Sunday, July 8, 2012

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

I'm not going to be able to do justice to Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. It's a good post-apocalyptic dystopia, but I have gotten over-saturated with the genre. I need to take a break from it for a while. (Plus, with the power outages and the weather around here lately, life is starting to feel a bit post-apocalyptic!)

To briefly sum up, Under the Never Sky is the story of Aria, a girl who has lived in a dome all her life. Dome residents spend most of their time in virtual environments called Realms, where they can experience whatever they want without risks or serious consequences. When Aria and a few other teens sneak into a damaged sector of their dome for some real-life adventure, however, things go a little too far. Aria is unfairly blamed for the events, and is cast out of the dome -- basically, a death sentence. She meets Peregrine, a boy from the outside who is dealing with his own issues, and the two form a tentative alliance . . . which, inevitably, leads to something more. . . .

I didn't find this book particularly original or compelling, but I imagine teens who love dystopias and survival stories will like it.

(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)

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