Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Blog Tour: Saving London by Taylor Dawn (Urban Fantasy, 9/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

 9th June 2015, Booktrope, 272 pages, Ebook, Review copy 
Content: a bit of romance, lots of humour, tissues needed

Summary from Amazon UK (I don't benefit by mentioning them) 
The List. That Signified Finality.
The Journey. That Would Span The Globe.
The Sacrifice. That Would Decide The Outcome.
The Choice. That Could Unleash Evil On Earth.
The End Is Only The Beginning...

“You have terminal cancer.”

London Patterson, a seemingly healthy young woman, had her entire life ahead of her. That was until four little words brought everything to a screeching halt. As the shock and grief begin to fade, London decides to map out her last year and embark on an epic journey to complete a bucket list. She wants to do the things she’s been afraid to do in her life, step out of her self-contained box, and see the world. What she didn’t expect was for a mysterious stranger named Adam to breeze into her life like a breath of fresh air.

Adam offers to help London complete her list on one condition…that she sees it through to the end. Agreeing on those terms, the two set out on an adventure of a lifetime. But London soon realizes that Adam isn’t quite…human. Along their journey odd occurrences happen that cause London to question who or what Adam is and why he’s helping her. 

Nayu's thoughts
I'm grinning as I write this review because I absolutely know a lot of readers won't be happy with the end. It's an impressive read which bypassed my expectations and turned into something quite different which I enjoyed. There were a few points where I didn't agree with what London did, hence the imperfect grade, but overall it was incredibly enjoyable, as she's spontaneous and a bit mental in a good way. I sped through this book and was a bit disappointed when it ended as London's need to understand the bizarre goings as well as how she reacts to the knowledge she's going to die.

I enjoyed the way London flung herself into life and did what she wanted to do, some which are crazy and others made me smile. London's friend is equally amusing. This review has me a bit teary eyed as I write it because since reading the book I've got a friend who has cancer. It is hopefully treatable, but it does make me view this book in a different light, and wishing there's an Adam in my friend's life. 

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