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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Savor by Megan Duncan (Blog tour: Review + Giveaway)

Savor (Warm Delicacy #1) by Megan Duncan
Genre: YA paranormal - Publisher: Self-Published - Publication Date: October 1, 2011 - Format: Paperback - Pages: 364 - Source: Author

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. (

Megan Duncan created a brilliant piece of work here. A combination of a unique and interesting plot, fun characters, and an intriguing world create an enthralling read for every paranormal lover out there.

When I first began blogging, Megan sent me an eCopy of her debut, Released. It was the first self-published book I had ever read. I absolutely adored it. When she told me she was writing a vampire book and asked me to be a part of the tour, I jumped on the opportunity.I'm beyond thrilled that I did. Megan's skills in this book surpassed those that she displayed in her first book, and my expectations for this read were exceeded.

First, the world. That was the very first thing that drew me in. It was almost dystopian-like. Vampires ruled as King and Queen. Okay, okay, that's pretty neat, right? But it gets better. They don't feed off of humans, but they also don't feed off of animals. All the vampires ask is that humans donate some of their blood and in return they receive tons of protection. Throughout the novel, quite a few questions arose for me. Right when I didn't think they'd ever be fully answered, they are. And with a surprising twist. Then you realize you are left in the dark on purpose and when you finally come into the light, it carries one hell of a punch.

Then there are the characters. Claire tries to be positive and tough, but she gets angry fairly easily. She wants approval and to be important, but then she realizes that those things aren't really all that they are cracked up to be. She misses her best friend and her mom. but tries really hard to adjust to the vampire ways. Claire is an extremely relatable and likable character. She has to make a lot of tough decisions and those are what majorly helped me connect to her. And the boys! I thought I LOVED Dmitry and that I would for sure be on his Team. However, when Arrick makes his first REAL appearance I can't help but root for him and begin to wonder if Dmitry is really who he says he is and if he really cares about Claire. My favorite, though, would have to be Robin. She's fun and energetic and adorable and a nerd! Definitely someone I hope to see more of in the next book.

I'll admit, the beginning of the book was a little slow, but it really picks up towards the middle! I couldn't stop flipping the pages. Seriously. And then when I thought I had everything figured out....BAM. BOMB. DROPPED.

This book was highly enjoyable and I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel!

  • Fight scene. Seriously, Miss Duncan knows how to create an EPIC fight scene. I was all like, "Claire's gonna win. No, wait! Bag guy's gonna win! No! Claire. Wait....the bad guy is at it again." It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat.
  • The cover. Is it not beautiful? And so fitting. I love the blood puring down the side. And the beautiful texture in the background. It's sort of elegant and mysterious.

If you liked...

Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Released by Megan Duncan

then you will LOVE Savor.

Amazon              Amazon UK            Amazon DE              Amazon Paperback

B&N Nook Book           B&N Paperback

So, Megan is being so totally awesome by letting each person on the tour host a giveaway that features three prizes, which means THREE WINNERS!

The first prize winner will receive ONE SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY OF SAVOR
The second prize winner will receive ONE KINDLE EBOOK OF SAVOR
And the third winner will receive A SAVOR AND RELEASED BOOKMARK

Contest ends November 1, 2011. Winners will be picked by random number generator. Winners will be contacted will have 72 hours to reply.

So, thank you so much, Megan! To enter, fill out this form!

To see the previous and upcoming stops on the tour, click HERE.

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