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Giveaway, Random Facts and Review of The Savages by Matt Whyman

Giveaway, Random Facts and Review of The Savages by Matt Whyman

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Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for The Savages Blog Tour. For today’s tour stop, please enjoy our review of this unique and morbidly fun novel, along with a fun Random Facts guest post by the author, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!






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I received this book for free from the mentioned source in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Giveaway, Random Facts and Review of The Savages by Matt WhymanThe Savages by Matt Whyman
Published by: Hot Key Books on 6/6/2013
Genres: Horror, Humor, YA
Pages: 279
Format: Paperback
Source: Blog Tour

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They’d love to have you for dinner . . .

Sasha Savage is in love with Jack – a handsome, charming … vegetarian. Which wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for the fact that Sasha’s family are very much ‘carnivorous’. Behind the family facade all is not as it seems. Sasha’s father rules his clan with an iron fist and her mother’s culinary skills are getting more adventurous by the day. When a too-curious private detective starts to dig for truths, the tight-knit family starts to unravel – as does their sinister taste in human beings . . .











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The Savages is uniquely fun and morbidly hilarious novel about a family with several hidden secrets. Whether they are keeping secrets from the outside world or each other, this family is one you don’t want to miss! The characters are zany complex people who light up the page no matter which point of view you’re reading. Often witty and sometimes insane, I guarantee you’ll fall in love with each member of this outlandish and crazy cast.


With its grotesque humor, The Savages is probably one of my All-time favorite books! I fell in love with its charismatic flavor as soon as I read the first page. Did I know what to expect? Heck no! Did I have any expectations? Not really. Did I LOVE LOVE LOVE this books? YES YES YES! I could not put the savages down and often times found myself laughing out loud (sometimes too loudly) while I was reading. Anytime a novel can bring a smile to your face on every page you know it’s a masterpiece.


The father is up to no good and the mother has major issues. Their son, Ivan, is a psychopath, literally. While their daughter Sasha just wants to be normal – whatever that is – and maybe just maybe live a life without consuming humans for food. Oh grandfather, how I adore you with your tainted wisdom. And Mr. Detective guy, you’ve got your work cut out for you. The Savages are a strange bunch, full of charm and class and other disturbing attributes, really disturbing. The moment you think you have one of them figured out, you better believe you’ve got it wrong. And despite the fact that human flesh is a delicacy you can’t help but relate to each of them in some way.


If you read nothing else, crave something out of the ordinary that might just make you question your own eating habits, then you MUST pick up a copy of The Savages! Gah! I can’t even describe how much a person, any person, needs to read this book. The characters will keep you entertained and Matt Whyman’s flawless writing will keep you glued to the pages. It’s a story about family, acceptance and finding your own way. You really shouldn’t like these people. But trust me, it’s inevitable. Cannibals or not, The Savages will win your heart! It’s a clever little book. *wink wink*



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5 Random Things About Me:


I’m a keen runner. Sadly, so is my wife’s dachshund. We tend to head out on routes where nobody will ever see us.

As well as dark YA fiction, I’ve written two memoirs: OINK: MY LIFE WITH MINIPIGS (published in the USA by Simon & Schuster) and WALKING WITH SAUSAGE DOGS. Category-wise, I’m a difficult author.

I’ve published over 20 books but still don’t feel confident using a semi-colon.

You’ll often find me at cutting edge fashion photography shoots (in my role as downtrodden dad chaperone to my in-demand daughter).

I am heavily tattooed, but you wouldn’t know that at a job interview. Unless that job was as a lifeguard, wrestler or stripper.









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2 Winners will Receive a Copy of The Savages by Matt Whyman

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About Matt Whyman

Matt Whyman is a bestselling author, also known for his work as an advice columnist for numerous teenage magazines.

He has written two novels for adults, Man or Mouse and Columbia Road, as well as both fiction and non-fiction for teenagers, including Superhuman, XY, Boy Kills Man, XY:100, The Wild, the So Below trilogy, Inside the Cage,Goldstrike and The Savages.

His most recent books, Oink! My Life With Minipigs (also known as Pig in the Middle), and Walking with Sausage Dogs, are both comic memoirs about family life with problem pets, published by Hodder and Stoughton.

Matt has worked as ghost-writer for the recent autobiography of a celebrity dancing dog, and under the pen name of Carnegie-nominated mystery writer, Lazlo Strangolov, author of Feather and Bone and Tooth and Claw.

A graduate from the University of East Anglia’s MA in Creative Writing, Matt is often invited to teach the subject for writers of all ages. Recently, he has hosted workshops across Russia and the Middle East.

In 1995, Matt became the first agony uncle for 19 magazine, and has subsequently written regular advice columns for B, Fox Kids, AOL UK and Bliss. He often appears on television and radio in this role. Over the years he has co-presented a series of ITV’s cult Saturday morning show, Love Bites, and a live weekly phone-in on LBC. He is currently resident agony uncle on BBC Radio 1′s The Surgery

Matt is married with four children, and lives in West Sussex, UK.