Thursday, September 25, 2014

Book Shelf: Violet Storm (Modi #1) by Anna Soliveres

Several hundred years into the future, The Cleansing, known to some as the End of Days, forced the government to create Arks to shelter its people. When Earth became habitable again, new territories rose up from the ashes: Agria, the City of Light, and the Outer Boundaries. For a while, they lived in peace.

A brilliant surgeon known for his invention of Modi’s—the only cure for the deadly disease, vaincre—has gone rogue with his experiments, and the Monarchy is desperate to shut him down. That's where Aeva Storm comes in, a champion athlete with an ego to match. Aeva is the surgeon's secret weapon against the Monarchy. And they'll never know what hit them. After reconstructing her body to become a Modi unlike any he's ever created, Aeva is forced into a fight against all odds. She'll have to break loyalties, hurt family, and turn her back on newly awakened love. Thousands of lives hang in the balance in a battle that will set forth a new era.

Join Aeva on her quest to see whether she's got what it takes to go up against the most powerful humans ever created

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Anna Soliveres’s debut novel, Violet Storm is a rich and descriptive forward moving dystopian novel that is deeply entertaining and blends together elements of sci-fi with danger, intrigue and betrayal. 

Told through the eyes of Aeva Storm, a tough as nails athlete, Violet Storm is a futuristic dystopian that sees Aeva’s world turned upside down when her village is destroyed and she is kidnapped and modified into something more than human. Now struggling with her newfound abilities and the loss of time between when she was playing a Fila game to when she woke up drastically altered with her family presumed dead, Aeva finds herself at the centre of diabolical plan to overthrow her kingdom’s Monarch. Forced to play the role of someone she is not in order to get close to those in power, Aeva slowly discovers that she is the perfect weapon to bring about a new era where everyone are transformed into Modi’s (modified human beings) and only by making hard decisions will Aeva been able to save her people.

I’ll be honest here; I went into this novel not sure what to expect. The premise sounded promising, but at the same time didn’t give too much away. I had hopes I would enjoy it, but didn’t expect too much. I was ecstatic to discover from the opening chapter of the novel that the story was completely captivating. 

Violet Storm was a rich dystopian read that follows a strong heroine and has an exciting storyline. I was entertained by its fast moving storyline and really enjoyed the character dynamic seen throughout the story. There were plenty of surprises and developments that altered the storyline from time to time and kept things moving in unpredictable directions. 

As the main character, I very much liked Aeva. She’s clever and daring and has a lot of fight in her. That being said, Aeva really finds herself caught between a rock and a hard place in this novel; an unwilling pawn in a horrible plan to over throw her nations monarch. With those she loves threatened, Aeva doesn’t have a lot of choice, except to go along with a plan to assassinate her king. An athlete through and through, Aeva has a lot of fire in her and her modified body combines perfectly with her brave heart to see her fight to make the right choices, so matter how badly she wishes she didn’t have to.

Author Anna Soliveres introduces Aeva to two very different possible love interests over the course of the book although there isn’t any real romance within the story at this point in time. Personally I think there’s possibility with both guys and like them both, although I think the one Aeva meets first may just have a nose on the other guy in my mind. 

Lush and exciting, Violet Storm races towards a thrilling ending that sees out heroine make a startling choice and surprises be revealed. Featuring a great ending that opens up a world of possibilities for Soliveres to develop the story further, I’m super excited to read the next book as soon as it’s released! 

Source: Sent for review by the author and Xpresso Book Tours (Thanks ladies!)
Format: Kindle ebook
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository
My Recommendation: Fans of a good dystopian will enjoy this!
Cover: I think this beautiful--stunning colours!
Will I read sequel/continue with series: Yes......

1 comment:

  1. Aeva sounds like a wonderful MC, and I like how well crafted the whole world and character relationships sound. It also seems action packed and full of twists and surprises which is always fun! Great review, Rachel!


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