Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Book Blitz--Aberrant by Ruth Silver

Book Details:

Aberrant by Ruth Silver
Publication date: April 28th 2013 (paperback)
Genre: YA Dystopian

In the future Dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There's food, shelter, and jobs for everyone. Yet, the government also requires citizens to follow its rules without question, including marrying the person you're assigned, and only bearing children from "The Day of the Chosen," a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children. Natural means hasn't existed in generations. After her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life. It all comes abruptly to an end when she's arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime she's committed: existence. Olivia isn't born from "The Day of the Chosen" like the rest of the world. The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as the fact of her birth would destroy the perfect system.

With Joshua's help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find a new home and new life together. But time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, Olivia and Joshua must quickly adapt to survive.

Author Interview:

What was the hardest part of writing Aberrant?
The hardest part was writing the characters suffering. I know that they will get through the pain - physical or emotional - and it will make them stronger, but it's still hard to torture your favorite character.

Who was your favorite character to write in Aberrant?
I had the most fun with writing Olivia. She's full of so many mixed emotions and traits that we're always learning something about who she is. She's not complacent. She has a mind of her own and likes to explore the world around her. She's curious by nature and it has the tendency to get her into trouble. She's complex, which makes her three-dimensional, but also incredibly caring and supportive of those she loves.

Why did you decide on making Aberrant into a series?
I felt like I had a huge story to tell. Something that would span across hundreds of thousands of words. That may not seem like a lot but when sending your novel to agents and publishers, there's a certain word count they're looking for in new authors and in young adult/new adult titles. The only way to properly tell the story, was to turn it into a trilogy.

Do you have the second and third book planned already?
Without getting into any specifics, yes! The next book, Moirai, will be available sometime in 2014. The first draft was finished last December but with the edits and some significant changes in Aberrant, I need to make the story flow a little smoother.

Can you tell us about one of these changes in Aberrant? What was added to the story?
Down to the final edits, I was adding details and shaping each character just a little bit more. I wanted the world that they're in and the cities to feel real. I wanted you to experience it, just as Olivia has for the first time. The very end of the Aberrant, I added a glimpse at what we can expect in the second novel. That was one of the final edits that was added, among many others.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17701160-aberrant

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