthrow the government/rebellion ending. If you don’t mind seeing the usual characters around then this is a great series for you.
This series is a great addition to the dystopia genre because it has its difference from most other dystopia books. Anyone will love the fast paced, unpredictable plot and kept entertained by the well developed characters. You’ll be on the edge of your seat waiting to see who will survive until the very end.