This unique paranormal romance pours on the tension and danger in an addictive combination, perfect for readers who like a dash of the supernatural with their romance.
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, 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 is different. 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 attracted the attention of a stalker. At least she's not completely alone. Her mysterious, gorgeous new friend Garren is there to support her. But is Garren possibly too perfect?
Jenny Elliott’s debut novel Save Me, chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, is a heart-racing thrill ride that will keep you turning pages late into the night.
Praise for Save Me:
“Compulsively readable.” BCCB
“Give this to die-hard romance lovers who like a bit of fantasy mixed in.” VOYA
“A wild ride cloaked in mystery.” Romantic Times
|Publisher:||Feiwel & Friends|
|Product dimensions:||5.43(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.87(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Jenny Elliott is a lifelong resident of Washington State and lives in Spokane with her husband and four kids. Writing fiction is her favorite method for avoiding insanity. Other avoidance techniques include reading, playing Scrabble, and browsing social media sites. SAVE ME is her first novel.
Read an Excerpt
Cara pulled out of her parking spot and felt a sickening thud against her car’s rear bumper. She yelped and slammed on the brakes. Her head whipped forward, then flew back. Her fingernails dug into the vinyl on the steering wheel and a heavy weight sank to the bottom of her stomach. Her heart stopped, then took off at a gallop.
In the rearview mirror, she saw the face of a teenage boy, about her age. She had no idea where he’d come from. Twisting around, she got a better view of the guy through the back window. Sky-blue eyes stared back at her.
She thanked God he was standing. Her trembling hand fumbled with the gearshift until she managed to put the car in park. She left the motor running, stepped out, and drew in a strained breath of seaweed-scented air.
Inching over to the stranger, she saw that—by some miracle—he stood straight, apparently unaffected by the impact of her Honda Civic.
"I’m so sorry," she said, shaking inside and out. "Should I call 9-1-1? Are you hurt?" Her cheeks flamed.
"No, you just tapped me," he said, his voice deep and melodic. "I’m fine."
A surprising debut filled with a quick paced love story that seems bewitched from the very beginning. A great twist to the paranormal stories that we've come to enjoy; anticipating grand schemes and gestures. Cara's love for the local whales sends her overboard, and into the arms of David, her rescuer. Their is an instant connection between the two. Determined not to let her bad luck get the best of her, Cara agrees to going out with David... David is handsome, with a lopsided grin. He says all the right things. And the connection she felt with him is still there. This warm bond that encircles them, it's not something that she felt just because of her near-death experience. Cara is beyond excited to finally find someone to be with. And then she meets Garren. Garren is stunningly beautiful to look at. He is charming and caring. There is something magnetic about him. Even so, Cara is not attracted to him in that way. They're just friends. And Garren is more than happy to oblige. Things happen - Cara's best friend Rachel is no longer the sweet, loud, caring girl she used to be. She is always with her boyfriend, as though she has been put in a trance and can't snap out of it. Also, someone has been following and threatening Cara. Everything unfolds quickly - we know the who's and what's. It's just a matter of when and where everything will fall into place. Will Cara and David make it through? However, as much as I enjoyed SAVE ME, there are a few things that I wish this story would have had: First, I wish that the story flowed better. It felt choppy at times, like the characters weren't in sync with each other... there wasn't enough details from me, and I craved to know more about everyone. However, the setting was brilliantly done. I could smell the beach waves, the acrid smell of sulfur in the house and feel the whales skin under my own fingers. But it wasn't enough to get me to fully connect to the characters and fully invest myself into caring about what happened to any of them. Next, the insta-love was too casual for me. I kept waiting for them to build a deeper and more meaningful connection, but it continually stayed on "a warm tether" that connected them together whenever they were near each other. And it was the same sort of binding that was felt when they touched too. And lastly, the book felt too low-keyed for me. When dealing with so many paranormal facets - witches, demons, angels - I was expecting more than spells and stalking. I do love how the author was able to tie it all together, the storyline was really well done, I just wanted more! At least a 100 pages more. In which I would hope that we would have found out how the whales angst tied in with the story... This is definitely a book for those of us who are looking for a quick read; those of us that love contemporary stories with a good paranormal twist.
I couldn't put it down.
This book was full of instalove, whales, apples, angels, demons, exorcisms, and unanswered questions. Honestly, I'm still trying to figure out how all of these things relate to each other.
This book is well written and fast paced which left me wanting more from this author.
This felt like the first draft and the author needed a few more passes to flesh the story out. What did the whales mean. What was the tether, the story was not fulfilling at all.
I love this book!! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time, and the ending was fantastic!