Book Review: Saven Disclosure by Siobhan Davis
ashley | Despite feeling like I knew what was happening before I even opened Saven Deception, the first book in the Saven series by Siobhan Davis, I was really curious to see where this story continued in Saven Disclosure. It was a really unique concept, so as soon as the ARC was available, I pushed it to the top of my to-read list.
I’ve come to trust Davis’ written voice wholeheartedly; I always know I’m in good hands. There are so many things I loved about this, some of them small details, like the fandom of obsessed women who hail Logan to bigger overall messaging about acceptance and differences.
We get to know a bit more about some of the other characters in this book. Sadie grows closer to her protector Hadyn, who takes on more of a personality than just bodyguard. We get to meet Sadie’s family and watch some of her friends grow more connected to their mates. I love watching characters develop over the length of a trilogy and see where they will fall on the other end.
Like the book before this, sex is a huge factor in everything that is happening. I’m likely reading a bit too into things, but I found sometimes some of the conversations about this came off a little preachy. The fact that [this may be a spoiler if you haven’t read the first book] sleeping with a Saven basically steals your soul, that’s a strong message if you stop to think about it. And what they come to realize is the solution to this problem is also a strong message that can heavily influence your thoughts on the subject if you’re young and confused and influenced easily. Granted, this doesn’t overtake the entire book and isn’t a pressing theme, but I did feel a little cautious reading through some of the explanations and was a little uncomfortable at times with how easily the term slut was thrown around.
That said, the romance growing between Sadie and Logan takes precedent for a good chunk of the story, even morphing into that dreaded love triangle for a while. This was a strong part and I did like the two of them together, it will speak to those who love the romance aspect, though as I always say, I’m far more interested in the events that are happening in the background.
And there was no lacking of events. We’re introduced to a few more alien races in this installment and by the end, there’s full on invasions and kidnappings and usurping of kings. The action definitely doesn’t disappoint and the ending didn’t disappoint. Of course, it left it open for the final installment and was a bit of a cliff-hanger yet again, but Davis is a natural at the hook and sinker and I will definitely be picking up this next one to see whether Saven or Earth survive this intergalactic face off.
today! april 21, 2016
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author siobhan davis