By Veronica Rossi
Published: Feb. of 2012
Stars: 2 out of 5
She is a dome dweller, he is from the dangerous sticks. He has super smell and sight, and she has been genetically altered to sing like a bird.
They meet in the wasteland. Yawn.
Okay, to be fair, this book just was not for me. And to be even more fair, I feel as though I have read every dystopian book out there, so I have a great idea of where the bar is set.
This one is very middle of the road.
I did not care for Aria at all (spoiled, clueless, in denial for most of the book, and she is rude). Perry came off like a fifty year-old with a gruffness that did not translate to sexiness, and a chip on his shoulder that made me dislike him even more. I constantly forgot he is supposed to be a teen boy. So, I forced myself to finish this because it was for an arc tour. There are just too many wonderful books to read, and I believe life is to short to keep going with one that is not working for you.
Under the Never Sky is a patchwork of fifteen better books. The eyepiece? Feed. The Realms? Ready Player One. The mutant savages in the wasteland (take your pick: Mad Max, Waterworld, etc). Honestly, I felt this one was the fart joke telling cousin of Blood Red Road. Save your money and time. Read something else.
I recommend: Divergent, Pure, Enclave, Feed, Blood Red Road, The Stand, and thirty other books that came out this year.