Synopses & Reviews
Fighting to survive in a ravaged world, a Dweller and a Savage form an unlikely alliance in New York Times
bestselling author Veronica Rossi's "unforgettable dystopian masterpiece" (Examiner.com).
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. 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.
In alternating chapters told in Aria's and Perry's voices, Under the Never Sky subtly and powerfully captures the evolving relationship between these characters and sweeps readers away to a harsh but often beautiful world. Continuing with Through the Ever Night and concluding with Into the Still Blue, the Under the Never Sky trilogy has already been embraced by readers in twenty-six countries and been optioned for film by Warner Bros.
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“The interwoven narratives of both male and female protagonists offer broad appeal. Already selling in more than twenty countries and with film rights optioned by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Rossis first novel has the potential to be a blockbuster.” Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Rossi nails the feat of offering dual perspectives. Rossi grounds her worldbuilding in language, creating idioms for the Dwellers and Outsiders that add texture to their respective myths; her characters are brave and complex and her prose smooth and evocative. Inspired, offbeat and mesmerizing.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“An incredibly original plot. You wont be able to put this book down…we cant wait for the next installment in the trilogy!” Seventeen.com
“An unforgettable dystopian masterpiece.” Examiner.com
“Fans of The Hunger Games will cheer Arias gradual, warrior-like transformation over the course of the novel. Perry is an enigmatic figure whose past emerges slowly and whose strength of character is only amplified by his flaws.” Booklist
“Aria is a memorable protagonist as she battles her own shortcomings with the same ferocity as she fights for the lives of those she loves. The world itself-sharply divided into garishly surreal Realms, cozy Pods, and harsh, unforgiving outside-is as creatively and lavishly developed as the characters themselves.” The Horn Book
“Rossis novel transcends. Theres a luminescence to her world that denies the grim realities of environmental degradation, domed cities, genetic disease, and roaming bands of cannibals. It comes across as the work of a master craftsman.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“Refreshing. Exhilarating. Rossi unravels the worlds secrets, perils, and wonders with a sure hand.” Bulletin of the Center for Children & #8217;s Books
“Will capture your imagination and your heart.” Justine
In a world of danger
an unlikely alliance
and unforgettable romance
Under the Never Sky has sold into twenty-six countries and been optioned for film by Warner Bros. Dont miss the stunning book trailer directed by Roman White, available on the HarperTeen YouTube channel.
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About the Author
Veronica Rossi graduated from UCLA and studied fi ne art at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She began writing fiction for teens and received first-place awards in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SouthWest Writers annual contests before completing Under the Never Sky, the first book in her Under the Never Sky trilogy. It's since been embraced by publishers in more than twenty-six countries worldwide and optioned for fi lm by Warner Bros. Veronica lives in northern California with her husband and two sons.