I've been admiring a feature of Lori's from Pure Imagination for a while now. Today I finally decided that I should do it on my blog, too (with her permission of course!). Anyway, the feature is called Book Breakups and the object is to talk about books you couldn't finish and why. Here is how Lori describes it:
We can't all love everything and some books just aren't for me. Sometimes I try really hard to love a book but if it's taking me 4 days to read 100 pages, we need to have the talk. I debated quite a while on whether or not to do this feature, but I thought it would be fun, so Book Breakups was born.I really like this meme because when I get books for review and can't finish them, I like being able to talk about why I didn't like it and maybe get some other people's opinions! Here Goes:
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.I've never really read a high fantasy before I started Under the Never Sky, so I didn't really know what to expect. I actually requested this book from Harper Teen and unfortunately, I didn't like it. I couldn't continue reading it but, made it to somewhere around 100 pages. I just thought the book was slow and kind of boring. It just didn't grab my interest. I do know that a lot of people really enjoyed this book and I wish I could've. Even though many consider Under the Never Sky to be a high fantasy, it reminded me of Dystopian a lot. That actually may have been the reason I didn't like it. I love dystopian but, I am suffering from a little Genre Tire. It seems like a contemporary is in my future!
As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.
They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers a barbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY.
Here are some links to bloggers who enjoyed the book:
1. Myranda at MyReadsDa
2. Candace at Candace's Book Blog
3. Wanda at Good Choice Reading
4. Amanda at Good Choice Reading
5. Damaris at Good Choice Reading
Did you break up with this book, too? Did you love it? Should I have kept reading longer? Did you think the book was slow paced, too? Should I give it another try? Let me know your thoughts and link to your review!