Paperback, 426 pages
Published December 23rd 2015 by Siobhan Davis
“A craving to crawl out of my skin hits me like a bullet to the chest. It’s not a new sentiment. It’s an urge I feel at least once every hour. A potent desire to be anyone but myself. To live any life but this one.”
― Siobhan Davis,
First, I would like to take a moment to appreciate that cover, because it is gorgeous! I have been a big fan of Siobhan Davis ever since I was lucky enough to get my hands on her first book True Calling. The True Calling series instantly became one of my all time favorites. So naturally, when given the opportunity to read the first book of a her new series, I simply could not refuse.
Obviously, I had rather high expectations for this new series. Saven: Deception did not disappoint. I am a lover of all things science fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed the world that Siobhan Davis created in this novel. Davis' world building was something I always admired in the True Calling series and with Saven, she continued to work her magic.
Taking place in a dystopian world, there are the cliche elements found in every dystopian novel. However, Davis is able to put her own spin and twist, making the plot unique and unlike other novels of the same genre.
It is hard for me to really talk about the book without giving too much away. Just know, that I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves science fiction, fantasy, and/or dystopias. I felt that the beginning was just a tad slow for me, but the pace immediately picked up the more I read. I also loved that romance was not the center of the story. It is there of course, but there is so much more going on.
Saven: Deception is a fantastic start into what I am sure will be an amazing series. It really is a page turner.
|4 out of 5 stars|