Released: January 3, 2012
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.
WOW! I don't know why I didn't read this book earlier! So I bought this book quite a while ago and I never actually picked it up until now. And I truly regret that because this book was fantastic! I think part of the reason why I didn't I pick it up sooner is because I don't think the synopsis does the book enough justice, the synopsis to me in my opinion was a little..well... confusing, there were some things I just didn't understand that were in the inside flap which essentially turned me off. But that's beside the point! But the book has been getting mixed reviews because people don't know whether it is a Sci-Fi or Dystopian, and I think its both because dystopian has something to do with corrupt government, and I think that the book some what talks about that.
Story TIME! This plot was so unique I just can't even put it into words! But I'm going to try. Basically Aria grew up in Reverie, and that is underground, and they can see realms and stuff that actually isnt real but it feels like it. Aria is really cultured and really doesn't know whats going on in the "outside world" but the story is really fascinating and just AWESOME!
SO this is the first for me but I like every single character in this book! LOVED to be exact! Even the "villains" were great. So lets talk about Aria. She is the best main character! You really feel for her in the book and what's she's going through! Aria is the ultimate Kick Ass character! She had her vulnerable parts which that's one of the best parts of the book but also she can be really fierce. Perry. Peregrine. Per. I loved him. He was just so... I don't know cool... he was put as the "outsider" "savage" and these are all names Aria calls him because he is from the outside, or the "death shop". But he was a angry, fierce, loving character and I really Loved him! Then there's Roar. He is literally up there as my favorite character, with all the main characters in this book! He was just so sweet, and helpful to Aria and Perry, he was just a awesome friend. He really anted to help Aria even though she was a Dweller, he didn't care, and by the end of the book I loved him even more! All the characters in this book were Fanatasitc and written so well! I just want to take a moment to praise Veronica for this fantastic book! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WELL DONE VERONICA ROSSI! I can not wait for the next book to come out!
All in all, fantastic book. And I reccomend this book to everyone!
5/5 BLAZING STARS!