I received this book via the author, Siobhan Davis. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.Saven: Denial by Siobhan Davis
Published by Self Publish on 2016-05-21
Length: 106 pages
Reviewing eARC Rating:
THE TRUTH HURTS
My mother was right to fear me.
I’m an abomination.
And the world should be very afraid.
Sadie has been kidnapped by the Tor, the vindictive alien race who destroyed Thalassic City. As her past, present, and future collides, her worst nightmare looks set to become her shocking new reality.
A deliberate pawn in leader Griselda’s vengeful game, Sadie is horrified to learn the truth about her heritage and the destiny that’s already been mapped out for her. Refusing to cooperate, she risks paying the ultimate price for her defiance.
Love for Logan is her only motivation to stay alive. Saving him is the only thing that matters—the fate of the world depends upon it. While he may never forgive her, she’s determined to protect him. Until her dying breath.
Note from the author: This continues the story from where it left off in Saven Disclosure. This is not an optional novella but an essential read if you don't want to miss out on important plot developments.
Saven: Denial by Siobhan Davis is a novella that bridges the gap between Saven: Disclosure and Saven: Defiance by answering some much needed questions about Sadie.
Please note that if you have not read Saven: Disclosure there are minor spoilers ahead.
While Denial is short (just over 100 pages) it was nice to have some answers after the awful cliffhanger in Disclosure. There are answers….BIG answers in this novella so if you are a fan of the series it is a MUST read. For once Sadie is the center and only character from the rest of the series to appear in this book. It was a great change of pace to see Sadie independent of Logan, Haydn and Jared.
Sadie has not been my favorite character (I’m not gonna lie) but this novella took her to a new level for me. She’s by herself with someone she doesn’t know and who she believes is the enemy. She’s confronted with things from her past that are not pleasant and answer so many of her own questions about herself, her insecurities, and her family.
I’ll be honest that going into this book I had an idea of what was happening, but I loved how [book-auhor] played it out. She is the master of foreshadowing and dramatic irony. We readers pick up on what is happening and we have to watch as poor Sadie catches up.
I really enjoyed the new characters brought into the story, two in particular. I really feel they add so much to the story and if I may say I might have jumped ships 😉 though Sadie hasn’t (no worries for you #TeamLogan girls). These two characters answer so many questions for Sadie and really change her outlook. I hope to see more of them going forward in the series.
World-building wise, this novella packs a big punch in 100+ pages! There are so many hints about the alien technology, the on-going war and what started it that I don’t know where to start. It was amazing to be able to finally connect so many dots and answer so many of the questions that have been lingering.
Overall I really enjoyed Sadie’s adventure in this novella. It answers a lot of questions while bringing up more. It adds tension to an already tense series plot. I can’t wait to see what Siobhan Davis has in store next for our Sadie!