Blurb (GR): 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.
I read Under The Never Sky a while ago, so forgive me if it’s not in depth as my review are usually are.
After wanting this book after what seemed like years, I had high expectations for this book. It only lived up to half of them. Maybe, it’s because all the reviews on goodreads raised up my expectations, or maybe it’s just not that good.
Aria – I found Aria quite annoying at time’s. Okay a lot of time’s. I really didn’t like this character because I felt like, she was acting very stupid, and like a baby. Maybe, I’m being a little harsh, but Aria is very annoying! It was her fault she got kicked out of the Realms in the first place! Basically, Aria’s mother is away on a pod called Bliss, for some research. The connection went down, and then Aria decides to flirt with one of the Council’s son, Soren to find out what’s going on in Bliss. And somehow, Soren (which I hate) decides to take a pod and venture out into the Outside. And Aria agree’s to go! I have only a slight idea of this world, and I already know you shouldn’t go to the outside. That’s just (a) stupid, and (b) dangerous. BUT ARIA DECIDES TO GO A LONG WITH IT! And you know what happens? Her best friend get’s killed. I had trouble connectng with Aria
Aria fell for The Council’s trick, way to easily. Council Hess (Soren’s dad) was obviously tricking her. He obviously didn’t want anything to damage his or his son’s ego. So obviously he will kick Aria out. That was predictable. Like ya’ll would obviously see through that.
Peregrine – Perry was the only character I liked. I saw a lot of character growth in him, then Aria. And he’s so cool! He could smell everything, and sense everything, and that WAS SO COOL! He’s so compassionate about his little nephew, and I had no trouble connecting to him at all!
In a world 100 years (or so) after our time, humanity has split up into two parts. Dwellers, and Outsiders. Dwellers live underground in Pods, and to waste their time they created these fake worlds called Realms. Outsiders in the other hand, still live on… well the Outside, and had to deal with these Aether storms. Aether storms are not your ordinary storms. They are dangerous storms, that can possibly kill you. Aria is a Dweller, and Perry is an Outsider.
Aria got kicked out of the Realms (see reason above), and now is stuck on the Outside. To prove her innocence, she has to find her SmartEye.
Perry’s beloved nephew got captured by those Dwellers. And Aria, and Perry strike a deal.
The plot, was really original. The girl and the boy strike a deal, they fall in love blah, blah. The action scenes were kind of muddled, and confusing.
So at first I had no idea what was going on, because it’s one of those books, that are action packed from the very beginning, but you have no idea what’s going on. In a lot of sci -fi books it happens a lot. And it happened in this book.
In a lot of scene’s it was just really boring. They were just walking, walking, walking, walking, and more walking. And re-living old memories, which showed us a lot more about the characters. Which was creative.
The ending, it was so confusing. Things just went too fast, which was a con.
There was something about the voice of this book. It wasn’t entirely gripping as I though it would be. I was easily distracted, and most the time it had a boring mono tone. In my opinion.
There was a lot of things that could’ve been improved on. I felt like this really didn’t live up to my expectations.
In all I give it 3 stars.