Hi Everyone! Today I have a stop on the Aberrant Blog tour. I have a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.
Aberrant Series Book One
By: Ruth Silver
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.
Cabel is the future dystopian society that allows all to have food, jobs and shelter. All you have to do is follow the rules. Marry the person the government pairs you with and you also get to take part in the lottery to see if you are selected to have children. Natural conception of children can no longer be done due to infertility so The Day of the Chosen lets some people become parents through other means.Olivia gets paired to marry her best friend Joshua and is happy with the match. Her happiness doesn't last as right after her wedding she is arrested for something she knew nothing about. Her crime is she wasn't a normal baby in today's times. She was actually conceived the natural way. The government wants her destroyed so their rules can stay in place. With Olivia probably the only woman left who can conceive naturally her life has just been took out of her hands. She escapes from jail and with the help of Joshua makes it to another town called Haven. They think they have found safety only to find they have even more rules to follow here. Everyone want Olivia to do what only she can but not with the guy she loves. They have to decide if they want to stay, follow the rules or to try and make it out on their own. It seems no matter where Olivia goes she is in danger.
Olivia is someone easy to follow and cheer on. She wants hright to live her own life and make her own decisions but every where she goes that right is took from her. She learns many family secrets and takes them pretty well. She isn't a quitter and doesn't like to give up. Joshua I wasn't sure about. I liked him most of the time. He seems to always be there for Olivia when she needs him but sometimes he acted like he didn't want to be more than friends with her. I really grew to like him the more I got to see him. He is loving, caring and wants to protect Olivia no matter what.
I love dystopian books and this is one to add to the list of greats. The characters really make this book amazing as well as a wonderful story line that keeps you wondering what next. It seems something is always going on to Olivia and every one wants a piece of her. As you follow on her journey you see how everywhere in this future society is different yet at the same time they have similarities. You have the good guys and the bad ones but sometimes it is hard to tell who is good and who is bad. They all do bad things for what they consider to be for the better. I will say don't think you have it all figured out because the ending brought in a twist I din't see coming. It just makes me that much more eager for the next book. I want to see just what all Olivia and Joshua will be able to do now. If you like dystopian books or even if you don;t pick this up as it is fascinating.
4 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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