Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Aberrant by Ruth Silver Blog Tour: Review, Interview + Giveaway

Aberrant By Ruth Silver

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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1.) What was your inspiration to want to become a writer?

I've been told I have an overactive imagination. The person that said that, had actually intended to insult me but I took it as a compliment, thanked them and kept on writing - proud that I'd left enough of an impact that someone commented about my work.

I spent my college years writing fan fiction with friends all over the world. To this day, I'm still friends with those people and I think the biggest inspiration in all of it is just doing something you love and enjoy.

2.) How did you come up with the brilliant idea for the Aberrant novel?

Aberrant came from a culmination of ideas that I had as well as personal experiences. I was struggling with a life-long medical condition and realized I never wanted children because they could be born with the same disorder. The story of Aberrant developed out of choices that we have, that each of us make. I wondered what if those choices weren't given to us but expected of us.

3.) What was the hardest part about having to write this novel and why?

The hardest part was writing the characters suffering. I know that they will get through the pain - physical or emotional - and it will make them stronger but it's still hard to torture your favorite character.

4.) Who was your favorite character in the book and why?

Olivia Parker because even when everything is stacked up against her, she doesn't give up. She's determined to survive, no matter what.

5.) Can you give us a little spoiler or phrase/sentence from the Aberrant novel?

Little Spoiler: Joshua's mother, Rebecca, knows more than she lets on.

6.) What was your favorite part about the Aberrant novel and why?

I love the dynamic between Joshua and Olivia. They have a solid friendship and would do anything for one another.

7.) How did you feel when you were finished this novel?

I've had two experiences from finishing the novel - the first time before the edits I felt relieved and successful like something I set out to accomplish was complete.

After the final edits, I feel like the novel has become stronger, especially the ending. There are scenes I've added that move the story towards the second book as well.

8.) Now that your novel is written and out in the world do you feel that writing is something you wish to continue after this series?

Definitely! I couldn't imagine doing anything else. I love writing and I'm looking forward to sharing my stories with the world.

Thank You So Much Ruth For The WONDERFUL Book You Created With

ABERRANT. And The Time You Have Dedicated To Your Readers And This Interview!

I Look Forward To MANY, MANY, MORE Of Your Books In The Near Future! :)


Another GREAT Dystopian Novel for Readers to enjoy! This book was so AMAZING! I LOVED the world Ruth has created in Aberrant! Aberrant was different then any Dystopian novel I have EVER read! The world is the scary truth of what might come to be if ALL of our women became unable to carry and conceive children, and had to have their babies MADE in a lab!

Can you imagine a world with NO choices, NO say in who you marry and have children "MADE" with, or how many children you have, and having to give up your second born child! Can you imagine a world where you are locked inside of a wall and forced to NEVER go beyond the gates of your community! A world in where your job is assigned to you with NO say in your future whatsoever. A world where women and men are matched on their 18th Birthday and assigned a spouse to spend the rest of their life with, whether they love or care for that person or not! Not even able to have children, because every child has to be "MADE" in a lab, not conceived naturally! A world where you a forbidden any type of sexual interaction with your spouse, the ones the government has chosen for you to live the rest of your life with!

Of course, their is an alternative! You could deny doing any of this and be exiled to the Treasuries Gravelands beyond the wall where all are doomed to either the starvation and dehydration if their lucky or be caught by the men that have somehow survived in the Gravelands and be raped, beaten, tortured and killed....

Well this is the life Oliva Parker lives in, and has lived in for the last 18 years. But all is about to change on The Day Of The Chosen when she is luckily matched with her best friend Joshua, to spend the rest of her life with. On The Day Of The Chosen Oliva is arrested and thrown in prison, without knowing why or what she did! Oliva can't fathom what she could have done, until she sees her mother brought in in handcuffs, then she gets her answers!

Oliva is special, unlike the other people in the City of Genesis and anywhere else. She was born, not made. Oliva's mother was able to carry and conceive Oliva and has been able to hide it from the government for 18 years, and now on The Day Of The Chosen, ALL is revealed, and the government wants to silence Oliva and her mother before word gets out and their is an uprising for the governments lies!

So Oliva and her mother are thrown in a jail cell to wait out their fate from the governor, when her best friend and now husband Joshua and his mother Rebeca break into the prison with the help of The Rebel Movement and help Oliva escape NOT only the prison, but the City and life Oliva has ever known. But what awaits her out there is NO better then what's inside the walls Oliva lives in. But she has no choice if she wants to live to see another day!

Oliva and Joshua are thrown into the Gravelands and other walled communities in search of asylum and a chance at a new life for her and Joshua. But what they find out there could be even worse then what Oliva and Joshua thought!

With many obstacles, and people out to get her and NO where to turn that's safe and with no food or means to survive, Oliva and Josh endure many heartaches and physical pain and have to start at the bottom of nothing and work their way up to have at least a life with each other, that is if they can do it without getting killed first! But who do you trust when everyone wants something from you!

This book was fast-paced with action and adventure around EVERY corner! I loved Oliva and Joshua! I loved that they would do ANYTHING for each other and had an inseparable bond that NO ONE could break, even when others tried their hardest!

When the book was over I was already wanting more of Josh and Olive and the world they lived in and fought for! Ruth is a REMARKABLE writer and has done a WONDERFUL job in this book. It's hard now a days to live up to ALL of the other good Dystopian Novels out there, but believe me when I say Aberrant lives up to them and MORE!

Overall, I LOVED the plot, characters, pace, action, romance and devotion they had for each other and all that together has made it ONE HELL OF A GREAT NOVEL!

I give this book an EASY SOLID 5 Stars and I am EAGERLY awaiting the next book in the series!

5 Stars


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. Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois. You can find Ruth by following her on

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  1. I love it when an author makes two people truly inseparable. It is hard to find that. I like drama and action, but not always between people. I think I would like this one!

  2. Great review,the book sounds good :)

  3. I haven't read this yet...so many books, so little time!! I have been wanting to though


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