Savor by Megan Duncan (Kindle Edition) – Read January 27, 2012
Cost: $0.99 (As of This Post)
Official Description: (This is book 1 of the Warm Delicacy series) 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. In a world fueled by the power of blood, Claire quickly discovers the vampire royal family is not what they seem and that she has secrets in her past, she never knew existed.
My Take: Ok, I absolutely loved this cover, it is gorgeous! Actually all of Megan Duncan’s book covers are fantastic they really make you want to pick up all of her books, and honestly I’m attracted to any (pretty) red cover. So, does the book hold up to cover? Well, mostly, there are some serious redundancy issues, there were a couple of sentences where the word ‘family’ was repeated 5 or 6 or more times and you just want to yell “I GET IT, MOVE ON” but really those instances are sparse. Also there were a few typos like rearranged letters in words or letters left out, but nothing to big.
The story, I did like, the romance was limited and more realistic than a lot of other young adult books, she didn’t meet a dude and instantly want to jump his bones! 🙂 The characters were fairly well-rounded out and the story does seem pretty unique. I have been seeing an overabundance of Nyx lately though and I guess a goddess of Chaos is fitting to be a vampire goddess, but . . . I don’t know she’s usually portrayed as a benevolent being when really she would have enjoyed the chaos and war that vampires could bring instead of fluffy bunnies. But hey that’s just me and Nyx is very briefly mentioned and not really a plot point in the story. I think the author does well drawing you into this alternate reality of Vampire royalty who struck a peace with humans, so they don’t hunt and kill anymore, instead the humans have to go down (after they are 18) and become donors. It’s still feeding on people but in an impersonal and a lot less dead kind of way. This book is only 99 cents so you should pick it up, admire the cover and jump into the story, it reads quickly and is appropriate for teens and tweens.