Blue Violet

Blue Violet

by Abigail Owen

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BN ID: 2940150951884
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 10/05/2015
Series: The Svatura Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 306,243
File size: 279 KB

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Blue Violet (Book #1 of the Svatura Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
Abigail Owen can spin a fantastic tale of the supernatural world and I was quickly drawn in by the characters of Blue Violet, wondering… Eillie and her twin, Griffin were the only two left from the Darane Svatura tribe. It had been just the two of them for more than a century, but her desire to be a part of a family again was leading her to another group with abilities she had dreamed about. Ellie is a perpetual student, because she looks so young what else could she do, even though she is more than a century old. Her world titled and she actually swooned when she met Alex on her first day of school. He was there to pick up the kids of the family after school. He had come home, because there is danger afoot, and his family sought safety in numbers. Ellie is a metamorph. She can shift into different animals, a wolf, a falcon and a dragon. Oh yeah! Griffin is a telepath and they speak mentally to each other. Her feisty and humorous personality comes through in the verbal banter. She supplied me with plenty of chuckles throughout the story. When the showdown came and family was on the line, Ellie stood tall against the wolf pack. She would protect the ones she thought would be her new family at all costs. The characters are to die for and Ellie and Griffin will do just that to protect the others. If I were ever in a battle and I needed someone I trusted and knew would give their all to protect me and mine, I would want this Svatura clan at my side. The world Abigail Owen has created is one I want to continue to follow and I will be doing so in Book II of the Svatura series, Hyacinth. I read the Shadowcat nation series by Abigail Owen and loved it. The Svatura series is definitely Young Adult, with sweet clean romance. This is Ellie’s story and from the ending, I think Hyacinth may be Griffin’s. So…let’s find out. If you like clean romance with a supernatural battle for your life, then the Svatura Series is for you and I would highly recommend it. I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Blue Violet by Abigail Owen.
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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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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 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. The love and devition of love and family shines brightly in this bok.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed characters and the concept of the story
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope to see a whole series of books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept reading to find out what would happen next.really liked the main charactor Ellie. Will get second book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved book it had paranormal romance and had a few plot twists
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BeachBumBooksDN More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) . . . .'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 :-)!