Monday, 24 October 2011

Savor Review and Giveaway

Author: Megan Duncan
Publication Date:  October 1, 2011
Format: Paperback, 394 pages

*This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review

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
Savor was a quick easy read, that has great mythology and the elements for a great series. The book starts with a bang and ends with one but has a bit of a lull in the middle. Claire gets chosen to become a part of the royal vampire family which sets a good pace at first, but once she's turned things start to get a bit slow. The middle of the story is mostly occupied by conflicting feelings and mistrust. Claire doesn't act on any of her feelings or suspicions, instead she just lets everything play out around her like a "pawn", which she aptly describes herself as. It was really frustrating, Claire knew she was a gamepiece but continued to play the game without so much as a peep. For someone who adores a good strong female lead you can understand my irritation. The ending however was fantastic, all kinds of secrets get revealed that change the whole direction of the story and the romance gets seriously amped up. I charged through the last 50 pages completely absorbed. I also quickly fell in love with Claire's bloodmate, who shall remain nameless to keep it spoiler free. Overall great beginning, great ending with the potential for an even better second installment, that I'm definitely looking forward to. 4 out of 5.

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.
She has two series in the works, Agents of Evil and Warm Delicacy. You can visit her blog @ or Facebook.


Now for the fun, I am giving away my signed copy of Savor as well as two bookmarks for Released. 
*Giveaway is open only to Canadian residents (keep shipping costs down)
*Giveaway ends October 31, 2011
*Must be 13 yrs. or older to enter
*Reads With Wreckless Abandon is not responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged in the mail.

To enter all I ask is leave a comment with your e-mail in longhand, and if you want an extra entry tweet the giveaway.  Good Luck!


  1. That is an awesome cover. I loved the description, and thank you for letting me know about this book! I now cannot wait to read it.

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  2. The cover is rather interesting... I wonder what that is: blood, slime, cool-aid, ...possibly jello? Anywho! Sounds like an awesome read! Thanks for the opportunity to read it!


  3. I can't wait to read this book. The cover reminds me of something oriential. I think it might be the way her hair is done or the background.
    funkydivette at hotmail dot com

  4. Gorgeous cover... I can't enter... but really pretty!

  5. It never ceases to amaze and tickle me with the new vamp mythologies that writers can produce to entertain us.


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