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The year is 1983. Christian is 22 years old when he leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in Florida with a very wealthy family and go to med-school. A joyful night out with friends is shattered by an encounter with a savage predator that changes his life forever. Soon he faces challenges he had never expected. A supernatural gift he has no idea how to embrace. A haun ...more
Kindle Edition, Third Edition, 476 pages
Published June 14th 2012 by DMC
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Nickle Love
Read the review in my blog: Night Owl Reads. It has a bit of spoiler.
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Nov 26, 2012 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~ rated it really liked it
This one took a completely different path than I had expected it would or even hoped for. But yet I still find myself loving it.

The year is 1983 and Micheal Jackson reigns supreme on the radio. Christian comes to Florida from Denmark to finish Med School. It's his first time ever being in the States, but he's looking forward to this new experience. His father sets him up in a nice house with a wealthy family and thus his adventure begins... With a near death experience his first night in Florida
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V.A. Dold
Aug 21, 2012 V.A. Dold rated it it was amazing
WOW! By the way did I say WOW!

This is not really a YA book due to the adult relations. I just wanted to say that right away.

As many books that are the first of a series the author needs to set the situation and tone with the first few chapter. We need to meet and get to know the characters, so yes it is a bit slow in the beginning but since it is the first of a series that is expected. So, don’t be surprised and stay with it learning about the characters and their situations and BAM! The story
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Natalia Bona
Jun 19, 2012 Natalia Bona rated it it was amazing
Wow... Im a little stunned right now to be honest.. because the lovely Willow Rose has actually done what I didn't really think was possible anymore. Stun me so much that I actually have to think about the message of the book, which can be summed up perfectly in this quote from the book:

"We don't want to be like other people, like normal people. Life has taught me that unhappiness comes when you try to be like everyone else rather than embracing the unique person that you are"

Christian, the mai
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Rebecca Graf
Oct 27, 2012 Rebecca Graf rated it liked it
I've read books on vampires and werewolves. I have never read a book about were-jaguars until now.

Willow Rose brings a unique paranormal romance into Savage when she introduces Christian from Denmark into southern Florida. A rich and snotty new family have taken him in. He has an unfortunate meeting with two angry alligators. But to top it off it is saved as he dies by a jaguar. Coming back from the dead, he finds himself suddenly with powers he never had before nor wants now. It doesn't help th
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Oct 10, 2012 Tee loves Kyle Jacobson rated it really liked it
First I would like to Thank FMB Blog Tours for allowing to read and review an ARC of Savage. I have to say that this book was good. I love the cover and the premise of the story was very good but there was just something missing for me. I am not sure what it is but as I was reading I found myself wandering at times and lord knows anyone who knows me knows I LOVE TO READ anywhere anytime and anyplace. So it bothered me that I was wandering in the beginning. With that being said I will say this LO ...more
Marcy
Jul 13, 2017 Marcy rated it really liked it
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Keren Hughes
Jun 19, 2012 Keren Hughes rated it it was amazing
Taken from my blog post at:

http://gothicangelbookreviews.blogspo...

When I first picked up this book, I was a little taken aback by the fact that an older Christian was narrating the story. I wasn't sure how it was going to work with an older version of him telling us what happened to him when he was younger. But - and this is a very big BUT - it worked perfectly. After just a chapter, I had settled into his narrative and was looking forward to him taking me on a journey.

That, is exactly what hap
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Linda
Jul 02, 2017 Linda rated it really liked it
Loved it!

This book spent a great deal of time introducing and rounding out the characters. Love it when an author understands the importance of characters you "feel" for. Although the story basically follows a Danish teenager who has come to America for a proper education in the medical field, Willow Rose also introduced other characters of different backgrounds,age and sex so there is someone any age reader can relate too( however there is some sexual content so not best for children). Fantasy,
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Melissa Levine
Oct 12, 2012 Melissa Levine rated it did not like it
I found this story to be kind of boring. I found myself mainly scanning the book looking for when something was actually taking place.

A few things that stood out to me are:

1. I wasn't a fan of the way the author wrote this. The dialog was too robotic for my liking. To me, there was also way too much inner dialog and explanations, I guess you could call it. When they're explaining about jaguars on the tv, it just goes on and on. I felt like I was reading a school report or something. Because of
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Michelle
Jun 11, 2017 Michelle rated it it was ok
Good book

You people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so. Shelley MA
Douglas Meeks
Jul 31, 2012 Douglas Meeks rated it really liked it
Savage (Daughters of the Jaguar #1)Savage by Willow Rose

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


After finishing Savage (Daughters of the Jaguar) I had to sit back and kind of soak in what I had read. This is Paranormal Romance by genre but it was actually something a bit more as it tends towards trying to impart the author’s sense of morality to the reader in a very general sense. Let me be clear, if I feel an author has decided to get on their soapbox and tell me how to live/vote/make a “better” world in a book I read for entertainment, I usual
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Majanka
Sep 06, 2012 Majanka rated it really liked it
After reading Savage, I needed to take some time to set my thoughts straight. This isn’t an easy book. It shows the reader a rich, compelling world with intriguing, relatable characters. It shows heartbreak and courage, pain and despair, and it takes the readers on a rollercoaster of a ride from start to finish. But it’s not something you can let go of easily – I certainly couldn’t. It took me a while to make up my mind about this book, and to decide on whether I should give it a four or five st ...more
Lily at Bookluvrs Haven
Review originally featured on Bookluvrs Haven

This YA novel was a little different than what I am used to.


1. It is set in the 80's which is actually my favorite era. Throughout the novel I forgot that it was set in the 80's, to be honest. But there were a couple of mentions here and there that brought that back to my mind.

2. Told from a male POV. Not the first YA that I have read told solely from the male character's perspective, but those are few and far in between for me so far. Not unpleasant.
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Holly Full Moon Bites Book Reviews
May have slight spoilers.

I have not read a book like Savage before. Not to say there was anything wrong with it I truly enjoyed it but the point-of-view was odd to me. It was the main character narrating his past.

Again nothing wrong with that and the author did it very well it was just not something I have encountered in a book before so t made me pause at first.

This book is actually really hard for me to review, I have nothing bad to say about it mind you I enjoyed it but t is one of those book
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OpenBookSociety.com
Jun 29, 2012 OpenBookSociety.com rated it really liked it
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Lee Jutton

Christian is a playboy with a past. He seems like he has it all: amazing good looks that harkens back to his Danish ancestors, the Vikings; intelligence enough to pursue a career as a doctor; a wealthy father; a knack for songwriting and guitar playing that makes girls swoon. Christian has all of these gifts and knows it, which makes him a somewhat irritating protagonist at the start of Savage, the first in a new YA trilogy by author Willow Rose. However,
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Leona
Oct 21, 2012 Leona rated it really liked it


On goodreads.com:
"The year is 1983. Christian is 22 years old when he leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in Florida with a very wealthy family and go to med-school. A joyful night out with friends is shattered by an encounter with a savage predator that changes his life forever. Soon he faces challenges he had never expected. A supernatural gift he has no idea how to embrace. A haunting family in the house next door. A spirit-filled girl who seems to carry all the answers. An ancient sec
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Maghon Thomas
So this is a very interesting book. This kid, Chris, I love him and I hate him all at the same time. I think a part of me doesn’t like so much conformity, so there’s my issue. Ok lemme tell you a few things. Chris is very happy to come to America to study at Florida’s medical school. He’s really smart and his dad has told him to become a doctor, so he will. That’s my first negative point. But his dad is a GP, and Chris wants to help people especially kids, so he’d like to be a doctor without bor ...more
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
Jul 30, 2012 Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Paranormal
Recommended to Michelle's by: Innovative Blog Tours



I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author as part of a book tour in exchange for my honest review.

Wow, this book was amazing. Let me say now, this really is not a YA book, just want you to know, due to the adult relations in it. But mature teens may enjoy this too.

This book has a good over all lesson to learn, and I really liked that about this book. It is also told in a different way than most books I have read. Its really told from an older Christian, telling his tale from
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Page (One Book At A Time)
I was intrigued by this one. A man from another country trying to immerse himself in our culture and attend medical school. I was really hoping this would be a good read.

I wonder what Christian was expecting when he came to Florida. I hope he realized that he didn't land himself in typical America situation. A rich family that will basically adopt him as the long lost son. I don't think that's a realistic situation. I was also a little leery of the fact that the daughter just readily accepted
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Sally
Jan 10, 2014 Sally rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Savage (Daughters of the Jaguar) is the story of a college kid (Christian), from Denmark, who comes to America to attend medical school and finds himself involved in an unexpected mystery. While in America, he lives in St. Augustine with a wealthy family that his father knows. On his first night there, he is attacked by alligators and saved by a jaguar. The mystery begins as Christian tries to discover more about the jaguar and meanwhile becomes friends with an eccentric family living next door ...more
The Haunted Reading Room 2017 - Year of Lovecraft
Aug 22, 2012 The Haunted Reading Room 2017 - Year of Lovecraft rated it it was amazing
Recommended to The Haunted Reading Room by: Full Moon Bites Blog Tours
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Review of Savage by Willow Rose
Reviewed for Full Moon Bites Blog Tour Oct. 4 2012
5 stars

“Savage” is a truly unusual story, interweaving more than one paranormal element and delivering a tapestry that intrigues, inspires, and delectates. Set against a background of well-delineated characters (even the seemingly shallow individuals dredge up depths), our protagonist undergoes a coming-of-age type of journey—really more of a “vision quest”—unlike any I can remember reading.

Dani
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Betlehem Fekade
Sep 04, 2012 Betlehem Fekade rated it really liked it
Christian is... well perfect for the lack of a better word. He has it all amazing good looks, intelligence money and even a musician. He was all in all the perfect male specimen which I was not fond of. Yep, I like my men rough around the edges at least in books and the fact that the book was narrated by the older Christian took some elements of mystery from the story. So naturally, I thought I was going to hate it but boy was I wrong.

The fact that Christian is not dead right now and is alive an
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Vanya D.
May 31, 2012 Vanya D. rated it really liked it
First of all, I want to say that this is NOT an YA book. Not even a late YA book. It's totally an adult book, even if a mild one, so please keep that in mind. I had no idea, so I was surprised when certain things happened the way they did.

Anyway.

I must say that I liked the setting. St. Augustine, Florida is my favorite quaint town in Florida, and I really wish I could live there. I'm in love with the Old Spanish quarter :))

So, my review..

The story was (in my opinion) original. I haven't read m
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Ana♥
Oct 15, 2012 Ana♥ rated it liked it
*RECEIVED THIS BOOK FOR REVIEW*

Savage is a pretty good book. Albeit, it did take me a while to get into it and I did get thrown a few times while reading, I was intrigued and stuck through it til the end. We have Christian, 22 years old and recently moved to Florida from Denmark to go to med school. On his first night in Florida he went out with friends and was attacked by alligators in the swamp, but was saved my a jaguar. And ever since his attack, he's felt like he owes his life to the jaguar
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Anatea Oroz
Sep 05, 2012 Anatea Oroz rated it liked it
This review also appears on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.

This is the kind of book that surprises you nicely. I haven't expected this, especially after the begining.
Christian is perfect. He's the kind of character that has it all. Good looks, photographic memory, he can sing and play guitar, he surfs and he can have any girl that he wants. Boy was I wrong.
You'd think it is just another, supernatural-romance kind of book blah,blah,blah. But no. In every way, Savage is not an easy read. There is so
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Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
Jun 23, 2012 Michelle Cornwell-Jordan rated it it was amazing
SYNOPSIS

The year is 1983. Christian is 22 years old when he leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in Florida with a very wealthy family and go to med-school. A joyful night out with friends is shattered by an encounter with a savage predator that changes his life forever. Soon he faces challenges he had never expected. A supernatural gift he has no idea how to embrace. A haunting family in the house next door. A spirit-filled girl who seems to carry all the answers. An ancient secret hidden
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I was given a copy of Savage from the author for a review via Full Moon Bites.

Christian Langaa is 22 years old and prefers to be called Chris. He leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in St. Augustine, Florida. He will be going to med. school. He is going to be a doctor like his Dad. Chris is going to be staying with a very wealthy doctor and his family. Leaving his home and coming to America was his father's idea. His Dad called in
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Mary
"Savage" is the first book in the Daughters of Jaguar series.

Christian, a young med-student from Denmark, is coming to Florida to stay for a year with the Kirk family to study at the med-school there. At his first night in Florida Christian almost dies under tragic circumstances. After that experience Christian changes forever. He’s hearing voices in his head and meets the mysterious girl next door who seems to know more about what happened to him than she lets on…

The story is told from Christia
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Angela Noviana
First, sorry for my grammar and vocab which are not perfect >,<

This is the first time I read a paranormal romance for young-adult although it is recommended for ages sixteen and up because there are several making love scenes in some parts.

While reading this book, I felt that the initial plot is a bit slow, but after the one-third book, it became tense. The jaguar which saved Chris already made me curious from the start, why the jaguar help him? Since Chris was helped, he got these "gifts"
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