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I’ve fallen hard for an alien, but he’s harboring secrets.
Massive secrets that threaten the very essence of humanity.
How can I give him my heart when his race plans on taking my future?

Sadie Owens has been slowly dying inside. Bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day. Trapped in a life she hates, she relies on only one person—herself.

Paperback, 436 pages
Published December 22nd 2015
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Siobhan Davis Hi Stellar. A decent portion of the book focuses on the romance. I write books that have a mix of romance, action/adventure, sci-fi and dystopian. If…moreHi Stellar. A decent portion of the book focuses on the romance. I write books that have a mix of romance, action/adventure, sci-fi and dystopian. If you don't like romance then I think it's probably not the right book for you :( Thanks for checking out my work :)(less)
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Currently Free (02/20/2017)

Siobhán Davis brilliantly combines sci-fi and romance in this exciting tale about epic love, loss, survival, and friendship where a human girl who falls in love with mysterious alien boy.
“Do you believe in soul mates? A connection so sacred and profound that one soul instantly recognizes it’s other half?”

Sadie Owens’ hope for a happy future is all but lost. She lives in a dreary world where segregation and oppression of the poor are the norm
Amanda Minnock
Jul 26, 2016 Amanda Minnock rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Siobhan Davis for my copy of the ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

If I could give this book all the stars out the sky right now I would! With a plot and characters that I fell in love with from the start, I can't stop singing praises for this series as the first book has been amazing.

Sadie Owens can't help it, late for curfew again cursing herself she knows her family is going to flip especially now they are another 100 Nuvis down. With a mother & brot
When will life possibly get better for Sadie? When will she have someone in her corner, someone to rely on? Sadie has only known hatred and betrayal, but when she is selected to be part of a social experiment, she has the opportunity of a lifetime, to spend six months under the sea, in a newly created city that promises wonders and life beyond compare. But is it just another thing that is too good to be true in her life?

Enter Logan, with his glorious looks, and commanding presence, is he all he
Siobhan Davis
Nov 29, 2015 Siobhan Davis rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Oct 25, 2016 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Well, I can tell you one thing, I will most definitely be continuing this series and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.

Siobhan Davis has created such an interesting world in this series that I absolutely cannot wait to get back to. I loved the main character, Sadie, and she reminded me a lot of Clary from the Mortal Instrument series- she's got a temper, she's tiny, she's stubborn, and extremely resi

Update: Saven Deception is free right now on Give it a try. Book 2, Saven disclosure, is also on Amazon for $3.99. I just finished it. It was quite an adventure! There are expected to be two more books, Saven Defiance and Saven Declaration. I can't wait!

Saven Deception by Siobhan Davis was not what I expected. From the cover, I thought this book would concentrate on romance, but this book is about so much more. It is about an oppressive government. It is about friendships, believing
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
ET has landed on Earth and I'm giving him 4 stars.

Above everything else in this book I enjoyed the world that Siobhan Davis created. It's not a new concept to increase the divide which already exists in our society and apply it in a dystopian novel, but here it was done well. It's a simple really - you have an inner circle were the high class live, with no or very little rules they have to follow. The further out your circle district is, the harder life is and the more rules you have to comply w
I received a copy for review in exchange for an honest review

Saven: Deception is an exciting start of a new series. It's about aliens, an underwater city, a corrupt government and much more. The pace is well done and the story progresses nicely, with a big bang towards the end of the book with lots of revelations and things coming to light. The end felt a bit rushed, but it fit with all the revelations and things that happened. There are some interesting twist and turns and the story kept me int
K.M. Montemayor
I was gifted a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

If something seems to good to be true, there is usually a reason why. Sadie Owens is a star, one of the lower caste of people who lives in the outer circle. The earth is going to hell in a handbasket and the evil government has created a system of classes--stars, the lowest, coins, the middle, and bullions, the upper. The stars have virtually no rights,not even the right to fall and love and marry. With such a dism
Donna Weiss (BookDragonGirl)
I loved this book!
It's a little dystopian, a lot of sci-fi wwith aliens, romance and young adult.
The writing was fantastic, in my opinion! Wonderful world development (the underwater world was so cool), character development and everything just flowed in a way that I had trouble putting it down!! The characters were really great...some were a little mysterious at first, some were a little hard to like at first, but as all is revealed and as the characters grew you really became invested. I lov
Siobhan Davis
Jun 30, 2015 Siobhan Davis rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Feb 18, 2016 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recently I have been making, what some will refer to as, very silly choices when it comes to reading books. I do not mean I’m reading extremely bad books, far from it, merely that I am going about my choices in a very weird way. What I mean by this is I’m joining author’s advance read teams prior to reading any of their work. It’s silly, I know. There is the strong possibility I will not like what I am sent. Fortunately, this has yet to happen. As it stands, I have enjoyed all the advance read b ...more
Tayla Robichaud
I received an ARC for an honest review.

This book was really really good. I enjoyed it very much.

First of all I kinda wish the prologue wasn't there, or was put in the middle or something (view spoiler)

Sadie: (view spoiler)
Cait • A Page with a View
2.5 stars (almost 3).
At first the general premise of a dystopian society with a beautiful teen falling in love with a beautiful non-human doesn't seem like anything new for the YA genre, but this one manages to stand out with fun elements like the underwater city.

Some of the dialogue was cheesy, but for the most part Sadie seemed like a pretty realistic teen (although I'm not sure how human she'll turn out to be). I'm a little bit over all of the emphasis on how hot YA characters are, but it's
Candace Robinson
Liked this one a lot! Loved Sadie! I may even like this one more than True calling!
B. Truly
Nov 23, 2015 B. Truly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was gifted with this novel by the author for an honest review. This entire review contains Spoilers.

Saven Deception is a great start into an intriguing series. The prologue was written well and had me flipping the page immediately. I've been into dystopian ever since reading Hunger Games. The beginning and ending of this novel didn't disappoint with the dystopian concept. Also, human appearing aliens are my absolute favorite.
This story has a lot of interesting elements. I like how the under
Nov 06, 2016 meghann rated it it was amazing
Whew. I read this book in one sitting yesterday. I just got sucked in and didn't come up for air until I had finished the book. Sadie lives in a world where people are divided into three classes. Those in her, the lowest, class will spend their lives working in factories. Only 10% will be allowed to marry and have children, and Sadie know there is little hope for happiness in her future. She signs up for an experiment the government is running aimed at solving the overpopulation crisis. Sadie wi ...more
Nov 19, 2016 Jessica rated it it was ok

I learned something about myself while reading this book. Namely, that if I develop a distaste for the book very early on, it is unlikely to change my mind as I wade my way through it. I had a very hard time motivating myself to finish this book. Which really is a shame because it had all the makings of a 3-4 star book for me based on the premise alone. Aliens! Mystery! Corrupt government! Star-crossed lovers!

Dec 14, 2015 Moriah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sadie Owens lives life as a star, the lowest class in society. Living in the grunge of New York means that she doesn’t get to marry, have kids, or a life until she turns seventy-five, and by then it’ll be too late. She has two options: be one of the ten percent chosen to procreate in the outer sectors or be chosen to be part of the Experimento. The girl who doesn’t even fit in with her own family finally gets lucky and is chosen to be part of the Experimento, meaning she’ll be trained and sent t ...more
Rachel's Book Reviews
4.5-------mayyyyybe 5

I hesitate because the first 40% was quite slow.

But after that it picked up, it got interesting, a little grittier. Fantastic world building.
And I'm kind of a sucker for alien-earthling romance. I know, I'm weird.

But hey, that's what you get when you combine an enthusiastic Sci-Fi lover and an excitable spirit.

I'm just defenseless for these things. I don't know why. I can be absolutely brutal in some of my reviews, but I very rarely read a Sci-Fi I don't like.

I guess it
Mar 01, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could give it 4&1/2 stars. The only reason for a lower rating is that it took me a few chapters to really get into it. Once I got into it, I didn't want to put it down! Great characters, plenty of action, romance, and comedy, and overall a great story. And just enough of a cliffhanger to leave you wanting more, but not too much to make you angry. I would definitely read it again, and can't wait for the next book in the Saven series. I was gifted an ARC in exchange for an honest revi ...more
Oct 22, 2015 Karla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What I can say?

The book had me hooked from the first chapter.

I loved the book, it was unputdownable, I had an unquenchable thirst, an inch that needed scratching. I needed to know what happened next, like I needed my next breath.

An exhilarating ride with many twists and turns.

Can't wait to continue the adventure in book 2.

It was awesome.

5 stars...

Highly recommended for those who love YA Science Fiction, Fantasy and Dystopian novels.

Lisa fletcher
Jan 04, 2016 Lisa fletcher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First I would like to say thank you to the author for a free copy of her amazing book to read and review. Then I would like to say wow this book had me hooked from the first word to the last fullstop, it was amazing I love this type of story so I was really excited to read this one and it didn't disappoint, it was a roller coaster of a ride reading this book.It had me up all night to finish it. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fast passed read.
Oct 11, 2016 Natshane rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book.

It has been a long while since I've read my last dystopian/alien novel and I all but forgotten the thrill of it. Siobhan Davis reignited my love for sci-fi with Saven and it has quickly become one of the series that I am devoted to read till the end!

Space and the extraterrestrial was an alienated term in my bookish vocabulary, as compared to vampires, werewolves and faeries, I was least exposed to these creatures until I discovered the Lux series
Aug 04, 2015 Dali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Currently Free (02/20/2017)

Siobhán Davis brilliantly combines sci-fi and romance in this exciting tale about epic love, loss, survival, and friendship where a human girl who falls in love with mysterious alien boy.
“Do you believe in soul mates? A connection so sacred and profound that one soul instantly recognizes it’s other half?”

Sadie Owens’ hope for a happy future is all but lost. She lives in a dreary world where segregation and oppression of the poor are the norm
ashley | citygirlscapes
3.5 stars.

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I really enjoyed the True Calling series by Siobhan Davis. It followed the elements I love in YA, sci-fi and dystopian books, but there was a strong and original story that kept me captivated. So I was thrilled when I was sent the ARC of Davis’ new book, Saven Deception. I’ve fallen in love with her writing and her character development and I had high expectations for this series, so I’m a bit disheartened that certain things kept me from enjoyin
Dee/ bookworm
Mar 07, 2017 Dee/ bookworm rated it it was amazing
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Aliens meat Divergent!!

Saven Deception was a great read! It was definitely weird, but that was what made it different and kept my interest. It was defiantly not a cookie cutter book.

This book was so interesting that I finished it in a day!! And thats saying something. I was reading it at 4 o'clock this morning!!

Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this novel in exchange for a fair review.
Poulami (Daydreaming Books)
Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.

*I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

This book was simply awsome! I absolutely loved it, it is indeed a great start to a series. The concept was fresh and interesting laced with suspense throughout the book and the characters were pretty great as well which made an awsome combination. It was really an interesting and addictive read.

In the futuristic dystopian world, the world is divided into three distinct clas
Received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Interstellar Red Queen what?
Sadie Owens is a red lower (star) class citizen. Her family life sucks and she works a loathsome factory job. She puts her name in to participate in “the experimento”, an underwater city where she hopes her dreams of being something more in live will come true. Her hopes come to fruition but never in a way she imagined possible.

The moment she gets there, she feels an instant electric connection with h
Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
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I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for a honest review


I adore Siobhan Davis' True Calling series, so of course I immediately added this one to my TBR list. I didn't enjoy this as much as her previous series, but I still really liked it. It's a great sci-fi and dystopian book that brings a new story to the genre!

Sadie Owens is a Star, the lowest and most populated class in her society. She's f
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