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Saven Denial (Saven #3)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  328 Ratings  ·  112 Reviews

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 horri
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Published May 21st 2016 by Siobhan Davis
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Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 pri
Amanda Minnock
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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. Scar
Siobhan Davis
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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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
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
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 –
K.M. Montemayor
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 Grise
Emily Sarah
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 Denial is 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 glu
Paula Berinstein
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

Saven 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
Donnielle Tyner
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 r
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
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
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
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

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Megan Hunt
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**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 happe
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 cl
Mandy Peterson
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 ex
Beyond the Pages
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
A Leisure Moment

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.


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May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
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 so
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review**

Original review can be found here: Saven Denial

Literally 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.
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 h ...more
Dec 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 2.5 or 3, not sure

Sadie 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
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Lisa Eiff
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 f
Britni Duwii
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 i
Mandy Stump
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.
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“We love each other. You love me, you do.” His eyes beseech me to believe it, to remember it, to feel it.” 2 likes
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