What better way to start off 2016 than with an excellent alien romance?
Sadie Owens didn't have a very good life and to be honest it didn't look like it was going to get any better. Sadie was stuck on the poor outskirts of the city, working at a dead end job in a factory. Sadie has no hope of a normal relationship in the future as she will not be allowed to marry or have children.
The government have begun experimenting with settlements under the sea and luckily Sadie has been chosen to be one of the few people allowed to trial this experiment for 6 months. This means more freedom, no work, no curfew and she can go back to school.
Sadie is used to a life of solitude mainly keeping herself to herself but she easily makes friends with a girl named Jenna. Sadie is actually very good at making friends and soon meets Neve, Jarod and Hayden. Logan however is in a separate mock up unit to get them ready for the real city but when he and Sadie see each other through glass and water the attraction is instant. These moments between the pair allow them to slowly get to know each other without the added pressure of being face to face.
Logan has a secret in fact nothing is quite as it seems in Thalassic City.
I loved the world building in Saven because it allowed me to feel like I was part of the experiment myself. Thalassic City was so beautifully described that it is easy to imagine the complex details of how it works without too much struggle.
The characters are written as though Siobhan Davis is writing about her own friends. There is a character in this story for everyone to feel connected to and actually I found Sadie very relate able.
Sadie is fun to read about, I especially enjoyed Sadie getting to know Logan because she has had very little experience with boys and her innocence shows but it makes her much more likeable. I don't normally like stories where the boy and the girl instantly fall in love however this is different this makes sense.
The other friendships that Sadie has secured feel real and strong. They tough it out but they stick together.
I seriously can not wait to read the next instalments of this exciting story. Another great job Siobhan.
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