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 by Veronica Rossi is one of those series I had heard a lot about but hadn’t started. I love being able to start a series when I can binge-read the whole thing since all three books are out. The book was ok, not horrible, I did like it, but it felt like a lead-up book. I have heard the series gets better, so I am definitely going to continue reading. I listened to the audiobook which was 9 hours, 39 minutes, read by Bernadette Dunne Flagler.
The whole idea of realms and eye pieces was really cool, they say that authors tend to see the future before engineers and I definitely think this is something that could happen in the future.
The dystopian world was original and was fairly well done with the world-building. There was some holes, but interesting none the less.
The romance was slow burn and the characters took time to really figure each other out, I appreciate a well-written romance.
The special skills of outsiders were really interesting, it was so neat to think of emotions have certain smells.
I wish the world-building gave a little bit more, I always want more back story with the “world-ending” portion that lead to the dystopian world.
This book definitely felt like a lead up to the series. It was what I like to call “first-book syndrome.” I am excited for the rest of the series because I have heard the final book in the series is the best and I am ready for a series that won’t let me down at the end (aka Allegiant).
I just felt like I was disconnected from the story and I think it is because of the reader for the audiobook. She was older and I feel like the voice that reads the story needs to be relatable to the character. It felt like my mom reading me the book. It really through me off. I may have liked the book better reading it in paper format.