Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (eBook) This novel takes place in a dystopian future where mankind lives in domes because the sky is filled with ether, a cloudy gas that rains fire down on the planet intermittently, destroying everything below.
When Aria witnesses a crime committed by the leader’s son, she is thrown out into the outside world and left to die. But there are people out here, and she teams up with an outsider. He needs to get information on a child that was taken by the inside dwellers, and she needs to get home. They work together to make this happen.
I enjoyed this book overall. There was a long time in the middle where the two characters just seemed to be walking. And walking. And walking. I wished a little more happened here, but once the characters got to know each other, and more characters were introduced, the story got more interesting.
The main story does tie up nicely at the end, but the MC is sent out on another adventure, which is okay since this is a book one. I appreciate a book where there actually is an ending, and you don’t have to get the next book to find out what happens. I guess I’d give this book three stars. It was good, but I am not scrambling to get my hands on book two like I have for many books I’ve read this year.
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Just runninng by to wrap up the holidays…
Waiting for sunset on Christmas Eve is like standing toes-over-the-edge on a high diving board.
Every year we’d cruise casually by the window to keep an eye on the sun’s progress until it was officially evening.
Then the shout “Christmas Eve Gift!” would ring out.
You see, the traditions says that the first person to voice that phrase on Christmas Eve to another would be graced with good fortune and joy all the next year.
(And of course, whomever was first won. Everything was a contest…)
It’s more difficult to be first now with caller ID.
As all those who have become my friends in blogland are spread widely across time zones, I’d like to wish you all “Christmas Eve Gift” now.
And as I already feel so fortunate to have such wonderful readers and writers in this neighborhood, I wish to share any phrase acquired good fortune and joy with you in thanks.
No matter where you are or what you are guided by, hope you have a very merry Christmas and a new year full of adventure and joy.
Peace on earth and goodwill towards all creatures great and small.
Aww. Hope you had a great day!