Under the Never Sky

Under the Never Sky

Book - 2012
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When Aria is exiled from the enclosed city of Reverie, she forms an unlikely alliance with an Outsider named Perry, who could be her only chance of survival providing they can overcome their prejudices.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2012
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780062072047
Branch Call Number: Rossi, V
Characteristics: 376, 13 p. ; 21 cm


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MelifluousView Jan 16, 2018

I loved watching Aria go from being immersed in a digital world to exploring the real world. The heightened senses in those on the outside were very intriguing as well.

Mar 21, 2016

One of my favorite books! FYI, if you like this book you might like Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold as well (but be aware Shards of Honor is an adult book, not a young adult book)

Nov 25, 2015

It starts a tiny bit slow, but the characters are played well, and intricacies of senses are well explored.

staceyb123 Apr 28, 2015

I enjoyed this book! It felt like a cross between the 100 andgame of thrones at times with a little hing of the hunger games

Barbara5060 Jul 25, 2014

Found this a good book. Liked the contrast between the Pod and Outside. Wonder what my kids would do without all their tech gadgets. I imagine they would be much like Aria. Disoriented at first, then coping as best they could. I'm looking forward to reading the next book!

I loved this book so much. And how the author expressed her conflicted emotions... she's supposed to be afraid of him and run, but he knows how to the survive the Outside, and she doesn't. Even though she doesn't want to admit it she needs him and soon some feelings about him start to change and she confuses herself. I love how they end up falling in love! <3!!!

May 11, 2014

Kept me on my toes, interesting read.

blackdog101 Nov 30, 2013

I love this book!!

Mar 19, 2013

Wow, I was really blown away by Under the Never Sky! It's everything I could want in a Young Adult Scifi/Fantasy story. The virtual reality of the world Aria lives in is both intriguing and terrifying. Everything Aria knows as reality is entirely false and she is thrown out in the world she thought had been left behind. Instead, people have survived the intense change the earth has gone through. These so called "savages" are trying to eke out a living amid severe weather storms caused by the Aether. The descriptions of the Aether (a different sort of sky) are some of the most beautiful I've read in a while.

The characters we meet in the outside world are compelling. Perry, Roar and Cinder give this story an immense depth. The human race has mutated and developed gifts such as supersonic hearing, perfect night vision and the ability to read others' emotions.

There is something for everyone in this novel. Love, battles, laughter, grief and as is the case with dystopias, lingering questions on how our society and race are evolving.

I'm looking forward to the sequel with unabashed anticipation. Through the Ever Night comes out in early 2013!

Jan 27, 2013

Once I got into the book, I LOVED it. It was a refreshing take on a dystopian young adult novel. A 17 year old girl is cast out from the safety of the "pods" her people retreated to after experiencing storms that killed people. The pod people create virtual realities to take the place of "out of the pod" experiences. She is saved by a "savage" who becomes an ally, then someone she understands and learns from and respects. They each help one another in their quests to help a loved one.

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Mar 08, 2019

The book, “ Under the Never Sky” is a story set in the future about two teenagers who live drastically different lives and end up having to help each other out. Aria is a 16-year-old dweller from a protected dome called Reverie, which is secluded and protected from the outside world. Arias lives in a virtual reality of her world where the people try to hide all of the negatives( there are many) of the outside world. Instead they focus on providing a perfect world for the other dwellers, leaving them completely clueless and ignorant to anything other than themselves. On the other hand there is Peregrine, a ¨savage¨ from the outside world. Peregrine and all the other ¨savages¨ are outside in the real world trying to make a living and survive severe weather storms caused by the Aether, which are so powerful they can kill. When Arias mother suddenly goes missing, she is exiled from the dome and thrown into the outside. There she stumbles across Peregrine who also has a dilemma, the dwellers have kidnapped his 7-year-old nephew. They end up putting their differences aside and coming to an agreement. As they try to help each other out, they come against many challenges and new information that may change everything they thought they knew.


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