Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Book Addict Review and Giveaway: Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi


Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Order Online: Amazon.com
Author Info: Website | Goodreads
Rating: 4 stars
Bought this book and had it signed by the author at The Dark Days of Supernatural tour stop.

In A Nutshell:
It's hard to determine my best book of 2012 in January, but Under the Never Sky may very well be the one for me!

Review:
Aria has been falsely convicted--exiled and left to wander alone under the Aether Storms.  Perry has been forced to leave--left to get his kidnapped nephew back.  Their separate upbringings has led them to initially distrust each other--but their circumstances force them to work together.  As their group grows, as they have to escape large groups who want to kill them, as they dodge dangerous Aether Storms--they learn that they may not be as different as they initially thought.

The artist in Veronica Rossi comes out in her striking and visually-compelling descriptions of the world she has created.  The sights, the smells, and the sounds come together to draw the reader into the story--makes them feel like they are part of the group.  I could not stop turning the pages as the characters (who I started to think of as my friends) covered treacherous terrain, dodged cannibalistic covens, tricked their way into guarded pods, learned the truth about themselves, their backgrounds, and their talents.

The only thing that killed me is when it ended--I wanted more.  I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out and tell me what happens next.  This book ended in a cliff-hanger of all cliff-hangers!  The next installment cannot come fast enough for me!

Recommendations:
Since I think this may be my favorite book of 2012--I do not have a recommendation but a giveaway to share the wealth and the experience!

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50 comments:

  1. I so want this book! Oh my, I need to get one. I'm so glad that you loved it! Oh my, is this international? =P

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  2. I really enjoyed Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ladyvampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  3. I haven't read anything this year!! I'm really busy so no time to read :(

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  4. Looks interesting. I need a new read very soon=)

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  5. I really am loving "The House at Tyneford." Its like Downton Abbey and its what I'm reading right now=)

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  6. Been wanting to read this. Thanks for the contest.

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  7. @April No sorry it is only open to US residents or those with APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

    @LadyVampire2u I really really want to read Cinder too!

    @Ana That is the only reason I like riding the bus to work--uninterrupted reading time! :)

    @Lisa OMG this book is so awesome--you will be so glad if you read it! I will have to look up House of Tyneford.

    @shariwrites I wanted to share the wealth (and shrink my growing pile of books!)

    @RuthieLynn It is so awesome! :)

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  8. Thanks so much for this! I loved Destiny's Fire so far this year!!

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  9. Ooh, I really want to read this! I think my favorite book so far this year has been Fate's Edge (Ilona Andrews), Hammered (Kevin Hearne), or Shatter Me (Taherah Mafi). I'm a little indecisive lol :)

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  10. @Michelle I need to look up Destiny's Fire

    @Kate I have been meaning to read something by Ilona Andrews. I really really need to get a copy of Shatter Me! :)

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  11. It 's hard to say which book is my favorite,because all year is in front of us.Maybe:Strings Attached by Mandy Baggot

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  12. I have heard really good things about Strings Attached. I will have to find it!

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  13. Cinder is by far my favorite 2012 read. It was fantastic.

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  14. It's hard to say. I love so many books.
    Mmmm... Wintergirls maybe.

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  15. @Shadowrose96 That is one book I really want to read!

    @Mad Book Worm I will have to look that one up! :)

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  16. So excited for this giveaway! I heard lots of great things about Under the Never Sky and I hope I win! So far Clockwork Prince was so good! I didn't get into any 2012 releases yet!

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  17. I definitely understand that--I am still reading a bunch of the books I have around the house from 2011 and before. :( But I am definitely learning my I got them--why people recommended them to me. I am finding some definite treasures!

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  18. I just finished a 100 year old book called east of the sun and west of the moon with other old norse fairytales in it...a very good book.

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  19. I've heard so many great reviews for Under the Never Sky. Thanks for the giveaway.

    So far my favorite book of 2012 that I've read is Jessica Rules the Dark Side. I love Lucius.

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  20. I read an advanced copy from Netgalley of Under the Never Sky and I loved it! I totally plan to own it and winning it would be so much better than buying it myself! :) Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite book I've read so far this year is probably a bit of a cheat since I'm not quite finished, but I'm reading The Scorpio Races now and I am loving it.

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  21. @Emma Very cool. I will have to look that one up.

    @Xia I have the first in the Jessica Rules series on my TBR. I think I need to get it read!

    @Brandi I don't think that is a cheat because I was pretty sure Under the Never Sky was going to be a favorite about half way through. I cannot wait for the next one in this series!!

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  22. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! I've been dying to read this book =)

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

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  23. OF COURSE, my favorite book I've read so far this year is the Hunger Games! The most exciting plot, great characters, cutest love story, awesome action... :)

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  24. That's hard to decide so early in the year! Cinder. Or maybe Fracture. Or Lies Beneath (merman!). Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  25. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was Amazing!

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  26. Incarnate by Jody Meadow - it was A-mazing.

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  27. I have extraordinary things about the world building in this one. I am dying to reas it but ugh! I hate Cliffhangers! As far as best book of 2012, too early but i did like Cinder and Incarnate.

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  28. Ive heard such great things about this book, I want it so badly! I was late requesting it at my local library so it feels like it's going to be forever until it comes up in my hold queue :( Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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    1. ooo I didn't see the question until after I responded! Hmmm...I've read some great books this year so far, but I think The Scorpio Races or The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight are tops so far.

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  29. Everneath by Brodi Ashton - and I know for SURE that it'll be a favorite of the year!! It was phenomenal!! :D

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  30. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini! :)

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  31. My favourite book would be a toss up between Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel and Wraith by Edie Claire

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  32. @Kristan It is a great book!

    @racheljenee I loved loved loved the Hunger Games.

    @Sandra I really really want Cinder! I have heard so many good things about it.

    @Alexis I am finishing my first John Green book and I cannot wait to read more!

    @Jude Oh I have heard so many good things about that book--I really really want it now.

    @Heidi Yes it is definitely a cliffhanger book. I cannot wait for the next in the series!

    @Ashley I have some requests at the library that I think I will be die of anticipation before I get picked.

    @Sierra I need to read it if you are that confident it will be a favorite of the year.

    @Maria Oh that book sounds good too!

    @reviewingshelf I listened to the audiobook for that one and I really liked it. I am waiting to get the next book in the series.

    @Suzanne Those sound very interesting!

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  33. The best book I have read so far is probably Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Although I am crazy excited for both Insurgent and Clockwork Princess to come out!

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  34. I also read and loved this one. It is so so good! I don't know about it being the best, but it is definitely up there!

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  36. Sorry for the deleted comment...I think the best book I've read so far is Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I'm really surprised that I like it so far!

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  37. @Emily I need to read Across the Universe! But I admit that I cannot wait for Insurgent too!

    @Danica I am open to the fact that I may find another this year that I love--but I am positive this one will be close to the top of the list. :)

    @Vanessa No worries. :) I really want to read Cinder. I keep hearing such great things about that book.

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  38. By far, Clockwork Prince. I just finished and...I don't know if I'll ever be able to put my heart together again!

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  39. I loved Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

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  40. @Thalia I so need to read that series. I am so behind. But I am not surprised because I really liked the first three books in Mortal Instruments.

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  41. @SarahS I have heard so many good things about Incarnate. I cannot wait to read it!

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  42. I would love to win this. *fingers crossed*

    foreverbama@gmail.com

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  43. oops sorry left comment before I hit enter and didnt know I was suppose to list a great book from 2012.Honestly so far I havent read any books released in 2012 yet.I enjoyed the Dirt by Lori Culwell that came out in Nov. though.Hmmm tells me I need to get a new book. :) hehe any excuse to get a new one.Right? ;)

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  44. So far it is Hallowed, Everneath and Incarnate..three-way tie!
    Latoya

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  45. @bamagurlforever I do that a lot with giveaways! Oh it does need to be released in 2012--just your favorite that you have read so far. :)

    @Cricket I need to get those because I keep hearing about them over and over again!

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  46. I am reading Delirium and i think it is the my fave book right now.

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  47. I read Delirium last year and loved it. I am planning to read it again to prep for Pandemonium! :)

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