Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Aberrant by Ruth Silver (Giveaway Included!!!!)

Description Provided by Goodreads: 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.

This book immediately got my attention when I read the description and it reminded me a little of a cross between Delirium by Lauren Oliver and Matched by Ally Condie but with a hint of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. This book is a definite must read for me and I suggest you read it because it sound really interesting!!! Plus I have a feeling that I'm really going to like the characters especially Joshua, he seems like he has potential to be one of my many literary boyfriends!! Lol!!!!
Now for the really fun part...the part you've all been waiting for...the excerpt and the giveaway!!!!!
           "...I sighed softly and did something I'd only read about in forbidden novels. I leant in, brushing my lips against his. The kiss was soft and chaste. It lasted no more than a mere second before I pulled back.

             "What was  that, Olive?" He  gave me  a horrified look  and  all  I could  feel was my stomach  somersault.  I  knew  romance  and love  weren't  ever  spoken  of in  Genesis.  There was  no  need  when  the  government  knew  who  was  perfect  for  one  another,  and  children were won by lottery and conceived in a lab. Intimate acts were considered unnecessary. 

             "I  read  about  it  in  a  book,"  I  whispered,  afraid  I'd  done  it  all  wrong.  "It  was  a kiss," I breathed, chewing on my bottom lip nervously. I’d never kissed anyone before and worried  he  thought it was  terrible.  I’d  never  seen  two  people  share  a  kiss,  I  didn’t  quite know what it was supposed to look like, but I thought I’d done it right after reading about it. My hand reached out, grabbing his arm. "Please don't be mad at me." I breathed. "You have to swear you won't tell anyone!" Joshua hesitated for only an instant before he leaned in, taking another taste from my lips trying again. The second kiss was softer and satisfied both of our curiosities. My heart raced and my skin warmed to his touch. "I thought today was going to turn out so much worse," I confessed. 

              Joshua laughed as he pulled back slightly, staring at me. His eyes had darkened a deeper richer  shade  of  blue.  I'd  never  seen  his  eyes  change  colors  before.  His  fingers  moved  to tickle my stomach with a grin. "Worse? Really? You're not happy you married me? You're just relieved it wasn't someone worse?" 

             "No!"  I  shrieked,  "That's  not  what  I  meant!"  I  tried  to  catch  my  breath,  but  he hardly  gave  me  a  second  more  than  necessary.  I  pulled  from  his  ticklish  grasp,  jumped from the couch and ran across the room in a fit of laughter. He quickly followed, jumping over the sofa as he was just inches from me. He was close now, smiling and trailing behind me  as  I  ran  toward  the  bedroom.  It  was  probably  the  worst  place  I  could  go,  trapped between  Joshua  and  a mattress.  I  felt him  tackle me down  onto  the plush bed, his hands skimmed my stomach but he was no longer tickling me. The laughter still hadn't subsided.

             "Breathe," Joshua said, staring intently at me. 

             "Trying," I gasped between fits of laughter. Lying down helped settle the feeling of my racing heart, and after a moment I shifted along the mattress, reaching out to him. "I want to tell you a story," I insisted as my fingers found his cheek. "One I read in a book." I wanted him to learn the things I had about love and romance. I couldn't help but feel my body stir with a strange fire and warmth as he loomed just above me. Staring up at him I froze on the mattress hearing the latch click on the front door. I knew it had been locked."


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1 signed paperback of Aberrant (US only)

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About the Author:
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories. She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friend she met online and penning her fist 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 YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling. Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy, which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.


  1. Thank you so much for hosting Aberrant :)

    1. No problem. It was my pleasure really and I absolutely love the story line of your book and can't wait to read it!!!!