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FranJessca [at] Book Lovin' Mamas

A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).  

 

I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice.  Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.  

Currently reading

Girls Night Out: Volume 2 (GNO)
'Patricia A. Wolf', 'Calinda B', 'Lila Dubois', 'C.J. Ellisson'

4.5 moons - "Savor" by Kate Evangelista

Savor - Kate Evangelista

Savor is the first book I have read by Kate Evangelista, and now I need to go back, and read Taste and the rest of the books she has ever written. It’s  close to 1 am and I read this book from 9:30pm to 12:30am.  Only taking breaks when I needed to because Kate sucked me into the book.  Only a few authors have managed to literally grip me like that before.

First off, I’m not going into details about this book and what it is about because I could end up spoiling it for someone, who wants to read it.  No instead…I’m going over the things I loved, liked, and the one thing I disliked.

The first thing I loved is how Dakota Collins, the main character telling the story, is one strong-willed character who is able to deal with the stuff that is thrown at her.  She’s there to capture photos of the band Vicious at their manor for 30 days, and the way Kate describes in detail of each photo shoot is amazing and breathtaking.  (She’s doing it for her Spring Showcase, so she can graduate) I felt like I was literally there behind the lens, helping Dakota take the photos.  Dakota goes through so much, while she’s with the band and it doesn’t help with the bassist of the band, Luka, making her confused and head spin every day.  He’s happy and talkative one day and guarded and secretive the next.  Dakota was able to deal with him though, until the end and the secret came out.  I felt for her throughout the book because I wanted to know what made Luka the way he is.

Luka is the most intriguing, but disturbing character in the book due to how his mood changed constantly from beginning to end.  He drove me crazy most of the time due to this mood changes, but he had a way with making me swoon after him, like Dakota was.  He’s kind of the part I disliked, when he mistreated Dakota.  It was even worst at the end of the book.  I wanted to slap him for Dakota…but had to get a grip and realize he’s fictional.

The other bandmates in the story made it even more fascinating.  I loved Dray due to his facts he would spur out at any moment.  Demetri due to him always having his shirt off and the mentioning of his tattoos.  (Oh…and there’s a certain scene that definitely made me love him even more, with a certain character.  Then there’s Phoenix, who definitely was intriguing even more at the end.  I kind of hate her because of the ending, but then I can’t because she did the right thing.

There’s so much more I could go on and on about the characters, but I wanted to mention last was the storyline and how it gripped in from the moment Dakota saw Luka for the first time.  There was just something there that made me want to know about him and his band.  The ending is what was the doozy of it all.  Kate had to leave me hanging, and now I have to wait until the next book to find out what happens next.  You better believe I will be buying and reading it as soon as it comes out.

I give this book 4.5 moons and recommend it to readers who love the new adult genre with a paranormal twist to it.  You must be 18+ to read it though.  Hither to the warning in the synopsis…otherwise you may have nightmares or fantasies over some of the bandmates.  (Nightmares because of the nightmares that Dakota had in the story and what may have happened to her…and nightmares over Luka.)

I need to find out what exactly happened to her and find out more about the band and now Dakota’s mother.  Grrr!!  I need the next book.  =)

I received a complimentary copy of the book for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

Source: http://booklovinmamas.com/2014/01/24/kate-evangelistas-savor-blog-tour-reviewexcerpt-giveaway