Friday, October 4, 2013

Review + Blog Tour + Giveaway: Moirai by Ruth Silver

Moirai (Aberrant #2)

Author: Ruth Silver
26, 2013 Publisher: LazyDay
Published: September
Publishing (eBook) & Patchwork Press (print)
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Sci-Fi

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 prepare for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.
With new abilities and special talents from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns 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 rollercoaster 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.

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I heard it first: the loud high-pitched scream of a child. It was Adelaide. No doubt in my mind. I took off running in the direction of the sound, west. Her screams didn't diminish in the slightest. “Adelaide!” I called, hearing the ear-piecing scream of a child. She sounded afraid. My heart pounded and my nerves wrestled with me. There was nothing I had to be frightened of. Adelaide was okay, she was screaming, right? That had to be a good sign?

“Olivia!” Her voice answered me with another shrill scream as I tore through tall grasses, running towards the stream where I'd been just before our last council meeting. I could hear Collins lag behind me, trailing in my footsteps. He wasn't far but he wasn't as fast either.

“I'm coming,” I answered, my knees lifting higher as I stopped dead in my tracks, finding a bloody corpse. I glanced up, seeing Adelaide bent over the body, her clothes covered in blood. Her cheeks flushed and eyes filled with tears.

“He's dead!” She wailed as I bent down to pick her up, trying my best to shield her from what she'd seen, though I knew it was too late.

I could hear Collins’ muttered curse as he finally caught up, seeing the disfigured corpse. “This isn't good,” he rasped, glancing from me to the little girl. “Take her home, get her cleaned up. We're having an emergency meeting this afternoon,” he announced. “There's an outlaw near Shadow.”

 Moirai picks up 7 months after the conclusion of Aberrant and we find Olivia and company preparing for an assault on Genesis.  They are goig to launch a major strike at the Governor's Ball, thus taking out all of Cabal's leaders in one strike. Olivia and Joshua are training hard to learn more and more about the abilities that the surgical procedure has given them and also trying to make a home for themselves in Shadow. Along the way to the final battle, there are quite a number of twists and turns to go through and of course there's always the "things are not always as they seem" to traverse.

Olivia really grew up in this installment for me. She went from being a naive young girl thrust into a world of rebellion and mystery about what the was, to a young woman who stands her ground and has a better understanding of who she is and what she believes is right. That was great to see a character grow that much in one story. I think Adelaide had the most impact on how we, as the reader, saw Olivia. She had another person to be responsible for (Joshua doesn't count he can look out for himself too) and how she handled that. I'd agree just by her taking a leadership role in the Rebellion and how hard she trains that Olivia has matured but Adelaide is the most obvious way that the author is showing progress instead of complacency.

Olivia was the focus of this book, for good reason, but I would have loved to hear more about what Joshua was doing throughout. We knew he had gotten all these crazy awesome technology abilities but we never saw much of it in action. That along with several other story lines such as the city of Torv and Joshua's father, would have certainly peaked my interested. Really the world of Cabal and the rebellion is fascinating and I wish we had enough time to find out everything about it! Including all these feelings I got while reading about certain people.

Torv and all of it's characters bother me.....a lot. I can already feel this sense of unease with people like Chloe, the council and this mysterious "board" in Torv that really made makes me nervous about what's coming. I wish we got a chance to flush that out a little more. Plus, Chloe's husband?? WHAT?? I'm not going to say anymore because it will certainly spoil it for you while reading, but let me just say this: Moirai just threw one hell of a grenade into this series for me in the most amazing ways. Touche, Ms. Silver, Touche- My Opinion-Buy it!!!

If you haven't checked out the first book in this series, now's the time!! Take a peak here:

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.

Silver enjoys reading, photography, traveling and most of all writing.  She loves dystopian and fantasy young adult stories.  She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

You can visit her online at


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Moirai :)