Under the Never Sky

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Fighting to survive in a ravaged world, a Dweller and a Savage form an unlikely alliance in New York Times bestselling author Veronica Rossi's "unforgettable dystopian masterpiece" (Examiner.com).

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. 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.

In alternating chapters told in Aria's and Perry's voices, Under the Never Sky subtly and powerfully captures the evolving relationship between these characters and sweeps readers away to a harsh but often beautiful world. Continuing with Through the Ever Night and concluding with Into the Still Blue, the Under the Never Sky trilogy has already been embraced by readers in twenty-six countries and been optioned for film by Warner Bros.

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141 Questions
128 Annotations
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This free digital curriculum for high school students contains interactive videos exploring how characters and conflicts develop, as well as annotations describing foreshadowing, point of view, and connections to other dystopian novels. Students will explore the themes of survival, love, and control. The Common Core aligned questions, answers and quizzes in this free online unit will increase student engagement in the book while supporting reading comprehension.

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Chapter 1 - ARIA

Dystopian literature has become widely popular in recent years with novels like The Hunger Games, Divergent, Uglies, and so on. Under the Never Sky is an example of Dystopian Fiction. Dystopia is defined as an imaginary place where everything is as bad as it can be. As you read, try to find dystopian elements. 
Provide two text-based details that describe the setting in the opening of the novel. 
Aria and Lumina's relationship can best be described as 
Aria's comment about Soren's physical attributes tells us they are members of different classes. Soren's appearance makes him stand out and shows his wealth. 
A reference from Greek Mythology to the Minotaur, half-man, half-bull, defeated by Theseus . (This annotation contains an image)
What is wrong with Aria's sight? 
What is Aria's true motivation for hanging out with Soren? 
Watch the video below. Are conflicts emerging in the novel? (This annotation contains a video)
In this passage, Aria's hand symbolizes _______________ to Paisley. 
Paisley is frightened by this unfamiliar setting--none of it feels like "home" to her. 
All of the following reveal Soren's barbaric behavior in Ag 6 except 

Chapter 2 - ARIA

In this chapter, Aria's first reaction to the fire is 
Being in Ag 6 has influenced Soren to return to more primal behavior. Do you think something in the environment is naturally bringing this out of him or do you believe he's using Ag 6 as an excuse to act brutally? As you read, think about your answer. 
Aria and her best friend, Paisley, possess many opposite traits.  Pick a pair of contrasting character traits and explain how Aria acts differently from Paisley. 
How is Aria able to reboot her Eye? 
What does Aria mean by this statement? 
This is a reference to the Gorgon Medusa from Greek Mythology. She had snakes for hair and could turn a man to stone just by staring at him. By comparing this "outsider's" hair to Medusa's, the reader gets the image of this man's wild hair. (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 3 - PEREGRINE

Watch the video below. The highlighted text is an example of a simile where Soren's body movement is being compared to a dying spider. (This annotation contains a video)
Can you identify one of the similes in this paragraph?  Why do you think the author includes similes? 
Inhabitants of Reverie rely on their Eye to decipher their surroundings, but Perry relies on his 
Moles are mammals that live underground. Perry is not calling Aria an animal, but instead is referring to where she is from. (This annotation contains an image)
Do you believe Perry truly "forgot" to leave the eye patch? Think about what we know already about his home versus Aria's. 

Chapter 4 - PEREGRINE

Why do you think Veronica Rossi chose to include alternating perspectives (Aria and Perry)?  How does Perry's point of view add to our understanding of the story? 
Think back to the description of Aria's home in the beginning of the novel. Perry's home is drastically different. Envision a coastal area in the United States (see picture below). (This annotation contains an image)
Provide two examples from the text to show how Perry and his brother, Vale, are different. 
So far in the novel, there are many references to Aether. As you continue to read, can you make any predictions as to what Aether actually is? 
What caused Perry to leave the Tide compound? 

Chapter 5 - ARIA

Why does the author italicize these lines? 
Aria attempts to connect to one of her favorite Realms to reassure herself that everything is okay and back to normal. She is, however, unsuccessful. 
What information does Aria learn from Dr. Ward that devastates her? 
Which of Aria's actions most likely is responsible for her being under investigation by The Consuls? 
Why is Aria seeing Panop's faults or problems now for the first time? 
Aria is under investigation by her society's elders. It is obvious how scared she is and given the circumstances it's understandable. Her situation is similar to that of Harry Potter in the Order of the Phoenix when he is under investigation by the Ministry of Magic (see picture below). Imagine the pressures these young adults must feel. (This annotation contains an image)
There are two levels of conversation happening here: the real questions and comments in Aria's head and the answers and questions she is willing to voice to Consul Hess. 
How is Consul Hess able to manipulate Aria into telling her side of the story? 
Do you trust Consul Hess?  Will he keep his word to Aria?  Be sure to explain your answer. 

Chapter 6 - PEREGRINE

The author uses the image of a wolf or dog pack (see picture below) to show the unity among the boys and how removed Talon has become because of his illness. (This annotation contains an image)
Watch the video below. What can you see, smell, and touch in this paragraph? (This annotation contains a video)
What does this paragraph reveal about the Tides' society? 
From this exchange between Perry and Brooke, the reader can infer that 
Explain Perry's internal conflict. Provide specific text-based details in your answer. 
What is holding Perry back from challenging Vale to a Blood Lord duel? 
An omen is a sign of an event to come in the future. That event may either be "good," as the Tides community is predicting, or "bad." What is your prediction? 

Chapter 7 - ARIA

This is a common response when something terrible happens. Instead of dealing with the issue head on, people instead try to "escape" or runaway from reality. In the past, Aria used the Realms as a means to escape from the events in her life. 
Aria's response to seeing the transportation hub for the first time can be characterized best as  
Watch the video below. Can you identify an example of figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, personification, etc.) in this paragraph? (This annotation contains a video)
Why did Consul Hess make a false promise to Aria about seeing her mother if she cooperated during the investigation? 
Imagine being stranded in an unknown desert (see image below). (This annotation contains an image)
In your opinion, what or who should Aria fear most in the Death Shop? 

Chapter 8 - PEREGRINE

Instead of saying how everyone feels overtly, Veronica Rossi decides to include characters' body language and physical descriptions. Why does the author most likely add this to her writing? 
What visual cue lets Vale know Perry has been up to something? 
Watch the video below. Remember these lines from Perry: they may prove to be important later on in the story. (This annotation contains a video)
Why does Talon most likely hug his father in this manner? 

Chapter 9 - ARIA

Test your survival knowledge by taking this short quiz. (This annotation contains a link)
What do you think happened to this "great city?" 
Watch the video. Continue reading to see a flashback to Aria's past. (This annotation contains a video)
These are all references to famous tragic women in literature and history, as well as opera. 
Interestingly enough, Aria may hate opera, but her name is derived from a long song typically sung in an opera (called an aria). 
What valuable lesson does Aria learn from her "last song" with Lumina? 

Chapter 10 - PEREGRINE

The reader can infer that the ocean has been polluted because 
Vale sent Wylan to keep on eye on Perry. This shows Vale's distrust of his brother. 
Why does Perry have to leave the compound? 
This simile compares the color of the Hovers to the iridescent nature of abalone shells (see picture below). (This annotation contains an image)
How does Perry use the Aether to his advantage against the Hovers? 
The bird the men are describing is Perry. This is their way of degrading him by making fun of him. 
Why would the Dwellers take Talon? What do you think they want with a child? 
Perry finally comes clean about his adventure to Ag. 6. 
Why did the Dwellers search for Perry? 
What do these two lines mean? 

Chapter 11 - ARIA

Watch the video below. Who are the protagonists in the novel? Who or what are the emerging antagonists in the novel? (This annotation contains a video)
Can you predict who the human figure is? 
Why does Perry feel such rage towards Aria? 
Why does Perry take off Aria's Medsuit? 
Aria has not experienced "real" rain before, only pseudo-rain (fake) from the Realms. The author includes sensory details explaining how the rain feels ("cooled her skin", then "numbed her muscles"). 
Explain the meaning behind Perry's jab at Aria. 

Chapter 12 - PEREGRINE

In this paragraph, how can the reader tell Aria distrusts Perry? 
Can you make a text-to-text connection of Perry's guilt and desire to make things right? What other character you've read about feels similar to Perry?  Describe the connection in detail. 
Perry cares for Aria in a similar way to how Katniss took care of Peeta in The Huger Games (see image below). Both sets decide to take refuge in a cave so the injured person can rest and heal. (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 13 - ARIA

Because of their current refuge (a cave), Aria is referring to Paleolithic, or Old Stone Age, times conjuring up images of cavemen (see picture below), (This annotation contains an image)
What is the most likely cause of Aria's illness? 
Perry is muscular, but not bulky. His muscles are lean and powerful like a horse (see picture below). (This annotation contains an image)
Both Consul Hess and Perry get Aria to agree to talk  
Even though Perry doesn't trust Moles, he will do anything to save Talon, including sacrificing his own safety. 
Why does Aria beg the Savage to take her with him when she is so clearly repulsed by his presence? 
Aria is referring to Perry's "barbaric" qualities by saying his nose is like a gladiator's (a fighter from Ancient Rome who trained to fight men and/or animals to the death in an arena). 

Chapter 14 - PEREGRINE

This partnership is based on mutual need. Aria is in an unfamiliar land and needs help surviving. Perry is not sure how to get to Reverie and needs Aria's help finding Talon. 
What gradual change is taking place in Aria?  Give an example from the text to support your answer. 
Perry shows that he's very sensitive about certain subjects. In this case, he is illiterate and unable to read, despite his family's efforts to teach him. 
Even when Aria starts to lighten up, Perry has deep resentment towards her.  Why does he feel this way? 
What does Aria mean by this?  Do you now have a better understanding of the title? 
What character trait best describes Aria in this paragraph? 
What drove away all of the animals? 
Aria is not really talking about Perry's looks, but instead talking about his primitive behavior, speech, customs, etc. This is what she's calling "ancient." 
What gradual change is taking place in Perry?  Provide one detail from the text to support your answer. 
In Reverie, everything is controlled, even sleep. Aria has therefore never had a dream and doesn't understand what she saw. Perry comprehends exactly what she experienced because Outsiders are not so strictly regulated (e.g., they don't have SmartEyes, etc.). 
In Aria's explanation of the Realms, she says they're pseudo, not fake. What is the difference? 
Aria's SmartEye and Perry's Markings are both important parts of their cultural identities. It helps them identify who they are and where they come from. 

Chapter 15 - ARIA

This is a literary allusion (a reference to a well known work of literature). Watch the short video below to learn a little more about The Odyssey and why Aria believes it to be a bad omen. (This annotation contains a video)
What does the elimination of nail growth reveal about Aria's culture? 
What area (previously mentioned in the text) are they entering? 
Perry is trying to tell Aria that the area they are about to enter is extremely dangerous and unpredictable. Her horror stories about the Death Shop live out there. 
What is the creature in the tree? 
The fact that Perry gives Aria a knife shows that  
Aria is beginning to develop her own sense of sight, without the Eye. 
Do you think Aria makes the right decision disobeying Perry's instructions and leaving the cave?  Why or why not?  Be specific with your answer. 
A masquerade is a ball (or event) where people dress up in costumes and masks. A mask cloaks a person's identity for the night. Masquerade Balls are common in books, movies, and tv shows (see image below from the Pretty Little Liars' Masquerade Ball episode). (This annotation contains an image)
The fact that Harris knows about the Tibetans shows that he has some form of education. It also makes Aria (and the reader) curious about where he learned this fact. 
Quiz Chapters 1-15 

Chapter 16 - PEREGRINE

Why is Aria so disgusted with Perry? 
Here's a text-to-text connection: this is a similar situation that Katniss and Peeta find themselves in during The Hunger Games. Peeta thinks he's helping by harvesting nightlock, but Katniss tells him they are poisonous berries (after one of the contestants, Foxface, consumes them and dies). (This annotation contains an image)
From Perry's comment, we can infer that the Croven are 
After their argument, what is the dominant reason Perry goes back to find Aria? 
How is Aria changing (physically, mentally, and emotionally) now that she's away from Reverie?  Provide two text-based details in your response. 

Chapter 17 - ARIA

Knowing everything that's happened so far in the story, anything referred to as "flawless" should immediately be questioned. Is this actually happening to Aria or is there another explanation? 
Why does Perry spend the time searching for these items for Aria? 
Watch this short video about Peregrine Falcons. Is this name fitting for Perry? (This annotation contains a video)
What causes Aria to lash out at Perry? 

Chapter 18 - PEREGRINE

All of the following are important aspects of the Croven community that are displayed in the text EXCEPT 
Notice how the author's inclusion of sensory details (e.g., touch, smell, etc.) helps the reader understand and experience the climate of this new setting (climbing into the mountains). 
These thoughts reveal 
This is an example of what developing theme in the novel? 
Perry is starting to develop feelings for Aria, but he does his best to banish them from his thoughts. 

Chapter 19 - ARIA

What role do names play in the novel? What depth do they add to the characters?  Select one character to highlight as an example in your response. 
At times, Perry's actions can best be described as fidgety because 
It's very difficult for Aria to come to terms with it, but she's slowly realizing she's not dying in the Death Shop--she's actually coming alive. 
Make a quick prediction: what do you think Perry means by this? What's going to happen to them? 
This is yet another simile, this time comparing the color of the large rocks to a whale jumping out of the ocean (see picture below). (This annotation contains an image)
Roar can be called ____________ because of his decision to help Cinder in his time of need. 
Luster is a type of alcohol (most likely homemade alcohol). 
You can tell from Cinder's words ("she likes me") and actions (gnawing on the bread) that he is quite young. When an author describes a character by including his/her actions, thoughts, or physical descriptions, it is called indirect characterization. 
When Aria realizes the meaning of Perry's Markings, how does she react? 
Give a summary of the most important information Aria learns about Perry in their conversation with Roar. Be as specific as possible. 
Aria is embarrassed that Perry basically knows everything about how she's been feeling. After the initial shock wears off (and with a helpful talk with Roar), she realizes she NEEDS Perry's help and his skill doesn't change that fact. 
Take note of the differences between these groups. They will be important as you continue reading. 
What is the meaning behind Roar's words? 
Now, the party of three (or four if you include Cinder) are on a journey to find 

Chapter 20 - PEREGRINE

What makes Roar an asset as they travel? 
Notice the feelings of jealousy in Perry's thoughts (Roar talked more with her in a few hours than he had in many days). 
For the first time, the reader hears 
What do you think is Cinder's secret? Why does he feel invincible? 
The Croven have split up into groups and are going to try and surround them on all sides (the military term for this is called a flank).  
Rossi includes vivid language so you can picture Cinder's transformation. 
Because this chapter is told from Perry's point of view, it is clear to the reader that 
Given what we know, what is a likely explanation for Cinder's condition? 
Of the four traveling to Marron's, all of them have sustained an injury of some kind EXCEPT 

Chapter 21 - ARIA

By having the characters continually refer to the Croven (e.g., closing in, approaching, splitting up, etc.), Rossi is building suspense for the reader. The characters are constantly looking over their shoulders expecting to see them, and so are we. We want to read on to see the epic battle between the two groups. 
Watch the video below. How is Aria's current situation ironic (the opposite of what you would expect)? (This annotation contains a video)
Finish the following statement: The stone wall is a symbol of _________because _______.  
See the castle diagram below. Notice the keep is the large tower structure towards the front. (This annotation contains an image)
This is a reference to Greek Mythology. Click on the link below and read the short article from PBS to learn more about Delphi in ancient times. Why might Marron call his home Delphi? (This annotation contains a link)
Describe two ways in which Marron is different than Aria expected. 

Chapter 22 - PEREGRINE

From this description of the battle, the reader can infer which of the following statements to be true? 
How are the Croven driven away? 
Scents trigger memories for Perry. In this case, they are sad memories. 
Perry has empathy for Cinder because they share something in common. What is it? 
Perry leaves to give Cinder privacy. He knows he's hurting, but also knows he may need something from Cinder in the future. 

Chapter 23 - ARIA

When Aria sees Perry, how does she feel? 
Aria uses the word "ally" decisively to show their victory and companionship, but not to cross any lines (using the word "friend" might show she assumes too much). At this point, do you think they are more than just "allies?" 
Who is Aria referring to? 
Marron's compound has a small hospital with doctors and nurses that treat people from all over. 
It could be appropriately called a refuge (a shelter from danger or trouble). 
Why does Rose warn Aria about Perry? 

Chapter 24 - ARIA

Marron's home is a little like being in a museum seeing artifacts from past civilizations. 
From Aria's reaction to Marron holding her hands, you can tell 
The adornments on Marron's fingers are being compared to peacock feathers in this simile (see picture below). Why do you think Marron has this ring? (This annotation contains an image)
A morel is a type of edible mushroom (see image below). (This annotation contains an image)
What is your best guess about Marron's background?  How is he an "outsider," but knows the inner workings of an Eye?  Be specific with your answer. 
We can infer from the previous text that Harris was the Blood Lord of the Croven (Rat and Trip didn't seem to possess the necessary leadership qualities). 
Why have forty Croven assembled on the plateau outside Marron's compound? 
If Perry was Blood Lord (instead of Vale), what decision do you think Perry would have made and why? 
The reader can draw a conclusion here that the Croven (who are cannibals) murdered the remaining Fins. 
What is the most important piece of information Aria learns in this chapter? 

Chapter 25 - PEREGRINE

After the news about Bliss, Perry wants to check on Aria to see if she's okay. 
Why was Perry so curious to learn during his first experience in the Navel? 
What does Roar mean when he says this comment to Perry? 
Aria tells Perry the real reason she was in Ag. 6 the night they met. 
Go back and re-read Perry's description of scents. It's fascinating that he interprets the world in such a different way. This also shows that he is letting his guard down with Aria. 
What is the real reason behind Aria's first request of Perry? 

Chapter 26 - ARIA

Why is time moving slowly for Aria in the Navel? 
Why does Cinder most likely run away? 
Yet again, Rose proves how well she knows Perry and tells Aria where his "thinking spot" is. 
What do each of Perry's Markings symbolize (remember: he is gifted with smell and sight)? 
In 3-5 sentences, summarize Perry's plan once he finds Talon.  Be sure to include the most important details. 
Watch the video below to hear Placido Domingo's version of "E lucevan le stelle" from Tosca (the song Aria sings for Perry). (This annotation contains a video)
Terror and beauty are contradictory words: one has negative connotations (terror) and the other has positive connotations (beauty). Think about why Aria would describe Perry and his world in these terms. 

Chapter 27 - ARIA

Marron had the time for Aria's reboot predicted to the second.  Because of this, the reader can deduce all of the following information about Marron EXCEPT that 
Reliving the experience in Ag. 6 proves to be too much for Aria (and understandably so). 
Despite the government's attempt to control everything, which of the following was an unanticipated consequence? 
Aria's mom tells her that her father was an Outsider. Aria has been calling Perry a Savage when she in fact is part-Savage as well. 
Aria finally gets an explanation for Soren, Bane, and Echo's behavior that night. It's still not an excuse, but it at least provides her with some facts. 
How would Aria feel if she found out her mother was partly responsible for Talon's kidnapping? 

Chapter 28 - PEREGRINE

So far in the novel, many characters are searching for a missing loved one or friend and have been unsuccessful. 
How does Perry react to learning about Aria's mom's work and Talon's potential involvement with it? 
Marron's line might be foreshadowing (hints or clues about future events). Perhaps Perry will need to help Marron and it will make-up for the property he destroyed. 
Perry and Aria's deepening relationship is obvious to the others. 
Describe Perry's first experience with the Eye. Include two text-based details in your response. 
Perry now understands Aria a little better than he did before putting the Eye on. 

Chapter 29 - ARIA

Why is Aria light-headed and having a hard time with this experience? 
Going through the Research Subjects door is his best shot at finding Talon. 
Why does Perry freeze when he sees the name Clara? 
Think about Talon's life back at the Tides compared to this. If you were Talon, what would you choose? 
Why does Talon want to stay in Reverie? 

Chapter 30 - PEREGRINE

Aria pulls Perry aside because she knows he's upset after hearing Talon say he wants to stay in the Pods. How can he "rescue" someone who doesn't want to leave? 
Why does Aria tell Perry that Talon is "a lot like you"?  
Aria is now relieved because she understands why she didn't die in the Death Shop; she is part Outsider and her body just needed to adjust to her new surroundings. 
What is the real reason behind Perry's offer to escort Aria to bliss? 
Quiz Chapters 16-30 
Remember that "rendering" is feeling the other person's tempers/emotions and forming an unbreakable bond. Earlier in Chapter 25, Perry explains rendering with Talon. 

Chapter 31 - PEREGRINE

Perry thinks that by not breathing around Aria, he won't smell her intoxicating scent. This shows that Perry is scared of his feelings and is trying to protect himself. 
Describe how Aria and Perrry came to the plan of leaving during an Aether storm and traveling east towards wolves. 
When Roar suddenly tackles Perry, it reveals that Roar  
Roar teases her with this nickname because Aria is half Dweller, half Outsider. 
Can you make a text-to-text connection to another character learning to train or preparing for battle?  Explain the connection by giving specific details from each text. 
Think back to how Aria was in the beginning of the novel. Her experiences have changed her so much as a character. She is not the same girl that was attacked by Soren in Ag. 6. 

Chapter 32 - ARIA

This gives another meaning to the title. Just waiting for an Aether storm is like the old adage "a watched pot never boils." This means that time feels much longer when you're waiting for something to happen. 
As they wait for an Aether storm, Aria fills her time  
Aria refers to one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings (see painting below). (This annotation contains an image)
Why is Perry unable to train Aria? 
Roar makes a joke about seeing the two of them kiss. He is not surprised at all because he knows how much they both like each other. 
Why is Aria having an "off" day of training with Roar? 

Chapter 33 - PEREGRINE

As Perry stares at a painting that reminds him of home, he realizes that Aria will not be able to stay with the Tides if she is unsuccessful in Bliss. With all of the history, the Tides will never accept a Dweller, or Mole. 
What does Roar want from Perry? 
The Croven signaler may have carried something similar to the image below to warn the others. (This annotation contains an image)

Chapter 34 - ARIA

Why are these words italicized? 
Perry thinks Aria is hurt because she is covered in blood. He doesn't understand that it's the man's blood that she just killed. 
These lines truly highlight the strong friendship between Perry and Roar. Roar is willing to sacrifice himself for Perry's survival, and Perry won't leave Roar to die and will risk his life to help him. 
Why didn't their escape plan work? Use details from the text to support your answer. 

Chapter 35 - PEREGRINE

Think about how terrified the trio must feel: they are surrounded by cannibals cloaked in black with masks. 
Look below at the cover of the novel. If you look closely at the letters in the title, you will see what Perry describes here. (This annotation contains an image)
What did Perry do? 
What do Roar and Cinder both promise Perry? 

Chapter 36 - PEREGRINE

Once again, it's Perry and Aria against the world. Their friends have sacrificed themselves and now Perry and Aria must accomplish their goals together, without anyone else's help. 
For the second time tonight, Perry and Aria are 
Imagine how Perry and Aria feel being surrounded by wolves (see image below). (This annotation contains an image)
What causes the wolves to leave? 
Who is Perry referring to? 
Aria wants to understand more about Perry's gift and asks him to explain everything he smells around them. 

Chapter 37 - ARIA

Notice Aria's conflicted feelings: six days is a long time to wait to see if her mother is okay, but she only has six days left with Perry before they head their separate ways. 
Why does Aria wish she could exist in two worlds? 
Aria now understands why Perry never talks about his parents. 
Perry's father blames Perry for his mother's death, and as a result his father's actions can best be characterized as 
Perry has referred to this "curse" more than once in the novel. The "curse" is an example of a motif (watch the video below). Notice how this motif makes the reader think about choices and consequences because of these choices. (This annotation contains a video)

Chapter 38 - PEREGRINE

Explain why you think Aria can now hear all of these sounds that she wasn't able to hear before. 
Even though Roar may be more handsome (especially in the eyes of others), Aria only has eyes for Perry because she has fallen in love with him. 
Dreams often serve as foreshadowing in a text. Do you think Perry's dream predicts the future in any way? Is it the near future or something much further in time? 
Perry believes that Vale is a very good Blood Lord because he is a _____________ leader. 

Chapter 39 - ARIA

Why are Auds useful spies? 
Aria doesn't know how she's going to go back to her man-made environment when she's experienced so many real things now. She doesn't know if she can stay put in one place now that she's traveled all over the outside. 
Why does Aria refuse to accept Perry's knife as a gift? 

Chapter 40 - PEREGRINE

Due to the switching narrators, we now get to see Perry watching Aria, (instead of Aria watching Bliss like in the last chapter). Rossi gives us many vantage points to experience the story from different perspectives. 
What is Perry's role in Aria's plan to break into Bliss? 

Chapter 41 - ARIA

Aria can tell by Dr. Ward's intonation that he has bad news regarding her mother. 
This does not look promising. How did they know she was there? 
When Aria sees her mother's body, what does she do? 

Chapter 42 - PEREGRINE

Why does Perry trade away Talon's knife for two bottles of Luster? 
Braids is a Scire and can tell exactly how Perry is feeling by his scent (miserable). 
Perry's reputation precedes him: the question is if he's famous or infamous (well known for good or bad reasons). 
Why does Perry initially get beat by Braids? 
In your opinion, why doesn't Perry ask Braids for his pledge? 

Chapter 43 - ARIA

Who do you think it will be? 
Of the challenges Aria lists, which do you think was the most difficult for her to overcome? Give at least two text-based details in your response. 
Once again, Consul Hess bribes Aria to get her to agree to work with him.  What are his terms? 
Think back to Aria's first drop off in the Death Shop compared to this one. So much has happened between then and now. 

Chapter 44 - PEREGRINE

Perry has changed from hardly speaking and having trouble communicating with others to convincing people to follow him by telling them the details of his journey. He is developing into a true leader, and Aria has played a big role in this development by encouraging him to open up. 
Aria and Perry now have a common task. What is it? 
Perry's hopes of becoming the Tides' Blood Lord are quickly broken when 
Perry realizes what his brother has done, first to their sister and now to his own son. 
Because of Vale's jealousy, he made a deal with the Dwellers to have Perry 
Does Vale actually mean this? 

Chapter 45 - ARIA

Where does Aria ask the Hovers to drop her off? 
Why does Aria give a violet to Roar? 
Quiz Chapters 31-45