Blog Tour: Savor - Review + Giveaway

27 Oct 2011


Title: Savor
Series: Warm Delicacy #1
Author: Megan Duncan
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: October 1st, 2011
Source: Author for review
Format: e-ARC
Synopsis:
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.

My Thoughts:
The first 300 pages sped by quickly, and I felt that nothing significant happened. In the beginning, we learn that Claire has been adopted by the King and Queen of her region and pronounced a princess. She moves into the kingdom and begins her life anew as a vampire princess, and heir to the throne. The next 200 pages basically describe her life before and after she is turned into a vampire and we learn of court rules and traditions. I felt that there was a lack of strong plot, given the main events in the book were the coronation ball, Clair turning into a vampire and the Blood Mate ceremony. However, there was a major twist at the very end which completely caught me off guard. I was left speechless at the turn of events and was scrolling down eagerly to read more, when I realised the book had finished. Wow, what an incredible ending that was! The plotline for Delicacy has been hinted at the end, and I’m certainly looking forward to finding out all the answers to my questions!

I loved how Clair always stood up for herself and friends, never backing down when it came to her enemies. No matter how much Ana insulted her or mocked her, she never allowed those cruel words to affect her. What I found a bit unbelievable was how easily she accepted her new life. At first, she obviously did not want to leave her mum, best friend and human life, and I actually would have expected more of a fight from her side. Once in the castle, it seemed within days, she was already calling the King and Queen ‘dad’ and ‘mum’. Somehow I find that difficult to believe despite how much she wanted a father in her life and a mother who actually cared and noticed her. 

Dimitry and Arrick. Both gorgeous guys, but I’m firmly team Arrick. Clair’s romance with Dimitry happened a bit too fast, although fortunately, it wasn’t insta-love or anything. I could feel the deep connection between Clair and Arrick, even before they officially met, so I hope they end up together ! Oh, and since Clair and Arrick are Blood Mates, that’s another reason why they’re just perfect for each other!

Most of the vampire books we read these days are similar, but there was one aspect that was different in Savor, and I found it highly interesting. In this world, humans and vampires coexist, but instead of being completely oblivious to the creatures roaming around at night, humans know about the existence of vampires. In fact, instead of killing humans for blood, humans willingly donate blood for the King and Queen (and all the other vampires who live in court). I found this spin on vampire lore very fascinating and I truly enjoyed reading about how humans have reacted over the years to the existence and rule of vampires.

Savor was fast-paced, and overall an enjoyable read. The ending left me impatient for the release of the second book! I’m looking forward to finding out more about Clair’s heritage and the truth behind her sudden invitation to join courtlife and become the heir to the throne. Oh, and it won’t hurt for a little more Clair/Arrick romance! 

Rating: 3.5 Stars

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~Giveaway~

1st Place = A signed paperback copy of Savor
2nd Place = A free Kindle eBook copy of Savor  
3rd Place = A Savor and Released Bookmark

To enter, simply c
omment with a way to contact you. Giveaway is international and will end 31st October, when the blog tour ends.

There will be giveaways at every tour stop; go HERE to view the entire tour schedule. Megan will also be giving a signed copy of Savor and Released on her site. 

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