Interview with Veronica Rossi, author of Under the Never Sky

Sooz here! Today, we are SO pleased and SO honored to share an interview with the lovely Veronica Rossi today. Not only does she have a fabulous book out (Under the Never Sky, HarperTeen), but she’s a pretty fabulous person too!

Under the Never Sky

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.

1. MAN, that sounds enticing…When did you actually start writing the story? Was there any sort of inspiring moment behind Under the Never Sky?

I started writing Under the Never Sky  in April of 2009, and yes, there were many sources of inspiration behind it. I had just received a rather painful critique on a story I’d been working on for years, and I decided to set that aside. Under the Never Sky  came out of the slump of that experience. I began to think very seriously about what I wanted to write, and what my interests were. I read nonfiction books and spent weeks just journaling. I was so upset to leave behind that other project (which I’d spent seven years on) that I ended up in front of the laptop every day, frustrated out of my head, and just writing in an almost stream of consciousness manner. I read and read and thought out loud on the page, and little by little, I began to see the world and the characters. When I pull up those journal entries now, it brings me right back to the ache I was going through, but it’s surprising to see how fully formed the idea for Under the Never Sky  emerged to me. There weren’t too many missteps.

2. Um…kinda jealous here. If only all books were so easy! So when you sat down to actually write this fully-formed-idea (or any other novel), were you a plotter or pantser?

 I’m a bit of both. I like to try to know, generally, where the story is going before I start writing. But the best material always comes when you go off the map. So I guess I’m a plotter with strong pantser tendencies.

 3. I guess very few people are complete plotter or pantster… And then once you had a finished book, what was your journey to publication like?

My journey to publication was very, very fast. In the span of three months, I got an agent, an editor, international deals and a movie deal. It’s still unbelievable to me. Really. At least once a week, I turn to my husband and say, “Did that really happen? I mean… I didn’t imagine all of that, did I?” Of course, that was all once the book was written. There were eight solid years of dedicated writing before that, in which I agonized every day about whether I’d ever get anywhere as a writer. So if you look at it that way, it really wasn’t that fast.

4. Eight years–that IS dedication, Veronica. Good for you for not giving up (and for dreaming SO big!). And now that you’re all published (squeeee!), what are you working on?

Right now, I’m revising Book Two of the Never Sky  trilogy. Next is Book Three, and after that, I’ll be working on something that I am so excited about. I’m a long way from talking about it, though. It’s in the top secret vault right now, but it’s going to be awesome.

5. Oooh, top secret and awesome? I’m in! Now, when you’re working on this secret project (or any writing), what does a typical day look like for you?

 My typical day starts early and ends late. I write in the morning, during the day, and most of the time, at night, too. If I’m not taking care of my sons, I’m writing. It’s a busy time, but it’s been fun.

6. I’m always impressed with the people who balance kids and writing–both are so emotionally (and physically) draining. Kudos to you! Finally, do you have any big words of inspiration or advice?

Read voraciously. Write voraciously. And if you can, find people you can trust who will support you, challenge you, and cheer you on. It took me years to settle on a core team comprised of mentors, fellow writers and friends. Each and every one of them is invaluable to me.

7. Same here–each and every writer friend in my life is invaluable (and all in their own special ways). Now, for something totally different: if you could spend a night at the pub with any 3 authors (alive or dead) who would it be and why?

This is so tough, but I think I’d opt for a Girls Night out with Kristin Cashore, JK Rowling and Jane Austen. I admire each of them so much as writers, and I have a feeling our conversation would be both fun and intelligent. Plus I have sooo many questions I’d like to ask each of them. It would be amazing! Can we please make this happen somehow? Pretty please?

You can only make it happen if you invite all the Pub Crawl ladies too! 😉 Sounds like quite a fun evening to me!

Now, to celebrate Veronica’s fab interview and the release of her even more fabulous debut, Under the Never Sky, we’re giving away a copy!

All you have to do is leave a comment, telling us about your favorite dystopian or sci-fi. Then, fill out the form below! The contest is opening internationally, and we’ll contact the winner a week from now!


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Veronica RossiVeronica was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Growing up, she lived in several countries and cities around the world, finally settling in Northern California with her husband and two sons. She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. When not writing or painting, she chases after her boys, who make her laugh every day, and who teach her about love that’s a million gazillion times bigger than the ocean.

           

95 Responses to Interview with Veronica Rossi, author of Under the Never Sky

  1. Cassie Jan 20 2012 at 6:06 am #

    This book has gotten so many great reviews! I’m excited for when I get the chance to read it. And kudos to you, Veronica, for all that dedication. Eight years is a long time. And wow, A MOVIE DEAL? I never knew that. Of course, it’ll probably be some time before that happens, if it ends up happening. Congrats.

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:25 am #

      But let’s all HOPE it gets made into a movie!! 😀

  2. corey Jan 20 2012 at 7:43 am #

    What a fantastic interview! One of my favorite things is to read about author’s journeys because it’s always such a great kick in the pants to stay motivated. Way to keep with it, Veronica, and congratulations on the book. I’m looking forward to picking up a copy!

    And hmm, my favorite dystopian/sci fi book? Tricky. Recently, I *really* loved DIVERGENT for its fast pace and society building (and for Four, let’s be honest), but I’d say my classic favorite is ENDER’S GAME. Love love love.

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:26 am #

      Oh, ENDER’S GAME is so fantastic. One of the very first sci-fis I ever read as a kid. SO good!

  3. Melanie McCullough Jan 20 2012 at 8:30 am #

    I am absolutely in love with Under the Never Sky. It is the first book I read this year and it’s the one that I can’t seem to stop telling everyone about. Seriously. I have to stop myself from forcing copies into reader’s hands at the bookstore.

    My favorite dystopian has to be The Giver for no other reason than it is the book I read when I was young that inspired in my a love of reading and writing. It’s the book that made me realize the power of words. I am forever grateful to Lois Lowry for writing it.

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:26 am #

      Oh, THE GIVER. Doesn’t get much better than that for younger readers (or adults!).

  4. Rain Jan 20 2012 at 8:38 am #

    Thank you so much for the interview! It gave me hope.
    My favorite dystopian books (right now) are the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. They were probably the 1st dystopian books I read (back before I knew what dystopian was). I just love his ideas and creativity.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:27 am #

      The UGLIES are definitely a classic, wonderful series (as are all of Westerfeld’s books, imo!). 😀

  5. Alyssa Jan 20 2012 at 8:46 am #

    I’m really excited to read Under the Never Sky! I’ve heard only good things about it, and the premise is nothing short of fascinating. Also, I totally want in on that Girls’ Night Out at the pub. 😉

    Sci-fi/dystopian might just be my favorite genre of all-time, so this is a tough one! I’ll go with The Handmaid’s Tale and the epic Dune for adult sci-fi. For YA, it’s definitely either The Giver or The Hunger Games trilogy.

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:28 am #

      DUNE!!! AHHH, I *adore* that book. I always try to get more people to read it. It’s just SO EPIC!

  6. Jasmine Stairs Jan 20 2012 at 9:27 am #

    My taste in SF has surprised me, because on reflection my favourite book is one I read years ago, Elizabeth Moon’s Hunting Party. It took elements which I didn’t know could go together; adventure, coming of age, responsibility and tech, and made something out of them which took the top of my head off with awesome. (And second place still goes to Timothy Zahn’s Conquerer’s Trilogy, for the sheer amount of dense story which is crammed into it.)

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:28 am #

      Wow, I’ve heard of Elizabeth Moon, but I can’t say I’ve ever read any of her stuff…but you’ve got me SUPER intrigued now!!

  7. Kelly Jan 20 2012 at 9:48 am #

    I absolutely LOVED Under the Never Sky! It definitely started off my 2012 reading year with a bang! Awesome interview – I don’t know that I could persevere for eight years and keep my hope alive – what an amazing achievement!

    As for my favourite dystopian, I’m going to have to give it to The Hunger Games. I devoured the entire series within days and I still think back on the characters and how scary it would be if our world was to trend in that direction in any manner.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:29 am #

      THE HUNGER GAMES definitely has that life-consuming effect. 😉 And I’m so glad you loved UNDER THE NEVER SKY!

  8. Meredith Anderson Jan 20 2012 at 10:04 am #

    Pantser. I’m going to be thinking about that word all day. I think I’ve heard it before but it just seems hilarious to me! Not to mention the phrase “pantser tendencies.” I need to use this in every day conversation. * nods*

    As for my favorite Dystopian, that’s hard! I honestly haven’t read too many and though I loved loved loved The Hunger Games, I wouldn’t say it was my favorite. I actually really enjoyed a book called The Predicteds which was a book exploring how we got from where we are now to the dystopian type world. It was actually terrifying how easy it was for people to start separating from one another and letting their fears overrule their common sense. I think I still want to read more Dystopians before I find my favorite, though! Maybe it will be UNDER THE NEVER SKY! 😉

    Mer
    <3

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:30 am #

      Hahaha, so ARE you a pantster, Mer? Or a plotter?

      And I’ve never heard of THE PREDICTEDS, but I’ll go look it up now!

  9. Lori M. Lee Jan 20 2012 at 10:08 am #

    The Giver is my fav of all time, but something more recent would be Legend by Marie Lu 🙂

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:30 am #

      Oh yay! Another Pub Crawl member ranks as your recent fave! AWESOME! <3

  10. Leslie Jan 20 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Wow, I love dystopian books so much it’s hard to pick a favorite. The Giver has been one of my favorite books since I was a kid so that’s very high on the list. I also love The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Hunger Games series, most zombie books I’ve had the chance to read, and Wither by Lauren DeStefano was a favorite of last year. So many great choices and I look forward to adding Under the Never Sky to that list once I get a chance to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway!

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:31 am #

      Oh wow, you love your dystopian/apocalypse books, I see! Good for you! Have you read 1984 or BRAVE NEW WORLD? Those rank as two my faves…

  11. Amanda Marie Jan 20 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Gotta go with The Hunger Games! 😀

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:31 am #

      Hellz yeah! HUNGER GAMES FTW!

  12. Tristan Jan 20 2012 at 10:17 am #

    My favorite Dystopian would have to be either the Uglies series, Divergent, or The Hunger Games! I love all three of those books so much! They are my faves!

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:31 am #

      Well, if you love those, then you’ll probably really like UNDER THE NEVER SKY. Oh, and Erin Bowman’s TAKEN (though that’s not out until 2013). It’s definitely a lot like those series!!

  13. Maryann Jan 20 2012 at 10:18 am #

    my favorite right now would have to be Blood Red Road by Moira Young ….. thanks for the awesome giveaway 🙂

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:32 am #

      I’ve heard so many great things about that book. I picked up, but I was in too much of a rush to deal with the dialect at that moment. Did you find it took very long to adjust to the dialect??

  14. Katelyn Larson Jan 20 2012 at 10:18 am #

    I absolutely love BRAVE NEW WORLD. It’s probably my favorite dystopian. In terms of YA, I’d probably have to give it to THE HUNGER GAMES. Honestly, I love a good dystopian, so there were a lot of options. 🙂

    I’m really excited for UNDER THE NEVER SKY. If I don’t win here, it’s definitely a book I plan to buy in the near future.

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:33 am #

      Yay!! BRAVE NEW WORLD is definitely one of my favorites. I devoured it in an afternoon…

  15. Natalie Jan 20 2012 at 10:22 am #

    I have been wanting to read this book!! It sounds amazing!

    My fav dystopian book has to be The Give by Lois Lowry. Love the premis – it’s what got me into dystopian novels way back when it came out in grade 4. Still read it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:34 am #

      Yes, THE GIVER is so, so, SO good! It definitely was my first foray into dystopian (not that I knew what all that meant when I was a kid).

  16. Jenna DeTrapani Jan 20 2012 at 10:23 am #

    I’m looking forward to reading Under the Never Sky. I would have to say that my favorite dystopian (and) sci-fi is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. A must-read for anyone who likes books.

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:34 am #

      Yes–ENDER’S GAME is so, SO amazing. Did you ever read the sequels? I didn’t love them nearly as much…

  17. Crystal Martinez Jan 20 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Oh! Thats a hard question to answer there are so many fantastic dystopian books out there. If I had to pick I would have to say that thus far DIVERGENT is my favorite right now…I also love Matched by Ally Condie too! So many great books to choose from! Ive heard a lot about Under the Never Sky and it’s on the top of my to read list. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:35 am #

      You’re so welcome, Crystal! If you loved those books, I definitely think you’ll enjoy UNDER THE NEVER SKY! 😀

  18. Lisa Basso Jan 20 2012 at 10:56 am #

    Great interview and this book sounds amazing. My favorite Dystopian series would have to The Hunger Games. But I also love Divergent. I’m hoping to add this book to that list soon 🙂

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:36 am #

      THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT are definitely fantastic choices–and I think you’ll really enjoy UNDER THE NEVER SKY, too. 😀

  19. Chen Chang Jan 20 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Awesome giveaway! I so want to read UNDER THE NEVER SKY! My favorite dystopian has to be the Hunger Games! That book started my love for dystopian novels!

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:37 am #

      I think THE HUNGER GAMES is also totally responsible starting this huge surge in dystopian YA–and I’m so glad for that! I love the genre! 😀

  20. elena Jan 20 2012 at 11:35 am #

    I think Fahrenheit 451 was really interesting as a dystopian! For sci-fi, I like basically anything Neil Gaiman.

    • Sooz Jan 20 2012 at 11:38 am #

      Oh, yay for Neil Gaiman! Though, I’ve not read anything by him that’s sci-fi–only fantasy/urban fantasy. Do you have any recs for me?

  21. Vanessa Di Gregorio
    Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 20 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Sooz & Veronica, this was such an awesome interview! Thanks! 🙂

    And I wanted to throw in that my fave dystopian/sci-fi is probably Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Though I JUST reread Ender’s Game (I read that when I was 11 or 12!) and I’d forgotten JUST how much I love that book!

  22. Hannah Jan 20 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    My favourite dystopian is probably The Hunger Games.

  23. Kat Zhang
    Kat Zhang Jan 20 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Thanks for the great interview, Sooz and Veronica! I have yet to start reading UNDER THE NEVER SKY, but I can’t wait to go get a copy 😀

  24. Erin Bowman
    Erin Bowman Jan 20 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Great interview Sooz and Veronica! I have to chime in with my love of THE GIVER and 1984 in terms of favorite dystopias. I also adore THE HUNGER GAMES, but I think of them as more of a post-apocalyptic tale turned dystopia, if that makes sense. (And UtNS is next on my TBR list. This interview makes me even more anxious to read it! 🙂 )

  25. Audrey Jan 20 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    I gotta go with The Hunger Games with this one, though the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick ness comes pretty darn close! 🙂 Great interview!

    • Vanessa Di Gregorio
      Vanessa Di Gregorio Jan 20 2012 at 6:24 pm #

      I DEVOURED the KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO! I still haven’t read 2 or 3 – but I plan on buying them VERY soon!

  26. Sarah S Jan 20 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Thanks for the interview! Under the Never Sky sounds great — and it’s now on my to-read list.
    My recent favorite dystopian novel is Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.

  27. Ellen Jan 20 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    My favorite dystopians that I’ve read lately are Delirium by Lauren Oliver, and Divergent by Veronica Roth.

  28. Rika Ashton Jan 20 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Hi,

    The Hunger Games has my vote for fave dystopian!

  29. joan Jan 20 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    i really like the title and the storyline sounds great!

    favorite dystopian.. hmm.. havent had mich chance to read a lot of books in that genre but the Hunger Games definitely gets a special mention!!

  30. Kelsey Sutton Jan 20 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    To echo many others, my favorite dystopian this year would have to be Divergent by Veronica Roth. There are tons of others that blew me away, of course, but this story still lingers in the back of my mind. Reread, reread, it says.

  31. alicia marie Jan 20 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    great interview! i haven’t read under the never sky yet but it is in my tbr very soon pile! i’ve been saving it because i know once i start it i won’t want it to end. i’ll probably have to drag it out a few days 🙂

    i have read quite a few dystopian so i’m not sure what my very favorite is, but i know growing up i read the giver probably at least 10 times. then i would have to go with scott westerfeld’s the uglies next because those i had to read more than once as well. as far as the most recent, there’s been so many good ones and my favorite i’m sure would be different depending on when i was asked but today i’m going to have to go with lauren oliver’s delirium.

  32. Kelly Mills Jan 20 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    My fave is Wither! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  33. Kayla B. Jan 20 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    I don’t really have a favorite dystopian or science fiction novel because I love the genres so much. The first dystopian-type novel I can remember reading is Ariel by Steven Boyett. It is about a teenage boy who travels around America with his unicorn after all of the science in the world suddenly stopped working. It was out of print for a long time, but was re-released last year. I own both the original and reprinted copy, but I haven’t read the sequel yet (though I bought it immediately). It is something that I want to save as a treat for myself.

    I also thought that the interview was great. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  34. Brandon Scott Jan 20 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    Gone by Michael Grant

  35. Marina Jan 20 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    I have to admit something… the second I read Perry… all I could think about was Perry the Platypus. I hope this will not effect the reading of the book.
    I think my favorite dystopian is 1984.

  36. Brandi O. Jan 21 2012 at 4:16 am #

    I have to go with The Hunger Games. The whole trilogy is amazing and I recommend it to everyone when the subject of books come up.

  37. Cass Jan 21 2012 at 5:17 am #

    ~ Favourite dystopian-scifis ~
    – Divergent (Veronica Roth – cannot wait for Insurgent!)
    – Birthmarked & Prized (Caragh O’Brien)
    – Across the Universe (Beth Revis – currently reading A Million Suns)

    I also recently read The Hunger Games and it definitely deserves the hype it has received. I’ve also read Delirium (which was good), Matched (slow but excited to read on), All The Things I’ve Done, and possibly a few others. I have yet to read The Giver or that other popular adult dystopian (can’t remember the title).

  38. Leigh Smith Jan 21 2012 at 10:20 am #

    I would have to say Hunger Games is my fav dystopian–but not Mockingjay. I also just read Delirium, finally, and freaking loved it! I am seriously excited to read UTNS too. I’ve heard so many good things about it.

  39. Adriana Marachlian Jan 21 2012 at 11:22 am #

    I loved THE HUNGER GAMES, and it’s initially what got me into dystopia. But, also, I *looooove* the BIRTHMARKED series <3

  40. Carina Olsen Jan 21 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Favorite Dystopian book is Divergent. <3 But also really, really love Cinder 😀 Have so many favorites 🙂
    Thank you for this amazing giveaway. <3
    Love, Carina

  41. Timothy Jan 21 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    I’d say my favourite Dystopian book would be Shade’s Children by Garth Nix. Such a good book! I keep meaning to buy a new book I heard of called Divergent which have gotten some incredibly good reviews.
    Oh Brazil? I”d love to go to Brazil (I’d love to travel to a lot of places:P). I’ve heard it’s a gorgeous country.

  42. Krispy Jan 21 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    Favorite dystopian book recently is probably The Hunger Games. Favorite classic dystopian, probably 1984, even though it depressed me to pieces. Excited to read Under the Never Sky, so thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Raven Jan 21 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    My favorite sci-fi book would have to be ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis. Such beautiful writing and…a murder mystery in space? How can you not love that?

    I am also a huge Hunger Games fan and I love the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld.

  44. Justine Jan 21 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    ENDER’S GAME, without doubt. And the sequel? Ohhhh, the nerd-swoon.

  45. Jenelle R. Jan 21 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Dystopia? Hunger Games, definitely. And The Maze Runner too! 😀 I’m soooo excited to read Under the Never Sky!

  46. Lucy Jan 22 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Great interview- I’m really interested to read Under the Never Sky and have heard good things about it. One of my favorite post-apocalyptic books of last year is Blood Red Road.

  47. Alz Jan 23 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Favorite scifi has gotta be Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Dystopia-wise, I’m actually more a fan of oldschool dystopians that aren’t romances (i.e. not YA dystopians, but not giving up hope on them yet!)–but for YA dystopians, I liked Incarceron’s setting.

  48. Stephanie Jan 24 2012 at 12:40 am #

    This is such a hard question. Dystopian societies are my absolute favorite. 1984 and Animal Farm (and Fahrenheit 451, the Giver, etc. etc.) are obviously favorites. I really loved the Hunger Games (who didn’t?). But my favorite would have to be Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro. It was amazing from beginning to end.

    On a side note, I have to admit I also enjoyed Matched. The beginning was so-so but as it went on it got really good. I haven’t read Crossed yet, but I hope to next break.

  49. Ana Lucía Jan 25 2012 at 10:38 am #

    hmm I haven’t read any dystopian, I know shocking…but I read Across the Universe that one is Sci-Fi right? And that’s it haha. I really like it, can’t wait to read A Million Suns.

    Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you for the international giveaway, fingers crossed. I’m dying to read Under the Never Sky, everyone is talking about how good it is. 🙂

  50. G. Donald Cribbs Jan 25 2012 at 10:42 am #

    My favorite Dystopian series so far is of course the Hunger Games. But, SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi is a close second, depending on where books 2 and 3 go…it’s a hard call with so many awesome books out there, and this one is definitely high on my radar. Thank you for the chance to win this book. I always do Goodreads, Amazon and Blog about my favorite books! 😀

  51. Von Peralta Jan 25 2012 at 10:43 am #

    HUNGER GAMES!

  52. Rachel Jan 25 2012 at 11:17 am #

    I can’t wait to read Under The Never Sky! I’m a dystopian junkie and this books sounds really really awesome! And Veronica seems to be so cool, and I found out that she was born in Brazil like me! 🙂

    I’ve read so many dystopian books and I find it difficult to pick one as my favorite but I’ll have to go with Divergent, or maybe Delirium? Oh this question is really hard!

  53. kaye (paper reader) Jan 25 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Favorite dystopian (and my favorite novel full stop) is Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I love anything the man wrote, including Island (which perhaps I think should be more read than it is). That’s me sidetracked. 😉

  54. Danielle Jan 25 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I love dystopian fiction, it’s so hard to pick one! But I would probably have to go with The Hunger Games, simply based on the fact that I devoured all three within two weeks, which is a big deal for a busy college student like me. 😉 But I also really loved Divergent last year. And Across the Universe. And Delirium. I just love a lot of them. 😛

    But I can’t wait to read Under the Never Sky!

  55. Zara Alexis Jan 25 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    My favourite dystopian book is “The Year of the Flood” by Margaret Atwood.

    Zara
    zgarcia(dot)alvarez(at)gmail(dot)com
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  56. Ruth Jan 26 2012 at 1:06 am #

    My favorite sci-fi is The Hunger Games- it was a gateway for me into the YA science fiction/dystopian genre.

  57. chelleyreads Jan 26 2012 at 1:08 am #

    my favorite dystopian is a toss-up between divergent veronica roth and legend by marie lu.

  58. Jessica Jan 26 2012 at 1:09 am #

    My favorite dystopian right now is definitely PURE by Julianna Baggott! I read it and fell in love.

  59. Amanda Jan 26 2012 at 1:13 am #

    Feed by Mira Grant is my favorite dystopian, but depending on who you ask, it could be considered post-apocalyptic instead. If we’re going with post-apocalypse, my favorite has to be The Giver–the one that started it all. 🙂

    (There are so many great ones from the past few years, Divergent, UtNS, Enclave, I don’t think I could choose between them.)

  60. Keta Diablo Jan 26 2012 at 1:16 am #

    I loved the Hunger Games like everyone else. I adored Katniss and her strength, her character. Plus, the story was quite intriguing. I’ve heard many good things about Under the Never Sky and wish you even more success (if that’s possible).

    Thanks for the opportunity win the book!

    Best, Keta

  61. LitzaLou Jan 26 2012 at 1:23 am #

    Oh gosh… there are SO MANY I love. Dystopias are my favorite! I have to go with The Hunger Games, though. I’ve read it so many times that I fall further & further in love with it. It’s spectacular.

  62. Cyp - Yet Peng Jan 26 2012 at 1:25 am #

    I’ve never really read a dystopian or sci fi book that has made a big impression on me. But I’ve heard so much about Under the Never Sky from other readers and reviewers that I am so intrigued by it! Especially with that winner of a cover! Haha. Hope I win this giveaway!:)

  63. Emilia S. Jan 26 2012 at 1:27 am #

    I love the cover of this book and the interview. My first project was also a sucky one but glad to see she didn’t give up, because Under the Never Sky sounds amazing!! And a movie deal? I didn’t know about that one! Now I really need to read this book. :)!

    Emilia

  64. Danielle Jan 26 2012 at 1:35 am #

    My favorite dystopian right now is Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. It’s more of a fantasy type dystopian, at least to me it is. This book does sound amazing and I have heard only good things about the book and writer, so I really interested in checking the book out. Thanks for the giveaway! -Danny

  65. Juhina Jan 26 2012 at 1:39 am #

    Divergent by Veronica Roth and Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, of course there is also The Host by Stephanie Meyer <3

  66. Maryann R Jan 26 2012 at 2:03 am #

    Under the never sky sounds so good. My favorite dystopian so far has to be Blood Red Road by Moira Young. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  67. Jasmine Rose Jan 26 2012 at 2:34 am #

    I think Divergent would have to be my current favorite dystopian :]

  68. SupaGurl Jan 26 2012 at 7:59 am #

    Divergent … best one I’ve read so far 🙂

    SupaGurl

  69. Katie @ BlookGirl Jan 26 2012 at 9:18 am #

    I am still building my dystopian collection, but I think The Hunger Games will always have a special place in my heart, since it was the first series of dystopian novels I read. I also really enjoyed Divergent and am looking forward to Under the Never Sky. There are _so_ many great books out there that it’s hard to choose one! 🙂

  70. Sharmaine C Jan 26 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I haven’t read much dystopian books, but I’d probably say Hunger Games (book 1). I really liked all the excitement and action but I can’t say I’m on team Peeta, I still like Gale more than him. Plus, Liam Hemsworth is just swoon-worthy! =D

    I have also read Divergent, while I really like Four, I didn’t really like Tris. I don’t know if there’s something wrong with me because everyone seems to LOVE Divergent while I just liked it. Nonetheless, I’ll be reading Insurgent.

    Is the Lorien Legacies considered as dystopian? I’m not really sure about this particular genre, so if yes, then I really loved The Power of Six. Many may say that it was kinda crappy, but I say otherwise. I loved the action, the adventure, the everything! Except for John’s love life. Lol. Although many people say that they do not like 9, I like him. A LOT.

    I can’t wait to read Under the Never Sky! It has a beautiful cover and an interesting blurb! Thanks for the chance to win this!

  71. Jaskirat@SeeitORread Jan 26 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    There are sooooooo many!!!! Okay so I love the Hunger Games but who doesn’t? With a strong female lead, and a braing bending concept I was hooked! I also love Delirium and the sequel is coming out soon so I can’t wait! I also recieved ARCs for Article 5 and Pure the other day so i can’t wait to read those! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 and great advice for writers!

  72. Katja Jan 26 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    A movie deal? Wow, so this book must really be good. Great even 😀 Can’t wait to read it.

    There are so (too) many dystopian book, to just decide on one… Can I give more answers? Ok, I will *grin* I love Beth Revis’s Across the Universe, The Hunger Games books are absolutely amazing, Wither by Lauren DeStefano is beautifully written, I also read Jodi Meadows’s Incarnate and it absolutely blew me away (t’was so awesome!), I also love love Divergent 😀 Oh, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone is absolutely a.m.a.z.i.n.g. And let’s not forget about Unwind, I had goosebumps all over my body when I was reading it.

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