(review) Aberrant by Ruth Silver
Aberrant by Ruth Silver
Series: Aberrant #1
Release date: April 28th 2013
Source: Bought (paperback)Rating: ★★★★★
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.