Published: January 3rd 2012 by HarperCollins (first published December 1st 2011)
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia, Romance, Science Fiction
Pages: Hardcover 374
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.
I saw this book and noticed that it had over four stars on Goodreads, so I couldn’t help myself. Sadly, I was a little disappointed.
It’s a dystopia, clearly, and there is a separation of people. Some live in the pods, and some live outside. I like the idea, but I’m not sure what exactly bothered me about this book. I think it just seemed incomplete, the plot just a little weird and almost unbelievable. Everything fits almost too perfectly in this book. It seems like nothing is coincidence, everything is perfectly laid out. And I didn’t really get a feel for any of the characters either. They are just there, and I have neither a liking nor a hating for any of them.
To be all honest, the three stars I give this book is masked by the next two books (those are much better). I can’t remember much about this book except basic events and how much I disliked the ending. It has been a few weeks since I’ve listened to the book, so you’ll have to forgive me for not remembering details.
The next two books are good, good enough to drag through the first one in my opinion. Those will be posted within the next few weeks.