Friday, March 4, 2016

Saven: Deception (Saven #1) by Siobhan Davis

by Siobhan Davis
Paperback, 426 pages

Published December 23rd 2015 by Siobhan Davis        


I’ve fallen hard for an alien, but he’s harboring secrets.
Massive secrets that threaten the very essence of humanity.
How can I give him my heart when his race plans on taking my future?

Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day. Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person—herself.

Despised by her family and betrayed by an unscrupulous government, Sadie dreams of a different life. When she is chosen to participate in the government’s new social experiment, she is ecstatic at the prospect of spending six months in Thalassic City, the shiny new city under the sea.

Immediately drawn to Logan Chandler, Sadie is captivated by the beautiful boy with the ocean-blue eyes. Logan seems to embody everything that has been forbidden, but he isn’t all he appears to be.

Confused over Logan’s true intentions and concerned when best friend Jenna starts transforming in front of her eyes, Sadie partners with newcomer Jarod in a bid to uncover the government’s real agenda. The truth is more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined.

When Sadie finally understands why the Saven walk among us, will it be too late to save her heart and the human race?

“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,
Saven: Deception

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


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