I loved watching Aria go from being immersed in a digital world to exploring the real world. The heightened senses in those on the outside were very intriguing as well.
It starts a tiny bit slow, but the characters are played well, and intricacies of senses are well explored.
I loved this book so much. And how the author expressed her conflicted emotions... she's supposed to be afraid of him and run, but he knows how to the survive the Outside, and she doesn't. Even though she doesn't want to admit it she needs him and soon some feelings about him start to change and she confuses herself. I love how they end up falling in love! <3!!!
Kept me on my toes, interesting read.
Wow, I was really blown away by Under the Never Sky! It's everything I could want in a Young Adult Scifi/Fantasy story. The virtual reality of the world Aria lives in is both intriguing and terrifying. Everything Aria knows as reality is entirely false and she is thrown out in the world she thought had been left behind. Instead, people have survived the intense change the earth has gone through. These so called "savages" are trying to eke out a living amid severe weather storms caused by the Aether. The descriptions of the Aether (a different sort of sky) are some of the most beautiful I've read in a while.
The characters we meet in the outside world are compelling. Perry, Roar and Cinder give this story an immense depth. The human race has mutated and developed gifts such as supersonic hearing, perfect night vision and the ability to read others' emotions.
There is something for everyone in this novel. Love, battles, laughter, grief and as is the case with dystopias, lingering questions on how our society and race are evolving.
I'm looking forward to the sequel with unabashed anticipation. Through the Ever Night comes out in early 2013!
Once I got into the book, I LOVED it. It was a refreshing take on a dystopian young adult novel. A 17 year old girl is cast out from the safety of the "pods" her people retreated to after experiencing storms that killed people. The pod people create virtual realities to take the place of "out of the pod" experiences. She is saved by a "savage" who becomes an ally, then someone she understands and learns from and respects. They each help one another in their quests to help a loved one.
Not bad. Different from expected though. I still think the relationship between Aria and Perry could have been more- I don't know- explained more thoroughly? Because at first, they hated each other; and Aria was scared to death of Perry; and after a couple days' journey, they fall in love? just seems a bit of a stretch, you know. and... not enough action. just not enough. and the fact that Perry became Blood King so easily bothers me. anyway, it's obvious that there is going to be at least a sequel to look forward to.
Seems like my hold is ready for pickup, so they have gotten them out, it's just taking a while to circulate 8 copies of a book to 30 people, you know?
What's taking so long with the order? This book released in the beginning of January and it's already the beginning of March, yet the libraries still don't have it, I know it takes a few weeks, but over 2 months? That's crazy.
I can't buy it because what if I don't like it, I don't waste money on books that I don't like, I'm gonna ask around and see if anyone I know or if my sister's school library has one that I could borrow.
Sorry if this sounds like I'm yelling, but I'm just losing my patience.
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