Blue Violet (Book #1 of the Svatura Series) [NOOK Book]

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2013 Bronze Medalist for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror eBook at the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs)

Book #1 of the Svatura Series
When Ellie Aubrey leaves her only remaining family and moves to Colorado, she knows she's risking her life. But she can't ignore the possibility of what she might find there. What she didn't expect to encounter was a bewildering connection to one smolderingly sexy Alex Jenner. But when Ellie's worst nightmare ...

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Blue Violet (Book #1 of the Svatura Series)

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Overview

2013 Bronze Medalist for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror eBook at the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs)

Book #1 of the Svatura Series
When Ellie Aubrey leaves her only remaining family and moves to Colorado, she knows she's risking her life. But she can't ignore the possibility of what she might find there. What she didn't expect to encounter was a bewildering connection to one smolderingly sexy Alex Jenner. But when Ellie's worst nightmare comes true and threatens to destroy everything she holds dear, she must fight to save those she loves most. Even if it means sacrificing herself by revealing a terrible truth... sometimes not all monsters are make believe.

Exceptionally imaginative and magically romantic, Blue Violet delivers equal parts fantasy, romance, and suspense. You will not be able to wait for the next book in the series!

HYACINTH - Book #2 of the Svatura Series - now available on Amazon!!!

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Editorial Reviews

wrighton-time.blogspot.com - Leslie Wright
Walking the razor path between fear and danger is often deadly. If you were the one who witnessed a horrible act, and had to hide from life, what would that look like? Could you find a strength and courage to return to the everyday cycle of life? Young and old alike will enjoy the magic, and the yearning of a special love shines a light all its own.
shesgotbooksonhermind.blogspot.com - Adriana Garcia
It was amazing! I couldn't believe this book was indie and self-published no less. How is this book so good!? I can see this in bookstores around the country. It really deserves it especially since Owen paints a supernatural world with one of the strongest heroines I have ever read. It has a great plot, story line, characters, and fantastic writing!
kvlovesbooks.blogspot.co.uk - Kirsty Vizard
'Blue Violet' is the type of book that makes me want to press pause on the world (wink wink!!), snuggle in a blanket and read it from start to finish. This is a Young Adult Romance with a Paranormal twist. It is simply but beautifully told, so much so, that one chapter had me quietly sobbing! I could continue to gush about this book but I am likely to give spoilers away and Abigail Owen would never forgive me!!
mnkbooklife.blogspot.com - Neysa Kristanti
Enthralling. That's all I have to say for Blue Violet. Abigail Owen bring us into a new magical urban world that feel truly believable. Simply amazing. So glad that I've found this book.

Overall, if you're urban fantasy lover, and would love to read about a sweet romance and thrilling fantasy, this one is definitely for you.
readingpassion03.blogspot.com - Cara Crabtree
I loved hearing the other characters thoughts as well. I actually really enjoyed this book. I grew really attached to all the characters, and I love all of them.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044191228
  • Publisher: Abigail Owen
  • Publication date: 12/9/2012
  • Series: Svatura
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 11,843
  • File size: 293 KB

Meet the Author

Award-winning author, Abigail Owen was born in Greeley, Colorado to a high school English teacher and a social worker. Abigail was raised in Austin, Texas and now resides in Northern California with her husband and two adorable children who are the center of her universe.

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. A fourth generation graduate of Texas A&M University, she attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by obtaining a degree in Technical Writing. However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

Abigail published her first book - Blue Violet - in August of 2012. In 2013 Blue Violet won Bronze in the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror eBook category. Abigail has many more series and books rattling around in her head, and plans to pursue this passion of writing for many years to come!

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    Ellie and her twin brother Griffin aren┬┐t typical teenagers. The

    Ellie and her twin brother Griffin aren’t typical teenagers. They may look like they are, but in fact they’ve been around for over a hundred years. They’re part of the Svatura, a supernatural race who live a prolonged life. But most of the Svatura, at least the tribe Ellie and Griffin belonged to, have been murdered a long time ago by their natural enemies, the Vyusher. The Svatura normally live in tribes, because each other’s presence enhances their powers. Unfortunately the Vyusher have made that impossible since the more Svatura are together, the easier the Vyusher can track them down.

    Ellie and Griffin have spent their entire life hiding from the Vyusher, even since they saw their tribe slaughtered by their enemies. But now they have a chance to unite with other Svatura, a chance Ellie is more than willing to take. Griffin on the other hand is wary of the danger, but he’s not about to leave his sister alone on this dangerous quest.

    While befriending the new Svatura, Ellie learns a lesson or two about love, friendship and the meaning of family.

    I liked Blue Violet mostly because it was different, for a change. It’s YA paranormal romance, but unlike any I’ve read before. The Svatura and their powers were an original concept, and Ellie, who has the power to absorb other’s powers and use them herself, is quite a cool character. She’s resourceful and intelligent, although at times I thought she acted a bit too much like a real teenage girl, especially since she was already over a century old. I also thought the romance could’ve been a bit better. The characters fell in love easily, no real obstacles, and no real attraction. It didn’t take time to build up the romance: it was just there. Right away. I wish there had been more of a build up, rather than love at first sight.

    The writing was all right, but sometimes the novel jumped from one scene to the other quite fast, without properly wrapping the previous scene up. That was a bit annoying, and hard to get used to. I feel like the book should’ve been fleshed out more, especially in the beginning.

    I liked the plot and characters, and would like to see more of them. I would definitely like to read the second novel, because I was happily surprised with this one.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    Blue Violet is a paranormal tale focusing on a small group of gi

    Blue Violet is a paranormal tale focusing on a small group of gifted beings called the Svatura who possess a variety of powers that are eclectic and at times unexpected. 
    Ellie Aubrey and her twin brother Griffin settle in Estes Park, Colorado—she as a high school student, her brother nominally her guardian. It’s a cover they’ve used over and over. But repetition does little to relieve Ellie of the burden of those first days in a new school: meeting new people, trying to fit in, dealing with the inevitable cliques and the angst of simply being a teenager. 
    For an ordinary girl, that’s difficult enough. When you are empowered with gifts that go far beyond the usual and you must keep them secret or risk more than just exposure to an unsuspecting human population, that elevates Ellie’s quest to another level.
    Ellie has a purpose, a reason for being in that town at that time. And she lucks out, finding her quarry on day one. What she didn’t anticipate was discovering so many others like herself, nor was she prepared for Alex and her strongly visceral response to the boy.
    Griffon and Ellie assume the role of protectors over a family group woefully unaware of and unprepared for the dangers lurking nearby: dangers than wiped out their clan in one fell swoop, leaving Griffin and Ellie on their own to learn about and develop their powers.
    Blue Violet is told from a younger YA perspective, the tale straight forward and the perils kept real and believable, the action scenes intense without going over the top. It is told with a sympathetic bent to the value of family and the odd circumstances that bring disparate people together to form bonds even outside direct blood ties. It also reveals an insecure young woman still coming into her own, especially when it comes to taking risks when her humanity and very soul hang in the balance.
    The bond between Ellie and Alex is boilerplate and should satisfy most teen romantic needs. It is chaste and of the sweet variety, so appropriate for younger readers. The ending is classic happily-ever-after, with a hint of things to come.
    The reading level is suitable for middle grade on up. There’s enough action and suspense to appeal to older YAs and even adults.
    While enjoyable and a very fast read, the book is not without faults: it has overly repetitious descriptions of powers (and other attributes), a Bella-quality level of angsty pining that probably would irritate adult readers more than teens, a serious continuity flaw during the first major action sequence (involving snow and then the absence of it), and an overly simplistic treatment of relationships within family groupings. The language is unrelentingly upbeat even during times of peril and where disagreements and normal intercourse should dictate otherwise—a stylistic choice to some extent and that may appeal to some readers and not others. The editing was better than most although not perfect, but there was nothing so egregious as to stop the story in its tracks (as a grammar nazi I feel obliged to point that out).
    The final action scene was quite well done with powers deployed logically and at appropriate moments as the scene unfolds. And props to the author for ending the conflict with a satisfying bang yet leaving open some additional future interaction with the antagonists. 
    For readability, some nice twists on supernatural powers, and curb appeal, this story clearly rates 4 stars. 

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

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    Blue Violet is just simply brilliant is a great book about a girl named Ellie trying to fight for what she loves most. Its a great book I would definetly recomend it. Its a mixture of both a thriller and romance. I definetly think youshoul get it. But dont get this one get thefree version wich is the same thing just free.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) . . . .'Blue Violet' is the type of book

    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) . . . .'Blue Violet' is the type of book that makes me want to press pause on the world (wink wink!!), snuggle in a blanket and read it from start to finish. The plot gave me that dizzy feeling from spinning to fast on a roundabout when I was a little girl!!
    'Blue Violet' is the story of Ellie, who arrives in Estes park, with her twin brother, Griffin, following a premonitory dream. Ellie believes that she has to find the remaining members of her race, the Darane Svatura, the majority having been wiped out by their nemesis, the Vyusher. The Svatura are a unique race who prefer to live in groups and who have exceptional powers which tend to develop as the individual grows older; these powers can be anything from psychic ability to metamorphosis to healing.
    Ellie enrols in the local high school with the intention of meeting Adelaide, Nate and Lila, and she believes her plan is under control until she bumps into the brother of Adelaide and Lila. Alex and Ellie are uncontrollably drawn to each other but both want to deny their feelings . . . . . . .
    'Blue Violet' is a Young Adult Romance with a Paranormal twist. It is simply but beautifully told, so much so, that one chapter had me quietly sobbing!
    The characters are flawed enough not to be irritating, particularly Ellie, who is an ideal heroine - strong, stubborn and loving.
    I could continue to gush about this book but I am likely to give spoilers away and Abigail Owen would never forgive me!!
    I just recommend you all go ahead and read it!! You may just find your happy place :-)!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    good book

    You people should just read this novel yourselves and write you own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Love this books.

    This is a very good read i love all the character and the whole story plot this is deffentaly a insperation for me as a young writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Love it

    I love this book. The love and devition of love and family shines brightly in this bok.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    Very good

    Enjoyed characters and the concept of the story

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  • Posted September 28, 2013

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    Refreshing YA Paranormal Romance!

    2013 Bronze Medalist for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror eBook at the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs)
    Blue Violet by Abigail Owen is a refreshing YA paranormal romance on the light and slightly innocent side. The first book of the Svatura Series, isn’t overly violent or full of tons of angst and tears, perhaps because, while looking like teens, the main characters are actually part of a supernatural race that ages very slowly. Ellie looks like a high school senior, but she and her brother Griffin are over two hundred years old. They are quite possibly among the last surviving Svaturi, so Ellie is determined to find and protect a group she has discovered living in a small town in Colorado. What she didn’t plan on was meeting Alex Jenner, or facing off against the powerful Vyusher clan, who were responsible for the slaughter of so many Svaturi, including her parents.

    Abigail Owen has done a remarkable job creating a world that blends myth, magic and fantasy while creating characters that are truly “nice” in spite of their potential to be deadly if needed. Relying on integrity as opposed to might, using intelligence instead of rushing off half-cocked to “save the day,” Ms. Owens gives her readers positive role models for teens and any reader who enjoys urban fantasy. The romance was another well done subplot as there was no rush of passion, but a savoring build up that is meant to stand the test of time. Refreshingly, no triangles, no angsty clinging, no overbearing alpha male stuff, best saved for more adult reading.

    This is a wonderful, relaxing read for all ages, with just the right amounts of fantasy, conflict and romance that makes this well-paced novel a joy to read and this series one to watch. I’m even recommending Blue Violet to my grand daughter!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Really great read loved all the characters!

    I hope to see a whole series of books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Great read with 400+ pages

    This book kept reading to find out what would happen next.really liked the main charactor
    Ellie. Will get second book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Must read

    I loved book it had paranormal romance and had a few plot twists



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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Good read

    I enjoyed this book even though I am not into the whole concept....it reminded me a little of the Twilight series. Overall I would recommend it for an easy and quick read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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