Isaura (Aberrant #3) by Ruth Silver
December 4, 2012
Patchwork Press/Lazy Day Publishing
Cover Art: Erica Crouch (paperback), Lazy Day Publishing (eBook)
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Fantasy
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Olivia has little choice but to head into the dangerous Gravelands, as the new government wrestles with fixing the damage to society. If traveling through outlaw territory isn’t frightening enough, Olivia learns she has exposed her secret and is hunted by those she trusted. In a race against time, her life and those she loves are in jeopardy.
“I’m fine!” I pushed harder on the gas. “They can’t be that far ahead of us.” I just hoped we were headed in the right direction.
We drove another twenty minutes north as I moved off the dirt road and onto grass. I glanced back at Rane. “Do you think Craynor could have found a place in Haven to keep Joshua?”
“I don’t know. Not much was left. There could have been a cellar or basement abandoned that didn’t get struck. That’s how I survived,” Rane admitted.
It at least gave me hope. As we drove north, the rain stopped and the clouds parted. Cresting a hill, I slammed the brakes as we jolted to an abrupt halt.
“What the hell?” Gavin’s voice echoed as the seatbelt restrained him and his arm shot up on the dashboard to steady himself. A few feet away, I saw outlaws with weapons pointed in our direction. “Hurry up!” His voice threatened in my ear as I slammed on the gas, but our car wasn’t going anywhere: the tires had blown from spikes in the road.
Locking the doors hadn’t helped. They busted the car window and flipped the lock, opening the door, dragging all three of us out.
About the Author
Ruth Silver attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication in the spring of 2005. 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, photography, traveling and most of all writing. She loves dystopian and fantasy young adult stories. Her debut novel published by Lazy Day Publishing and Patchwork Press, ABERRANT, was released April 2013. The second novel in the series, MOIRAI, continues the saga. ISAURA, is the final installment in the ABERRANT trilogy. Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.
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I’ve been a huge fan of this series and was so excited to read the conclusion to Olivia and Joshua’s story. Isaura wasn’t what I expected when I first started to read it, but it turned out to be much more and took me on ride through lots of twists and turns. I’ve always been nervous when it comes to reading the final book in a series. Mostly because I’ve found myself attached to the characters and sad to see their stories come to a close, but also because I usually imagine how it will end, but end up being completely wrong and in for quite the shock. Isaura was different for me though. I had no idea how this story would end and I was pleased with how Ruth Silver ended it.
If you haven’t read the first book, Aberrant, I highly suggest you do so. This series, while compared to The Hunger Games and other dystopians, it is completely different and unique in its own way. You won’t be disappointed as you go along with Olivia’s story. Aberrant, Moirai, and Isaura make up one of my favorite dystopian trilogies and one I am sure to reread down the road.
This book just goes to show how deeply Olivia cares for Joshua and that she will go any lengths for him. I loved seeing her grow individually, but also in her relationship with Joshua. If you really think about it, Olivia has grown a lot since first meeting her in Aberrant and I really admire the young woman she has become. She is strong, independent, and stands for what she believes in. She is certainly a female character to admire.
4 out of 5 stars!