Monday, May 27, 2013
REVIEW: Aberrant by Ruth Silver
|Published April 17, 2013
Summary from Goodreads: 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.
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|New paperback cover due out
July 9, 2013
If you enjoyed Matched, The Hunger Games and Divergent, you will most definitely enjoy Aberrant. In this YA Dystopian, you find yourself thrown into a world where women are infertile and in order for families to grow, the government must intervene to create children in a lab. When it is discovered that there is one girl who could change everything, Olivia finds herself running from the only place she has ever called home. She isn’t alone thought. Her childhood best friend and the only boy she has ever loved, Joshua, makes sacrifices to run with her and keep her safe.
This book was intriguing and one I read in such a short amount of time, I couldn’t stand to have it end. I wanted to know more, especially with the way it ended. I enjoyed the writing style, the story line, and the characters. I thought the story flowed together nicely and didn’t feel choppy in the least bit. I was captivated by Olivia’s story and the journey she embarked upon in Aberrant. I can’t wait to read what happens next in Olivia and Joshua’s journey!
4 of 5 stars!
About the author:
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.
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 novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.