"Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.
As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.
They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers abarbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY
The first book in a captivating trilogy, Veronica Rossi’s enthralling debut sweeps you into an unforgettable adventure." From Goodreads.
Wow. Just WOW. That's how I would describe this book. The characters felt so real. The author made it feel like I was experiencing everything for the first time. I can honestly say that while I was reading this, the whole time, I felt like I was Aria. I am completely speechless. I honestly don't know where to start. Okay, I that's a lie. If you know me, I have to talk about the romance with every book I review, and since this romance was so amazing, I have to start there.
I love the relationship Perry and Aria have. It's such a hook that you just can't get yourself off of once you take the bait. They drive you nuts! They want each other, deep down, you know they do, but they keep on denying it and you want to smash their heads together. They continually get so close and you say to yourself, “It's time! They're finally going to kiss! Yay!” and then you turn the page and he leaves. Then you wish he were real so you could get your dad's shotgun and shoot him, because it's like the fifth time he did that. But all the suspense is so worth it when it finally happens. You can feel the weight being lifted off your shoulders. So thanks Veronica Rossi for that amazing relationship you gave them. It was one of the best things in this book.
The beginning of the book is a little confusing with the technology they use and what it does, but it all gets explained later in the book and if you use common sense you can figure it out. So when you first hear the word “Realms” and that it has something to do with this little doohickey called a “Smarteye”, use common sense and reading between the lines. It helps loads. But if you can't figure it out, don't freak, just continue reading.
I loved everything about this book. The storyline was well planned out and wonderful, the romance, well, you read the paragraph above, and just everything else was great. I'm super excited for the next book, can't wait already. Get this book as soon as you can and read it. Especially if you are a total sucker for romances, like me. To end, in four words, I LOVE this book!