*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
The Cliffhanger Queen has done it again!
Saven Defiance does not miss a beat. The action picks up right where it left off in Saven Denial. If Saven Denial is the book which reveals Sadie’s past, Saven Defiance is the book which reveals the past of the parental generation of the book series and I was surprised on all accounts. Twist after twist and secret after secret is exposed. But don’t worry, there is still a lot left open for the final book to be released in December. Thank the book gods that we only have to wait a few short months!
I loved seeing the main characters together again in this book. I felt the first few books of the series had them separated for a majority of the time covered. I understand that it had to be done for the storyline but I crave having the main crew all together. I adore Ax from Saven Denial and regardless of what went down in Saven Defiance, I am still rooting for him (#TeamAx). I adore Sadie too. She is a strong main character and I thoroughly enjoy experiencing the story from her point of view.
Although the galaxy is at war and there is violence and loss throughout the book (you have been warned *tear*), I am hesitant to call it the darkest of the series. There are bright moments, which I will not give away, and some blissfully happy scenes to balance it all out. It was exciting to get to experience different places throughout the galaxy. Siobhan does a superb job describing the characters’ surroundings so you can visualize the new planets and worlds being explored. Nothing like a good sci-fi romance with hot aliens and thrilling adventures through new galaxies to warm a bookworm’s nerdy heart.
Siobhan Davis has truly outdone herself with this one. She is easily one of my new favorite authors and all of her upcoming releases are already on my reading list. I can’t wait to read the last book of the Saven series and any extra novellas that come along. If you have not read the Saven series yet, check out Saven Deception (book #1) first, followed by Saven Disclosure (book #2), Saven Denial (book #2.5) and Saven Defiance (book #3) available August 22nd. I simply cannot get enough of this series. I highly recommend it!
I am thankful for the opportunity I had to publish book reviews on Examiner.com for six years. Unfortunately the company decided to discontinue their news site but I have decided to post my book reviews here. Enjoy!