Under the Never Sky
by Veronica Rossi
WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.
DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.
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.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book. We've had so many dystopias come out lately that I've kind of become leery of new ones. A few of my friends really enjoyed this one, though, so I decided to give it a good shot.
I'm glad I did! This one has a very cool world where the upper cast of human society has gone to live in sealed domes, protecting them from the elements...and from the less desirable portion of humanity. These people engage in a whole virtual world to keep them from being bored. That technology aspect was pretty cool.
What was even cooler, though, was seeing what had happened to the humans that lived outside the domes. Perry and his tribesmen had some neat abilities. Watching Aria adapt to surviving amongst them was fascinating and I found her to be a surprisingly strong character in the end.
I'm very much looking forward to seeing how things progress in the second book, Through the Ever Night.