Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Moirai by Ruth Silver (#2 Aberrant)
Author: Ruth Silver
Release Date: 26th September 2013
Challenges: 2016 Blogger Shame, 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge, 2016 Reading Assignment, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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.
Moirai is the second book in the Aberrant series and shouldn't be read as a standalone. There is a time jump between the end of Aberrant and the start of Moirai (it's a matter of months) and while there are refreshers within the story if it's been a while since you've read the first book. This review may contain spoilers for the previous book in the series.
I'm not sure what it was about Moirai that just didn't click with me. I loved Aberrant, it was a great read and really compelling, but this one didn't have the same kind of pull power. However it might be worth mentioning that I was ill during the week I was reading it, so that could have something to do with it.
Regardless of how I felt about the book, I loved Josh and Olivia's relationship, there was something steady and comforting about it, and the ending was so sweet, it definitely made me smile. There was something really sweet about their relationship with Adelaide too.
I don't really feel I can say anything else about Moirai, not without feeling like I was being unfair because I was ill. But overall this has good dystopian elements and a great central relationship.