Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Blue Violet (Svatura, #1)” as Want to Read:
Blue Violet (Svatura, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Blue Violet

(Svatura #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  681 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Book #1 of the Svatura Series

Ellie Aubrey is a centuries-old gypsy princess whose extraordinary abilities once inspired her Roma ancestors' fairytales (or nightmares). Along with her twin-brother, Griffin, Ellie has spent most of her life hiding from the Vyusher, a rival tribe who destroyed their entire powerful family. But after a mysterious dream, Ellie risks discovery i
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published August 19th 2012 by Abigail Owen
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Blue Violet, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Blue Violet

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.88  · 
Rating details
 ·  681 ratings  ·  68 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Blue Violet (Svatura, #1)
Blue Violet by Abigail Owen is a refreshing YA paranormal romance on the light and slightly innocent side. The first book of the Svatura Series, isn’t overly violent or full of tons of angst and tears, perhaps because, while looking like teens, the main characters are actually part of a supernatural race that ages very slowly. Ellie looks like a high school senior, but she and her brother Griffin are over two hundred years old. They are quite possibly among the last surviving Svaturi, so Ellie i ...more
Sherry Fundin
Abigail Owen can spin a fantastic tale of the supernatural world and I was quickly drawn in by the characters of Blue Violet, wondering…

Eillie and her twin, Griffin were the only two left from the Darane Svatura tribe. It had been just the two of them for more than a century, but her desire to be a part of a family again was leading her to another group with abilities she had dreamed about.

Ellie is a perpetual student, because she looks so young what else could she do, even though she is more th
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it

A very enjoyable twist in the paranormal trope! Ms. Owen has taken all the things we love and combined them in a way that is both creative and exciting. The downside is there was too much telling and not nearly enough showing - especially in the relationship between Ellie and Alex. We are told they are getting to know each other, we are told they are very attracted to each other but we don't actually see or experience that attraction and growth. Then, suddenly - Voilá! They are together a
Article first published as Book Review:Blue Violet by Abigail Owen on Blogcritics.

Walking the razor path between fear and danger is often deadly. If you were the one who witnessed a horrible act, and had to hide from life, what would that look like? Could you find a strength and courage to return to the everyday cycle of life?

In Blue Violet by Abigail Owen, we have the opportunity to meet just such a soul. Ellie Aubrey moves to Colorado, knowing that she has made a move that will put her in a sp
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I wasn't so sure about this book, I mean, I had no idea what it was about when i started reading it, thanks to the kindle app on my phone, and due to downloading it forever ago. Probably before summer. It was surprisingly good, though. Lots of gore, mystery, and romance. I mean, sure, it was high school romance, but that's okay too.
This book was about Ellie, and her twin brother Griffin, and their life in a new town. When they first moved to the town,(the name is escaping me right now) they wer
Kelly-Jo Sweeney
Apr 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I love Abigail Owen's books and have read most series that she has done so far. The Svatura series was one that I hadn't tried at all, so when I saw that each one was only 99p at the moment, I had to give it a go. I wasn't really sure what it was all about though.
Ellie and Griffin come from people who live for many years and also possess special powers. They have been alone for a long time, but Ellie has dreamt of some people who are the same as they are. Against Griffin's advice, she decides to
This is a pretty average PNR novel. Ellie and Griffin are twins and have been in hiding since the Vyusher, evil werewolves, killed their entire community. Ellie has a dream about more of her people, the Svatura, and tracks them down against the will of her brother. She moves to their town and poses as a high school senior so she can scout out the Svatura and make sure they are trustworthy. Ellie effortlessly navigates high school because she's done this many times. Griffin shows up and surveils ...more
Sydney M Neblett
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The power of us all

The story within these pages is absolutely amazing. I love the relationships that developed and grew between the characters. I can’t say I would ever want to return to high school, but in those halls Ellie found what her and her twin had been missing for so many years. The author did a fantastic job with the story, keeping it exciting and moving. I can’t wait to read the next book.
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018

This has been sitting on my shelf for YEARS! I just picked it at random and had no idea what it was going to be about. And it was pretty good.

It was interesting to see a teen book with 100+yo high school students acknowledging that it would be weird to date teenagers, even if they did look the same age!

I might give the rest of the series a go. They seem be priced well.
Kathy Cunningham
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Abigail Owen’s YA novel BLUE VIOLET is a compelling supernatural romance about a race of beings, called “Svatura,” with both super longevity and super powers. In way, BLUE VIOLET is like a mash-up of the TWILIGHT books and the X-MEN comics. Ellie Aubrey is two centuries old, but she looks like a high school senior. She and her brother Griffin are the sole survivors of their clan of Svatura, and they witnessed the decimation of their people a century earlier by the vicious Vyusher, a tribe of met ...more
Oct 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Flowers were all the rage a while back but I never got to read that many with them so it's nice to have one now. It's a simple but pretty cover. Ellie has been around for a while. She's about 200 years old if I'm correct. She is NOT a vampire. She's not immortal either. She can get hurt and die. She just lives longer than the average person. She's this petite little thing who blends in well with the High School crowd. If it were me I would look at her like
I want to say for the song choice, "I've Got All This Ringing in my ears and none in my fingers" by Fall Out Boy, because i will proudly admit i love Fall Out Boy but i think the better choice is "Dirty Little Secret" by All American Rejects. So there is my song suggestion to give you a better "understanding" of the book...

Okay so this is literally tittering on the edge of 3.5 and 4. And i will explain one of the biggest reasons much later. And some of the reason i can explain right now, sometim
Pretty bland, but not the worst I've seen. ...more
Kate McMurry
Terrific YA, urban fantasy, paranormal romance with a dynamic heroine

Ellie Aubrey looks like a teenager, but she and her brother Griffin have been around since the Civil War. Though her paranormal race, the Svatura, live preternaturally long lives, Ellie's family and most of the Svatura on earth have been exterminated by their mortal enemies, the Vyusher. The Svatura need each other to thrive, but when more than two of them are in a particular place, they draw the Vyusher upon them. For that rea
Sep 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ellinore ‘Ellie’ Audrey is not just another high school student; she’s a girl with a secret that only her twin Griffin knows. In this first book of the series, both of these siblings have moved to Colorado from Texas in pursuit of what they believe to be more of their own kind. Once in Colorado Ellie’s disguises herself as a high school student allowing her to get close to the Jenners and the Pierces, who are undiscovered members of the Svatura. The Svatura are a ravaged and decimated group of g ...more
Carrie Slager
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
[Full disclosure: I received a free ebook copy in conjunction with the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.]

When I signed up for the Black Orchid blog tour I really wasn’t all too sure about whether I’d like the books or not. However, the thing that convinced me was that I had read Andromeda’s Fall by Abigail Owen as well and loved it. Why not give her other series a try? And let me tell you: I’m so glad I did. It’s just as good as Andromeda’s Fall and I am now a huge Abigail Owen fan.

Neysa (Papier Revue)
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-owned
[A PDF file was provided by the author for review purpose. Thanks Abigail!]

Enthralling. That's all I have to say for Blue Violet.
Abigail Owen bring us into a new magical urban world that feel truly believable. Simply amazing. So glad that I've found this book.

This book told us about Ellie and Griffin, a pair of twin who had been on constant running since their tribe-The Svatura, people with long lifespan and certain special power- wa
Tony Parsons
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Blue Violet (Book #1 of the Svatura Series) 174 (182) Abigail Owen posted 8/26/14

Ellie (Ellinore) Aubrey (HS Sr., aka Artemis; huntress, gypsy princess) goes to school in Estes Park (Carriage Hills) CO. Griffin Aubrey is her twin brother. The 2 had just moved there from Austin Texas.

Ellie was to meet with Ms. Langston (counselor). Ellie 1st class of the day was Mrs. Cavender (AP English).

At lunch Ellie met Adelaide (Delia) Jenner (HS Sr., ability to see relationships between people; past, pre
Ellie and her twin brother Griffin aren’t typical teenagers. They may look like they are, but in fact they’ve been around for over a hundred years. They’re part of the Svatura, a supernatural race who live a prolonged life. But most of the Svatura, at least the tribe Ellie and Griffin belonged to, have been murdered a long time ago by their natural enemies, the Vyusher. The Svatura normally live in tribes, because each other’s presence enhances their powers. Unfortunately the Vyusher have made t ...more
Maghon Thomas
Wow! I'm completely hooked and there's three more books to go! I was not expecting this one and I loved the whole thing. The writer definitely had me cheering for Ellie and her friends and hoping not all wolf shifters are bad!! And it's innocent yet deeply complex and simple all at the same time. Ellie and her brother want a family like them, special. And she finally finds them but there's a catch, can they stay alive from those whom have slaughtered their whole family in the past.

So Ellie is a
May 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Excellent New Paranormal Series

Abigail Owen wrote a smart and magical tale of the Svatura, who are a people of gypsy heritage that are close to being immortal. They each have at least one power, and some have many more. These powers could be anything from healing, teleportation, mindreading, firestarting, shapeshifting, as well as psychics.

The Svatura lives in a large group, and smaller family groups would break off, then come back. The smaller groups started being wiped out by the Pyusher - an
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
* I received a free copy of Blue Violet in exchange for an honest review *

Blue Violet follows Ellie, a girl who has had only the company of her twin brother Griffin for the majority of her life, and by life I mean over a century. Ellie and her brother are not normal human beings, they instead belong to an ancient mystical race that has almost been completely wiped out.

Although Ellie does enjoy her brother's company, she yearns to be around other people like her. Being around the same person (and
Jessica Nicholls
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Abigail Owen’s writing was a worthwhile discovery. This is the first book of the Svatura Series. Her style is simple and precise, which I thought made the world building and varying ‘gifts’ or ‘talents’ of the characters much easier to digest. Sometimes the details in paranormal writing can be overbearing, but I found reading Abigail Owen’s first Svatura instalment very refreshing (as well as entertaining).
Ellie Aubrey moves to Colorodo with her twin brother Griffin, unable to stop herself from
Kirsty Bicknell
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) . . . .'Blue Violet' is the type of book that makes me want to press pause on the world (wink wink!!), snuggle in a blanket and read it from start to finish. The plot gave me that dizzy feeling from spinning to fast on a roundabout when I was a little girl!!
'Blue Violet' is the story of Ellie, who arrives in Estes park, with her twin brother, Griffin, following a premonitory dream. Ellie believes that she has to find the remaining members of her race, the Darane Svatura,
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I give this book 5 fangs

Couldn't put this book down!
Ellie isn't like other girls, she may look 18 but add a century and a couple decades and that's more her age. Ellie and her twin griffin are not quite human they are svatura a very old line of humans that developed gifts, and yet even amongst their own people they are royalty. That would matter a lot more if there were any of their people left but a massacre decimated them. For a very long time it has just been Ellie and griffin but now after
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Freaking awsome!

Ok, let me be serious, first of all, I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I like a very singular kind of books, but sometimes I feel like read something new, so I took this one and let me tell you something:

Letting aside some repetitive stuff, I loved this book, from the beginning of the book it trapped me, all the secrets and all the magic, and then the things started to have sense and I was like:

I liked all girls, I like Ellie even if she is all mig
Michelle B
I liked this book, and it's definitely one of the better-written self-published books I've read! The characters were interesting, the premise was interesting, and it all unfolded at what I felt was the perfect pace. My only complaint? The further I read the more I was reminded of the Twilight saga. I should mention that I really liked Twilight. But I'm always irritated when a book too closely mirrors any other.

(The rest of this review has spoilers).

A group of people who appear human and normal
Okay, I have to say the synopsis of this book was quite misleading. I was expecting some star-crossed lovers, but instead got two people denying their feelings for each other before ultimately giving into them. Not that it's that big of deal, but I just kept waiting for the book to make this turn and it never did. It kind of ruined the reading experience for me a little. But all that aside, it was a good story that I basically read in one sitting. So, I guess I can't complain too much. But, I th ...more
Isabel Zapata
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book alot. I liked that the main character ellie has the power to manipulate other powers like she was born with them. I like that ellie also finds her true love. I am waiting for the next book to come out because I really like this book and can't wait till it continues. The last thing I want to say is that I like how the family sticks together what ever happens and I'm talking about both the familys. Ellie and her twin brother Griffin. The other family is the Jenners andbthe Pierec ...more
Sep 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book started out with lots of potential. I was curious as to what was going on and who these people were. After half way through it just went down hill. I was pretty bored and there were quite a few things that didn't really make sense. Why would she continue to go to school after everything was out in the open? She started out as such a strong character and seemed to get weaker and weaker as the story went on. I stopped reading after 80% done. It wasn't so bad that I couldn't finish it, I ...more
« previous 1 3 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Dragon's Tears (The Dragon Shifter's Mates, #2)
  • Dragon's Fate (The Dragon Shifter's Mates, #4)
  • Dragon's Desire (The Dragon Shifter's Mates, #3)
  • Draken (The Draglen Brothers #1)
  • Vendetta Road (Torpedo Ink, #3)
  • Archangel's War (Guild Hunter, #12)
  • Dream Maker (Dream Team, #1)
  • Shadow Flight (Shadow Riders, #5)
  • Age of Deception (The Firebird Chronicles, #2)
  • Lethal Game (GhostWalkers, #16)
  • Ruthless Princess (Mafia Royals, #1)
  • Demon Magic and a Martini (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #4)
  • Finally (Neighbor from Hell, #12)
  • Omens (Dark in You, #6)
  • Two Witches and a Whiskey (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #3)
  • Where Sleeping Dragons Lie (Dragon Shifters of Elysia, #1)
  • In a Badger Way (Honey Badger Chronicles, #2)
  • Dark Arts and a Daiquiri (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, #2)
See similar books…
Multi-award-winning author, Abigail Owen, writes adult paranormal romance & upper YA fantasy romance. She loves plots that move hot and fast, feisty heroines with sass, heroes with heart, a dash of snark, and oodles of HEAs! Other titles include wife, mother, Star Wars geek, ex-competitive skydiver, spreadsheet lover, eMBA, organizational guru, Texan, Aggie, and chocoholic.

Abigail attempted to fin

Other books in the series

Svatura (4 books)
  • White Hyacinth (Svatura, #2)
  • Crimson Dahlia (Svatura, #3)
  • Black Orchid (Svatura #4)

Related Articles

With his new horror novel, The Only Good Indians, author Stephen Graham Jones conjures one of the most effective scary images to ever hover in that...
66 likes · 8 comments
“She'd read ton of books with female heroines who swooned at the sight of their true love and had thought them to be incredibly wimpy. Now here she stood, barely able to keep herself upright. Not that she was in love...far from it. But a girl could appreciate a bona fide hottie when she saw one, right?” 0 likes
“I just finished running, and I look and smell like nothing very pleasant. Why, oh, why did he have to bump into me now?” 0 likes
More quotes…