Published: December 4th, 2013
Published: December 4th, 2013
Genres: YA, Dystopian, Sci-f
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Olivia has little choice but to head into the dangerous Gravelands, as the new government wrestles with fixing the damage to society. If traveling through outlaw territory isn’t frightening enough, Olivia learns she has exposed her secret and is hunted by those she trusted. In a race against time, her life and those she loves are in jeopardy.
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“Are you going to explain what happened back there?” Gavin asked as we drove further north. I kept glancing back in my rearview expecting to see the men chasing us but with four flat tires it wasn't likely.
“Not really.” I glanced at Gavin giving a weak smile. I hoped it was enough to fend away the questions for a while.
Rane piped up, “You're going to have to tell us eventually. I saw what you did. You didn’t just use training and fighting. You lit a guy on fire, without matches!”
I sighed, glancing back at her. “You can't tell anyone what you saw. Okay?” I still didn't know how I did it.Rane held up her hands in surrender. “I promise. It's not like anyone would believe me.” She put her hands down in her lap and I glanced at Gavin. I still felt his eyes on me.
1. Joshua and Olivia. Their relationship. It’s real. It’s flawed. They’re human. Joshua makes mistakes in Haven. He screws up. Olivia is upset with him, but she learns to get over it. As a couple they grow together and begin to understand what love is really all about.
2. It’s Dystopian. I love the dark brooding nature of the world they’re thrown into. It’s fun to read, but would be horrible to experience.
3. The secondary characters are real. Okay, so maybe they’re not flesh and blood real, but they feel real. They have emotions. We watch them grow through the series along with our heroines.
4. Twists and turns. I love a plot that isn’t the straight and narrow path. I hate reading a book and twenty pages in know how it’s going to end.
5. The cover art. The paperback covers (recreated by Erica Crouch) are gorgeous. I could stare at them all day.
6. The love story is secondary to the action. There’s romance but it’s not overdone. Guys have e-mailed me telling me they loved reading Aberrant. Girls as young as 12 and as old as 89 have raved about the series. It’s written for everyone.
7. It’s not just Dystopian. Along with action and adventure, there’s also fantasy, science fiction and a bit of romance.
8. It’s been compared to The Hunger Games and Divergent. Kate Smith on Twitter wrote
“Sometimes I think my life is bad then I remember how bad life is for katniss, tris and Olivia #THG #divergent #aberrant”
9. The readers have been amazing and supportive. Book bloggers have gone out of their way to join my Street Team, and help promote my novel. I love the fandom that has been created, no matter how small it is - it means the world to me. My first experience with a literary festival was amazing. I sold a handful of copies and met some amazing young authors and readers. A week later, I participated in another festival in a neighboring town. One of the girls I met from the first festival, came to the second to buy Moirai. I was in awe, thanks Lauren!
10. I’m a firm believer in a happy ending.
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