Aria lives in a domed world that protects her and other Dwellers from the Aether storms and Outsiders who roam the wastelands of Earth. After losing communication with her mother (a scientist researching on location) and an incident that implicates a high-ranking official's son, she is sent away to perish in the outside world. She meets Perry, an Outsider/savage, who is on a quest to rescue his nephew.
I feel like I was just getting interested when the book ended. I had just started to like Aria and suddenly, the book stops in the middle of a scene. Optimistic about Book 2!
For fans of Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series.