Saven Defiance (Saven #3) by Siobhan Davis
Goodreads Summary: THE TRUTH ISN’T ALWAYS EASY
I’ve promised to protect those I love.
But someone is lying to me.
Will I discover the truth in time to save him?
With war looming in outer space and the Earthen government forced into hiding, the battle for ultimate world domination is only just beginning.
Having accepted her identity, Sadie sets out on a daring quest with her friends, which takes them deep into alien territory. Fraught with tension and danger, the journey is not an easy one, especially when previous adversaries become new allies and cherished friends become suspicious opponents.
As the heirs unite in a bid to restore peace to the galaxy, powerful enemies, determined to exact retribution,surround them on all sides. When hidden agendas and shocking revelations come to light, the fallout is massive.
Sadie’s love life is a tangled, messy affair. While one relationship is embraced forever, another spirals out of control, threatening to destroy everything. Determined to do the right thing, Sadie will fight hard to protect those she loves.
But there are some battles she cannot win.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Review: Well, I loved this book just as much as the rest of the series far, but found some of it slightly hard to believe. It's a personal opinion though, which is why I'm still going to give it 5 stars at heart.
The Sadie, Axton, and Logan drama really begins in this instalment, and the air is often tense. A lot happens, and Saven Defiance has to have the most fast paced plot so far.
There is heaps more conflict and violence as well, and some very detailed description. Deaths occur, and often it is just a plot twist. A lot of planets are visited, including but not limited to Saven, Earth, and Nerik.
We find out some shocking facts, which both soften and harden the antagonists. Axton is very difficult, proving hard to please and non-compliant. The ending really proves how different he really is.
As for things I personally found hard to believe, firstly a complete personality change based on some news, and secondly "a glowing light shoots out of me" and so on. It's not that I don't believe it, more that my visualization of that kind of bond is different from the author's.
Overall I really enjoyed Saven Defiance and couldn't stop reading. I strongly recommend all books by Siobhan Davis.
Purchase Location: ~I received a free e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Quotes: “We’re together now and always. That’s all that matters.”
"I will love you for eternity, wherever or whatever that may be.”
"He’s unnaturally calm. His quiet assurance seeps into me, cooling my frayed nerves."
"I don’t ever want to leave this place. To ever run from his arms."
"Life is for living. For moments like this."
"Watching him walk away is one of the hardest things I’ve endured. I want to glue him to my side and never let him go. But I know we don’t have a choice. Sacrifice and duty are the name of the game now, and I won’t add guilt on top of his burden. Besides, he is right, I am strong, and I can do this. I straighten my back and loosen my shoulders, as I prepare myself to face whatever awaits me back home."
Recommended for: Fans of Sci-fi and Romance.