Goodreads Synopsis: 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.
The cover is pretty, what can I say? I sometimes pick up books just because of the cover. 😀
Reading Under The Never Sky went about as well as you’d expect from the synopsis. It was a quick read, though I did end up skimming the last quarter of the book. It’s the type of book that could have been pretty interesting, if the cliches hadn’t been used.
I enjoyed the world of this book, though I admit I was very confused by it as well. I never quite understood what had happened to the world, some sort of an apocalypse changed our world, but why or how? I’m not sure. Also now people have special abilities, but how that was possible I didn’t understand either. There’s also a lot of unexplained technology used by the people in the domes.
As for the characters, they were pretty forgettable. Aria is a self-righteous brat as well as being super boring. I never cared for her, I didn’t care if she found her mother or not. Everything had to be about her and that got boring real fast. Perry has a lot of macho fights for power with his brother that were boring as hell. Then he got a little better once he was away from his brother and found Aria. He wasn’t as much of a dick as he could have been.
Overall the best thing about this book is the cover. I ended up giving the book 2 stars on Goodreads.