Thursday, August 15, 2013

Abberant Review...

Title:  Aberrant
Author:  Ruth Silver
Series:  Aberrant Series Book 1
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In the future dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system.  There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone.  The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations.  Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she's arrested and thrown in prison.  The only crime committed, her existence.

Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from "The Day of the Chosen."  The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system.  With Joshua's help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run.  Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together.  Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven.  New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay.  Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands.  Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her.  Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.


This book was an intriguing mix of Divergent, Matched, Hunger Games and any other Dystopian book out there right now.  I started it while I was on vacation and only had the chance to read for like 5 minutes before falling asleep each night.  When I picked it up this morning I was only about 10% through it.  A meer 4 hours later I was finished with it.  I was completely and utterly sucked in.

There were so many adventures and trials that these two 18 year old kids had to go through in order to survive.  There is so much more to this story that I cannot wait to uncover in coming books.  There were parts that were confusing but everything is sorted out in the end of the book.

  I was ultimately happy to see that the book was not a cliffhanger book.  Everything was neatly wrapped up and everybody was happy.  Ruth did an amazing job in portraying her characters and making the book enjoyable to read.  She made it so that I didn't want to put the book down until I fell asleep...that doesn't happen as often as it used to!  I can't even begin to describe how much I enjoyed the book and how much I can't wait for the rest of the books to come out!


6 out of 5 stars


Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of Aberrant.  The Young Adult/New Adult Romantic Dystopian Adventure, Aberrant is the first in a trilogy, released April 17th, 2013.  Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time.  She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication.  While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004.  Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.  Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia.  Silver enjoys reading YA/NA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers.  She also enjoys photography, traveling and of most of all writing.

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