Title: Aberrant (Aberrant #1)
Author: Ruth Silver
Published On: April 17, 2013
Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing / CreateSpace
Genre: YA, Dystopian, Sci-Fi
In the future dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations. Following 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 when it all comes abruptly to an end as she's arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from "The Day of the Chosen." The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact 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 the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. 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, they must quickly adapt to survive.
Available in Paperback and eBook
eBook cover by LazyDay Publishing
Author InterviewIn Aberrant do you have a favorite character?
I definitely love Olivia's character. She's tough, even when things are stacked up against her, she never gives up.
What was the hardest part about having to write Aberrant and why?
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.
Can you give away any teasers of what to expect for Olivia and Joshua in the next two books?
They are definitely going to have their ups and downs, as a couple, but don't give up hope, because I always love happy endings!
Any word on when the next two books will be released in the Aberrant trilogy?
The second book in the series, Moirai will be available December 2013. We can anticipate the final installment in 2014
When you aren't writing what do you do to relax and have fun?
In my free time, I love reading, watching movies, television, playing video games and just hanging out with friends. Recently, I watched a new sci-fi series Orphan Black, which was fabulous. I tend to get a little obsessed over my favorite things.
Can we see a sneak peek of the cover for the next book in the series?
Of course! The eBook cover will be released in November, but you can get a quick glimpse at the paperback cover.
About the Author
Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of Aberrant. The Young Adult Romantic Dystopian Adventure, Aberrant is the first in a trilogy, released April 17th, 2013. Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA/NA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She also enjoys photography, traveling and of most of all writing.