Saven Deception

Saven Deception

by Siobhan Davis


Use Standard Shipping. For guaranteed delivery by December 24, use Express or Expedited Shipping.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522727392
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/22/2015
Pages: 436
Sales rank: 483,589
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Siobhan Davis writes young adult science fiction fantasy romance books, and she is the author of the Amazon bestselling True Calling series. The first book in her new Saven series was released in December 2015.

A self-professed teenager forever--at least when it comes to books, music, and films, Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. She loves baking, shoes, bags, makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).

Before pursuing a full-time writing career, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in Human Resources over the last twenty years.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

Join the author's mailing list to receive a free copy of Lovestruck, Light of a Thousand Stars, and some bonus short stories: (just copy and paste this link into your browser).

Connect with Siobhan:

Author Website:

Author Blog:

Twitter: @siobhandavis


Google+: +SiobhanDavisAuthor

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Saven Deception 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC for an honest review. I have read Siobhan Davis' True Calling Trilogy and loved her and this book I could not put down! Science fiction with some romance thrown in for good measure made it a good read. I can't wait for the next installment. Siobhan Davis has done a great job. I am definitely a fan.
Molly Neubauer 10 months ago
I wasn't sure how I felt about this book until about 3/4 through it. Being 24, I was worried this book would be a little young for me. I felt captivated enough to need to finish the story, but not enough to read it all in one go. Overall, I thought it was well-written and original and by the end of the book I was very intrigued to find out what happens next!
Si0bhanC More than 1 year ago
The story really is well written. I cannot fault the author’s writing. There were one or two things that I wasn’t in tune with, at the start, but as the story developed I really came to enjoy her writing style. It is hers, and for that I’m pleased. I love it when writers have a style that is recognisably their own, and I’m already picking up what to expect from Siobhan Davis. The characters are all interesting. I admit that it took me a while to enjoy the main character. There were times that I wished to shake her due to her views. I’m a natural pessimist, I look at the bad before the good, yet some of her views left me wanting to slap some sense into her. Mostly, I think this is because certain aspects of her character made her seem like every other protagonist. Despite that, I really did come to enjoy her. There were a lot of interesting characters throughout, and you do see development for many. When we did get down to the alien action, it was so much fun. I could not put the book down for the last thirty percent, needing to know what happened. Then the ending… oh boy, I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. There is so much potential. I really need to know what comes next. We have been given some details of the alien species – all of which are highly interesting – yet I have many unanswered questions. Honestly, I’m sure excited for the next one. Actually, I’m beyond excited. I know the next one will work to amend what I disliked about this one. It is setup in such a way that I know all the good stuff is to come. Despite some trepidation in the earlier parts of this book, I really did enjoy it. Seriously, I cannot begin to explain the turnaround in my mind that has left me overly eager to continue the series.
Megan0288 More than 1 year ago
Loved the story of this book, the whole idea of the new society of living under water is exciting in itself without throwing aliens into the mix. I'm not a huge alien fan so i put it on my 'yeah ill read list', 1 chapter in I'm cursing myself. I loved the story and the fact that Sadie and Logan are drawn together because she is his Eterno made it feel like there is something bigger in this series to come. Sadie and Logan's story shows government corruption, friendship, love and even his brothers (Dante) lack of happiness. Dante is extremely jealous of Logan and doesn't think he is fit to be the king. so much happens in this story that i need to read the next book just to set my mind to rest. I'm a huge fan of Siobhan Davis's books, her True calling series and Kennedy boys series are must reads.
shibby More than 1 year ago
Whew. I read this book in one sitting yesterday. I just got sucked in and didn't come up for air until I had finished the book. Sadie lives in a world where people are divided into three classes. Those in her, the lowest, class will spend their lives working in factories. Only 10% will be allowed to marry and have children, and Sadie know there is little hope for happiness in her future. She signs up for an experiment the government is running aimed at solving the overpopulation crisis. Sadie will spend half a year in the stunning underwater Thalassic City, where the government restrictions placed on her class are lifted. But when things seem too good to be true, they often are. I liked Sadie right off the bat, and I have some theories about her that I'm looking forward to testing in the next books in the series. Her cast of friends were great, but I went through a roller coaster of emotions about Logan. I like him now, but I have a feeling that there will be loads of drama in the next book that will keep me guessing. There were some elements of this book that usually bug me, but they just worked for me in this one. I will absolutely be reading the next book in this series. ***I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book from the Rachel E. Carter YA Book Club on Goodreads.***
MaryEaster More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have ever read!!!! Everytime I picked I had trouble putting it down!!! The intense fire that burned within Logan and Sadie was mesmerising and couldn't be described better. The main idea, though not necessarily new, was well written and was an interesting new twist. But how the secret was revealed to the world I would say wasn't the best as it should've been a little bit more gradual rather than it happening instantly. But overall, truthfully, this book was one hell of a hook! I can't wait for the next one!
Genni More than 1 year ago
I had extremely high hopes for Saven Deception. While it didn't necessarily live up to my high expectations, I did enjoy myself while reading it. The premise of this novel is what first drew me in. I think the last time I read a book about aliens was the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. What made the plot disappointing at times was the execution of it. My main issue is that the synopsis should never have revealed that Logan was an alien. Sadie only discovers this after halfway through, and the reveal would have been so much more impressive. I wished I didn't know this was an alien book before going into it so that I could have been surprised. The setting itself saved the book for me. I loved the idea that all the characters were living underwater. It made the story much more dynamic and was a key factor in the climax of the story. The scientific aspects and setting of the book is what kept me going when I wasn't enjoying myself as much as I wanted. The scenes between Sadie and Logan were always dynamic. They never seemed flat to me, unlike some of the secondary characters. I would love to see more scenes between Sadie and Logan where there isn't something wrong happening. The angst and the will they won't they or their relationship did become a bit taxing at times. I was tired of them fighting for more than half the novel. The world building was solid throughout Saven Deception. There was never a time when I felt confused or needed more explanation. I am interested in exploring the world more. The politics within Saven Deception was also interesting as well. I don't know about you guys, but I love political intrigue in books I read! While Saven Deception wasn't the best novel I read, it did keep me interested. The world building was solid and the setting great. The secondary characters fell flat, but Sadie and Logan were dynamic. I would be interested in reading the sequel! With that, I give this book 3 out of 5 Stars!
Fruitcakeemma More than 1 year ago
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review SPOILERS!! Saven Deception was not at all what I expected. I thought it was going to be a nice story about Sadie and her boyfriend Jarod overthrowing the aliens. But it was just weird. There was really no reason for it to happen in an underwater city, or for her father to die, or really anything. It was really just a book about a girl OBSESSED with a boy who happens to be one of the only good alien there is. Apparently every other alien has no conscience except for the main 3. WHAT? WHY? HOW? It makes no sense! The story was strange and annoying and I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone. But, Siobhan Davis is awesome and super friendly (at least according to her emails she sends out- I encourage all to sign up for her mailing list. There's tons of freebies). More reviews at
gcandcc More than 1 year ago
Saven Disclosure-An author and a series that brings you back for more! I will open this by saying I have never been a fan of second books in most situations. As long as I have been reading, there may be a list of 3 or 4 second books that I've truly enjoyed and not just read the sake of getting through it to the next book in the series. Siobhan has blown this book out of the water. Saven Disclosure truly was a crescendo from Saven Deception, the first book in the series, and it has left me longing for the last book in the series. I have no idea what to expect! If I didn't have such confidence in Siobhan Davis as an author, I would be quite concerned at how she could finish strong because of the greatness of this book. However, her track record with me is proven in strong writing and so I'm now on the edge of my seat anxiously awaiting Saven Denial, the next book in this astounding series. Ihave long been a lover of the YA genre and adore romance as a major part of the plot. I have not been a big fan of sci-fi but Davis has changed me. That's not to say I would like to YA sci-fi romance from just anybody but the Saven series as well as her other series, True Calling, has me expanding my reading interests. I loved the continuity in the plot. It wasn't like I had to start over or have a brand story line introduced. It picks up where book 1 left off and jumps right in. What makes it so superb is that not only does it pick up and continue but it begins to build and build and build immediately in intrigue and development. I'm extremely impressed at how it drew me in and captivated me from the first page. Like I said, I could not believe it's a second book in the series. I was so caught up I could barely put it down. There was so much more thought that gets put into this story, that you cannot merely dismiss it as aliens and sci-fi drama. It's an intriguing and interesting story that has you thinking and anticipating where it's going to go next. And, it all seems so extremely plausible! I will say very little about the characters because that's where I get into trouble about keeping the plotline secrets. I will say that the development of the major characters continue to hold my interest and they did not change. They just continue to show more of who they are. And as in the first book, the secondary characters just become more intrecal to the plot, causing you to be invested in their lives and not leaving the entire weight of the story line on the major couple. They are so well written that you feel they are real. The writing is just fantastic. I love the way Siobhan writes, well thought out, uncomplicated but well developed, exciting. The romance is sweet and warm while not loosing any heat! And romance is my jam so I was so very satisfied. Lastly, I'll address my only gripe: there was a cliff hanger (moans loudly) BUT Davis did a t job of addressing why she left the ending with said cliffhanger. I bragged in my last review about how she pleased me with cliffhanger free plots so I was little surprised. Then she explained how she came to that ending and her philosophy on cliffhangers and when/how/why which helped me understand and I'm sold on it. It really was a terrific ending, not leaving you with a feeling of incompleteness or frustration but excitement and wonder. *A free copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way and all opinions expressed are my own.
AliciaLuvsBooks More than 1 year ago
I definitely recommend this book! I, too, fell in love with Siobhan Davis after reading the True Calling series, so I was excited to start reading this new series. It did not disappoint!! I loved it even more than the True Calling series (which speaks volumes)! From page 1 I was hooked, and I read straight through the night until I was finished, which happened to be at dawn. Ms. Davis has a way of weaving fantastic tales that are so fun and easy to read. Some scifi/fantasy authors get too technical for me, but this was perfect. It's right up there with the Lux series in my opinion. The plot moved at a great pace, the characters felt like friends-they were easy to relate to. This first book had more than I could have hoped for and I can absolutely not wait to see what Ms. Davis has in store for us next!! ***I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review. My opinions are in no way altered in a negative or positive way by this. Actually, I signed up for her list because I loved the True Calling series so much*****
KimTeamer More than 1 year ago
First Thought Upon Completion of Reading: Wow! Saven Deception was a remarkable story. It was all kinds of brilliant. What made it so...the unexpected twists and turns at every corner, the ever-changing dynamics between classes and races, the dark deception related to the underwater utopia, and still there was so much more. The characters were captivating and so well layered. The mysterious Eterno connection with its fire red, passion-laced love imprint on the protagonists was utterly mind-blowing!!! The creepy alien ships hovering in the sky at a notable turning point in the story was telling on a large level. And still... After I read the book's prologue, I knew this story was special. It was a mere taste of the sweetness to come. I was not disappointed. Now, I crave more. Yes!!! This is the type of book that will have you thinking about it for days, weeks, or even months after you read it. Do yourself a favor and read it pronto. No kidding! Rating: 5/5 Recommend: Yes Audience: A, YA, NA Status: PG-13, C Chemistry/Intensity: Yes Conflict/Drama: Yes Suspense/Intrigue: Yes Humor/Wit: Yes Family Dysfunction: Yes Strong Protagonists: Yes Dark Antagonists: Yes Cliffhanger: Yes Re-read: Yes Stand Alone: Yes Series: Yes Hard-copy or e-copy: Both Keeper: Yes
gdmdsd330 More than 1 year ago
Ok...I am not a "young adult" so I was a bit skeptical as I started reading this book, but I do enjoy reading these similar themed books so I decided to give it a try. I am SO happy I did. I loved it!! I can't wait for the 2nd book to come out. It was intriguing adn kept my attention, made me wonder what we would do in our world if this happened to us! Silly of me, but hard not to wonder!!! I did receive this book as a free copy from the author in exchange for my honest review but beyond HAPPY that I gave it a chance! READ THIS ONE!!! :)
1809525 More than 1 year ago
I just finished Saven Deception and my mind is still racing. To say I enjoyed the novel is an understatement. There is great world building and character development. The story moves along at a fast pace and Ms Davis gives you just enough information to hook you and keep you invested in the developing story. So much happens in this story, and the tension keeps building all the way to the end. I can't wait for book 2 and see where Ms Davis takes the story!
TreestandBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my stars, I loved this book. I kept reading into the wee hours of the morning because I was so intrigued. This book drew me in so much, I found myself wondering if it was planting thoughts in MY head about how awesome it was! Can you tell I loved it? But I digress... I haven't read any Siobhan Davis novels before, but I will be reading this whole series and definitely checking out her other work. I can usually pick a couple of things I don't like about a novel, but I truly have nothing but great things to say about this one. It's only awful piece, but necessary for the plot, was Dante. What a terrible person/alien/life form. Just like he affected Sadie, he had my skin crawling from the first day he appeared. Sadie and Logan were simply sigh-worthy. While I might not have appreciated Logan's early efforts to ditch Sadie (in the spirit of "protecting her"), and was seriously frustrated by his hot and cold attitude, I came to completely love him by the end. I wondered at a few points if Jarod would ruin their relationship, while also appreciating how he looked out for Sadie, but was happy to see Sadie and Logan making things work. The bond and Eterno connection they have gave me so many good chills throughout the book. They got each other and were "one" on so many levels. Logan was such a swoon-worthy character by the end, and their love is one that you picture spanning galaxies (literally, in this book). I mean, who wouldn't love those intense pulls of attraction to another person and then getting you on such a deep level ! I really loved everything about Neve and Hadyn, and was so sad to see everything that happened with Jenna. She really was a great friend at the onset of the Experimento. Hadyn and Neve make such a great "team" with Logan and were amazing friends to Sadie. Besides wanting Dante to fall off the face of the planet and knowing it probably won't happen any time soon, I can't wait to get into book two. Seriously well done, Ms. Davis! Great plot, so addictive to read (LITERALLY couldn't put it down), and romance thrown in to boot. This novel had so many intriguing (despite disturbing) twists and turns that it kept me wanting more and piqued my interest constantly. The whole book felt just the right length too. It needed to be long to develop the plot and depth of characters appropriately, but I never once felt like it was too long or dragging-it was perfect! I realize I just reviewed mostly romance driven items, but I really did love the plot and premise of why the aliens are there and how Logan disapproves. It's just, how do I say I loved the plot without also adding that what the Saven are doing is completely disturbing and disgusting on so many levels? I cannot even fathom the leaders of the country rolling over and letting them carry out those plans (and country's own plans for the lower classes underwater) just for renewable resources! Just disturbing. Still made for a good book though. Romance: clean for the most part. No descriptions of sex, just intense attractions and obvious desire and wanting. The "intimate" aspect is most often mentioned in relation to what is happening in the book and in ways that relate to the developing plot and the aliens on the planet. Language: minor, but present **Disclaimer: I have received this book for free from the We ♥ YA Books! Goodreads group and the author in exchange for a honest review.**
zoeyrosehawthorne More than 1 year ago
~I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review~ I don't think it's possible to explain how much I love Siobhan Davis right now! This is my fourth book by her, and it's just as amazing, if not more amazing than it's predecessors. Sadie is a wonderful character, full of intrigue. At this point I don't believe that there is a love triangle like the synopsis suggests, but we can only wait and see what happens in book 2. I have a feeling that a love triangle is beginning to form, but I hope not. Logan is definitely one of my type of guy; a dark, mysterious, out of this world guy with a fierce and hidden passion. Siobhan has merged aliens with our race expertly and without making it look cheesy. Having aliens as part of Saven: Deception was something I didn't question at all, which i have done with other YA Dystopia and Sci-fi books. if you haven't read Siobhan Davis yet, I strongly suggest you do.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
When will life possibly get better for Sadie? When will she have someone in her corner, someone to rely on? Sadie has only known hatred and betrayal, but when she is selected to be part of a social experiment, she has the opportunity of a lifetime, to spend six months under the sea, in a newly created city that promises wonders and life beyond compare. But is it just another thing that is too good to be true in her life? Enter Logan, with his glorious looks, and commanding presence, is he all he seems to be, or is he toying with the affections of Sadie, luring her in like a spider luring a fly? Something is fishy below the sea and Sadie, along with her new ally, Jarod go on the hunt to discover what is behind Thalassic City and the government’s true intentions behind this social experiment. Hang on tight, this ride is a face-paced and twisted journey that answers the question: “Are we the only lifeforms in the universe?” Will Sadie and Jarod uncover the truth behind Thalassic City? Will they live to warn the world that there may be no future to look forward to? is Jarod all he seems to be? Who can Sadie trust? Have you ever found a person that seems to take over the controls of your brain? You do things you wouldn’t normally do, all the while thinking this is not me? If you find a person like this, run, as fast as you can! Saven: Deception by the brilliant Siobhan Davis proves beyond a doubt that Ms. Davis has a lot of creative tricks up her sleeve! Meet her characters, get to know them and start to care about them. Enter into her world, take a trip to the bottom of the sea, and feel what it’s like to shoot through the watery depths, knowing that one false move will make you food for the fishes. Gawk in awe of the beauty of a world that carefully mimics above the waves. Marvel at this fresh world that holds adventure, education and a hidden danger, from which there may be no escape. From start to finish, you’ll know you’ve found another hidden gem from the treasure trove in Siobhan Davis’ mind! About that finish, Ms. Davis has handled that with her signature style. I received an ARC edition from Siobhan Davis in exchange for my honest review.
smreep More than 1 year ago
Awesome beginning to a new dystopian series. I felt an instant connection with the main characters right from the beginning. I truly enjoyed watching how Sadie and Logan's relationship developed and learning the secrets each held back from the other. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series and plan to buy it as soon as it's released. (I received a free advance copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)
YAisBAE More than 1 year ago
Having read Siobhan Davis' book True Calling, I knew I was in for a good read when I started Saven: Deception. I was wrong. It wasn't just good. It was fantastic. 5/5 stars for me. Siobhan Davis is a fantastic pulse-pounding, frantic page turning action writer. Her romance portions are even better - get out your fan! (We've already ordered this book and are anxiously awaiting the paperback of Book 2). Some of my favorite things about this book: Oh, Nelly, can this woman build a world! You can completely visualize Thalassic City and put yourself in Sadie's shoes. Never is there a moment where you have to completely suspend reality for something that just isn't plausible. The title makes sense. You'd be surprised how often I read a book and think the title should have been something else. When you read the key line in the story that connects to the title, it's an a-ha moment. Characterization is outstanding. You want characters you can sink your teeth into? Here. Feel like you've known them forever? Here. Love or hate? HERE! Dystopian fans (think Hunger Games, Divergent, These Broken Stars, 5th Wave, Article 5, Atlantia) will pick up on the many cues provided by Davis that something is not right from the beginning, although it does not turn out how you think it will. Taking that familiar story line and twisting it in a new direction, I was completely captivated. It combines the familiar beats with unexpected elements: espionage, evil government, romance, lower class, aliens. There's something in this book for everybody and I think that sums up why I like it so much! I know there will be many readers for this book. It's going to be a sound investment for our high school library. The sequel comes out in April. I love a book with a quick sequel. I hate waiting and I forget so much of the story! Siobhan gets that. Does it make my heart happy that she's a self-published author? YES! Boys and girls, you don't have to get an agent and go through the big publishing companies to get your voice heard. Self-publishing is easier than ever and, obviously, good writers do it too! I recommend this book to fans of The 5th Wave trilogy, Insignia trilogy, Across the Universe trilogy, and Unwind series. Atlantia would be a loose comparison, but if you enjoyed the underwater aspect, Saven: Deception will NOT disappoint.
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
*I've received an advanced copy from the author in exchange for my honest review* Loved it!!! Another amazing book by Siobhan Davis!! This book is set in a dystopian world with class systems, and the main character, Sadie, is in the lowest class system. She is mistreated and unappreciated by her family, so she's a bit of a loner and unsure of herself. When she is chosen to go to the underwater city, Thalassic City, she is ecstatic to have a chance to start a new life. On her own, Sadie begins to become more independent and open up to those around her. I like that Sadie speaks her mind; she has moxie, and she's a tough chick with brains; although she does act before thinking sometimes. Sadie suspects that there is something odd going on in Thalassic City, and that the government may be involved. Sadie notices some of her new friends have unique behaviors, and that they aren't being entirely truthful with her. Among her new friends is the highly crush-worthy, Logan, and Sadie is really swooning over him, and Logan seems to really like Sadie, but then some of the things Logan does, makes Sadie unsure if Logan can be trusted. Since it already says in the synopsis this isn't a spoiler, so as it turns out, there are aliens among the humans in Thalassic City, and some of the aliens aren't exactly friendly. Sadie begins to worry about her friend, Jenna, when she starts acting out of character and her health begins to deteriorate. What happens to Jenna in this story is truly vile, and I did feel that the characters actions and emotions involved with what happened to Jenna were very much lacking. Sadie gets involved in some dangerous things, and she's on a quest to find out who to trust, and how she can help her friends, the humans, and herself. Siobhan Davis creates a really interesting world, and I loved how the story developed. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll be a bit vague, but I have a feeling about Sadie, and I am hoping it's true because I think that would add a really unique element to this story. This book kept me interested till the very end, and I can't wait till the next book! Love, Love, Love it! Ooh and I suppose this is a bit of a spoiler, not too much, but I wanted to give a warning anyway, Okay here is comes.......There's no love triangle! I love that! I hope that continues to be the case for the rest of the series! Please!
kmontemayor More than 1 year ago
I was gifted a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. If something seems to good to be true, there is usually a reason why. Sadie Owens is a star, one of the lower caste of people who lives in the outer circle. The earth is going to hell in a handbasket and the evil government has created a system of classes--stars, the lowest, coins, the middle, and bullions, the upper. The stars have virtually no rights,not even the right to fall and love and marry. With such a dismal future in store for her, Sadie applies to go to Thalassic City, and underwater world promoted by the government. She is accepted, much to the chagrin of her awful mother, and packs her bag without a second look back. I was immediately wary when I realized so many of those chosen to go to Thalassic City were of the lower caste. Would this government allow the stars the chance at a better life out of the goodness of their hearts? Of course not. This is dystopian after all. Turns out they are in cahoots with an alien race to acquire natural resources for the earth. What they want in exchange is quite disturbing. Ms. Davis has taken a lot of the usual dystopian world traits and mixed them together with an interspecies love story. There was a lot of teenage angsty declarations of love and PDA in Sadie's story, which I'm not good with, but hey, I know I'm in the minority on that one. I hope in the second book Sadie gets to keep her shirt on and maybe learns to walk. (It seemed like every other page Logan was picking her up and carrying her, even when he was injured.)I did find the eterno connection interesting and hopefully we'll get to see more of that storyline in the next book. I do like my soulmate stories. When it comes to cliffhangers, Ms. Davis wears the crown. As book one closes, I'm left with lots of questions. Such as, why does Sadie look so different as a child? Why does her family hate her so much?
trobes7x More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC for an honest review. This book was really really good. I enjoyed it very much. First of all I kinda wish the prologue wasn't there, or was put in the middle or something. I would have liked to guess what was going on instead of knowing. I am really excited for the next book :)
KBookLover More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what I was going in to when I requested this book on Netgalley but I'm certainly glad I did. I've recently been having a hard time with the dystopian genre. This book is a mix of dystopia and sci-fi all in one. It's brilliant. This is one of those "don't judge a book by it's cover" deals. I really don't like it but I do like the book. Sadie is part of the lower class living in the Outer Circle, also known as stars. Everyone has a small tattoo on their wrists classifying them. The lowest class have bronze stars, the middle class have silver coins, and the upper class have gold bullions. Being a star means Sadie is forced to work at the age of 14, she's not allowed to marry or fall in love, she's not allowed to have children, and much more. They're basically considered slaves to the rest of the civilization. I liked how Davis separated the classes using the tattoos and the restrictions placed on the lower class. Her world building is great. The government decides to try a new way to lessen the strain of overpopulation. They are sending volunteers to an underground city, Thalassic City, for six months to see if it is possible to live there. Sadie volunteered to get out of her dull life and away from the family that hates her. Luckily, Sadie is chosen and she's whisked away to a new world. One thing that made me role my eyes was the name for their little test drive: "The Experimento." I wish there was a better name or just drop the "o". We knew there were going to be aliens based on the description. Since we know this, it's obvious who the aliens are when Sadie enters her new life. I like how Davis showed the slight differences between the humans and the aliens aka the Saven. It was subtle but the reader can tell...a bit of dramatic irony added a little twist to the story. Sadie was a great main character. She's strong, brave, and has a good sense of who she is. She knows what she wants in her life. She's inquisitive and cares about her new friends. She acknowledges her failings and her behavior towards Logan (the love interest). The action really picks up in the last third of the book and we see Sadie shine. This was a great book. I enjoyed it and I am definitely looking forward to the next one. I definitely recommend this book. I might be checking out her True Calling series.
chuichi More than 1 year ago
(I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review) For the record, I love Siobhan Davis and I was eagerly awaiting the first book of her brand new Saven series. The first book is Saven: Deception and it certainly doesn't disappoint! The story is written from Sadie's POV and she is a 17 year old girl from the lowest class in the society referred to as the Stars. She applied to take part in "The Experimento" and was overjoyed when she was picked to participate. Participants in The Experimento are to spend 6 months in an underwater city called Thalassic City. Sadie met Logan who is the hottest guy she's ever laid her eyes on and he seems to be infatuated with her too. Soon she found out he's not all he seems to be, in fact he's an alien! He told Sadie as much as he could about his race and the concept of soul mates. They realised they are indeed soul mates with the Eterno connection and they can communicate telepathically. The government has allowed aliens go live among humans because they have struck a deadly deal with them. Sadie has discovered what's on the government's agenda and happens to befriend Jarod who is a member of a rebellious movement against the government. Sadie is torn between sticking with Logan and helping Jarod with the underground movement. As the story comes to an end we are left with more questions than answers and that made me look forward to the next installment even more!
LolitaV More than 1 year ago
To summarize: I really enjoyed the book, the story is well written, nicely paced and kept my attention. There is a lot of foreshadowing, which I love, some of which get's revealed and makes sense at the end of this book when some big revelations happen and some which are probably set-up for later books in this series. At times it feels like only a set-up for a much larger story. I liked Sadie and her determination, although I didn't like how she turned into a swooning character when she was around Logan, it was like all of her common sense and plans went out the window and she could only see how hot he was. Logan is the love interest and in certain scenes I liked him and in other less so, he can be very bossy and even mean with how he almost seems to play with Sadie her feelings with his warm and cold behaviour. It sure drove me crazy at times. I did feel their connection and I hope that get's build upon a bit more in the next book. I liked Jarod, although he could be a bit closed minded when it came to aliens. The other side characters are nice, but we learn less about them and who they are. The world building is unique and well done, although there are a lot of questions still open that hopefully get answered in the next books. Some things didn't fully make sense and when it comes to other things I feel like I don't know enough to make up my mind. All in all a great start to a new series and I am curious where Siobhan takes this series next.