Monday, January 2, 2012
Book Recommendation: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Summary (from the author's website):
EXILED from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland--known as The Death Shop--are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild--a savage--and her only hope of staying alive.
A HUNTER for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile--everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must learn to accept one another to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
Of course I entered this book with The Burden of Expectations, as many who read dystopian YA these days do (and as I do with almost all books evereverever). And let me tell you, it
A. totally bore that burden, and is
B. really well-written with
C. good, well-rounded, and likeable characters and basically
D. I enjoyed it very much and I think you should read it.
There, now you have four reasons to!
I am mentioning it particularly because it comes out tomorrow, which means that you can get your hands on it soon. Call it a New Years Celebratory Purchase. It is definitely worth it.
Go forth and consume words! (I think that will be my farewell from now on.)