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Saving London

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  49 reviews
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 screechin
Published June 9th 2015 by Booktrope (first published May 28th 2015)
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None of us ever want to hear the words, “You have terminal cancer.” Sadly, London Patterson did, with about a year to live and no options for a cure in sight, London creates one heck of a bucket list, because she is going down in style! No, no, do NOT grab the tissues, well, maybe one, because London’s great adventure and London herself is going to have you laughing!

Armed with her saucy attitude, her lack of filters and one very incredible stranger, London is off on a year of living life on the
J.M. Northup
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an inspirational book suitable for teens and adults!

This is a really sweet tale! I wasn't sure what to expect from it, but I ended up loving the story.
I loved the humanity of the protagonist, London, and the exploration and growth of her character. I loved how sassy she was and I loved how she decided to take the news of her terminal illness and turn it into something that empowered her instead of defeated her.
I loved how the doubt and worry was overcome by hope and compassion. The autho
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Upon reading the synopsis I expected this book to be just another depressing tale of someone dying of cancer. Wow was I proven wrong. London is one of a kind. She has been given only a year to live and decides to embark on a journey to complete a bucket list. Along the way she meets a stranger, Adam, who offers to help with her list. But soon, strange things begin to happen. Things that shouldn't be happening. This book will take
Andrea Hatfield
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and all opinions within this review are my own.*

London Patterson has just been told by her doctor that she has a terminal form of cancer and with no treatment options available she has about a year to live. As soon as London leaves the doctors office she decides to take what limited time she has left to make and complete a bucket list instead of sitting at home and letting the cancer run her life.

In the process of starting her buc
Amanda Lewis
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Saving London is a great easy read with characters you can really enjoy getting to know. The characters easily click with one another, and you find yourself wondering what the next adventure will be. Jet setting across the globe, you find yourself standing with them in front of Stonehenge, becoming a master thief, a racecar driver and all other sorts of experiences are had. A great debut from her previous genre, I can't wait to see what else she has in store!
Cee (The Mistress Case)

London is too immature, stupid, and disgusting for me to stomach. Her whole I-don't-care-what-you-think-of-me and I'm-dying attitude is no excuse for her behavior. She's always spouting sarcastic and witty crap with "Alex", and then the next minute, some deep psychological shit are thrown in. The pace is also too fast and I don't care what the rest of the book will bring.
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book kept you interested and for a new genre of book for her it was awesome and you as the reader felt like you were there in the book, you never knew when Caine would show up but the ending is the best !! Loved it for sure
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a truly gripping book. Adventure comedy and drama all rolled into one. London is a character many of us can relate to. I hope Taylor Dawn doesn't stop here. I loved it!!
Andrea McGuire
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. It kept me enthralled the whole time.
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
London is a young woman who finds out very devastating news. She has cancer and there is nothing they can do for her besides prescribe her some medications for the symptoms that are sure to come. The doctor gives her a year. London goes home and makes a bucket list. She runs across a guy named Adam. He seems really nice and quickly puts her at ease when she's around him. This guy who shows up out of nowhere offers to help her with the list as long as she completes it. Turns out that Adam has co ...more
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I don't know where to begin!!! This is by far one of the best books I have read. So full of emotion and kept my interest throughout the whole story. Bravo!
Jun 14, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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“At least I was given a year. To some it might seem like a small amount of time, and truly it is. But when you're given only that long to lve, it can in a way, seem like an eternity. I'll do the things I've wanted to do because in the end... no one can save London Patterson.”

Thank you Booktrope for providing me with an advanced reading copy for review.

DNF at 30 %

Upon starting Saving London, I never would have guessed what kind of a story this book would t
Lauren (My Expanding Bookshelf)
I received a copy of Saving London from Booktrope in exchange for an honest review.

I quite enjoyed Saving London. It's quite different to other books I've read. I've read a few books about cancer sufferers before but none of them had the paranormal aspect to them (actually Secret Vampire does but they are completely different story lines). The non-paranormal (totally made that word up) premise of the story is very real. Unfortunately cancer is a terrible illness that affects millions and many su
Sandra Stiles
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Imagine going to your doctor and hearing them say to you, “You have terminal cancer.” For me it would be devastating. For someone half my age I can’t imagine what would go through their mind. London Patterson is the 23 year old protagonist of this story. Instead of wallowing in her sorrow she creates a bucket list of things she wants to accomplish in the year she has left. One thing that will help her along the wa
Kandi Wyatt
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing, humorous and thought-provoking. These three words sum up the book Saving London. From the moment I read the back cover to the end of the book, I was intrigued. I kept coming back for more. The plot moved along nicely and was well written. The imagery was magnificent. I sat and chuckled my way through most of the book. “Waking up each morning had a new meaning now. I wasn’t sure of the exact meaning, but I knew there was one there
hiding in the shadows.” This is typical of the wording
Rose Reid
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved Saving London! It has its faults, just like every book does, and some of its faults are painful, but I've always loved angel books and Saving London is no exception!

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Kesha  Ledford
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Saving London is a very different read from many that I've read, however, it pulled me in to the storyline and kept me interested from the start. London only had a year to live and created a bucket list to complete during her final year. Adam a stranger offers to help make her list come true. She never expected to discover so much when she agreed to let Adam help.
Sep 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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London heard the four little words that no one ever wants to hear "You have terminal cancer." With no treatment, London is given a year to live and is told to make the best of it. She decides to to make a bucket list of things she would never normally do since she full intends to make the last year of her life the best year of her life. You see, London isn't the kind of girl to step out of her comfort zone and do something crazy
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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To be honest, although the description automatically grabbed my attention, I have never really been one for Urban Fantasy, but since the story sounded intriguing, I thought I would give it a go, and I was definitely not disappointed! The plot follows London Patterson and Adam around the world as he helps her complete her bucket list. But why? Why would a man she has only just met that day offer to help her make the final year of her life the most amazing time? Maybe because it is his duty to. As ...more
Léatitia Brière
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
(From my blog) I got this book in exchange of honest review !

I absolutly LOVED reading Saving London ! There's a lot of things I enjoyed about this novel but here is what you need to know !

Firstly, I have to say that this book is a real page turner. Right away, I was immersed into London's life and feelings. Her story was interesting and moving, I wanted to follow her as she started her last year, a new life full of excitements and adventures. There was mystery and, of course, it was the kind
Sassy Southern Book Affair
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the story to some degree. Taylor's writing had me laughing at the snarky remarks of London. However, the book is predictable. I could predict the story line from a mile away and saw what was coming before the characters did. I wanted to shake them at times and yell, "WAKE UP! How can you not figure this out?" That was a little disappointing for me.

I would like to know what happened to London's friend, Lilly. London moves in with Lilly after her diagnosis but once she meets Adam, who he
Josselyn Radillo
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts:

Taylor Dawn writing style is simple yet beautiful, her characters are so interesting, and her story is beyond unique. Saving London is an inspiring reading for young adults and adults that will make you appreciate and take life for what it is, beautiful even when the skies are grey.
The story is simple but unique. The concept of getting London to have her hopes up and believe in what she can't see. Making her realize that out there someone is
Cayt Landis
May 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Saving London by Taylor Dawn is the story of London, a young woman who finds out that she is terminally ill. London has only one year to live and there is no known treatment for her cancer. She decides to accept her fate and makes a bucket list of all of the things she wants to do before she dies. While London embarks on her journey to fulfill her list, she meets a man who offers to help her. Adam is a kind young man who seems to have unlimited time and resources to take London on an adventure t ...more
Melissa Stickney
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off I want to say that I loved Saving London. I was intrigued by the blurb, but this book delivered so much more than my expectations.

Reading this book definitely makes you want to live your life to the fullest. There were a couple lines in the beginning of the book that really caught my attention. “Up until the dreaded news, I’d thought life was something to take for granted. That I could wake up every day and be guaranteed tomorrow.” We all know that nothing is a guarantee and that ther
Ash †Reviews of a FearStreetZombie†
I received this book in return for an honest review.

This review is really hard for me to write because I honestly have a lot of anger for this story. I'm not really a big fan of angels/demons/fallen angels... whatever, but, I decided to give it a shot, because you never know, right? Well, to add to that, this chick has cancer and there is no point for chemo or anything because she only has a year.... Sounds like what I literally just went through with my mama (RIP). Why was I mad at this? Becaus
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
I really struggled with a rating on this book and that is the reason for the late review and the fact I wanted to respectfully wait a bit after the release to post a 2 star review. I was going to give it three stars but if I was being honest with myself and my likes, I should only give it 2 for my opinion, and so that is what I decided on. My number one rule with reviewing is to be honest with myself, and so I am. Saving London by Taylor Dawn had potential to be a pretty good book but it just fe ...more
Sharon Obelenus Holland
I bought this book after meeting this talented author at a book signing. This story draws you in, but not from the tale itself, but how everyone hopes for more after death. London has received the worst news, she has a year to live. She decides to make a bucket list, so after selling everything she owns and moving in with her friend for the time being, its time to start. First up, a protest, but she runs into the same guy she gave directions to the day before, Adam. Adam offers to help her compl ...more
Laura Mcgee
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was slow at first and boring but the more I read the more I fell in love with London and Adam. London has only a year left on this earth. The cancer she has is killing her. So she makes a bucket list of all the things she wants to do before she dies. Adam is sent here to help her and they travel all over the world to do the things on the list. What London doesn't know is Adam is trying to save her from Caine but some things come to light that only London can save them both. Will she be ...more
Kristin Dutt
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To finding yourself

I simply loved this book. I'm a huge fan of angels and loved how this story unfolded to decide your own path. London is a fantastic strong female character on a difficult path. Luckily by her side is Adam to be by her side.

Great YA book for teens and all ages. Highly recommend and I have to say the cover is gorgeous.
Alexandra Ispas
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It wasn't one of the best books I read so far, but I still liked it. I liked the idea of the guardian angel, how he helped London through her bucket list, although, some moments were just out of place, the idea of being someone you never thought of being.

But, the story did seem a little bit boring for my taste.
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International Bestselling Author Taylor Dawn (formerly writing as C.D. Taylor) began writing as an item to check off her bucket list. She resides in the southernmost part of Illinois, right on the mighty Mississippi river. She enjoys the quiet country life with her husband, son and the many farm animals that make up the rest of the family. Deciding that farm life was just a little too mundane, Tay ...more

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