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THE TRUTH HURTS My mother was right to fear me. I’m an abomination. And the world should be very afraid. Sadie has been kidnapped by the Tor, the vindictive alien race who destroyed Thalassic City. As her past, present, and future collides, her worst nightmare looks set to become her shocking new reality. A deliberate pawn in leader Griselda’s vengeful game, Sadie is horriTHE TRUTH HURTS My mother was right to fear me. I’m an abomination. And the world should be very afraid. Sadie has been kidnapped by the Tor, the vindictive alien race who destroyed Thalassic City. As her past, present, and future collides, her worst nightmare looks set to become her shocking new reality. A deliberate pawn in leader Griselda’s vengeful game, Sadie is horrified to learn the truth about her heritage and the destiny that’s already been mapped out for her. Refusing to cooperate, she risks paying the ultimate price for her defiance. Love for Logan is her only motivation to stay alive. Saving him is the only thing that matters—the fate of the world depends upon it. While he may never forgive her, she’s determined to protect him. Until her dying breath. Note from the author: This continues the story from where it ended in Saven Disclosure. This is not an optional novella but an essential read if you don't want to miss out on important plot developments. Please note there is a cliffhanger and it is not a standalone story. You will need to continue the series to find out what is next in store for Sadie and Logan....

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saven denial Reviews

  • Dali
    2018-12-10 07:34

    Just like her full length books, Siobhan fabulously incorporates in the exciting novella great character development, awesome new worlds and species, never-saw-that-coming twists and turns and above all an emotional roller coaster that has me completely hooked.Sadie’s life has been in constant flux for the past months. From wanting more out of her predetermined lower class life were love wasn’t an option she discovers that aliens exist and are roaming the Earth, falls head over heels for prince from another planet and was in the middle of an all-out intergalactic war until she discovers she has fire making capabilities at the same time she’s abducted.Without another choice, Sadie is forced to listen to the appalling truth about her past. How the ruthless Griselda, leader of the Tor who have the technology to time travel, has been using her to layout her revenge against Saven. Her love for Logan and the knowledge that he can save the world is more than enough incentive for her to do anything and everything to thwart Griselda’s plans, including sacrifice herself.I was completely floored by this jam packed novella and have fallen more in love with this series. Siobhan writes a quick paced story were she reveals shocking truths while skillfully weaving in new characters and interesting plot twists. Along with other interesting characters, we meet Axton, son of Griselda who definitely throws a wrench in Sadie’s already tumultuous life. We also get to see Sadie’s strong will and character fight for what she believes in, which makes her in my opinion an awesome heroine whose story is absolutely captivating.Saven Denial is novella 2.5 in the Saven sci-fi YA series by Siobhan Davis. It is not intended to be read as a standalone and is an integral part of the series. It should not be skipped. Told from Sadie’s point of view. It has a cliffhanger ending.* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author. The excerpts are from that copy. *More reviews * Stalk us on FaceBook * As well as Twitter * Pinterest Board for Book Teasers

  • Amanda Minnock
    2018-12-03 14:29

    I would like to thank Siobhan Davis for my copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review.AWMIGOD I CAN'T BELIEVE? WHAT JUST HAPPENED? I NEED MORE! Usually a .5 book you are like come on let's get it over with and get back into the actual story but holy crap you need this in your life I still can't believe what happened I'm so shocked, hurt, confused, worried but I'm loving every second of it! Easily my favourite novella EVER.Sadie is abducted by the Thor, an alien race who know her well. Scared and confused Sadie tries to work out what Griselda wants with her now that she has sworn never to harm Logan, but why is all this happening? why does she feel like she knows these people - these faces that are new to her but deep down inside something tells her something's not right. With Axton's clear adoration for Sadie, she can tell deep down she can trust this boy but was he a friend? a love interest? Will Sadie want the chance to take back her memories once everything is revealed to her? I CANNOT DEAL!I honestly can't believe what I just read, when you think you know a girl then Siobhan hits you with a major twist that you are never going to see coming a mile off, I'm still shocked! I actually started giggling cause I was like "holly shit this is not happening" while trying to take in the next bit of huge information that's been chucked at me! I LOVED IT! I totally need my Saven hit I'm running low I can't handle it!I have so many mixed feelings about Axton you can see he loves Sadie and it must be horrible to watch someone you love deeply falling in love with someone else right in front of your face but I honestly thought he was going to flip and maybe chain himself to Sadie to she could never get away, then deeper into the story I felt my heart tighten for him he hasn't got it easy at all and to see his and Sadie's past oh god poor Axton... Now I need to get back to the Saven, I need to hear from Logan, I want to see this big mess that has been created and how our characters deal with it. YOU NEED TO READ THIS! Check out my blog www.amandaminnockx.tumblr.com thanks."His whole face glistens with love. It makes me uncomfortable as hell. He peers deep into my eyes. "It was your idea to get married in secret."

  • Siobhan Davis
    2018-11-28 08:26

    Saven Denial is FREE to download from Amazon until August 19th. Don't miss out - grab your copy now!Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1O6Q2cH Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1VzWY3r Amazon Canada: amzn.to/1PwG8dOAmazon India: amzn.to/1qLoS0aPlus there's a giveaway to win an Amazon gift card over on my blog - http://myyanabookobsession.com/saven-...So, you all think you know who and what Sadie is? Bet I still surprise ya :) This one took an unexpected turn while I was writing it, and I'm giddy with excitement over this new subplot. I've also added a fourth book to the series because there is no way I can tie everything up in one book without it seeming very rushed. Enjoy :)

  • Dianne
    2018-12-14 13:47

    She’s done it to me, again! … And I thought Siobhan Davis couldn’t raise the bar any higher! Reading Saven Denial was like opening a can of Whoop A**in my brain! How much can Sadie take or has she finally reached that coming of age point where she is learning to rally herself against the latest secrets that are aimed at her? Sadie’s true past, rear ends her present and sends her future off the charts! Aliens, are at the root of all that torments Sadie, the unwilling pawn in an intergalactic tug of war for power and dominance. Now kidnapped by the Tor *cue evil organ music*and at the mercy of Griselda, Sadie is force fed her forgotten past, a past that will crush her to her very soul. Who is she? What is she? Is there a reason she fell for Logan, hook, line and sinker? Who is Axton and what part has he played in Sadie’s past? What part will he play in her future or is he just another rip in the fabric of Sadie’s sanity?The fate of the universe, Earth and the warring aliens is said to be in the hands of Logan someday, but have the Tor mastered the feat of time travel? Do they have the power to change it or have they been playing puppet masters for an eternity, already? It is up to Sadie to keep Logan safe, at any cost and her heart won’t let her fail. How can she fight to save the future when she cannot even reconcile her own past or her own part in the events that are unfolding?So, Siobhan Davis knows what she is doing to her readers, she even explains her actions AFTER she leaves us craving more, MORE, MORE! Kind of like asking forgiveness after the fact instead of asking permission prior? Call me a pushover, no explanations necessary! I loved every word, every moment of dangling on the edge of my seat, every hiss, sob and raised eyebrow I had.Anyone looking for a series that just gets better and better, that defies the boundaries of the imagination, forcing us to leave our preconceived notions behind and live life in the fast lane of adventure, look no more, Siobhan Davis' Saven is here!!I received an ARC edition from Siobhan Davis in exchange for my honest review.Series: Saven - Book 2.5Publisher: Siobhan Davis; 1 edition (May 21, 2016)Publication Date: May 21, 2016Genre: YA Fantasy | ScifiPrint Length: 106 pagesAvailable from: AmazonFor Reviews & More: http://tometender.blogspot.com

  • Siobhan
    2018-11-26 07:32

    The ending of book two left my insides twisted into all sorts of odd shapes due to the anticipation. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I jumped at my advance read of Denial as soon as it appeared on my Kindle. I needed answers, and I needed them as soon as I could get my hands on them.It is safe to say, I was not disappointed by this one. It is short and sweet, continuing things on whilst also leaving me ready for more. I have so many new questions, there are so many things I want – no, need – to know.I’ll start with a little disclaimer. I have this insane love-hate relationship with series novellas. Due to them being so short, I generally find it much harder to reach a high level of enjoyment. I need everything to hit me at once, otherwise I feel as though I have read empty space. Through this, it is rare for me to give high ratings to such reads. I can think of but a handful of stories that managed to pulled real emotion out of me in a small number of pages. Fortunately, this is one of those reads. This one does everything a short story – any story – should do.Continuing on where Disclosure ended, Denial helps us to deal with all those post cliff-hanger questions. What happens next? What did the events in book two mean? What had brought about the events? There are many ‘what’ questions that need answering, and this story works to answer them.At this point, I should make an important notice. If you wish to read the entire series, you need to read this novella. This is not something you can overlook. The events in this novella are extremely important for the continuance of the series.Extremely important – I hear you scream. Just how important? In all honesty, the use of ‘extremely’ probably plays it down a bit. This tells an entire story. Hell, a full-length book could have been made out of it. We find out so much more about Tor, about Sadie’s past, about the future. Oh, wait, didn’t I say we have time travel? Well yes, yes we do. It’s not the hardcore time travel you read about in the heavy science fiction books (Siobhan Davis speaks of this at the end of the book, highlighting how she writes young adult science fiction which requires the suspension of believe and therefore needs you to approach it with a different mind-set), but it is enough to add a new plot twist to the story.It is no surprise a fourth book has been added to the series.Honestly, so much comes to light in this. As I’ve said, it’s answers and questions throughout. We find out plenty yet we also have so much more we want to find out. I really did enjoy this short story – it almost felt like a different tangent, a good tangent, through creating an entirely different alien species and plot rather than focusing upon the main Saven storyline. Part of me is a little bit annoyed with the potential setup for things to come in the romance theme, though. This, of course, is because I’m not the biggest of romance lovers – as readers of my reviews will know. I’m dealing with it in this story, and I’m not running from it. I welcomed this subplot, but I do have one thing to beg of the author. Please, please, please, avoid a love triangle. I cannot begin to explain how much I dislike them. I’m not saying such a thing will happen – I have my fingers crossed that the way I’m reading into things ensures such will not happen – but I thought I would beg anyway.Also, that ending!It is another brilliant cliff-hanger. It didn’t hit me as hard as the ending of Disclosure, but I’m once again excited for what is to come. I cannot wait to find out what comes next.Also, as a final note, I would like to thank Siobhan Davis for sending me an advance read. It is safe to say, I’m thoroughly enjoying being part of her advance read team for the Saven series – they’re certainly worthwhile reads! If you enjoy the genre, get to reading them all.

  • K.M. Montemayor
    2018-11-25 08:41

    I received a copy of this novella from the author for an honest review.Holy Heck, what just happened?!!This is one of the best .5 books I've ever read. I usually don't care much for novellas. I've always thought of them as additional information that didn't make it into the novel, or a branch off of the main novels. But this is different. I don't think you can skip this novella and still understand the Saven series.This was fast-paced. From the moment Sadie reappears on the other side with Griselda we are hit with non-stop revelations. Some you expect; others come out of nowhere. We learn just how far certain alien races will go to destroy the Saven and the nefarious plans that include Sadie. We meet Axton. He is another boy who is smitten with Sadie. It isn't instalove, although it seems like it. You'll have to read the book to find out why. And we meet Alinka, the girl Sadie burned in Disclosure. She has an axe to grind with Sadie. (view spoiler)[ Although I don't like Alinka, I can understand why she's hurt and upset when Sadie shows up and ruins her life. On this world, you are matched with a suitable mate at birth. She was matched with Axton, but when Sadie showed up, it was revoked. If I were Alinka, I'd want to scratch Sadie's eyes out. It was kind of sad and pathetic to watch her beg for crumbs of attention from Axton. She even offers to be his concubine. Sad. Go to Walmart and buy some self-respect, girl! There's more to life than boys. Geez! (hide spoiler)]The hardest part was the end and another cliffy. Hayden is one of my favorite characters in the series. For him to do what he did, well, things must be pretty jacked up. I have a feeling why, but I'll have to wait until August to find out if I'm right.Highly recommended, but read books one and two first.

  • Emily Sarah
    2018-11-22 09:51

    I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. WARNING! This review MAY contain spoilers pertaining to this book and those prior. Read at your own risk. Saven Denialis a novella between the second and third book in the Saven series, and is required if one is continuing on with the series.Books make me laugh, books make me cry. Sometimes books will break my heart into a million pieces and leave them on the floor until I put them back together using duct tape and gorilla glue. (Though my heart doesn't even stand up to those. It just continues to break- over and over and over again.) Anyways, rarely do books actually make me physically shout out loud in response to an emotion whether it be rage, anguish, or shock.This novella made me shout out and scare my dog not once but twice.SPOILER!It was a welcome surprise to get an explanation of Sadie's past. The fact that she's half human half alien and that she lived part of her life and then was forced to forget it. The fact that she's married(?!?!) even though she's Logan's Eterno. I'm shocked and in total denial at the moment. I don't know who to love: Logan, who we've bonded with over the past two books who loves Sadie but can be a total jerk sometimes; or Ax, who (semi) patiently waiting for Sadie to return to him even though she remembers virtually nothing about him even though they spent 12 long years together.SPOILER END!Saven Denial is just that. Full of denial from the protagonist and reader alike. God only knows what's going to happen in book three when the metaphorical poop hits the fan. But I do know with absolute certainty that when that metaphorical poop splatters everywhere, I'll be needing a box of tissues and a bowl of popcorn, because it's going to be one heck of a bumpy ride.

  • Paula Berinstein
    2018-12-04 14:33

    I loved this short link in the Saven series. The protagonist, Sadie, has come a long way since the first book, Saven: Deception, in which she was a naive, rather retiring teenager. She is now confident and assertive and has learned the ways of several worlds in a very short time.Siobhan Davis has created a deliciously intricate world and story. Her storytelling abilities are prodigious and compelling. She never fails to surprise me. I am hoping this exciting multi-genre series goes on and on. I am looking forward to the next installment with great anticipation.On a personal note, I must say that I am much more captivated by the character of Axton than Logan. (To avoid spoilers, I won't describe who they are.) I'm not sure whether that's intentional on the author's part or whether there's just something in me that responds better to him. Perhaps she's trying to fool us again. :)

  • Lola
    2018-12-10 13:46

    I received a copy in exchange for an honest reviewSaven Denial picks right off where Saven Disclosure ended, and as that one ends in a cliffhanger it's nice you don't have to wait too long for this novella. Saven Denial is a short, but very important piece of the series. From the beginning there have been hints and foreshadowing about Sadie and now we finally find out what exactly is going on. I had my guesses and while I was somewhat thinking in the right direction, the actual twist still took me by surprise and was different than my guesses. I love it when that happens! And the foreshadowing was done so well and it all makes sense now looking back.I really enjoyed Saven Denial, it explains so much and it was great to finally see the pieces fall on it's place. There's so much going on and so many revelations it's almost hard to absorb the first time reading it. And then there's that ending. It's quite the nasty cliffhanger and I want to know what's going on. The next book can't get here fast enough. I am really curious to see how everything revealed here will impact things.There's a lot going on in this book for Sadie to absorb and I can't blame her for wanting to hide from it all at times, as it was a lot to take in. I felt really sorry for her, for what happened and what she had gone through. And also angry on her behalf. I thought she handled the situation really well and it really showed her personality how she went through even though it was hard and how with everything going on she still managed to focus on what was most important for her and not lose sight of herself. I like Sadie even more after reading this novella.There are also some new characters the reader meet in this book. And especially two of them were really interesting and I have hopes we'll see more of these in later books. The ending makes me hope that they will play a part in future books as well. There's also a character were I would be happy if we never see her again, but I think she will be a sort of villain and we'll see more of her. I thought she seemed a bit too evil, she seemed to have no motive and just seemed pure nasty and evil. This book ads some important pieces in terms of world building, we learn a bit more about the aliens and about a certain piece of technology. I wasn't a big fan of the time travel, but that's a personal pet peeve as I think it doesn't make sense. I was a bit skeptical about some of the things that happened in this book, as it didn't always make sense and some things were a bit far fetched, but I also see why the author included it. And I think we won't see much more about the time travel besides this book, so I didn't mind too much.To summarize: I really enjoyed this novella. It takes off right after book 2 has ended and is absolutely necessary to read if you're reading this series. This novella explains so much. There is a lot of foreshadowing around one topic that gets revealed here. There are a lot of revelations and twist. And while I had guesses, the actual twist took me by surprise. I was impressed by how Sadie handled the situation. I really felt bad for her and angry on her behalf. We meet some new characters, two of whom I hope to see more of. And one who is a sort of villain, who is pure nasty. I wasn't a fan of the time travel, but luckily it seems like it only plays a part here in this novella mostly. All in all a great novella and vital piece in this series! Can't wait for the next book!

  • Donnielle Tyner
    2018-12-05 13:41

    If there’s one thing Davis does well is grip you with some amazing story telling and this novella doesn’t disappoint. Although Denial is much shorter than the previous novels, it packs a mighty punch in both the story and in your feels.Disclosure left you in a high stakes cliffhanger that resumes in Denial. Sadie’s life is crazy. She’s involved in all kinds of political drama – both human and alien, she’s fighting for equal rights, her love life is smoldering *wink wink* to those who have/will read the book.Without her choice, Sadie is whisked away to another alien world where she discovers many truths about herself, most of them appalling. She holds on her love for Logan and all of her friends and family left behind on earth – using that love to strengthen her resolve.“She acts as if she knows me, and it scares the hell out of me” – Saven Denial, Siobhan DavisDenial was by far my favorite book of the series (so far). I can honestly say my love for this book is because Logan is not a key player. He’s in her thoughts and fuels her actions, but he’s not there being overbearing. It was refreshing.We are introduced to new characters – specifically Axton who I enjoyed and although I know Logan is Sadie’s eterno/soul-mate, I’d ship her with Axton any day just because he can control his über alpha maleness better than Logan.Seriously though, there was so much information revealed and deep character development for Sadie that redeemed some of the quirks I grew to dislike. Her actions and history revealed in Denial should make for an interesting return to Earth.“The truth is on the outskirts of my mind, playing a spiteful game of hide and seek.” – Saven Denial, Siobhan DavisPick up this novella. I speculate that you will have to read this novella to continue the series. So don’t miss out. If you like aliens, fire-powered babes, politics, secret histories, crazy time-travel enigmas that you could easily forgive because hey it’s science fiction, and a heroine who just wants to know what the hell is going on… pick up Saven Denial.

  • Karla
    2018-11-23 13:23

    After the last books cliff hanger ending I couldn't wait to read this. Thanks Siobhan for the advanced copy in return for an honest review. I totally loved this novella, oh how I wished it could have been longer! I was hooked from the first page. A rollercoaster of a read, ups, downs, upsidedowns, I get thrown to the left then to the right, just when I'm totally engrossed it stops dead, end of the track with a sheer drop in front of me. An almighty cliffhanger that has my heart jumping out of my chest and into the palm of my hand. I NEED to know what happens next, I feel lost. I know where I want this book to go, actually I don't because of the new male character. He is a spanner in the works. I can't wait for the next book to see where Siobhan takes it. And I thought I knew where it was going with Sadie but I was so wrong.I was a little perplexed with the time travel, however I think I have my head around it. Time travel can be mind boggling, but I think I have it pretty much sussed. In a fantasy novel anything is possible, all you need is a creative imagination. As I said earlier it's a rollercoaster ride, fast and furious with curveballs coming from every direction. A fantastic read. 5 stars.

  • Rose
    2018-11-26 09:29

    Saven Denial starts right where Saven Disclosure finished, and in this novella we really get the chance to watch Sadie and get to know her on a deeper level. Sadie manages to explore her history, and a past that has never been seen before. The hostile Griselda also features in this book, and we meet some important figures, Axton and Izzy.This book is a really nice novella, and Sadie has to come to terms with herself, her past, and what she wants to do with her future. Siobhan Davis reveals what is hidden in Sadie's past, and this novella is the perfect way to do so.I'm finding it hard to write this review without any spoilers, so I'll keep it short. Logan doesn't feature in the book, but this is a key part of Sadie's self discovery. Saven Denial also caused me to question and reconsider what I'd always thought would be Sadie's future. The ending was a little different, and we'll just have to see what's in store for book three.

  • Donna
    2018-12-07 09:28

    This novella was awesome, it filled in so much! There was so much that shocked me and worried me. We meet the Tor...another alien race, and they are enemies of the Saven. They have time travel technology. It's so interesting. I don't want to give away too much, but there so much we learn about Sadie in this novella!!! Next, on to Saven Defiance (book 3)!!! This is such an awesome series!!! Have I said that before? Only a million times. :)

  • Tayla Robichaud
    2018-12-12 14:28

    I received an ARC from the author for an honest review This was really good! I have no idea how the next book will start considering not everyone reads novellas. This book was so important though and had so much needed information. That ending though... Maaaan (view spoiler)[ I hate that they are wary of her. I love Hayden and neve but understand why they are nervous (hide spoiler)]

  • Megan Hunt
    2018-11-19 07:49

    This book gives us answers we have been seeking around sadies background, i was reading this and becoming more anxious and excited to where the story was heading. Saven Denial is a short novella but a crutial one at that. YOU MUST READ BEFORE BOOK 3 (Saven Defiance) it answered many questions i had but now i have more to know. We meet a new character Axton , Ax for short, he is Griselda son and has played a part in shaping who Sadie is. even if she doesn't know.

  • Moriah
    2018-12-14 06:27

    **This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment***I received an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*After I finished Saven Disclosure, I kind of had to let myself take in everything. The ending threw me for a loop, and I honestly couldn’t even begin to think what was going to happen next. The only reason I would suggest not immediately downloading Disclosure and diving in is because the cliffhanger will get you. When Saven Denial arrived on my kindle, I had to know what happened next. Needless to say, I might have a favorite sci-fi romance series now—is it too early to start rereading them yet? (Because I might have read the novella twice already…) I saw a different side of Sadie. Throughout the first two books, who she is stayed in the background. All she knows is that her family doesn’t like her and she isn’t like them. Saven Denial explained all the burgeoning questions around her appearance and how she became such a strong, resolute character. In my opinion, she found a strength that she didn’t even know she had and tapped into that to make it on the planet Torc. This novella added so much to the series. You can’t go from book two to book three and understand what’s going on (at least I would think so, but the third book isn’t out yet, so who knows?). I’m not quite sure how Davis managed to change so freaking much about the series in one novella, but you have to read this one. I don’t really consider it an option, if not so that you know what’s going on, but because it’s a good story! The characters, the tension, the romance—it was genuine Siobhan Davis. My heart was tugged in multiple directions, and I’m not sure how I’m going to make it out unscathed. I’m trying not to give too much away, but I met a few new characters. Axton: I loved him, in a weird sort of way. Almost as if I felt like I might be betraying the other characters that I loved in order to give him a little bit of my heart. Nonetheless, it was difficult not to love him.Izzy: I can’t wait to learn more about her character! She wasn’t as big of a presence as Axton, but she has the potential to be in the other books, and I just know that it’ll be wonderful. Sadie has proved to have strong friendships with those that she opens herself up to, and I have no doubt that Izzy is on that list. The cliffhangers are killing me, Siobhan. Here’s your crown, because you’ve officially earned the title of Cliffhanger Queen (the cliffhanger got me in the reread!). By the end of this novella, you’ll be on the edge of your seat. Your mind will do that thing where it can’t process exactly what is happening, thus sucking you in—again. Science fiction and romance blend together to make for an interesting journey to an unknown planet with inventive characters.

  • Lillian
    2018-12-05 12:33

    I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.Saven: Denial by Siobhan Davis is a novella that bridges the gap between Saven Disclosure and Saven Defiance by answering some much needed questions about Sadie.Please note that if you have not read Saven Disclosure there are minor spoilers ahead.While Denial is short (just over 100 pages) it was nice to have some answers after the awful cliffhanger in Disclosure. There are answers….BIG answers in this novella so if you are a fan of the series it is a MUST read. For once Sadie is the center and only character from the rest of the series to appear in this book. It was a great change of pace to see Sadie independent of Logan, Haydn and Jared.Sadie has not been my favorite character (I’m not gonna lie) but this novella took her to a new level for me. She’s by herself with someone she doesn’t know and who she believes is the enemy. She’s confronted with things from her past that are not pleasant and answer so many of her own questions about herself, her insecurities, and her family.I’ll be honest that going into this book I had an idea of what was happening, but I loved how Siobhan Davis played it out. She is the master of foreshadowing and dramatic irony. We readers pick up on what is happening and we have to watch as poor Sadie catches up.I really enjoyed the new characters brought into the story, two in particular. I really feel they add so much to the story and if I may say I might have jumped ships though Sadie hasn’t (no worries for you #TeamLogan girls). These two characters answer so many questions for Sadie and really change her outlook. I hope to see more of them going forward in the series.World-building wise, this novella packs a big punch in 100+ pages! There are so many hints about the alien technology, the on-going war and what started it that I don’t know where to start. It was amazing to be able to finally connect so many dots and answer so many of the questions that have been lingering.Overall I really enjoyed Sadie’s adventure in this novella. It answers a lot of questions while bringing up more. It adds tension to an already tense series plot. I can’t wait to see what Siobhan Davis has in store next for our Sadie!

  • Mandy Peterson
    2018-12-10 13:44

    I know I said I wouldn't give Siobhan Davis a 5 star rating yet because I know she will get better and I'll have to invent a new rating system... That being said, this book gets a 5 star rating. And I may have to reinvent my rating system. Immersing you immediately in a new world along with Sadie, intrigue abounds as the mystery about Sadie's past and purpose unravels. Every single point is so well developed, you are completely comfortable as a reader in a new land, and it is very exciting to experience things alongside Sadie. Although Siobhan asks you to suspend your disbelief, it is utterly unnecessary to do so because the plot is so finely crafted that you are already willing to buy into it hook, line, and sinker. I appreciated the innovative perspective she brought on time-travel. Without spoiling anything, here are a few of my favorite things about Saven: Denial:1. Sadie finally grows! I know she's grown throughout the first two novels (I was there). However, I always disliked her a little bit. She was whiny, weak, and completely blinded by her love for Logan. It was almost like she wasn't her own person. (Funny, because she really kind of wasn't and that is explained in this book.) Sadie comes into her own towards the end of the book, making hard choices and sacrifices. Her choices aren't always the best, but they are fully her own. Look out, Saven and Tor! Sadie is taking charge!2. Axton. Can we just .... for a second? I could not be more thrilled with this development! (view spoiler)[ And I'm totally #TeamAxton right now. He really knows her deep down and he had to suffer through watching her with Logan all that time. Bleeding hearts of the world, unite. I hope he wins out for her affection in the end. We shall see!(hide spoiler)]3. World building done right. The next time an aspiring writer asks me for a book that is a good example of world building, this is it. This is my recommendation. Of course, it piggy backs off the first two books. It stands strong on its own as well. Building a complete new world, plot, and characters successfully in so few pages. 4. I've had such pleasure in watching Siobhan Davis grow as an author from True Calling to now (and will continue beyond!). Her skills are really showing in this innovative, breathtakingly suspenseful, beautifully crafted series. I am anxiously awaiting book 3 and I am invested in the outcome of this series. I am wondering if she will take advantage of the many spin-off novellas that she can do to flesh out characters and backgrounds even further. Disclaimer: Yeah, I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. Everything I said is really my own opinion, even though I got to read the book before its release date.

  • Beyond the Pages
    2018-12-19 12:30

    First Impression (post completion of reading): Saven Denial, the 2.5 of this magnificent series, was a complete thrill ride. I cannot even begin to tell you how utterly spellbound I was by it. It challenged everything I thought I knew about Sadie and her existence. Wow! Siobhan Davis was a genius on this short. She took what was already a very compelling story and made it into a master-level marvel of wonder. About the Book:From 2 to 2.5...At the end of book two, Sadie was kidnapped by her maker. This story picked up where that story left off. It began with Sadie being transported to another world. She was quickly schooled on her past, her purpose, her position and more. The "what-the-what" strengths in this story... (I won't go into detail about anything because I'll say too much. Seriously!)- The Griselda Drama- The Tempo- The Tor Connection- The Training- The Ax Dilemma- The Video Recordings- The Soulmate Situation- The Alinka Conflict- The Izzy Angle- The Timeline- The Ultimate Sacrifice- The CliffhangerWithout revealing too much, I can say that many questions were answered about the depth of Sadie's love for Logan. With that said, many more questions remain about the what now of it all.Believe me, you want, need, and MUST read this installment of the Saven series. Like yesterday!!!Rating: 4.5-5/5Recommend: YesAudience: A, NA, YAStatus: PG-13, SF/F, PRChemistry/Intensity: YesConflict/Drama: YesSuspense/Intrigue: YesFamily Dysfunction: YesStrong Protagonists: YesEvil Antagonists: YesLoyal Allies: YesStand Alone: NoSeries Relevance: YesHEA: ?Keeper/Re-read: YesHard copy or E-copy: Hard copy Want More: Yes!Source: A complimentary ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest critique. I was neither expected to submit a positive review nor was I monetarily compensated for my review. The words I have expressed are my own and were given free of the influence of anyone or anything.

  • A Leisure Moment
    2018-11-27 06:29

    By the end of this novella, you’ll be on the edge of your seat. Your mind will do that thing where it can’t process exactly what is happening, thus sucking you in—again. Science fiction and romance blend together to make for an interesting journey to an unknown planet with inventive characters.Read the rest of the review!Read ALM's review of Saven Deception!Read ALM's review of Saven Disclosure!

  • Danielle
    2018-12-05 10:27

    So so good! I don't think I have ever enjoyed a novella for a series as much as I enjoyed this one.This novella was very fast paced. At times I had forgotten that this was a novella and not a full length novel. Of course, I remembered when it was over way too quickly, and left me wanting more.Denial begins where Disclosure (book two) left off. Which was perfect because Disclosure ended on a cliffhanger. And we all have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers; they keep you in suspense, but sometimes, as in this case, the suspense is just too much! Thankfully, I got my hands on this novella so some of my unanswered questions could be resolved. As the synopsis above states, this is a novella, but it is one you should definitely read if you are continuing on with the series. A lot of times, novellas serve as just an optional read if you want a little more insight. This novella, however, is so much more than that.The synopsis also warns readers that there is yet another cliffhanger, and it is a pretty fantastic cliffhanger at that.So, if you haven't yet read any of the Saven series, you really should. It has everything you could want in a series, including aliens (a personal favorite of mine :D).

  • Kim
    2018-12-16 11:48

    **I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review**Original review can be found here: Saven DenialLiterally the second after I finished book number 2, I started this one. The good news is I didn't start reading the series really until three books have come out, the bad news is I finished this one in no time at all, considering it's a novella, and now I have to wait until August.. AUGUST! ugh. UGH! I'm so impatient already.This one started off RIGHT where the other one left. So you absolutely NEED to read this one after you've finished book 2, and before you start book 3 (if you are coming in after 3 is out already). This book covered so much in the short amount of pages it had, it really went into some answers that popped up through the first two books. It also had the proper amount of turmoil and action that is so great about the series.I love the fact that the author is exploring more of the sci-fi thing, I'm a huge sci-fi fan, I love it all, space, and time travel, and aliens and futuristic stuff, and technology that is only thought of in the minds of it's creators. I can't wait to find out what happens next...is 3 out yet?!

  • Heather
    2018-12-02 14:23

    Yet again, Siobhan managed to grab my attention and hold it until the very end. I was so sad that this was a novella length book, but I completely understand her reasons for that. It did answer a lot of questions that were raised in the previous two books. For example: now we know exactly why Sadie has felt different from everyone else her entire life, and why she woke up platinum blonde and grey eyed instead of brunette and blue eyed one morning when she was four. Siobhan also gave us another huge cliffhanger to keep us wanting more. Can't wait for the next installment! I was gifted an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

  • Mo
    2018-12-09 07:36

    Book 2.5 or 3, not sureSadie is still lost as I am on Torc. It really doesn't explain much. She lived a double life on Torc and Earth but doesn't remember. I think the videos to herself are brilliant. Ax is lovely and I feel for him. He's possessive and Sadie's husband. He can't help but be jealous every time Logan's name comes up in conversation . What a reveal! Griselda is unhinged. I like Izzy. I wonder what's happened to Haydn. I know he's still in love with Sadie. The fire ability came from where again? 2.75 stars imo.

  • Wanda
    2018-11-19 11:24

    This was even better than I hoped. I love the twists and turns. I was so engrossed I couldn't believe I was at the last line. I'm looking forward to the next book. My new impression is x-files meets twilight on the set of dr who. Loved it. I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Here lies the girl no one saw until it was too late
    2018-11-25 14:41

    I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.Oh. My. God! I can't believe the things I just read! It was completely genius don't get me wrong but it just left me feeling bad for someone else. I feel bad for Axton even though I don't like him. Just because I can't stand him and the fact that he has another case of grabby hands doesn't mean that I approve of everything Sadie did to him. This book taught us so much about Sadie's past. It told us what her nightmares were and why they would pop up when they did. It explains why the Eterno connection between her and Logan is possible. It gives us so much vital information. I know that it is listed as book 2.5 but unlike most half books this one really isn't optional. It must be read. I read the snippet of Chapter one of the next book and you will be lost if you don't read Denial.So just as promised this book picks up exactly where Disclosure left off. We follow Sadie as she tries to deal with the shock of her past. She doesn't remember anything and everyone talks to her as if she is the same person that left them. News flash for all the Tor: Sadie Owens is no longer a sniveling brat as Griselda would have you believe. She's a force to be reckoned with and she will do anything necessary to save her loved ones. She's also gained a lot of backbone and smartass is practically her middle name. I highly recommend this series and I hope that if my reviews convince you to get a copy and read it that you like it too.

  • Lisa Eiff
    2018-12-01 11:44

    OMG! This was only a novella stuck in the middle of this series? There is seriously so much going on in this book...I didn't even realize it was intended to be a short inclusion in this set until it was over and I saw 'novella' written on the title page. Sadie endures being kidnapped (again), finding out she's fallen in love (again), discovers she has previously hidden powers (not 'again'...but how cool is that? And didn't part of her realize this last one all along?). My mind is still reeling from the excitement of reading this little novella...and it's been an absolutely mind blowing experience. This book includes time-travel on several accounts...but the ways in which it was used will seriously blow your mind. I would recommend this book (and series) to fans of sci-fi and/or those that enjoy coming of age type stories. I promise, this whole series is like an improved take on the concept presented in 'The Host' by Stephenie Meyer...sci-fi writing style that should appeal to those that aren't already fans of the genre. I am currently reading the boxset of the Saven series as an advanced readers ecopy that I received on my kindle fire, but I wanted to voluntarily share my honest opinion about this book here. To be honest...I've been so glued to this series...I ran my battery in my kindle fire out completely...time to recharge so I can find out what happens next *bites nails*

  • Britni Duwii
    2018-12-10 10:40

    This book is definitely key in the Saven series. In this novella, we get to see all about Sadie's origins. Not just who she is, but WHY she is who she is. It's not your typical story of someone born a certain way or fulfilling a prophecy. It's completely different, and I think that's what makes it so fun.We also see that there is a love interest in this storyline that is an integral part of Sadie's life and it will no doubt cause trouble. I think you'll enjoy this book. It really will help tie in some of he breadcrumbs Siobhan left in previous books!I received this book complimentary for my honest review.

  • Mandy Stump
    2018-12-02 07:25

    🔥This series keeps getting better and better. Love all the drama. The whole married to A thing threw me. She needs to be with Logan.

  • Tracey Billing
    2018-11-29 13:24

    Another cliffhanger ending. Poor Sadie, just when things were kind of looking up for her, she is taken to the planet Tor and her whole life is upturned in a matter of days.The introduction of new characters is interesting. Ax seems true and Izzy who is her new (old) BFF makes for an interesting storyline to come.