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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Interview: Veronica Rossi and Under the Never Sky Giveaway!!

I am so so so excited to have Veronica Rossi on the blog for an interview today!!! Under the Never Sky is by FAR my favorite read of 2012 so far, and Veronica is just an AMAZING person!!! You can check out my 5 STAR REVIEW HERE!

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
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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.

1. Under the Never Sky is your debut novel, can you tell us a little about it?
Sure! It's a post-apocalyptic story, and also a romance. The story is about Aria, a teenager from a very modern society, technologically integrated society. When she's thrown out of her home into the outer wasteland, she meets Perry, who comes from a very harsh, primitive world that's the complete opposite of hers. They embark on a quest in which they must overcome their differences in order to survive.

2. Under the Never Sky definitely falls into "dystopian" genre, which is my favorite and has become incredibly popular lately. What are some of your favorite dystopian books? What do you find the most fascinating about them? What inspired you to write a dystopian novel?
If you'll allow me to include a post-apocalyptic title in the mix, I'd say my favorites are THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy, THE HUNGER GAMES Trilogy, by Susanne Collins, and THE GIVER by Lois Lowry. There are so many great ones, though! It's so hard to narrow down. I love this genre because it's entertaining, but it also inspires thought. We're able to think about the consequences of our current actions through these stories. To me, that makes the reading experience rich and satisfying, which is why I chose to write in the genre!

3. Who was the hardest character for you to write, and who was your favorite character to write?
Cinder was the toughest character because I went back and forth on his age. Once I figured that out, he clicked into place. It's too difficult to choose a favorite character to write, but I will say that Roar is always fun!

4. If you couldn't be an author, what other career would you like to have?
I'd love to produce movies. I'm such a sucker for the creative process, and for stories. I think it would be amazing to see the production of a movie through.

5. What authors have inspired you the most?
I was just talking about this today! Again, so many, but Kristin Cashore and MT Anderson are two of my favorites. They're very different in style, but I find both utterly brilliant. (BITTERBLUE! Sorry I had to!!!)

Thanks so much for having me, Anna!

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  1. I absolutely adore Kristin Cashore and MT Anderson! Ahh Bitterblue! Fun interview and thanks for the giveaway!!!

  2. Loved the interview, so intriguing, and informative.

  3. I liked Graceling by Kristen Cashore :)

    AND I really liked Perry !!!
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  4. Lovely interview! Veronica Rossi is awesome <3 I didn't have the opportunity to read her book yet, but now I'm curious ;)


  5. Fantastic interview! I love reading interviews with authors. It's nice to get to know them a little better.

  6. I always enjoy reading interviews with Veronica :-) Such a genuine personality! Thanks for featuring this!

  7. Ooh I've had The Road here for a while I didn't know if it was that good. I'll have to bump it up my to read list! <3 getting to know authors. This book had a really fun plot I'm curious to see what happens!

  8. Thanks for the post!

    You've been Blog Tagged!

  9. There ARE a lot of awesome dystopian books out there, aren't there? x) Yours definitely falls under one of my favourites, Veronica -- I loved Under the Never Sky! And oh my gosh, with how beautiful your imagination is, it would be SO AMAZING if you produced movies! I can see it now! :D

    This was such a fun interview, you two! <3 Thank you so much for posting this -- can't wait for the second book now! :)

  10. Yay love Under the Never Sky! <3
    This reminds me that I must read The Road soon. That is also interesting about Cinder, I can't really picture him any other age. Thanks for the great interview!

  11. Great interview! I can't wait to read it :D

  12. Fantastic interview!! Loved Under The Never Sky & I can't wait to see what happens to Aria & Perry next!!

  13. Oh and I am a new follower! Here is my blog :)

  14. What a fab interview! I love knowing all kinds of things about authors, lol! Cashore is a huge fave or mine too! I can't wait to read Under The Never Sky {crossing fingers!}
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  15. great interview..and fab giveaway!

  16. Thanks for the giveaway :)


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