Book Recommendation for February 2018

Under the Never Sky is the first in a trilogy by Veronica Rossi. (There are also two novellas, which I haven't read yet, set in the same world.) This book was from the same "cure your Hunger Games hangover" list as the first, and it did not disappoint. I sat down with this book at home one Saturday morning (before I had babies) and finished it that afternoon. I couldn't put it down. When I was done, I told my husband we needed to go to Lexington, about 45 minutes away, and when we got there, I told him it was because a bookstore there had the second and third books in the series and I needed them right that minute. This book was one of the main inspirations for the alternating perspectives in my own book. I saw that Rossi did it beautifully and just knew that adding a second perspective to my book (Finn's) was exactly what it was missing. It's a book I recommend to anyone and everyone who enjoys action, adventure, and love, all with the added stress of a dying world.

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"Fighting to survive in a ravaged world, a Dweller and a Savage form an unlikely alliance in New York Timesbestselling author Veronica Rossi's "unforgettable dystopian masterpiece" (

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."

source: Harper Collins Publishers