Friday 1 November 2013


Moirai by Ruth Silver (Aberrant Book 2)
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science-Fiction

BLURB from Goodreads 
Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home, in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.

With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she'll be forced to face.

A constant roller coaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua, as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.

"Took a little to get back into the book and reminding myself of what had already happened. Feel sorry for Olivia as everyone treats her as some sort of commodity just because she can become pregnant in a natural way rather than needing the scientists to impregnate her. 
Hmmm not so sure she should go to Tor what if they "decide" she should stay with them?"

I received an e-arc copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. The cover pictured above is the E-Book cover, the paperback covers have a female, presumably Olivia on the front cover. The e-book cover above shows a scene depicted in the book when the rebel alliance attack. It's quite a dramatic cover with all the fire. I like the title and author name font styles, they have a steel industrialized quality to them.
Would it make me pick it up from a bookstore shelf? Probably, though it would be the paperback cover that would attract me really.
So Olivia and Joshua have now been trained by the people of the Shadows, in combat and have been given the Mindonsiphan. The important thing is to continue to use and exercise the new talent and special abilities you gain otherwise you risk them fading away and never being able to be regain them.
A plan is made for Elsa the shadows scientist to visit Tor along with Olivia. Whilst there the idea is that Elsa and Olivia can help the Tor nurse deliver a baby safely and keep the mother alive. Olivia ends up with a dire dilemma does she use her special abilities to help the mother survive and allow Chloe to think that the hormone injection she and Elsa have made is the thing that keeps the dying mother alive.
Olivia then has her part to play with the rebel alliance bringing down the government. In this book we see more of Olivia and Joshua's relationship and how close they are becoming. they even seem to have a little family when they take in Adelaide, a youngster that has been rescued from a nearby devastated town.
I can't really say much more without giving away things in the plot that you need to learn as you read the book for yourselves. The book ends on a brilliant cliff hanger, so much so you are saying "I can't believe that's happened!" and " Surely you can't end the book there!"
So did I enjoy the book? Yes, it was like revisiting an old friend and having a catch up. Would I recommend the book? Yes, especially after reading book one.
Would I read another book in this series? Yes, especially after how Bk#2 answered  Would I read another book by this Author? I'd definitely take a look at any books by Ruth Silver.


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