Review: Isaura (Aberrant #3) by Ruth Silver

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Title: Isaura
Author:  Ruth Silver
Publisher/Year:  Patchwork Press  11/21/13
Length: 242 Pages
Series: Aberrant #3

Overview

With Joshua’s recent disappearance, Olivia has little choice but to head into the dangerous Gravelands as the new government wrestles with fixing the damage to society. Joining forces with her estranged father and a girl from Haven, they go on a search-and-rescue mission to find Joshua and bring him back alive. If traveling through outlaw territory isn’t frightening enough, Olivia learns she has exposed her secret and is hunted by her allies.

My Thoughts

Oh how i wanted this final installment to be better than book 2, and in line with book 1, but that did not happen at all.  What we have here is a conclusion to the trilogy that left me so confused about things, that it took me longer than i expected to get through it.

So, at the end of Moirai, we know that Josh was taken by Gov. Craynor, and of course Olivia was going to do what she could to find him.  Of course she does, but in doing so, she’s put herself in danger, and Isaura – the woman that we met in Torv in the last book, she’s come back and decided to mess with Olivia a bit, and that’s where the story goes down a bad path.

Isaura has her own powers, she’s been injected with Mindonsiphan, but she also has other powers that we’re never told about.  we just know that she can do things that no one else can.  She tricks Olivia at one point, takes her to another time in the past, and then wreaks havoc around Torv and elsewhere.

This story really is about how Olivia tries to evade Isaura, figure out how to kill her, save women who are under an experiment that Isaura is performing, while trying to be happy.  While one of the nice things about this story was the love between Josh and Olivia, we’re not focused on that so much anymore, until later in the finale, and it kind of loses me.

We’re reuinted with characters that play a key role, but we’re constantly being hinted at that they can’t be trusted, yet we never find out if they can be or not.  There are also comments towards the end that hint at things, but they are really just left there hanging.  It’s no spoiler for me to say this, but there’s a comment at one point asking Josh about his father, yet at that point Josh hadn’t seen his father – and then we hear nothing more of it.

So…we get the ending that everyone expects – we see what happens for Olivia, Adelaide, Henry, Josh, Isaura, Gavin and everyone else.  I’m just baffled about things since i feel like there was so much that was talked about 1 time and never again.  I also don’t get the progression of things, and how somethings are left to be assumed and never put into writing.

All in all, i’d say average if not below average for the finale, and i don’t often say that.  For the sake of enjoying the first book, i hope that i’m the only one who doesn’t like how this series closed – and i’d love it if someone else has read it and can tell me that there are things that maybe i missed or read too much into which put me on a sad path.  oh well!  not every book can be amazing right?

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