I read this on my holiday back in July. Yes, thats how far behind I am.
Aria has lived all her life within the safety of a community named The Reverie. Hidden in a pod away from the outdoors and the savages that live there. Then after a near death experience she is cast out into the wild convinced that exposure will kill her. Imagine her surprise when she ends up fine...for the most part. That is until she meets an outsider, a savage nonetheless by the name of Peregrine. Perry for short.
I truly loved this book - everything about it. However, it wasn't particularly groundbreaking. It took me a little while to get into the story but once I did I flew through it. The characters were well formed, flawed and believable. I always enjoy reading about characters that make mistakes, it always makes the novel far more interesting. Both Aria and Perry were exactly that. They weren't perfect so it was great to see how the changed not only over the course of this book but over the entire trilogy... (more reviews to come.) Both of them were incredibly stubborn, they did whatever was needed of them no matter the cost. The relationship between Perry and his nephew Talon was a joy to read and quite possibly one of my favourite parts of the novel.
The strength of the plot surprised me. Pleasantly. I'll admit, I didn't expect much. I'm not sure why. I just didn't, so imagine my glee when I started reading and there was a wonderfully clear plot with no holes (that I can recall) and it only got better with each book. Under the Never Sky still managed to deliver a shock with some of the twists and turns Veronica Rossi weaved in.