From Goodreads: "When Claire Miller turned eighteen all she wanted to do was celebrate her birthday, but after a night on the town with her best friend she awakes to a visitor she never expected. The rulers of her region, a vampire royal family, have chosen her to be turned as their new heir and vampire princess. Claire quickly discovers the royal family is not what they seem and that she has secrets in her past, she never knew existed."
This is the second book that I have read by Megan Duncan (my first being "Released") and as such I find it difficult not to compare the two. One of my largest complaints about "Released" was that I found the book to be lacking in description (Megan's writing style was very to the point, with little dilly-dallying to it) and therefore I had a difficult time connecting to scenes, however I did not find myself experiencing that feeling whatsoever as I read this book- everything was described beautifully in this book and as such it was almost near impossible to situate yourself in Claire's position. However, I must admit that there were a few times in the book that Claire very much grated on my nerves (more so in the beginning of the book than the end), as she seemed a bit too superficial for my liking (unlike Abby from "Released" who didn't have enough time on her hands to be worry about superficial things. You know, being busy running for her life).
And like "Released", this book has a swoon-worthy male lead. Scratch that- TWO swoon-worthy male leads. I typically hate love triangles so I am astonished to find myself getting excited by the prospect of a love triangle playing a major role in the next book, "Indulge". While Dmitry seems to be perfect- non-judgmental (especially when compared to his slightly psychotic brother), gentle, and good-looking, I must admit that I find myself more interested in Arrick- though we know nothing about him when compared to Dmitry (call me a sucker for the underdog/ bad boy).
Though this book is vampire-based, it is quite unlike any other vampire book I have read to date. While the book does start off quite slowly, the ending of it (especially the last twenty or thirty pages) more than makes up for the slow beginning- you will seriously be kept on the edge of your seat during these ages AND the last two or three pages will leave you flabbergasted and slack-jawed (in the best possible way). Seriously, I need the next book in the series, "Indulge", NOW.
I received this book from the author to read and review. I was not compensated in any way for said review.
And now onto the fun stuff! GIVEAWAY TIME!
There will be THREE (3) winners!
- The first (1st) winner will receive a signed paperback copy of "Savor".
- The second (2nd) winner will receive a free Kindle copy of "Savor" (if you do not have a Kindle you can download the Kindle for PC app or perhaps you and Megan can work something out).
- The third (3rd) winner will receive a "Savor" and "Released" bookmark.
Hows it work?
- One only entry per person.
- There will be THREE (3) winners (each winner can only win one of the provided prizes).
- Contest is International where allowed by law.
- Giveaway ends Monday, October 10th, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.
- Winner will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
- Prize are being distributed by a third party. I am not responsible if your prizes get eaten by the postal system.
- You do not have to be a follower of my blog to enter the giveaway BUT if you Tweet (or spread the word) about the giveaway you will receive an additional point in the draw (FYI: See that little "Tweet" button at the bottom of this post? Click on it and all of the information you should include in the Tweet is already in it!)
To enter, fill out the form below
This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated- especially Megan Duncan!
PS. Don't forget to check out Megan's blog, she will be hosting giveaways for the remainder of the month!