Monday, December 21, 2015

REVIEW: Saven: Deception by Siobhan Davis

Saven: Deception
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?

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I adore Siobhan Davis' True Calling series, so of course I immediately added this one to my TBR list. I didn't enjoy this as much as her previous series, but I still really liked it. It's a great sci-fi and dystopian book that brings a new story to the genre!

Sadie Owens is a Star, the lowest and most populated class in her society. She's forced to work at a young age and she's not even allowed to ever get married or have children. Her family also doesn't like her, at all. Sadie sees her life as a hell, so when she's chosen to participate in a new experiment by living in Thalassic City for 6 months. She's immediately drawn to Logan and begins having online conversations with him, but she begins to question his intentions. But Sadie has bigger problems. Her new friend has been changing, acting strange, and hanging around someone that Sadie doesn't truth. Sadie also begins to question what the truth behind the experiment it and begins digging for information. What she discovers will shock her.

I have a love for dystopians and sci-fi, but sometimes they all seem the same. That was not the case with this book. Same things like class system and suspicious government were in the book, as that's generally involved in most dystopians, but the plot of this book is a little bit different. One word: Aliens. Let me just say, I love books with aliens in them. I have a minor obsession with aliens and it's one of my favorite things to read about in books. Besides the aliens and maybe because of the aliens, the whole idea behind the experiment and the government secrets and the way it was approached was great.

As for characters, Sadie was a great MC. She really did have a horrible life, so I could automatically root for her to find a better life. She's also a really great friend.  This book had a large variety of other minor characters. Usually having a lot of different characters in a book makes it confusing and hard to connect to, but it actually made the characters more round and the story more developed.

The main reason why I didn't enjoy this book as much as the True Calling series is because of the romance. The romance wasn't insta-love, more like insta-attraction, though it still felt a bit fast. That didn't bother me as much as the back-and-forth motions throughout the book. Logan wanted to be with her, then pushed her away, and then he wanted to be with her again. It got a bit frustrating, which Sadie also felt. As the book went on, I became less upset with the romance,, especially as the plot and the action began to take more of the spotlight.

Overall, I really did like this book. I think it's a fantastic start to a new sci-fi series! Besides some issues with the romance, I enjoyed this book! I recommend this to fans of dystopian, sci-fi, and aliens!

I hereby give this book
3.5 Stars
Meaning: I liked it, but it wasn't quite amazing.

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