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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, Rossi’s 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 won’t be able to put this book down…we can’t wait for the next installment in the trilogy!” (Seventeen.com)
“An unforgettable dystopian masterpiece.” (Examiner.com)
“Fans of The Hunger Games will cheer Aria’s 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)
“Rossi’s novel transcends. There’s 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 world’s secrets, perils, and wonders with a sure hand.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“Will capture your imagination and your heart.” (Justine)
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.
In her enthralling debut, Veronica Rossi sends readers on an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty.See all Editorial Reviews
I had heard of this book for a while, so when it became available to rent from the library I gave it a shot. The first few chapters were odd and did not really catch my attention. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Tropicat
There are so many apocalyptic stories around today, it's almost become mundane but I like the way this author skirted the apocalypse itself and went straight for the what if and... Read morePublished 7 days ago by A. Prater
I have mixed feelings about this book. I feel that it needs serious world building and a more developed/intense plot, but the quality of the writing was enough to get me through... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Kindle Customer
Love this dystopian/futuristic novel. Takes me to a different world every time. Hard to put downPublished 12 days ago by Kelsey Wipf
I found that this book is one of those where you are like ‘meh’ with the first half but then once you reach that magical middle line in the book it gets ridiculously good. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Roseann c
I know this book has mixed reviews, and I wasn't sure it was going to live up to some of the hype . I will admit the first few chapters I contemplated putting the book down. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Jessica
This book was new and refreshing. Completely different from what I've read before and I read a lot of fantasy/sci fi. Read morePublished 23 days ago by A. Lanese