Savor

Savor

by Megan Duncan

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ISBN-13: 9781466276581
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/23/2011
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Megan Duncan is a lover of all things paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and anything just out of the ordinary. She is continually fighting her addiction to chocolate and living in her overactive imagination.

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Savor 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
xfryx on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Savor was one of those books that I whimsically downloaded because Amazon had it for free on their site. There were some glaring typos, unfinished sentences and a few cases of homonym replacement. I'm used to reading something more polished, but it was free.The story itself was closer to a short story than a novel. I felt it could have been fleshed out extraneously in order to fix some of the issues I had with the pacing. The romance, from the presentation, felt forced, as though the characters, after seeing each other a handful of times and, from our perspective, lacking any thought for the other, are madly in love. There is also a love triangle heaved upon the plot as though it is a pack mule. The story was fine without the love triangle, it felt tacked on for the trope factor.The world itself is interesting, a different take on vampires than I am used to. It also suffers from pacing. There is a failed coup, but there are only hints to its possibility before it actually happens. I needed more foreboding, more character development. What I got was a childish villain running around cackling madly, only to be put in their place.Perhaps the worst part of this bad pacing was the info dump in the last chapter. ¿Oh by the way,¿ is not the note I want to end the book on.Still, the sequel is only $2.99 on Amazon and I'm tempted to check it out. This story was merely alright, buoyed by the possibilities it possessed. I'm hoping that the second book polishes some of the issues I had with the book to deliver a great story. It has the potential!
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After reading this book I was in love. In love with the writing, the characters and the plot line. I just loved the book so much!What I loved the most is the plot line. It was intense and kept me reading faster. I love how easy it was for me to fall into the book and not looked back. I liked how Ms. Duncan threw surprises at every pages turn. A new secret, a new rule, a new hate, a new person! So much to gobble down that it is extremely filling!I love how the characters feeling were well detailed and express. I felt the anxiety of the characters growth but also delighted in their learning experience. The main character, Claire, I felt grew the amount she needed to grow. She still has lot to learn as well as the reader. I like how Ms. Duncan left the reader with a great ending the makes the reader want more.Savor is an delightful book. I felt immense love for it and could read it over and over again. I love the drama, the emotions, and especially underlying betrayals discovered! This is a book you will savor!
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of YA vampire novels on the market. Some of us believe that there can't be too many of them while others think the trend is over. I say that as long as authors are able to come up with creative and unique situations and characters then I am more than happy to continue to read them. "Savor" is the most recent one I have `sunk my teeth into'. I was very excited to read this book because it is written by Megan Duncan who wrote the amazing post-apocolyptic book "Released"."Savor" is the story about a girl named Claire who learns there is something special about her blood. This makes her extremely desirable to the vampire community. Claire's mother has long been a vampire supporter and urges Claire to accept an invitation into the royal vampire family. Claire will be made one of them, she will be the princess. She quickly meets several other families that live in the palace. Some become friends and other...well not so much. Awaiting Claire in her new home: new parents who embrace her with open arms, a possible crush worthy hottie, a new BFF, and a lot of tension and jealousy.I have to say I haven't read one yet where the girl was adopted by vampires! But when Claire gets her own Blood Mate, or protector, I wasn't overly impressed and was a little concerned that the story might venture into previously chartered territory. I shouldn't have feared too much because the last part of the book really adds some twists and turns I never expected to see! The author does a fantastic job making the reader think certain things are one way when they really are something completely different.There was only one thing that bothered me. I just didn't understand how Claire could be so willing to leave her life behind. She left her mom and friends behind forever without looking back and with little regret. Sure it gets mentioned that she is upset to leave them and will miss them but she immediately buys into her new lifestyle without any feelings of true loss. She just adapted too easily. Because of this one aspect, I didn't like her as well as I would have if she had shown more indecision and feelings of loss.Overall I am very impressed and happy with this story. I can't wait to read the second book which I purchased upon completing this one. Other reviews indicate that it is even better than "Savor". I would recommend this book...if you are like me and still love a unique vampire story.
sopolite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From the moment I discovered Savor I was on my hands and knees, begging Megan Duncan for a chance to read it in advance. The cover was what had originally caught my eye¿it¿s just so very pretty¿but it was the synopsis that really piqued my interest. At the time Megan had told me she wasn¿t quite done writing Savor but she would be happy for me to review it once it was ready. So when I woke up one day to find it waiting in my inbox a few months later, I was very excited.In a world where vampires reign, everyone who comes of age is required to get their blood tested, receive a ¿donor ID¿ and donate blood, monthly, as sustenance for their vampire rulers. Soon after Claire Miller is tested, she finds out her blood is essentially ¿perfect¿ and she is invited by the vampire king and queen themselves, to become their heir.Claire struggles to come to a decision, especially when she finds she can no longer keep in contact with her friends or family but eventually she realizes her becoming a vampire is for a greater cause. As a reader, I thought that Claire not being able to ever see her mother again didn¿t faze her enough. I feel like there should have at least been a grief period because realistically, I don¿t think that anyone could move on from that so quickly, unless they had a really horrible parent.Dmitry and Arrick, hmm¿ I want to point out the fact that I adore both of Claire¿s love interests. When I realized the story was leading to a love triangle, in my head I was screaming ¿No, No! I don¿t want her to like anyone else!¿ because I was really enjoying her relationship with Dmitry and I was eagerly turning the pages to see more of what happened between them. But once Ms. Duncan introduced Arrick my thought process immediately changed, he¿s just so mysterious and seductive. So if you asked me to choose which one of them I want Claire to end up with, I simply couldn¿t tell you because I cannot choose. While Dmitry and Claire¿s relationship is easy going and sweet, Arrick and Claire¿s relationship seems like it is going to be sexy and Arrick¿s protectiveness for her just makes me swoon.Though I was thoroughly engaged in Savor, it was a little too slowly paced at times but the ending certainly made up for that, especially the very last chapter. Savor is truly a unique vampire story and after that insanely crazy, astonishing, but good ending, I will be impatiently looking forward to what will happen next in Indulge, the next installment in the Warm Delicacy series.