THE TRUTH HURTS
My mother was right to fear me.
I’m an abomination.
And the world should be very afraid.
Sadie has been kidnapped by the Tor, the vindictive alien race who destroyed Thalassic City. As her past, present, and future collides, her worst nightmare looks set to become her shocking new reality.
A deliberate pawn in leader Griselda’s vengeful game, Sadie is horrified to learn the truth about her heritage and the destiny that’s already been mapped out for her. Refusing to cooperate, she risks paying the ultimate price for her defiance.
Love for Logan is her only motivation to stay alive. Saving him is the only thing that matters—the fate of the world depends upon it. While he may never forgive her, she’s determined to protect him. Until her dying breath.
Note from the author: This continues the story from where it left off in Saven Disclosure. This is not an optional novella but an essential read if you don’t want to miss out on important plot developments.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
Saven Denial picks right off where Saven Disclosure ended, and as that one ends in a cliffhanger it’s nice you don’t have to wait too long for this novella. Saven Denial is a short, but very important piece of the series. From the beginning there have been hints and foreshadowing about Sadie and now we finally find out what exactly is going on. I had my guesses and while I was somewhat thinking in the right direction, the actual twist still took me by surprise and was different than my guesses. I love it when that happens! And the foreshadowing was done so well and it all makes sense now looking back.
I really enjoyed Saven Denial, it explains so much and it was great to finally see the pieces fall on it’s place. There’s so much going on and so many revelations it’s almost hard to absorb the first time reading it. And then there’s that ending. It’s quite the nasty cliffhanger and I want to know what’s going on. The next book can’t get here fast enough. I am really curious to see how everything revealed here will impact things.
There’s a lot going on in this book for Sadie to absorb and I can’t blame her for wanting to hide from it all at times, as it was a lot to take in. I felt really sorry for her, for what happened and what she had gone through. And also angry on her behalf. I thought she handled the situation really well and it really showed her personality how she went through even though it was hard and how with everything going on she still managed to focus on what was most important for her and not lose sight of herself. I like Sadie even more after reading this novella.
There are also some new characters the reader meet in this book. And especially two of them were really interesting and I have hopes we’ll see more of these in later books. The ending makes me hope that they will play a part in future books as well. There’s also a character were I would be happy if we never see her again, but I think she will be a sort of villain and we’ll see more of her. I thought she seemed a bit too evil, she seemed to have no motive and just seemed pure nasty and evil.
This book ads some important pieces in terms of world building, we learn a bit more about the aliens and about a certain piece of technology. I wasn’t a big fan of the time travel, but that’s a personal pet peeve as I think it doesn’t make sense. I was a bit skeptical about some of the things that happened in this book, as it didn’t always make sense and some things were a bit far fetched, but I also see why the author included it. And I think we won’t see much more about the time travel besides this book, so I didn’t mind too much.
To summarize: I really enjoyed this novella. It takes off right after book 2 has ended and is absolutely necessary to read if you’re reading this series. This novella explains so much. There is a lot of foreshadowing around one topic that gets revealed here. There are a lot of revelations and twist. And while I had guesses, the actual twist took me by surprise. I was impressed by how Sadie handled the situation. I really felt bad for her and angry on her behalf. We meet some new characters, two of whom I hope to see more of. And one who is a sort of villain, who is pure nasty. I wasn’t a fan of the time travel, but luckily it seems like it only plays a part here in this novella mostly. All in all a great novella and vital piece in this series! Can’t wait for the next book!