In Moirai we once again follow Olive as she learns more about herself and her place in the world. At the end of Aberrant she and Joshua were accepted into the town of Shadow. It has been a few months and much of their time has been spent training. The coming war continues to loom on the horizon and both Josh and Olive play integral parts. When not training Olive is usually helping Elsa the towns “doctor” with learning about how her body works and how if at all Olive’s ability to give birth naturally can be replicated.
Some townspeople are sent to other rebel towns to recruit soldiers for their cause. The Genesis cities have strong militaries and if the Rebels want success they need numbers. One of those towns is called Torv, which it seems is Cabal’s version of a major metropolis. There are hundreds there rather than dozens of people and they are the town that has made the most progress in terms of childbirth. Sadly though, the mothers perish soon after childbirth. Olive and Elsa decide after speaking with Torv’s doctor in shadow to return to Torv to try and help them figure out how to keep the mothers from passing away.
This sequel is just as amazing as the first novel. I read it from beginning to end in a matter of two days! Olive is just as easily likable as in the first novel and it is fascinating to follow her as she evolves from the naive young girl at the start to the strong young woman she’s turned into! A must read!