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Under the Never Sky

(Under the Never Sky #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  108,249 ratings  ·  8,903 reviews


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 name
Paperback, UK Edition, 374 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Atom (first published December 1st 2011)
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Lauren Call READ THIS SERIES. You won't regret it. Both Characters are flawed and lovely. This is so not a cheesy romance. It's much more real than most YA.
READ THIS SERIES. You won't regret it. Both Characters are flawed and lovely. This is so not a cheesy romance. It's much more real than most YA.
Sammy Yes this is totally worth it! Even though the cover is pretty cheesy the entire plot of the story is really intriguing and I've read books like this b…moreYes this is totally worth it! Even though the cover is pretty cheesy the entire plot of the story is really intriguing and I've read books like this but never one that had this type of setting. (less)

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Kat Kennedy
Sometimes your book reading experience comes down to one single factor: Do you like the MC?

That character can make or break a book.

Name the biggest praise and the biggest complaint about J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. If you said they're both Holden Caulfield then you get the gold star.

This book was teetering on a precipice for me. It could either land back on solid ground or go toppling off into the deep end. eventually, the main characters, Aria and Perry, are what stacked it back to bei
Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
Sixth Time Read Review:

The only thing I can say on this sixth reread is that I’m already looking forward to reread it for the seventh time. Lol. This book owns my heart. ❤️

Fifth Time Read Review:

Words cannot fully describe what I feel right now. 😭❤️ so here’s the thing, I’ve got a LOT of assignments and I barely can read nowadays and I don’t want to sound dramatic but this book is honestly what I need right now. In this kind of moment when I’m so stressful. Moreover, in this semester
Wendy Darling
2.5 stars My feelings on Under the Never Sky are fair to middling. Overall, it had a lot of potential, but unfortunately, I had a hard time staying interested in the story and invested in the characters. The book is one of many recent dystopian-lite novels that have been cropping up in the YA market recently, and while I don't always mind books that are less focused on the world-building as long as something else is done well, neither the characters nor the plot were so outstanding here that the ...more
Jessica Edwards
I...actually really liked this book.
I was captivated from the very first page, and that doesn't happen to me very often.
I don't read a lot of Dystopian novels, so I was really surprised in myself!

Our heroine, Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie.
She's never thought about what life is like outside the dome's doors.
So, when Aria's mother goes missing, she knows her chances of surviving are not very good.
She them meets an outsider named Perry, who is also searching for
Nov 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of "Blood Red Road" who would like something similar without the dialect
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My opinion about Under the Never Sky is similar to the one I have about Unearthly. I am not going to claim that these books are ground-breaking or Printz-worthy. But in their genres, dystopia/post-apocalyptic and PNR respectively, they are as good as it gets. They are well written and entertaining, with characters and relationships that do not annoy and make you roll your eyes.

The summary of Under the Never Sky does this book a disservice. It is accurate enough, but o
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i started reading this for the intriguing plot, but finished reading it for the characters (more specifically, the romance). so funny how priorities and interests can change throughout the course of a story.

and its not because the storyline is lacking in any way; i just found the characters to be the strength of this book. they are so complex and have so many layers (even the minor characters!). but especially perry - he is one of those characters that is more than meets the eye and that is suc
Cristina Monica

Well, this sure isn’t your usual dystopian read. It was quite captivating, but not actually perfect. I enjoyed many things about it, such as the little twists, that were mostly unpredictable, the unique characters and the romance.

‘‘This was my first kiss,’’ she said. ‘‘My first real one.’’

‘‘Felt like the first real one for me, too.’’


Aria and Perry were so beautiful together. To be honest, there is a lot lot lot of angst in this since around 75% of the story is based on them getting to know
Steph Sinclair
Nov 01, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like sci-fi and are okay with sketchy world building
Recommended to Steph by: Many people

This is a difficult book to review. I want to start off by saying this is not a bad book. I think this book will appeal to a lot of people, but at the same time will turn others off. I was, for the most part, turned off. I really don't think it is my kind of book, which is strange considering dystopian is my favorite sub-genre. And if I'm really being honest here, I feel a little conned by this being marketed as dystopian. Sci-Fi, yes. Dystopian, no. Maybe post-apocalyptic, but even that is push
'Under the Never Sky' had been sitting on my TBR list for years. I had heard so many great things about it, but since it isn't my usual "type" of story, I kept putting it off. Recently, the Audible edition was on sale and so I picked it up and decided to finally give it a go.

Unfortunately, this book left me feeling a little disappointed. It was good, but I expected to be blown away after all of the hype. Again, this isn't my normal "type" of read. Maybe if I were a big adventure/fantasy/dystopia
Stacia (the 2010 club)

He jerked when she traced the shape of the wings on his skin, a groan sliding out of him. Perry silently cursed himself. He couldn't have sounded more savage if he'd tried.

4.5 stars. I fell so in love with this book that I scrapped my original thought to do a rolling montage of a girl walking in combat boots with her hair blowing in the wind while the theme song of The Young And The Restless played in the background. I realized that I just wanted to talk about the damn bo
Emily May

I thought Tatiana's comparisons between this and Blood Red Road were spot on, Under the Never Sky is definitely a very similar kind of book but without the strange dialect that sometimes made the other difficult to appreciate at times. They both focus on the dystopian aspect, instead of getting caught up in a romantic whirlwind, they both feature a journey that keeps the novels fast-paced and interesting, and I can honestly say that I cared about the characters in both books.

The romance, whe
"A world of nevers under a never sky."

There's always something so compelling about a book with a tantalizing title. Under The Never Sky first caught my attention because the title seemed so... fanciful somehow. I've been out of the loop for a while now, so I hadn't even heard of this book, but when HarperCollins put me on auto-approve, I took a chance and requested. And I'm really glad I did.

First things first, this is not strictly a dystopian novel. Nitpicky, I know, but while it is post-apoca
Actual rating: 4.5/5 Peregrine stars

Under the Never Sky is the book one in this series and before you start it, I strongly suggest you read its novella, Roar and Liv first so that you can have better understanding about what happened to Liv in this book.

Unlike the novella, this time the story was told in the third-person POV, and alternated between Perry and Aria's viewpoints. There were two kinds of people living on Earth, the Dwellers and the Outsiders. The former were called "Moles
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
I tried twice. I only reached 10% so no ratings for this one. The writing style is way too choppy, and there are so many pronouns that I get lost on what the heck is going on.

However, maybe it is me since many other readers have no problems reading it AND clearly they enjoy it. So, don't let my inability to read this book stop you from giving it a try.

Yes I'm eating crow.

I was wrong!

Don't be shocked. It happens often. I know you can't believe it but yeah, I was wrong.

This turned out to be a go
I need to explain myself here.

I do not DNF because I do not like this book. I DNF because the Czech translation is absolutely horrible and I need to get the English version before I can continue.

So, let me tell you the long story short. In 2012, I was in a bookshop (as usual), and I saw this gorgeous book. Let's be honest, the sky on the cover is to die for. So, I bought it. And then in 2013 I bought the second book and in 2014 the last one. But, I never read it.
Until just recently, I thought
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🦇 Read for the Unapologetic Romance Readers Halloween 2018 Reading Challenge for the category of: A post-apocalyptic romance 🦇

When it comes to genres with a lot of hype, like romance and YA, there's a bit of an "Emperor's new clothes" phenomenon in that some people just seem to get sucked up into all of the praise and excitement and end up rating the book higher because of how their experience of reading it ties into the crowd menta
Sԋҽʅʅყ ƚԋҽ Wҽιɾԃ αɳԃ Wαɳԃҽɾιɳɠ Wαɾɾισɾ

Oh yeah, oh yeah. This was awesome! I have had this on my TBR shelf since 2014 and it ended up being one of those where you ask yourself, "Why did you wait so long?!" Let me tell you, THIS book is a perfect example of why I will never stop reading Young Adult fantasy. There may be some stinkers out there or some big old Mehs, but then you get one like this and are like:

Okay, maybe I exaggerate. A little. But there was SO MUCH win here! It's set in a dystopian-like world where a catastrophe has r
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3 stars

“A world of nevers under a never sky.”

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Well kiddies, I am in the minority again. While I enjoyed this book, it lacked the wow factor that I was expecting from it, especially since many of the ratings are 4 and 5 stars.

Under the Never Sky is about Aria, a Dweller, and Perry an Outsider. Both live in a dystopian world placed hundreds of years after our present. After a fatal incident brings Aria and Perry together, both of them are cast out from their groups and must battle to su
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian, favorites
Reread and still 5 stars!

Reread this because who doesn't want a wild boy , with a strong sense of smell, to fall in love with you, and think your essence smells like violets, and is content with smelling you all day. (okay, that sounded weird but its romantic in the book okay?)

initial read

Savage boy + tame girl love story 😍

A dystopian book without the cliche rebel plot and annoying mc 😍
V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you to include it in the choice awards
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Go for it! This is a fun, very juvenile, don't-think-too-much-about-it-or-you'll-find-plotholes dystopian romance. It's been so long since I read it, but I remember liking it. I can't give info on safety, language and sex scenes because I can't remember much :)
Yeah, that's right—5 stars, glitches! This book is massive champ. Sorry, I just had to find a way to use that Dweller slang somewhere in this review. Ha. Now that I got that out of my system let's get down to business.

Under the Never Sky is set in the future where the world is ravaged by Aether storms that strike the earth with fire. Humanity's forced to split into two different societies—the Dwellers and the Outsiders. The Dwellers live in dome Pods and people go about their daily business wea
This review is also available on my blog, Qwerty

Lets recall how I decided to pick this one up, Rage Comic style!

Pffftt...this book just isn't for me. I made it up to 50% and then I couldn't go on anymore. Realizing just how many 4-5-stars ratings for this book, I decided not to rate it because I think the problem partly lies in me.

Patience. I don't haz it.

Aria and Perry both have a very unique and distinctive background with countless terms dedicated to describe their daily lives. Reverie, Realm
After reading Riders I had to know what this trilogy is about.

”She'd survived the outside. She'd survived the Aether and cannibals and wolves. She knew how to love now, and how to let go. Whatever came next, she would survive it, too”

I can’t remember the last time I’ve started a new dystopian trilogy. I’ve missed this genre.
2019 is my year Y'all! I'm finally reducing my tbr. Something I never thought I would be able to do.

To be honest I went into this book not expecting much and I
shady boots

I just─ I mean, like─ I can't even─


6/19/2017: I really forgot just how much I loved this book and now I'm dying to reread the other books In the series.

Love love loved Aria and Perry and Roar. Loved the slow burn and the sweet moments. Loved the fighting and creepiness of some of the Outsiders. And loved the ending most of all.
I owe this book so much.

For several months, I’d been a horrendous reading slump - the kind where you have a pile of books to choose from and read, but you actively avoid them all and spend your free time stuffing your face with junk food and watching Netflix.

I’d received a lot of advise for the slump: read novellas, read comedy books, and watch more television (which was a really bad idea, because then I watched all eight seasons of SUPERNATURAL in a row).

But I decided to pick up UNDER THE NEVER
Claudia Ramírez
Apr 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
I really really enjoyed this book. At first I had trouble connecting with the characters and the world, but around the middle I began to be really intrigued! The world in this trilogy is simply AMAZING, so big and vast and full of surprises! I think Veronica Rossi did a great job building it! Really, this world of the Dwellers and the Savages is really unique. The whole thing about the Realms, the Aether, the Senses, everything!

I also like the romance in this story, Peregrine and Aria are adorab
Sep 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This kind of review never fails to bring out my shifty, shyster side. (Yes, I certainly do have one).

I tend to think of my reviews for this genre as shoddily assembled, incoherent rambles. And I use the word “genre” there without a modifier because if you take a peek at my shelves for this book, you’ll see that I have absolutely no idea where to put it. That’s right, I probably couldn’t tell the difference between speculative and sci-fi if they walked up to me on the street and punched me in th
Robin (Bridge Four)
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I like it when an author can write from various PoV and I never have to look back at the front of the chapter to remember who is speaking. I have read a few books where every character sounds the same in there chapters and I never experienced that in Rossi's writing.

This is a fun easy read. Rossi doesn't shove a bunch of background dialog about how thing became what they are you learn through the story and some things you figure out on your own. It
Aj the Ravenous Reader
During the first few chapters of this book, I was tempted to violate my sacred rule in reading books (finishing a book once I started it). The backdrop of the story seems so alien to me and I felt like I will be reading another measly done dystopian trilogy. But wait, after reading the first few chapters. I have proven myself wrong. Under the Never Sky is an original dystopian novel and is a very strong foundation to a trilogy. So, for fans of dystopian series, this series is a must read.
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She fit in well then, he thought. A girl who never shut up.”
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