Monday, April 9, 2012
Under the Never Sky
Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse.
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 accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.
So, I read this one because it seemed interesting and it was recommended on my Kindle for me to read, so here I dropped into the land of virtual reality and weird electrical storms and strange savage hunters with weird powers. It was actually fairly interesting though uncomfortable as they hinted about sex and such throughout, and then came the actual sex scene toward the end and I was harrumphing around the house for a few days, disgusted. It wasn’t just the fact that I HATE bedroom scenes, it was the fact that the stupid girl consented knowing that it wouldn’t work out and that it didn’t matter because they knew she couldn’t get pregnant. Lovely message for teenagers people. Lovely. Good grief. If that doesn’t bug you, I grudgingly say go ahead and read it, it’s okay for a dystopian romance.
2 out of 5 for me.