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So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (Hitchhiker's Guide, #4) - Douglas Adams I’m not big into the vampire scene. Ok, I liked the Twilight books. Hell, I wanted my own Edward. I read all the books before I went and saw the first movie because I wanted to see what all the hype was. Since that series though, I haven’t been able to get into any type of vampire books. I read Vampire Academy after so many people told me how good it was, and it just didn’t do much for me. Now you’re probably wondering why I read Savor. Here’s my honest answer. I wanted to participate in the blog tour but I hadn’t read any of the books, and I told the tour organizer that. She asked me to read the first book and I said, why not. For further honesty, I never really checked what the books were about, just knew the covers looked good and I know a lot of people were into this kind of series.Night One: I started reading. First thought was ugh, vampires. Second thought, hmmm, interesting, different take on the whole vampire stories. Third thought, damn, I can’t put this book down! Finally, an original story of modern day vampires, turning into a vampire, selection, etc. Megan Duncan, I could kiss you!Vampires are reigning over the different regions. Humans, 18 and over are donating their blood willingly and happily to the blood banks that provided the blood to the vampires. This, in turn, keeping the vampires from having to go back to the savage ways of feeding on the innocent and protecting the truce between humans and vampires. The vampires are the government who manage the laws and protect all. Claire is found to have pure blood. She has been chosen to be the King and Queen’s daughter, and will be turned into a vampire to than become their successor. Upon arriving to the palace, she makes a quick friend with another member of the royal family, makes enemies from those that she has now taken out of the succession, and finds herself feeling quite overwhelmed. Turning into a vampire has a unique twist and the after effects are a delight to all. But all is not well in the palace. There is romance but there is also danger and a stranger who has been watching from afar becomes a hero who also is the only one who she finds is brutally honest with her. The ending answers some lingering questions that would nag at me once in a while and the story just explodes into a whole new dimension.The story moved along at a wonderful pace. Not too fast and not too slow. The details woven into the story complemented the scenes. The only things that felt a little off were some questions you would think Claire would have asked and a bit of the dialogue was flat. Other than that, I found this story to be a wonderful beginning to the series and I can’t wait to read the rest!