(review) Aberrant by Ruth Silver

Aberrant by Ruth Silver
Series: Aberrant #1
Release date: April 28th 2013
Publisher: Self-published
Pages: 240
Source: Bought (paperback)
Rating: ★★★★★

In the future Dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she's arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from "The Day of the Chosen." The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system. With Joshua's help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive


Aberrant was short, sweet, and uber enjoyable.

It was a compilation of my favorite dystopian novels, but unlike the other dystopian that I've read, Aberrant started with a kind-of-happy feeling. It starts with a flashback of the heroine's father death. Yes, I know it's not 'kind-of-happy feeling' at all, but at least it wasn't about plague, twisted government or other things like that (Of course there's the twisted government, but it's not in the beginning). After the Prologue, Olivia and her best friend, Joshua is going to get married! (they're eighteen by the way) so it's happy, well for a couple of minutes perhaps. 


When we read something, of course you got that connection with the main character through the story, either you like him/her or you don't. I sort of like Olivia but somehow I just didn't get enough connection with her, that's why I need the next book asap. Joshua is really cute, but since most of the time he and Olivia is on the run, there's not that much lovey-dovey time (Oh there's plenty) and it's a plus point! the romance was in the right portion. Thank God there's no heartbreak or triangle love, I'm not really into romance-involving-conflicts right now. The story was really enjoyable. I'm really excited about what they both find next that I couldn't drop this book down. Not to mention the twist! I was not expecting that to be like that at all (Not spoiling anything). And what I loved the most about this book is the solutions. You know, sometimes the book had lots of conflict and too-easy-solutions, Aberrant had
just the right solution to the complication. 

I love searching and reading self-published novels, actually. So I'm not really annoyed about the grammar errors and everything else, as long it was readable and the plot is enjoyable and easy to understand. No problem with the writing for me.

So yeah, overall, I am really thrilled to get my hands on the second book. Love everything. And I think the cover's really beautiful.

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