Book Review: Under The Never Sky



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.(Synopsis taken from Goodreads.)

This was one of those books that I just picked up one day because I had nothing to read. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. This is a book set far in the future, where two groups have splits…those who live inside completely inclosed cities, and the outsiders, who live in tribes and brave the ether sky every day.

Then, one day, an insider gets into trouble…and is dropped outside.

This book is split between two POVs…the insider, Aria, and the outsider, Perry. At the beginning of the book they don’t trust each other, nor do they seem to like each other. But they grow closer.

The world building is superb, the characters are interesting, and, unlike most post apocalypse stories, this is not an Earth you know. There are no hints of what used to be, and that’s very refreshing and slightly terrifying at the same time.

The only complaint I have is that Aria is rather unlikeable at first. She’s too naive, and complains too much. But eventually that all goes away, so you do end up liking her at the end.


Four 1/2 Stars


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