Friday, October 25, 2013

Morai by Ruth Silver

Morai by Ruth Silver (Book 2) 4 STARS

Moirai (Aberrant, #2)Synopsis--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 are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.
With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that 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 roller-coaster 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.

Cover --Intense 
Rating: PG 13 
Overall: Exciting Adventure 
Characters:  Olivia and Josh
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Josh
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian  
Sex Scenes: No
Setting Desert 

Overall--I loved the 2nd book, and cant wait for the 3rd!! This book was just as good as the first one. I really enjoyed reading this one, and couldnt put it down! I was totally inspired by the plot, while it was focused on these two goals it had so many other elements and sub plots within and none of them got lost in translation it was executed very well. I loved seeing Olivia get more amped up and determined throughout the book, really coming into her own even more and feeling as if she were her own person. I was VERY upset that the ending was a semi cliff hanger...but hey now Im DYING to read the third book!!!

Plot--I liked this plot a lot, it was slow moving at first but did a great job of setting up the rest of the book and the next one. There were a lot of moving mini pieces as I like to call them, points of the plot that are small throughout and constant but come together to be amazing and intense. I loved the way the  ending of the storyline played out, I felt like it was everything it should have been. Lots of love, lots of death and lots of adventure. I think the one thing I wasnt expecting AT ALL was the ending, which was good, a cliff hanger, but definitely caught me off guard which I appreciate. I was also really appreciative of the way the author wove the love, adventure, medical and dystopian aspects together with that minor sic-fi element (Mindonsiphan). It reminded me a little of the perception series. It had everything I look for in a book, and kept my interest throughout. 

People: Aimee Teegarden
Olivia- I like Olivia, but I dont think she necessarily changed all that much in this book. She is still determined and loving. I absolutely loved the relationship she started with the young girl that enters her town. I also think her growing relationship with some of the others in her group, and the doctors she works with did grow and she matured over the course of the book in that respect. What I dont like, is her complete unwillingness to even consider having a child, now or in the future. I completely understand her unwillingness to get pregnant now, and her reactions seem justified for her age group, but its also annoying that she doesnt seem to want to help all with this aspect of the problem. She is devoted though to the rebellion and helping take down the government as its known which I respect. I liked seeing her grow with Joshua too, I appreciated that they werent perfect but did stick together and grow together.

Daren Kagasoff -as Zach ConjuredJoshua- I LOVE this boy, but Olivia definitely outshines him on a regular basis. It seems to me that Joshua and Olivia do not spend enough time together, that the reader sees. And perhaps thats on purpose so as to keep an exciting adventure plot than a romantic one. But it does leave me wanting more Joshua. He is so sweet and romantic, but he certainly allows Olivia to be her own person and to outdo him many of times. I like his Hi-tech way of doing things, which showed the reader he is his own person outside of his relationship with Olivia which is important. I didnt see a lot of growth with him, but Im not surprised the story is most about Olivia.

Supporting Characters- I really liked the supporting cast of characters. I felt like I really got to know everyone, some more than others, but it did feel like each person was a part of the story, not just set there for background. Each character had a role to fulfill and play-out and even though some died, and some dont get along with Olivia all that well, the dynamic was important and interesting.

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