Moirai (Aberrant #2)

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Lazy Day Publishing
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14+
Published Date
September 26, 2013
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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 have never put much stock in authors that are published by very small publishing companies, but Ruth Silver really does put back my faith in them. She is an amazing author, and both Aberrant and Moirai kept me interested.

As I said above, the writing of these books is incredible.
Moirai takes place a little while after Aberrant, Olivia and Joshua are preparing for the rebellion uprising.

Olivia continues being a strong female lead, and I never felt as if I was not enjoying her character, the love between her and Joshua continues to grow throughout this book. And what I felt in Aberrant was definitely set in stone in Moirai.
Joshua is (like Olivia) a strong male character, I can't say that he is one of my favorite male characters in a book, but his character is definitely in the top half of my list. Joshua had bugged me just a little in Aberrant, but that was completely gone in Moirai.
The romance was beautiful, It is a bit underdone in some parts, where I wish there was more romance. But that doesn't affect the enjoyment of it at all.

The plot kept on going, I never felt bored. Ruth Silver has definitely hit the spot. Quite a few of the times I am bored by a book is because nothing happens then everything happens all at once. This doesn't happen in Moirai. It is not that long of a book, but enough description is given to get a good visual of things happening.
And THAT ENDING! I think I almost cried (and that doesn't happen but about 15% of the time)

Overall, loving what Ruth has done with this series, and I can't wait to get my hands on the last book, and anything else that she chooses to write.

I received this e-copy from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have not received any compensation (not even chocolate) for this review.(
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An Adventurous Series!
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I am so glad Book #3 comes out in December.I don't think I could wait much longer after that ending.It is a shocking ending that will have you begging for Book #3.I don't know how long I sat there gaping at it.But I'm getting ahead of myself,I need to start at the beginning not the end.
So Olivia and Joshua are in now living in Shadow training for the uprising.A plan is in motion to gather more rebel allies from other rebel towns.Olivia and Joshua are itching for a chance to leave town and craving a little adventure.They get adventure alright,when they are allowed to go to the rebel town of Torv.There are plenty of unexpected surprises and secrets that surface while they are there.But Torv is just a detour before they engage in the uprising.Both are in dangerous positions far from each other.If they do their jobs right they will meet up after the rebels storm Genesis.Can they survive the uprising and be reunited? Can they finally live in peace?Or will the consequences of the uprising bring obstacles they are not prepared for?
Joshua is a little overbearing in wanting to keep Olivia safe.But he soon realizes she can take care of herself.Olivia is not a damsel in distress,she is a kick~butt heroine.But they are much stronger when they are together.
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Review: Moirai by Ruth Silver
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Moirai is the second book in the Aberrant trilogy. It opens a couple months after the end of the previous book. After the destruction of Haven, Olivia and Joshua have arrived at the city of Shadow. This is a "secret" city which is not present on most maps. In order to be allowed to stay, Olivia and Joshua agree to undergo intensive training in order to join the army in the war against the Cabal government. The planned uprising will bring Olivia and Joshua to the towns of Torv and later Genesis, which used to be their home.

I liked Moirai better than the previous book. It seemed to me that Aberrant was more focused on the world building, while Moirai has more substance, more action. As a result of their training, Olivia and Joshua learn that their natural abilities have been enhanced and they can do stuff that normal eighteen-year-olds wouldn't be able to - most notably, they can communicate telepatically. They also start living together. They coudl be happy, if it weren't for the necessity to start the uprising.

The book ends in a seriously evil cliffhanger that had me biting my nails and looking forward to the final book in the series, Isaura. It appears this is the name of a new character which is introduced at the end of Moirai. I'm very curious about how the series is going to end.

This series has two sets of covers, one for the paperbacks, one for the ebooks. The paperbacks have a girl in a blue dress; the ebooks feature city views. I prefer the ebook covers, because they look more original to me. A girl in a pretty dress on the cover is the standard for most paranormal romances, after all. Moreover, the covers for the paperbacks in this series all look so much alike that it would be difficult for me to tell them apart, if it were not for the title.
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In Review: Moirai (Aberrant #2) by Ruth Silver
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“I’m not here to destroy the current system. My goal is to not turn our world into chaos. I want people to have the right to marry, to keep their children and to decide the life they wish to live! I want things to be right, just. Right now they’re not. No one here can claim otherwise.”

Moirai doesn’t waste any time in diving right into action. It was a fast-paced, quick and enthralling read. It’s worth mentioning there’s a pretty HUGE cliffhanger at the end. I need the next book, Isaura now!

Olivia and Joshua are really beginning to come into their own in Moirai. They each have some incredibly interesting abilities and they’re learning about them in this book. They’re learning more about the government and the level of control it has exerted over the people. Manipulations, secrets and lies from their family are exposed in this book. I was kept on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what would happen next.

In the midst of all this, they have some really sweet moments as their relationship grows and deepens. I love Olivia and Joshua together. They are both strong, determined characters. They love each other and they want to make life better for themselves, and everyone else. I admire their fight against the government.

Moirai was a really good follow-up to Aberrant. The characters were further developed and the world-building was consistent with the previous book. What I love about dystopians is that you just never know what the government is capable of until it’s revealed. This was the case with Moirai. I can’t wait to see how the series continues with the third book, Isaura. Is it December yet?

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Great second dystopian installment . . looking forward to more
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INITIAL THOUGHTS
"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?"

MY REVIEW
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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Not to be missed!
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Moirai is a second book that is not to be missed! I can say that I enjoyed it a little bit more than the first book because of the way it had me on the edge of the seat. Moirai is action packed from the first page to the last, ending with a very emotional and upsetting cliffhanger. This goes without saying but I need Isaura now! Is it December yet?

Joshua and Olivia's characters really develop during the second book. Their understanding of one another deepens while continuing to make decisions for the greater good. I have been rooting for them since the beginning and I really enjoyed seeing them grow in this book. I also really liked the way that the romance between them did not overshadow the plot, I am all for romance but action will keep me reading past my bedtime!

The world building was very consistent between the two books and the story was taken in some very unexpected directions. My only negative about the story was that time moved extremely fast when Olive is back in Genesis. I would have liked to know more about the time she spent their before the fighting began.

Overall, I would recommend this book to any dystopian lovers or anyone that loves YA! I read both books in one sitting and simply can't wait for #3!!!!!!!
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Moirai By Ruth Silver
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I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Olivia and Joshua live in a world where babies are created in a lab. But you know what Olivia is very special because she was not created in a lab she was conceived. When the government of Cabal in the town Genesis where they live find out the truth of Olivia's birth they have to go on the run. In their world being conceived and not created in their little labs is illegal. Olivia and Joshua leave their home town and end up in the town of Shadow.

In the town of Shadow Olivia and Joshua learn how to fight and to defend their selves in battle. They are in training so that they can fight for everyone's right to have a child of their own and to live their lives the way they want and not the way someone else tells them too. They are fighting for any couple who has more than one child that they can keep that child and not have to give it to another couple.

Moirai is written in a way that you can just picture all the little towns in your mind, the way that they are laid out and where each and every building is. The vehicles are all described so well that you can just see them running up and down the streets. The world in Moirai is written so you actually believe that it is real or it could be real.

Joshua and Olivia are two very smart and mature people for their age. Olivia just may be the only woman left in the world that can have a child on her own and not one that is not made in a lab. But they both know that this is not the time for them to be having any babies of their own. They could have a child just to say hey look at me I can have a child and you can't. But they are not like that. They are not the type of people to hurt someone or boast about anything. They are two humble people who care a great deal about other people and their feelings.

While Olivia is not ready to have a child of her own she still takes in a child; a little girl Adelaide that she finds in another town, a town that was attacked. Adelaide is a very sweet and loving little girl who takes to Olivia right away. Olivia may not have had a child of her own and never had any brothers or sisters to help take care of. Olivia had no idea how to take care of a child. She probably never was around any babies much less a small child and she still knew what to do. Yeah her motherly instinct just kicked right in. Adelaide wiggled her way right into Olivia's heart.

If you like to read dystopian books then the Aberrant series is one set of books you don't want to pass up. I loved reading the first book in the series Aberrant and I loved the second book Moirai even more. I can't wait to read the next book in the series Isaura. I want to know more about Olivia and Joshua and their lives together. Will they ever have a child of their own? What kind of event would that be for Olivia and Joshua? What would it be like for everyone else? If they had a child it would give everyone else hope.
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FANTABULOUS!
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I absolutely loved Aberrant, completely unable to put it down, so I was thrilled to get my hands on this book! It did NOT disappoint! The action pulls you in right from the beginning and you are right back in the midst of Olivia and Joshua's new lives. One of the things that I loved most about the first book was how much I was emotionally affected by the things that were happening to Olivia. That same feeling was definitely a part of this one. Ruth is masterful at creating characters, and equally masterful at creating suspense that grabs the reader by the throat and holds them hostage!

The suspense, the uncertainty... those were the things that kept me turning the pages. I (meaning Olivia!) had no idea who to trust, who was truly who they portrayed themselves as. Even after finishing this installment, I am still unsure of some of these characters! I have my eye on Chloe, which will mean nothing UNLESS YOU READ THESE BOOKS!

The world building is amazing, just as it was in the first. This dystopian world, heavily laced with science fiction, is a world that is at the same time both foreign and entirely believable. We venture to new places in this world, places that make you pray that our world today never turns into that world..

And finally, Olivia and Joshua. They are such a beautiful couple, thrown together during impossible times and forced to live beyond their years. In many ways, they are living for everyone else EXCEPT themselves. But they remain true to one another. What I love the most about their relationship is how it was written by the author. Many times when young adults in fiction are forced to grow faster than that which is normal, their relationships are pushed that way, too. That doesn't happen here; instead, their relationship progresses as THEY want it to, the one thing that they do for themselves!

Things to love about Moirai...

-Olivia and Joshua. They are so young, but so full of honor as they fight for their people. Olivia's matter-of-fact, albeit reluctant, acceptance of her role in the new world is astonishing!
-Adelaide. She is a breath of fresh air, a spot of youthful color in a world that can be colorless and bleak,
-The world of the Aberrant series. It is dark and bleak and often terrifying, but it is so very real!
-A trademark Ruth Silver cliffhanger. Both frustrating and compelling!

Things I wanted more of...

-Conflict with Joshua's father. I know that sounds weird, but I feel like that man is evil!
-Resolution of who was trustworthy and who wasn't. But this is unrealistic, since there is another book to come!

My recommendation: Run, run, run! Click, click, click. Whatever your method of shopping... BUY THESE BOOKS!
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