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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Review: Savannah Grey

Review: Savannah Grey
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Thriller/Supernatural
Author: Cliff McNish
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Release Date: April 4, 2011
Book: ARC through Netgalley

"15 year old Savannah Grey has never felt she's belonged. She keeps her distance, so she's surprised by her attraction to the new boy Reece. Then strange things begin to happen: nature, it seems, is exerting an overpowering force on the world. Birds behave strangely; gusts of wind blow leaves so fiercely they seem to lure people away. And Savannah learns she has supernatural powers. Nature has a purpose for Savannah and her friends. For they are on course to meet the vile and evil Orcrassa, who wants to destroy the world by corrupting nature. And it wants Savannah Grey to help realise its savage intent."

I found myself really excited to read this book. For one the synopsis really captured me. I really wanted to like this book, but alas I could not. I found that plot did not capture me at all. While the characters were great, the story was lacking.

Savannah though she was normal when all of sudden she made weird noises at night. She found herself wondering around, think she was dreaming but she was actually doing something else. She discovers something different or wrong with her throat. There is something in there that doesn't look right. And the Orcrassa wants her dead because of it.

First off, what gripe me about this book was how slow it took the plot to thicken. While I enjoyed meeting Savannah and learning about her, it took a while to see what is going on. Also it need a lot more explaining. I had a hard time grasping the plot and found myself re-reading parts just to understand. Finally after a good amount a pages in, I understood but I was still somewhat confused as to how Savannah got that way in the first place.

The love interest was surprisingly good. I like seeing Savannah have someone to lean on after what she found out. Reece is just like her. I like how the reader got to see them explore their findings as to what is going on. They were their for each other and didn't push each other into anything. I like seeing how easy it was to be with each other.

I give it 3 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I have this one ready to go on my Nook, but I just can't ever seem to really get into it lol. I keep trying, but I keep getting distracting by other things :)

    That Bookish Girl

  2. Thanks for a good honest review. I would have picked this up immediately because the synopsis makes it sound great and I love things about nature, but it sounds like I have some more pressing books on my to read list.

    Love the blog!

  3. huh? Sounds kind of different and kind of weird. Slow build stories are either a hit or miss for me so I feel you on your gripe. Glad the love interest worked for you.

  4. Hm. I think I'll pass on this one, even though I love great characters, slow plots that need lots of explaining are always difficult for me to get through. Thanks for your thoughts on this one Savy!

  5. Hmmm, even though the heroine has a great name ;) this one sounds a little so-so. I'm sure if this one sounds like it is for me, but I your honest reeview.

  6. Aw... sorry you didn't really connect to the book. Especially since the main character had a great name. ;) Great review. Love your thoughts on this one.

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  8. I think I am going to skip this one. The slow plot and lack of explanation make this a no for me. Great honest review :)


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