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Series -Aberrant Trilogy # 2
By – Ruth Silver
Publication Date – September 26th, 2013
Genre- YA Dystopian
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 are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.
With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that 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.
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. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading, photography, traveling and most of all writing. She loves dystopian and fantasy young adult stories.
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So, Without further ado, here’s the review!
Review of Moirai by Ruth Silver.
Moirai continues the story of Olivia Parker and Joshua Warren. The fugitive couple who escaped from Genesis, a breeding town.
This book doesn’t open with as much emotion as Aberrant did, however there are some events throughout the book which really catch your breath. Both books are from Olivia’s perspective and I think Ruth has done really well to bring across all of Olivia’s thoughts and feelings so clearly.
What I really like about Ruth’s writing is that all of her characters, no matter how small, are developed. Everyone has a story and at no point in the book does it feel like anything strained. Every event and situation feels like you’re right in the middle of the action and the imagery is excellent. Moirai is one of those books that makes you forget the time, miss bus stops and will keep you saying “just one more page”.
This is the book where all of the events from Aberrant come together, you’ll need to read it to find out what happens!
Interview with Chancellor Collins.
Chancellor, what inspires you to go on running the town of shadow?
I feel it’s a necessity. Someone must be in charge to ensure our secrecy in Cabal.
What do you feel is the most important thing about running a town?
For Shadow, it’s important that very few know of our existence or our location. The only way we can survive is by living in the Shadows.
Shadow is a democracy, how do you feel that works with your plans?Occasionally it’s tough but we refuse to fall in line with how Cabal operates. Democracy keeps any one individual from gaining too much power.
How did the use of the Mindonsiphan drug first come in?
It’s a secret that I’m willing to share with you, if you promise not to tell anyone else. Mindonsiphan isn’t something anyone in Shadow created. I found the recipe, a cocktail if you will, in an old book buried in rubble many years ago. We’ve spent a lot of time in our city researching the drug before administering it. We knew it had potential but had no idea what many of our soldiers would be capable of.
What is your vision for the future?
Ideally a free Cabal. My vision would consist of our town no longer in secret. People could come and go as they please. We’re a long way from there, unfortunately.
How did you feel when you discovered Olivia and Joshua?
Concerned. We didn’t know how they found us. As a town, we were fearful that others would follow.
Olivia has been through a lot for someone her age, what are your thoughts on this?
She’s lucky to still be alive. Maybe even luckier that we found her.
I understand that Olivia is helping with your medical trials, what do you propose to do with the results?
We hope to rid the world of “The Day of the Chosen.” The only way to ensure this is possible, is with outside intervention. We need to find a way to help women conceive children outside of Genesis. Should we find a solution, after the revolution we would share our knowledge with the world.
Interview with Ruth Silver, Author of Moirai.
Ruth, thank you for taking the time to do this interview for us.
This is the sequel to Moirai, do you envisage a third book?
Yes, from the beginning Aberrant was planned as a trilogy. In December the third and final installment in the series will be available, Isaura.
Which character in either Aberrant or Moirai can you most relate to?
I think I probably relate a lot more to Joshua, in that he’s incredibly loyal. Though I really do love Olivia’s character!
Which character did you have most fun developing?
Olivia Parker. She’s this girl that has grown throughout the series. She started off afraid, forced on the run, leaving her home behind. She’s become cautious of outsiders and for good reason. It’s fun to watch her develop in the second book.
The Mindonsiphan drug has featured in both books now, what gave you the inspiration for that twist?
I really loved the show Fringe when it was on television. A big part of the inspiration was drawn from something I enjoyed watching and experiencing as a viewer.
How do you feel Morai has been received?
I’m thrilled with all the feedback I’ve received.
Are you working on anything right now, and if so what can you tell us about it?
Right now, the final book in the series, Isaura is with the editor. That will be available in December!
Do you think you will stick to this genre, or would you like to try something new?
I’ll definitely be sticking with Young Adult but the next book I’ve started is a little more science fiction and less dystopian.
What is your favourite thing about Aberrant/Moirai?
I love the characters, especially Olivia and Joshua.
Advice for aspiring authors?
Also to be a good writer, you need to read a lot! I was shocked when I met an author that told me he never reads! My mouth hit the floor.
“He wants her thrown in the dumpster.” I grimaced as I approached the mattress. “Help me.” I gestured towards the body. “I can’t carry her on my own.” Even if I could, I wasn’t doing this alone.
“I’m not throwing her away like garbage!” Lisa crossed her arms. “Think of something else, Jacqueline.”
“We could grab some wood, wrap her body, and burn her.” I glanced around the small bedroom. It was mostly empty, except for the dresser against the wall. There were no trinkets, no signs of another life outside of Genesis. I couldn’t help but wonder if anyone missed her from back home.
“How are we going to do that without getting caught?” Lisa asked.
“I don’t know. Craynor will know we did it.” We were the ones that were told to throw the body away.
“We could find a place in the far end of the lot and bury her.”
Lisa frowned. “No, I like the idea of burning her body. We’d be making a statement. Anita would have approved.”
“If we get caught, we’ll be killed,” I reminded her. So much for staying out of trouble.
“He’s killing his servants. You don’t think that demands attention?” Lisa huffed. “I would have liked to know what I was getting involved in before I worked here.”
“It wasn’t like you had a choice.” I reminded her bitterly. That was what we were fighting for: our freedom to make choices. Whether they were right or wrong, they were our choices to make.
“Even so,” Lisa scoffed, “she deserves more than being thrown away like a piece of trash.”
Footsteps clomped through the hallway, just outside the door. “Well whatever we decide, we need to do it fast.”
Thanks so much for reading, get yourself over to Bookworm for Kids for the next tour stop tomorrow (18th October)