Author- Ruth Silver
Ebook Publication Date: April 17, 2013
Cover Designed by Lazy Day Publishing
About the book:
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.
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About the genius behind this book:
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. Her debut novel published by Lazy Day Publishing, ABERRANT is scheduled for release April 2013. Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.
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This book takes place in the future after the third and fourth wars where the government runs everything. And when I say everything I mean everything from food to the houses to the jobs that everyone does, they even decide who you marry. At the very start of the book I kinda agreed with the government controlling everything it gave equality to everyone and no one was different I even kinda liked the idea of the marriage thing, they chose you a spouse and off you go. But then I started to think about it more and I would hate it so just scratch that part of me being weird before.
I loved this book. It stands out, it’s different, it’s new and I haven’t come across anything like this. I’m so glad I got the chance to read this book.
There’s a hint of the Hunger Games and a sprinkle of Wither at the very start with the marriages and the world being broken. This book is great the story is well written without any loopholes, it’s fast paced and so easy to pick up that I felt like I was there myself being sucked into the story, not to mention the never ending surprises that Ruth cleverly placed throughout the book.
More to the story- Olivia and Josh are the best of friends and everything is great they even get picked together to get married (yay for them). Might not seem like a massive deal but the fact that they had no choice after they turn 18 and have to marry someone that the government picks out for them is not something that anyone would be happy about. But their happiness of not having to be married to a complete stranger and pretending to get along with them is short lived after Olivia is arrested for being born. No seriously that was the reason for her arrest. Women can’t conceive naturally and their babies have to be made in a lab (that must suck) however Olivia was a little miracle and was conceived after her parents did the do. Therefore Olivia and Josh had to flee the city of Genesis.
Okay so I will stop talking about the plot now because as much as I want to yell at everyone to go and read this amazing book I can’t because apparently that’s not what people like. Who knew. The plot is really amazing and I cannot wait for the next book. This is one hell of a book and if the next book won’t be as good as the first I will cry.
But seriously… go check this book out.