(Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Series: Saven #3.1
Published by Siobhan Davis on September 21st 2016
Genres: Dating & Relationships, Dating & Sex, Family, Love & Romance, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Young Adult Fiction
Axton’s existence was a lonely one until his mother brought Sadie into his life. Now, she’s the center of his universe, and he’ll do everything in his power to protect her.
But Griselda’s evil plans cast a dark shadow over their love, threatening the future he so desperately craves. With separation looming, Ax is preparing to sacrifice everything for the girl he loves. It’s a high-stakes gamble, and he needs to stay ahead of the game if he’s to outsmart his conniving mother.
Sadie has been his savior.
Now it’s his turn to save her.
I must preface with: I’m wholeheartedly Team Logan. While I wanted to slap some sense into him in the first Saven novel, I fell in love with him along with Sadie. Being three books deep into this series (four if you count the novella, which you have to read in order for any of Saven Defiance to make sense), and my love for Logan is still strong.
However…Siobhan had me sympathizing with Axton. Yes, I sympathized with the boy that earned a few “Oh, come on!”s from me when I read Saven Denial and Defiance. Well played, Davis, well played.
The Heir and the Human goes back to the warped time that Sadie stayed on Torc. This is the life she had while her other life is taking place back on Earth at the same time, just in a different universe. On a different path, if you will. If you think too long about the intricacies of it, then you’ll only confuse yourself. There’s a lot of multidimensional, physics out the wazoo, and just plain science fiction that makes it all possible.
The time that Sadie was on Torc with Axton—this life that she did not spend with Logan—the details of it, are unknown to the reader until this novella. After reading it, part of me wishes that Sadie wanted to remember her time with her friends back on Torc. I learned a lot about Izzy and why she is the way she is, met some characters that I wanted to have a happily-ever-after, and fell in love for the first time with right beside Sadie. There is the other part of me that is glad she doesn’t remember any of these happenings. 1) Because I love Logan, and if Sadie messes that up, I’ll scream, and 2) I’m confused! Imagine if Sadie had remembered it and had to live through it. My brain is already trying to process the whole time warped/alternate universe—what if I had lived it (for purely fangirl purposes, we will ignore that time travel is not possible—but you know…Area 51 has always intrigued me…). Top if off with two boys that she’s given everything—and I do mean everything, people—to, and it’s a recipe for something. I’m not sure if it’s disaster or something deliciously addictive.
Siobhan Davis knows how to write novellas that matter. The novellas that accompany her True Calling series were phenomenal, and she’s proving that she knows how to make them matter once again in her Saven series. You don’t have to read The Heir and the Human if you don’t want to, but you’ll want to if you even have a remote interest in this series. It’s just good. If you do read it (who am I kidding? You will), you have to read it after reading Defiance. I did not like Ax at the end of Defiance. Up until that point I was okay with his overall presence. Some of Sadie’s decisions regarding him were, well, infuriating, but I could deal—until the end. Then, Siobhan threw me for a loop and gave me this.
The Heir and the Human has heart—the broken (a whole lotta that), the empty, the full, and the damaged. There’s action, suspense, romance, and jaw dropping moments. The balance between sci-fi and romance is perfect. I have my sci-fi fix and my romance fix all in one with any of the Saven books and can’t wait to see what’s coming next.