Save Me by Jenny Elliott | Book Review #72

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‘Something strange is going on in the tiny coastal town of Liberty, Oregon. Cara has never seen a whale swim close enough for her to touch it—let alone knock her into the freezing water. Fortunately, cute newcomer David is there to save her, and the rescue leads to a bond deeper than Cara ever imagined.

But then she learns something about David that changes everything, and Cara is devastated. She turns to her best friend for support, but Rachel has changed. She’s suddenly into witchcraft, and is becoming dangerously obsessed with her new boyfriend….

Cara has lost her best friend, discovered that her soul mate is off limits, and has attracted the attention of a stalker. But she’s not completely alone. Her mysterious, gorgeous new friend Garren is there to support her. But is Garren possibly too perfect?’

Long story short: it took me a long time to actually sit down and read this book.

There isn’t much to say about this book, in my opinion. Save Me takes place in Liberty, Oregon, and the focus is everywhere in this story. While focusing on the main story: how to save her friend. The focus is everywhere. From Cara and her friend, to Cara and her mom, and also Cara and her love interest. If there was one book that would go wayward yet still remain together, it’d be this book.

A nice thing about this book is that the story just jumps into action. There isn’t a “Hi! My name is….” type story. The writing is just matter of fact. While the story has its gogogo moments, a lot of the time the story just fell flat and I found myself having to re-read parts because my mind would stray off while reading.

So the characters… there isn’t much growth in any of the characters. Cara’s mom is overprotective, and actually has this whole thing about a superiority complex that, frankly, pissed me off so much. And while Cara made some good points in their arguments, she pretty much obeyed her mother.

I have to say that all the character’s are pretty much static. Even though all the characters are static, it’s only when Cara does something I don’t think she’s ever done, is when the point of the story turns. All in all, Cara finds herself surrounded by supernatural creatures, and against all efforts no matter where she goes, everything seems to be in Cara’s favour.

There are a few things about Save Me that I should’ve known. And now that I look back on the story, all the little things that weren’t explained fell into place. There is so much irony with one character it’s pretty crazy that I didn’t get it sooner. I gave Save Me 3 out of 5 stars. Even though this story isn’t my favourite, and honestly, a little cliche, I still enjoyed the book overall.

Thank you so much for reading my review of Save Me by Jenny Elliott. If you click the book’s cover below, you will be taken to Save Me on GoodReads.

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Until next time,
Adele

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