Monday, June 6, 2016

Saven: Deception A Book Review

Saven: Deception

Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day. Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person--herself.

Despised by her family and betrayed by an unscrupulous government, Sadie dreams of a different life. When she is chosen to participate in the government's new social experiment, she is ecstatic at the prospect of spending six months in Thalassic City, the shiny new city under the sea.

Immediately drawn to Logan Chandler, Sadie is captivated by the beautiful boy with the ocean-blue eyes. Logan seems to embody everything that has been forbidden, but he isn't all he appears to be.

Confused over Logan's true intentions and concerned when best friend Jenna starts transforming in front of her eyes, Sadie partners with newcomer Jarod in a bid to uncover the government's real agenda. The truth is more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined.

When Sadie finally understands why the Saven walk among us, will it be too late to save her heart and the human race? 


In Sadie's world, there are class divisions and restrictions on everything.  You can't love, work, or go to school without the government's approval and grace.  So when the opportunity comes up for her to join an underwater colony experiment, she jumps at the chance to change her life.  Little does she know that this experiement is one more way for the government to control and harness her class.

The world Sadie lives in seems very realistic in our future.  With population overcrowding and the government trying to step in and "save" the people, Davis does a good job with making the setting of Saven very real and possible.

So when Sadie decides to change herself and her future by making her own choices as to who she is and what she wants, I find myself relating to her in a real way.  She tries her best to become this new person, or let the real person inside of her slip out, but at times slips back into who she was and who the world expects of her.  As I'm moving to a new place, I tell myself the same things.  I can be whoever I want and fight for control of my own life. 

Reading is a great way to find the inspiration to do what you want and share in the experiences of others who succeed, and fail at their choices.  Saven Deception is a good book for finding those heroes to look up to as your fighting for control.


While I absolutely love Young Adult fiction and love stories, sometimes I have a hard time with the love at first sight addiction authors feel.  I can understand the love forever and such, but love at first sight?  I have a hard time with this, and Sadie and Logan's love is a bit unreal in this matter.  But I guess that's why we read YA fiction sometimes, for the unreal love and suprises.

I guess when you fall in love with an alien, you should expect a little unreal and forever.  And this love story gives you it all, and with all the drama of rebellions, new choices, and drama all around.


The hardest part of this whole book was the ending.  It was so sudden, so out of the blue, and so unexplained.  I feel like Davis was trying to move the story along when it got a little stuck, and decided to do it in a big way.  But the "big way" was so unexpected that it didn't really make any sense with the story and then she just ended the book. 

I know there are several other books and from the start of the next one, there is a little bit of explanation, but not enough yet to make any sense of what happened at the end of Saven Deception.  The collapse of the underwater colony makes no sense other than to move the story along and on to the next book.

I admit with all the craziness in this book, I really enjoyed Saven Deception.  There were a few parts that were a little unreal and crazy, but if you can suspend through that, this book is great for those who love the Lux series or other alien romances.  I will definitely continue on with this series and have already started book 2.