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Violet Storm
     

Violet Storm

4.6 13
by Anna Soliveres
 

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Aeva Storm is a tenacious athlete with the grisly scars to prove it. On the night of her most riveting championship victory, a bolt of lightning rips from the sky, sealing her fate to becoming humanity's newest kind of weapon. A Modi.

Modi's are humans reconstructed with synthetic parts, turning them into invulnerable creatures. The innovation was first used as a

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Aeva Storm is a tenacious athlete with the grisly scars to prove it. On the night of her most riveting championship victory, a bolt of lightning rips from the sky, sealing her fate to becoming humanity's newest kind of weapon. A Modi.

Modi's are humans reconstructed with synthetic parts, turning them into invulnerable creatures. The innovation was first used as a cure for a fatal disease within the City of Light. But the genius behind the invention has gone rogue with his experiments and the Monarchy is determined to shut him down.

With Aeva's natural athletic abilities, she is the prime recruit for his plan to dismantle the Monarchy, thrusting Aeva into a fight she must finish to the bitter end. If she succeeds, she will unleash the deadliest modi's ever created, and threaten all that is left of their crumbling civilization.

Filled with political intrigue, unbreakable familial bonds, and evocative young love, VIOLET STORM is a gripping read that will challenge the way we think about our own human limitations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780996014908
Publisher:
Anna Soliveres
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Anna Soliveres has always been a storyteller but it wasn't until her early twenties when she began writing novel length works. The result was an enthusiasm to get better at the craft until her work could be shared with the world. Violet Storm is her first published novel. Anna is currently working on another young adult, science fiction series set to release in late 2014 titled, Snow Dolls. To learn more, please visit her at www.annasoliveres.com.

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Violet Storm 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Kelsey Suedmeyer More than 1 year ago
GREAT post-apocalyptic dystopian novel! I read this book in less than 3 days, it's so good! Violet Storm is Book 1 in Soliveres' MODI Series, and Book 2 (Crimson Earth) is set to come out in a few days! The story is full of adventure and mystery, and Anna paints a very vivid picture of what our world and society as we know it COULD become. I highly recommend Violet Storm if you're interested in a Sci-Fi story that is thrilling and fantastical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll take more, please. This was a book I didn't rush to finish--not that I didn't want to, but I loved the story world and I wanted to stay there a while. Which is why I'm sad the next book isn't out already. I totally would have binge read the entire series given an opportunity. I loved the characters, the war-torn society, the political plotting and the dangers of this wonderful story. The characters are still chatting away in my head, and I hope it's not long before I get to read them in action again. Content: Some violence
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars I make no secret of the fact that I love post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction and I’ve read a lot of both genres, singly and combined. As time goes on, it becomes harder and harder to find something that’s truly fresh, more than a little different from what has come before. That freshness can be found in Violet Storm, both in concept and in Aeva. I won’t go into much detail because it would be too easy to fall into spoilers but I was especially intrigued by Ms. Soliveres’ idea behind the plot. For one thing, we’ve seen other stories make use of the ark as a salvation for humanity—the movie 2012 is a good example—but the author goes a step further and shows us the societies that have arisen from the arks. The story takes place in what used to be the United States centuries earlier but there really are no significant elements of that prior civilization. The one obvious thing that has survived is class distinction based on level of power and wealth. Aeva is an enigma, to the reader and to herself. From nearly the beginning of the tale, we know that Aeva is a strong athlete and that she doesn’t consider herself to be attractive because of the scars she’s gotten from playing the very rigorous Fila. What the reader and Aeva don’t know is what has happened since a dramatic lightning strike. Other people come into her life, particularly two young men named Karth and Ruven, but with each new meeting come more questions. As answers begin to come to light, Aeva must decide what is really important to her and especially whether she will get her revenge against those who have changed her world irrevocably. On the whole, Violet Storm is really engaging but I did feel the first third of the book dragged somewhat. Because Aeva has lost her memory of the last month, the reader also doesn’t know what’s going on and it was a bit difficult to hang in there with her till the truth started to become clear. I recommend that any reader who’s beginning to fade away just hang in there a little longer—the wait is well worth it. In the meantime, I’m already looking forward to the next book, Crimson Earth.
WonderWmn More than 1 year ago
4.5/5 stars As I read this book, I couldn't help but feel a bit of satisfaction.  A true YA science fiction novel that is as refreshing as it is unique.  A strong female character who is basically an athletic tomboy that lacks self confidence in one area but is like a steroid overload in another.  She's created in a way that many young adult females can relate to, to a point.  And that's enough for the readers to make a connection and put themselves in Aeva's character which than brings the story to life, on a whole new level. There are layers of stories with different heightened emotions throughout this book.  There are times that the action gets so intense, that you find yourself a little confused on what just happened, but a quick look back and you find yourself back on track.  The details throughout the book are vibrant, descriptive and allow the reader to see the story as the author intended it to be seen.  As a reader, I did not find myself on sensory overload but a constant level of awareness that kept the story flowing. Reading this, there were several different novels, from different authors, that came to mind.  Scott Westerfeld's Uglies, Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Stephen Baxter's Flood series, and the movie Mad Max.  I don't know if the author received any of her inspiration from any of those but to be compared in feeling to them is a huge compliment to the author.  As a reader, I felt the thrills of the game, the awkwardness of the unknown, the adrenaline of the chase, the hope of the found and the sadness of things being taken away, even if only temporarily.   Set in the far future of our own world, the Earth is starting to die away.  Societies have degraded to complete opposites of one another and the government is playing big brother in a way that is far more sinister than one would think, while humanity is at a point of losing all stability because of it.  The nature of the Modi and the reasons for creating them are learned in this novel and the reality of how delicate humanity is against the stark backdrop of life makes for a story that is getting it's start in this novel and can only provide more insight and action in the further novels.   Anyone who likes a science fiction novel that is earth based and not space base will enjoy this novel.  Lovers of the classic dystopia novels, such as 1984 will find a story comparable in feeling and maturity in this one.  Those just starting in the science fiction genre would also find this to be a good one to start out with.  The author treats the reader with respect in their knowledge and allows the reader to think and flow with the story itself.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite Violet Storm, the first in an engaging YA series by Anna Soliveres, starts off with a bang – literally. As an athlete, Aeva Storm has reached her moment of greatest triumph when she is struck by lightning and her fate changes irrevocably. Waking up in the middle of the woods with only a dim recollection of what happened, she is shocked to learn that her hometown has been burned to the ground by the Monarch, a man, she's told, seemingly consumed by greed and lust for power. Vowing revenge, she joins the Alliance, a group of people who also feel wronged by the Monarch and are determined to take him down. But Aeva soon learns that everything isn't as it appears as lies are revealed and double-crosses are unleashed. The good guys might not be so good. Violet Storm by Anna Soliveres is an enjoyable, interesting read with a unique plot and creative world building. Many of the plot twists I didn't see coming and often I was just as surprised as the other characters. There is a potential love triangle and, though it gets a lot of attention, it actually doesn't feel like the main focus of the book as I was more interested in Aeva and her struggle to solve the mystery around her (I am Team Ruven, though). I did wish that Aeva was able to find out more stuff on her own instead of being given the important pieces of information by other characters, but since Aeva lost a lot of memory in the book it's something I’ll let slide. If you're looking for a book with a cool heroine and a unique storyline, Violet Storm by Anna Soliveres is it.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Eduardo Aduna for Readers' Favorite The world is in ruins, food is scarce and humanity is dying. Arks, designed to shelter people, have eventually given rise to struggling city-states that compete with each other for resources and technology. Aeva Storm, an athlete from the agricultural city of Agria, is content in playing a brutal sport just to feed her family. A destruction of unimaginable proportions jolts her out of her own world and thrusts her into one filled with betrayal and brutality. Battered from playing a bloodthirsty sport, everything she knows is taken from her in an instant. She must now retrace her steps and find her way in an increasingly dangerous world. Aeva must learn to make do with what she has while facing off against MODIs or modified human beings, all while trying to achieve a dangerous and distasteful task. With brutal fast-paced action and a young protagonist that actually revels in it, Anne Soliveres has created a young adult series that can easily entice readers and turn them into willing converts. Aeva Storm is someone who just wants to lead a better life and is willing to make sacrifices to get it. She is easy to like and root for, more so as she weathers the series of unfortunate events that come her way. The plot may be straightforward and the twists somewhat expected, but it is the characters and their own individual personalities that truly make this novel shine. The deeper underlying questions of beauty vs. personality, or scientific advancement vs. humanity are all things that are great to see in a young adult title. With a story set in a world that defines ruin, with characters that people can identify with and a plot that truly engages, Anne Soliveres has created a first book that has the potential to fly off shelves. Violet Storm is one great YA offering and the MODI series is one that people should keep an eye on.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite Violet Storm by Anna Soliveres is a pacy YA dystopian novel that gives others of its kind a good, hard kick to the ribs. Satisfyingly violent, the story tells the tale of Aeva Storm: a tough, thuggish athlete trying to survive in a vividly ugly world. Star Fila-player Aeva is no stranger to vicious bloodsports, but when her whole world is turned upside down, even she feels the trepidation of the new world order trying to rise to power around her. An amazing discovery about her own origins and abilities leads Aeva into yet more danger as an epic battle for the fate of society looms overhead. When people told me that The Hunger Games was violent, I was admittedly disappointed when I actually read the books. In Violet Storm, I feel that I have finally found the stark brutality that I was looking for. Author Anna Soliveres never shies away from the ugly truth of battle, making Aeva’s tale incredibly relatable and realistic despite its futuristic dystopian setting. She is a real young woman, the kind of heroine you can be proud of, with genuine strength and as many flaws as she has good points. The world in which Violet Storm is set is grisly and vivid, so much so that it evokes a visceral tightness in your jaw when you read Soliveres’s no-holds-barred prose. A fast paced and serious drama that is not for the faint of heart, but one that I would highly recommend to older teens and adult readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Review by: Christine Nguyen In Anna Soliveres’ Violet Storm, Soliveres details the journey of Aeva Storm, a champion athlete of a highly dangerous and competitive sport entitled Fila, who awakens from a comatose state in a time, place, and body unbeknownst to her. Learning that her homeland, Agria, and its inhabitants have perished due to a raging fire during her mysterious absence, Aeva is determined to discover whether her family has made it out alive, the reasons for her displacement, and the culprit behind the heinous crime. Yet the deeper Aeva delves into the truth, the deeper she plunges toward mass destruction and death, including her own. The novel is set in a post-apocalyptic world after an event known as “The Cleansing.” After Earth is once again inhabitable, Aeva’s generation contrasts the disparity between progressive modern-day technology and regressive traditional values. It not only delineates the various faces of urban and rural corruption, but also emphasizes the cultural stigmas associated with gender, class, and identity, and the sometimes very conflicting ways in which they diverge and intersect. Aeva’s rite of passage through such trials parallel the societal malaises that we encounter today, reflected especially in the domination of environmental campaigns, social media, and continued advancement in technology. Written from the perspective of a young 16-year-old, Aeva’s narration is far from adolescent. Soliveres gives Aeva a voice that is clever and witty when required to be quick-thinking on her feet; naïve when it comes to beauty, fashion, and love; all things kind, loving, and sweet in the ambience of familial piety; humorous in the face of banter; and wise beyond her years as she never lets her guard down and is prepared to risk her life for truth and peace. Soliveres’ soaring imagination allows her to write with such poetic description, using extensive details to expose character and bring incredible imagery to the forefront. In conjunction with a tone that is casual and relaxed, giving the novel great pacing while simultaneously making you eager to flip to the next page, Soliveres is a natural at storytelling. Although Violet Storm is set to take place in the distant future, there are many facets of this novel analogous to our world today. References to concepts such as “The Cleansing,” Agria’s fragile agriculture, or Earth’s inhospitable environment reestablishes the sense of urgency to reduce our carbon footprint before it’s too late. Dr. Absilim’s obsession of playing God in creating genetically modified human beings reiterates our obsession with the organic in terms of food, the materials we use, and how it affects our overall general well-being. Aeva’s loss of touch with Earth’s history before it became uninhabitable and the ways in which it is retold through elders before her is reminiscent of how each generation changes the way our history constantly changes based on the way it is told and received. Violet Storm is a wonderful novel relevant to all age groups. Aeva is our heroine not only because she puts others before herself; but because, more than this, she is a representation of how far we must be willing to go to save all things precious to us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Violet Storm is a story of a young girl’s coming of age in a world where things aren’t as they first appear, where trust can be given and taken in the blink of an eye, and where the lines of good and evil are often blurred. Author Anna Soliveres has created a heroine who readers will root for. Soliveres’s rich storytelling makes the pages come alive; from the beginning I was captivated by her vivid depiction of our heroine’s surroundings, her struggles, and ultimately her triumph and survival. Soliveres’s writing evokes such emotion and suspense that I couldn’t put the book down, and I can’t wait for the next installment in the series!
Lindsay_Dilloway More than 1 year ago
The story immediately captures your attention. You are pulled into a fictitious world that is set in a post-apocalyptic future and the vivid descriptions allow you to easily imagine you are present. You are introduced to the main character, Aeva, during the Championship Fila game. Her confidence and determination when playing such a brutal sport give you an indication of the type of character she is going to be, but more facets of her personality are revealed throughout the story. After the match, lightning strikes and the mystery begins! Aeva is thrust into a situation that she does not understand, and therefore you as the reader don't understand either. Her story is full of action and suspense as she tries to piece everything together. The author keeps you guessing as new characters are introduced who will be a trustworthy ally and who has ulterior motives. The suspense and plot twists had me continuously telling myself "just one more chapter!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago