Author: Veronica Rossi
Format: Paperback (eBook available)
Rating: 8 out of 10
Summary (thanks Goodreads): WORLDS KEPT THEM APART.
DESTINY BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.
Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.
Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.
If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.
My Thoughts: Damn you, creative authors! Damn you, for tearing my heart out and crushing it! I don't know what it is about this book -maybe the plot that pushes itself forward or the danger you somehow know is always imminent - but I didn't want to put this down. A little piece of advice from me to you, don't pick this up if you have something important to do! It's killer to put down. It took me a while to adjust to Aria's world, and to truly understand how she thought Perry was barbaric. The first chapter lacked something for me, though it was crucial to the story. So when I started, it didn't have me keep coming back. Don't worry, that quickly changes. Just get a few chapters in. It didn't score higher for me, because at some points throughout the story, there were just things that I couldn't picture. Now don't get me wrong, it is by no fault of the authors. Just some things were outside of my imagination, I suppose. I can't be the only one out there whose heart totally and completely breaks when there is a character who can't read. I don't know what it is about it, but my gosh! My heart aches for Perry. Perry, he makes more than just my heart ache. KIDDING. Kind of. I love him. I adore Perry. I can now call myself a fan girl - and I do, proudly.
To be honest, and I really need to stop doing this, I didn't expect much from this book. I haven't even really heard much of it, let alone know it was a trilogy. Suffice to say, I've ordered the next one. The book ends in such a jaw dropping way that I just need my hands on it. Too bad it's not out for another 20 something days. Let me just go back to that ending. HOW COULD YOU VERONICA ROSSI?! How could you leave it at that! My fragile heart....
Final Thoughts: I devoured this book. If you enjoy dystopian/ young adult, you need to get this... now.