Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Saven Denial (2.5) by Siobhan Davis

**I recieved this book from the author, Siobhan Davis, in exchange for my honest review
5/5 Stars

Synopsis per Goodreads:

My mother was right to fear me.
I’m an abomination.
And the world should be very afraid.

Sadie has been kidnapped by the Tor, the vindictive alien race who destroyed Thalassic City. As her past, present, and future collides, her worst nightmare looks set to become her shocking new reality.

A deliberate pawn in leader Griselda’s vengeful game, Sadie is horrified to learn the truth about her heritage and the destiny that’s already been mapped out for her. Refusing to cooperate, she risks paying the ultimate price for her defiance.

Love for Logan is her only motivation to stay alive. Saving him is the only thing that matters—the fate of the world depends upon it. While he may never forgive her, she’s determined to protect him. Until her dying breath.

Note from the author: This continues the story from where it left off in Saven Disclosure. This is not an optional novella but an essential read if you don't want to miss out on important plot developments.

Literally the second after I finished book number 2, I started this one.  The good news is I didn't start reading the series really until three books have come out, the bad news is I finished this one in no time at all, considering it's a novella, and now I have to wait until August.. AUGUST! ugh.  UGH!  I'm so impatient already.

This one started off RIGHT where the other one left.  So you absolutely NEED to read this one after you've finished book 2, and before you start book 3 (if you are coming in after 3 is out already).  This book covered so much in the short amount of pages it had, it really went into some answers that popped up through the first two books.  It also had the proper amount of turmoil and action that is so great about the series.

I love the fact that the author is exploring more of the sci-fi thing, I'm a huge sci-fi fan, I love it all, space, and time travel, and aliens and futuristic stuff, and technology that is only thought of in the minds of it's creators.  I can't wait to find out what happens next...is 3 out yet?!

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Saven Disclosure by Siobhan Davis

**I recieved this book from the author, Siobhan Davis, in exchange for my honest review
5/5 Stars

Synopsis per Goodreads:

To protect Logan, I have no choice but to deceive him.
But I’m not the only one hiding the truth.
Will our love survive all the secrets and lies?

Enemy alien ships crowd the skies over Earth while the world waits with bated breath. The Saven have been exposed, and where once they were abhorred, they are now championed as our greatest ally and our only possible savior.

Logan and Sadie have been separated, and the longer he is gone, the more their love is tested by duty, doubts, and deception.

Sadie and Jarod have infiltrated the highest levels of government, but they are playing a dangerous game. Surrounded by people with conflicting agendas—hell-bent on using her for their own aim—Sadie is confused when the lines between good and evil are blurred. It’s impossible to tell friend from foe, and no one can be trusted.

When the full extent of the experiments taking place in Sector Twenty is disclosed, Sadie can no longer sit back and watch as the lower classes face a horrific fate. Racing to save her loved ones and mankind, she risks her own safety and the love she’s waited a lifetime for to do the right thing.

But no one thought to save her from herself.

I devoured this book in a day.  And that is pretty impressive considering 8 hours of today I was forced to work.  I constantly had my nose in my phone, I read while I was walking to and from my car, I read at lunch, I read at red lights (DONT JUDGE ME!) I read from the moment I got home, till the moment I finished.

I liked this book better than the first one, because there was a LOT in this one.  A lot of everything, from romance to action to betrayal to heartbreak.  I'm not fond of the on and off again relationship thing, so that was aggravating, but it all came together, everything came with a price, and lies were a big theme in this book, lies to protect the people you love.  There were some parts that were pretty annoying, like why on earth would she agree to do some of the things she agreed to do?  Why can't people just freaking communicate!?  WHY!?  As the book progressed things made more sense, the WHY!?!? was answered.  The characters became more loveable.

Of course she left it on a cliffhanger too.. so..I hated the author for about 2.5 seconds, until I read the authors note at the end of it.  And one of the first things she said in there was Don't hate me! LOL.  She's definitely got the cliffhanger thing down.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis

**I recieved this book from the author, Siobhan Davis, in exchange for my honest review
5/5 Stars

Synopsis per Goodreads:

I’ve fallen hard for an alien, but he’s harboring secrets.
Massive secrets that threaten the very essence of humanity.
How can I give him my heart when his race plans on taking my future?

Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day. Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person—herself.

Despised by her family and betrayed by an unscrupulous government, Sadie dreams of a different life. When she is chosen to participate in the government’s new social experiment, she is ecstatic at the prospect of spending six months in Thalassic City, the shiny new city under the sea.

Immediately drawn to Logan Chandler, Sadie is captivated by the beautiful boy with the ocean-blue eyes. Logan seems to embody everything that has been forbidden, but he isn’t all he appears to be.

Confused over Logan’s true intentions and concerned when best friend Jenna starts transforming in front of her eyes, Sadie partners with newcomer Jarod in a bid to uncover the government’s real agenda. The truth is more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined.

When Sadie finally understands why the Saven walk among us, will it be too late to save her heart and the human race?

After taking a long forced retirement from blogging and obsessively reading, due to cracked screens and broken nooks, I have finally started on book one of the Saven series.  It's only fitting though that I do my first review in forever and ever, on a book written by Siobhan Davis, who if you look back on past reviews, is one of my favorite authors.  I've loved and absorbed every single book she's written so far, and I am so completely honored to have the chance to read this one as well.

I think this book was wonderful, I love the attention to detail, and the ability that the author has to draw you in and make you picture exactly what is going on.  I also loved the ability that the author has to make you feel for characters and the life that they were dealt.

The main character Sadie comes from a low class caste system of society, shes stifled and suffocated by her job that she was forced to quit school to start doing,   She applies to go to Thalassic City, for 6 months for a chance at a better life, and she's accepted.  When she gets there she meets Logan, a guy who she has a very strong connection to.  As we go through the book we learn there's more to the opportunity than meets the eye. The characters were likeable, Sadie was a bit niave and immature at times and make me wanna throttle her, but she's still a work in progress, we don't go from a sheltered exsistance to complete awesome in a few chapters.  Logan was dreamy, I felt like we should see more of him though, a lot of the book was the angst and back and forth I love you, NO I have to stay away from you! but I love you!  Dante was the perfect villian, total douche, I hated him enough that I wanted to throw my phone a few times.

There's a lot of teenage angst and love and sparks, and drama.  There are some parts of the book that were completely and utterly gutwrenching.  And the ending leaves you with more questions than you know what to do with.   I can't wait to read the 2nd installment.

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