Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, 1) by Veronica Rossi, January 3, 2012. Published by HarperCollins.
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.Why: I am kind of intrigued by the whole virtual enviroment where Aria starts out and amd extremely curious about what will happen once she's out in the real world. Plus I have heard pretty good things about this one.
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.