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Moirai
     

Moirai

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by Ruth Silver
 

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Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua prepare for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.

With new abilities and special talents from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns she can do more than most

Overview

Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua prepare for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.

With new abilities and special talents from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she'll be forced to face.

A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.

Moirai is the second book in the Aberrant series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615883229
Publisher:
Patchwork Press
Publication date:
09/20/2013
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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Moirai 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
HollyBerry44 More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this one since I finished Aberrant a few months ago, and this did not disappoint, I think I actually enjoyed it more than the first, which is always a great surprise. I was ecstatic when Ruth contacted me about being on this tour, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I get accepted in to the tour for book three as well (*cough* Ruth! *cough* lol) as she is one of those EVIL authors who like to put major cliffhangers at the end of their books, which I love and hate all at the same time! I loved all the action in this book, it started off right at the beginning, and carried on through the whole thing. I didn't know at some points who Olivia and Joshua could trust and who they couldn't because of how Olivia is special and how everyone keeps telling her that, it seemed like they would all try to take her or something. We are introduced to new characters and new cities in this part of the series, and I have to say that I thought that Ruth's world building was fantastic, I was able to imagine everything in my head and follow along without anything getting to be too much or confusing. I just hope that the world never turns in to this one in my lifetime, it is a bleak and dark place that will make you appreciate all the colour around you everywhere you look, especially outside. I think my favourite part of this book though was watching the relationship between Olivia and Joshua grow, it was very well written, and so innocent which is refreshing to read. There have been a lot of books that I have read lately where it seems that the teenagers are put in to serious relationships and things are taken to the next level, when it does not seem like they are mature enough for it. Mind you Olivia and Joshua do have to grow up in the way that they are on their own with only each other to count on, but they understand that they have a lot of growing up to do still before they start that sexual part of their lives and risk the consequences that could arise from that, and I think we need more books like these for teenagers to read. I will be honest and say that dystopian is not one of my top genres to read about, but I am really excited for this series, and I am honoured that I get to be one of the many people that is able to spread the word for Ruth and get more people reading it! A 5/5 from me, and I am impatiently awaiting the third installment! If you like this genre even a little bit, give this series a try, I promise you will not be disappointed, and if you have read it, please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought about it, I would love to have someone to chat with about it.
Aisazia More than 1 year ago
SPOILERS There is a time skip from the first book which is fine but the reader doesn't get to experience what the characters had done or what their capabilities are in Shadow during that time. All of a sudden the characters have mastered everything, in seven months....yeah I'm not sure I believe that.  I like Joshua and Olivia more here in this book because they do grow a tiny bit. Not too much. Not enough for me but I did notice it. I definitely like the addition of the other Shadow people but I never understood how many people were part of the group. I felt like there had been a huge lack of details and world building in this story which needed to immerse the reader.  I know I got some ARCs but the writing really needed some editing. Several rounds of it, because I feel like the writing had not only grammar errors but the story line and plot honestly could have been done in a better manner. I feel like these books could have been stronger if a few more pairs of eyes went through this before publishing.  2.7 out of 5 rating for me! (An ARC was provided by the author for an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way.)
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kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Olivia is working on her abilities and trying to be a part of the plans for the uprising. She has to becareful as it seems everyone wants a piece of her. Being a natural born female she is in great demand. Living in Shadow with Joshua she finds they both have many obstacles to face. When she goes back to Genesis she has to confront her mother and learn just how strong she is. Just when they think things will get better something happens that will send Olivia into a fight for more than her life. Olivia and Joshua learn more about the powers they have gain in this book. While Olivia wants to just be normal she learns that may never happen. They both still love each other just as much and they have become stronger in many ways. I loved seeing different sides of Olivia. She may be young but she shows a protective and caring quality more than once. She also shows she can e a rebel and wants to make the world right again. She doesn't back down and doesn't want to be on the sidelines. I felt sorry for her a few times on how she was treated especially by someone she loves. I was also shocked a few times at all the twist the book takes as I didn't see them coming. The ending had me dying to see what would happen next as it seemed everything was going good then you get hit with a whammy. I was so glad I had the third book so I could read on. If you like a dystopian book that will keep your interest be sure to pick this one up. It is fascinating.
purpleshadowhunter7 More than 1 year ago
I am so glad Book #3 comes out in December.I don't think I could wait much longer after that ending.It is a shocking ending that will  have you begging for Book #3.I don't know how long I sat there gaping at it.But I'm getting ahead of myself,I need to start at the beginning  not the end. So Olivia and Joshua are in now living in Shadow training for the uprising.A plan is in motion to gather more rebel allies from other  rebel towns.Olivia and Joshua are itching for a chance to leave town and craving a little adventure.They get adventure alright,when  they are allowed to go to the rebel town of Torv.There are plenty of unexpected surprises and secrets that surface while they are there. But Torv is just a detour before they engage in the uprising.Both are in dangerous positions far from each other.If they do their jobs  right they will meet up after the rebels storm Genesis.Can they survive the uprising and be reunited? Can they finally live in peace? Or will the consequences of the uprising bring obstacles they are not prepared for? Joshua is a little overbearing in wanting to keep Olivia safe.But he soon realizes she can take care of herself.Olivia is not a  damsel in distress,she is a kick~butt heroine.But they are much stronger when they are together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Review copy received for blog tour Moirai is the second book in the Aberrant trilogy. It opens a couple months after the end of the previous book. After the destruction of Haven, Olivia and Joshua have arrived at the city of Shadow. This is a "secret" city which is not present on most maps. In order to be allowed to stay, Olivia and Joshua agree to undergo intensive training in order to join the army in the war against the Cabal government. The planned uprising will bring Olivia and Joshua to the towns of Torv and later Genesis, which used to be their home. I liked Moirai better than the previous book. It seemed to me that Aberrant was more focused on the world building, while Moirai has more substance, more action. As a result of their training, Olivia and Joshua learn that their natural abilities have been enhanced and they can do stuff that normal eighteen-year-olds wouldn't be able to  - most notably, they can communicate telepatically. They also start living together. They coudl be happy, if it weren't for the necessity to start the uprising. The book ends in a seriously evil cliffhanger that had me biting my nails and looking forward to the final book in the series, Isaura. It appears this is the name of a new character which is introduced at the end of Moirai. I'm very curious about how the series is going to end. This series has two sets of covers, one for the paperbacks, one for the ebooks. The paperbacks have a girl in a blue dress; the ebooks feature city views. I prefer the ebook covers, because they look more original to me. A girl in a pretty dress on the cover is the standard for most paranormal romances, after all. Moreover, the covers for the paperbacks in this series all look so much alike that it would be difficult for me to tell them apart, if it were not for the title.
Sanz71 More than 1 year ago
INITIAL THOUGHTS "Took a little to get back into the book and reminding myself of what had already happened. Feel sorry for Olivia as everyone treats her as some sort of commodity just because she can become pregnant in a natural way rather than needing the scientists to impregnate her.  Hmmm not so sure she should go to Tor what if they "decide" she should stay with them?" MY REVIEW I received an e-arc copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. The cover pictured above is the E-Book cover, the paperback covers have a female, presumably Olivia on the front cover. The e-book cover above shows a scene depicted in the book when the rebel alliance attack. It's quite a dramatic cover with all the fire. I like the title and author name font styles, they have a steel industrialized quality to them. Would it make me pick it up from a bookstore shelf? Probably, though it would be the paperback cover that would attract me really. So Olivia and Joshua have now been trained by the people of the Shadows, in combat and have been given the Mindonsiphan. The important thing is to continue to use and exercise the new talent and special abilities you gain otherwise you risk them fading away and never being able to be regain them. A plan is made for Elsa the shadows scientist to visit Tor along with Olivia. Whilst there the idea is that Elsa and Olivia can help the Tor nurse deliver a baby safely and keep the mother alive. Olivia ends up with a dire dilemma does she use her special abilities to help the mother survive and allow Chloe to think that the hormone injection she and Elsa have made is the thing that keeps the dying mother alive. Olivia then has her part to play with the rebel alliance bringing down the government. In this book we see more of Olivia and Joshua's relationship and how close they are becoming. they even seem to have a little family when they take in Adelaide, a youngster that has been rescued from a nearby devastated town. I can't really say much more without giving away things in the plot that you need to learn as you read the book for yourselves. The book ends on a brilliant cliff hanger, so much so you are saying "I can't believe that's happened!" and " Surely you can't end the book there!" So did I enjoy the book? Yes, it was like revisiting an old friend and having a catch up. Would I recommend the book? Yes, especially after reading book one. Would I read another book in this series? Yes, especially after how Bk#2 answered  Would I read another book by this Author? I'd definitely take a look at any books by Ruth Silver.
Brittany_the_BookwormBB More than 1 year ago
Moirai is a second book that is not to be missed! I can say that I enjoyed it a little bit more than the first book because of the way it had me on the edge of the seat. Moirai is action packed from the first page to the last, ending with a very emotional and upsetting cliffhanger. This goes without saying but I need Isaura now! Is it December yet? Joshua and Olivia's characters really develop during the second book. Their understanding of one another deepens while continuing to make decisions for the greater good. I have been rooting for them since the beginning and I really enjoyed seeing them grow in this book. I also really liked the way that the romance between them did not overshadow the plot, I am all for romance but action will keep me reading past my bedtime! The world building was very consistent between the two books and the story was taken in some very unexpected directions. My only negative about the story was that time moved extremely fast when Olive is back in Genesis. I would have liked to know more about the time she spent their before the fighting began. Overall, I would recommend this book to any dystopian lovers or anyone that loves YA! I read both books in one sitting and simply can't wait for #3!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a weak spot for dystopian, so I'm always glad to get my hands on series like the ABBERANT one . MOIRAI (Book#2) meets up with Olivia as she's regained a partly comfortable life, but not for long. The attempts to avoid a druid invasion immediately put her in danger. Once the action starts, it doesn't stop. Olivia seems more mature in this book, a development I really enjoyed seeing. She's determined to do her part to 'save her world', but also battles with what that would mean for her new-developing family.  This inner-fight, although not blatant, gave her character a nice touch. MOIRAI introduces a few new twists and turns, one which surprised me but was extremely well done  (I won't say what for the risk of giving something away). Even elements that were already used in book #1 (unknown towns, out-laws, etc.) didn't appear regurgitated, but held new complications which  kept the plot fresh. There was no guessing what would happen next.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
“I’m not here to destroy the current system. My goal is to not turn our world into chaos. I want people to have the right to marry, to keep their children and to decide the life they wish to live! I want things to be right, just. Right now they’re not. No one here can claim otherwise.” Moirai doesn’t waste any time in diving right into action. It was a fast-paced, quick and enthralling read. It’s worth mentioning there’s a pretty HUGE cliffhanger at the end. I need the next book, Isaura now! Olivia and Joshua are really beginning to come into their own in Moirai. They each have some incredibly interesting abilities and they’re learning about them in this book. They’re learning more about the government and the level of control it has exerted over the people. Manipulations, secrets and lies from their family are exposed in this book. I was kept on the edge of my seat, waiting to see what would happen next. In the midst of all this, they have some really sweet moments as their relationship grows and deepens. I love Olivia and Joshua together. They are both strong, determined characters. They love each other and they want to make life better for themselves, and everyone else. I admire their fight against the government. Moirai was a really good follow-up to Aberrant. The characters were further developed and the world-building was consistent with the previous book. What I love about dystopians is that you just never know what the government is capable of until it’s revealed. This was the case with Moirai. I can’t wait to see how the series continues with the third book, Isaura. Is it December yet? ***I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. ***
KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Aberrant, completely unable to put it down, so I was thrilled to get my hands on this book!  It did NOT disappoint!  The action pulls you in right from the beginning and you are right back in the midst of Olivia and Joshua's new lives.  One of the things that I loved most about the first book was how much I was emotionally affected by the things that were happening to Olivia.  That same feeling was definitely a part of this one.  Ruth is masterful at creating characters, and equally masterful at creating suspense that grabs the reader by the throat and holds them hostage! The suspense, the uncertainty... those were the things that kept me turning the pages.  I (meaning Olivia!) had no idea who to trust, who was truly who they portrayed themselves as.  Even after finishing this installment, I am still unsure of some of these characters!  I have my eye on Chloe, which will mean nothing UNLESS YOU READ THESE BOOKS! The world building is amazing, just as it was in the first.  This dystopian world, heavily laced with science fiction, is a world that is at the same time both foreign and entirely believable.  We venture to new places in this world, places that make you pray that our world today never turns into that world.. And finally, Olivia and Joshua.  They are such a beautiful couple, thrown together during impossible times and forced to live beyond their years.  In many ways, they are living for everyone else EXCEPT themselves.  But they remain true to one another.  What I love the most about their relationship is how it was written by the author.  Many times when young adults in fiction are forced to grow faster than that which is normal, their relationships are pushed that way, too.  That doesn't happen here; instead, their relationship progresses as THEY want it to, the one thing that they do for themselves! Things to love about Moirai...    -Olivia and Joshua.  They are so young, but so full of honor as they fight for their people.  Olivia's matter-of-fact, albeit reluctant, acceptance of her role in the new world is astonishing!    -Adelaide.  She is a breath of fresh air, a spot of youthful color in a world that can be colorless and bleak,    -The world of the Aberrant series.  It is dark and bleak and often terrifying, but it is so very real!    -A trademark Ruth Silver cliffhanger.  Both frustrating and compelling! Things I wanted more of...    -Conflict with Joshua's father.  I know that sounds weird, but I feel like that man is evil!    -Resolution of who was trustworthy and who wasn't.  But this is unrealistic, since there is another book to come! My recommendation:  Run, run, run!  Click, click, click.  Whatever your method of shopping...  BUY THESE BOOKS!
Addicted_Readers More than 1 year ago
Oh, how Ruth never seizes to disappoint! Moirai was everything I could of hoped for and more! Ruth took angles that I never excepted, and it was a wonderful surprise to have this book go in a totally different direction then I thought! First, the writing was hypnotizing. The characters felt like they had their own voice in this book. Not only was the main characters well developed, but the side characters had their own way to express themselves. And that was a big plus in this book! The Plot: Olivia and Joshua are back, and they've never been stronger, In this heart-pounding second installment in the Aberrant trilogy. Olivia and Josh are still battling for their lives, and for the future of not only their world, but the rest of the cities combined! After going on the journey of their lives in the first book, Olivia and Josh find themselves into the rebel alliance in a small town called Shadow. Its a secret, secluded and undisclosed, rebel town, that's preparing for an uprising to take down the government and everyone in it. But that's not all this little town has to offer. Olivia and Josh are tricked into a procedure called mindonsiphan. It gives them enhanced supernatural abilities, to become stronger, faster, smarter, and more capable of having the skill and power to take down the government and win the war they've been so desperately fighting for. With these new abilities and their new alliance with the town of Shadow, Olivia and Josh might just be able to have the lives they've also hoped for! But all is short lived as everything comes crumbling down around them as bombings and death create chaos in their once little peaceful town of shadow. To help with the cure to their problem with infertility in woman, and search for answers to the rebellion, Olivia and Josh travel to the rebel City of Trov. But what they find there will rock Olivia's world to the very cure, and change everything she once knew! Secretes will be revealed, alliances will be formed, lives will be lost, betrayals will be made, and lines will be crossed, as Oliva and Josh fight they way through the war to bring freedom and independence back to their people. But do Olivia and Josh have what it takes to lead an uprising and win? Will their love make it through this battle and survive? But most important, will Olivia and Josh have the will and strength not to give up? Oh, yeah, that was such an awesome ride! I can't even begin to form the words to describe how I felt about this book! Ruth Silver has come out of no where and blown up the pages with magic and emotion that sweeps you off your feet and has you demanding more! The third and final book is right around the corner and I can't wait to dive back into Olivia and Josh's adventure to see how their battle ends and if they will have the happily ever after I so desperately crave! Overall, this series rocks, and book 2 brings more action and adventure to the Aberrant series, that you don't want to miss. I thought the writing was intense and amazing, the action and adventure was more then enough, and the romance left me craving more! This series will go down as one of my favorites ever! Now Ruth, bring on book 3...lol!