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The Savior's Champion

(The Savior's Series #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  2,400 ratings  ·  746 reviews
Tobias Kaya doesn't care about The Savior. He doesn't care that She's the Ruler of the realm or that She purified the land, and he certainly doesn't care that She's of age to be married. But when competing for Her hand proves to be his last chance to save his family, he’s forced to make The Savior his priority.

Now Tobias is thrown into the Sovereign’s Tournament with
Kindle Edition, 562 pages
Published April 24th 2018
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Trinity Fordham Jenna Moreci has said that the sequel will be called The Savior's Sister and will be the same story as The Saviour's Champion but will be from Leila's…moreJenna Moreci has said that the sequel will be called The Savior's Sister and will be the same story as The Saviour's Champion but will be from Leila's point of view. She also recently revealed on Tumblr that the initials of the third book will be TSA but she hasn't said what is is called yet, because of spoilers. There will also be a fourth book, but Jenna hasn't revealed anything about it yet.(less)
Cassie Beebe I mean, I think you can kind of read any first book in a series as a standalone, if you want to. But there's definitely a lot left to be said, because…moreI mean, I think you can kind of read any first book in a series as a standalone, if you want to. But there's definitely a lot left to be said, because the story isn't over yet. So it would probably feel unfinished if you didn't read the others. (less)
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Merphy Napier
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, fantasy
Update: I read this book before I was actually reading fantasy and didn't care about world building or well explained magic systems I don't know what I'd rate it now, but I think it'd still be solid because despite it's flaws, it was a lot of fun to read. Maybe a 3.5?

Would like to reread at some point to see where I stand now

I made a video review where I gave three pros and three cons in The Savior's Champion:
Anna Marie Reads
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T. K. Greene
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
I am this book's target audience: I am an adult in her mid-20s, I love fantasy, and I am all for exciting, steamy romance. This book fell flat for me on all fronts.

This review will be long, because I have a lot to say. In fact, I unearthed my long-lost goodreads login info to post this, because the other reviews here genuinely baffle me. I like and respect Jenna Moreci, and have been following her YouTube channel and social media for a couple years now. She is a knowledgeable indie author who
Feb 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: the Feebles, Rogert Rodriguez and the Cinema Snob
Recommended to Liz by: my shoulder-devil
For all the issues I had with "Eve: The Awakening," I really thought this book would be an improvement. I recall genuinely perking at the sample pieces, thinking it was already a massive improvement in terms of writing. I also felt that many of the issues I had with "Eve" would be much more fitting in this ancient fantasy setting (the over-the-top bigotry, the juvenile characters and stereotypes, the slow pacing...)

Then the book came out, and I looked at the title of the prologue:

Jordan Harvey
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received an advanced reader's copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Check out my in-depth video review here:

Oh my goodness this book is good.
I love fantasy, but I haven't read one in a long time that has gotten me as excited as this. I also read it in record time.

I'm not going to post a super long review here, as I will be uploading a review on my youtube channel shortly, but I will say this:
-The action in this book is superb. The
Daniel Greene
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Review coming on the channel soon.
J. Treader
May 08, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
This needed to be 100+ pages shorter and have a more interesting main character. Oh, and much better dialogue.

The concept was cool, I’ll give it that. The execution just fell totally flat for me.
elianna ✨
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cliche, 2018-reads

I love Jenna Moreci. She's hilarious and an excellent resource for writers. However, I want to give an honest review that is unswayed by my adoration of her. This is a bad book. From the start, the pacing is agonizingly slow and the first 3 chapters (available on Jenna Moreci's website) serve little purpose. If well-executed, they would be a great way of showing Tobias's reasons for entering the tournament. As it is, the chapters are pointless. We know Tobias will enter from the
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.


Please, click on the following links to watch a book trailer, Jenna’s vlog about the novel, in which she answers without spoilers some fans questions about TSC, and my own review of her first novel, Eve: the Awakening.

Book trailer:
Jenna's vlog on TSC:
My review
C.E.L. Stefani
May 03, 2018 rated it it was ok

I was both excited and skeptical to read this book. I went into it with lower expectations because of the author's previous book, EVE: The Awakening. It is an improvement from EVE, but having said that, I don't think this book was astounding.

I read some of the reviews and noticed a lot of people predicted the ending and pretty early on too. And yes, it's SO obvious. I saw all the plot twists coming from the 5 free chapters I received. I guessed everything. EVERYTHING that
Dec 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
TSC is the better book compared to Moreci's debut novel “Eve: the awakening”, I’ll give it that. And boy I had hope, everything about it seems right up my alley and wanted to give it a chance. Now I have A LOT to say, unfortunately very little is positive, but I’ll try to justify all my issues the best I can. This will be long, with lots of spoilers.


The writing was so awkward… it’s generic purple prose and has zero voice. Tobias's thoughts are sometimes conveyed through the narrative,
Ashley (ashleyOutpaged)
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This. Was. So. Good. I needed a good fantasy sooo badly and this definitely filled the void. Full spoiler free review up on the YouTubes if ya want to know my thoughts ...more

January 23, 2019 - December 21, 2019

As you can see, it took me almost a year, but that's my fault. What can I say? I am intimidated by big book. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
But even if I didn't pick it up for months, I always remembered every detail vividly, I didn't need to start it all over again. Even now, a year later, I can rememer everything. Maybe it has to do a little with my method (or maybe Jenna is just a very good writer), because there were so much characters (with 2 names -
Erin Kinsella
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*I got to beta read and I read an advanced copy of the completed work so this is based on the entire book, not just the chapters available on Jenna's website.

Guys, GUYS, this book is incredible. It has sailed to the top of my all time favorite reads and I just cannot explain how much I love it. It is going to knock off every sock and explode the damn sock drawer at the same time XD
The Savior’s Champion is Jenna Moreci’s second book. If you haven’t read Eve the Awakening yet, for shame, because
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
I'm basing this off of the first three chapters and prologue available on Jenna Moreci's website. I don't feel like I would actually have read beyond this point if I'd actually bought the book. I don't think this is a completely terrible book. It's below average. If you like it, that's absolutely fine. I'm not marking any of this with a spoiler warning, since all of this is freely available on Jenna Moreci's website.

The Prologue

Yeah, my problems kick off with the first page of this book. Why is
Bella Rose Pope
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book. I honestly have been looking for a book like this for SO long.

Not only was I sucked into Tobias's world from the very start, but the prologue also sets up questions that MUST be answered. I'm the type of person who needs a book that'll make me think and question and hang on to every word and that was this book. I'm telling you, if you love real, genuine characters and a story that'll leave you wanting more and more of the world, that's this book right here.

Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a spectacular fantasy that is a genuine page turner, then look no further than this book.

From the very first page you are swept into a fast-moving plot filled with engaging characters, bloodshed, and romance. You will laugh, you will cheer out loud, and yes fellow readers, you will also cry as you are immersed in a story featuring many threads: each memorable and important.

One of the things I thoroughly enjoyed was the depth of the main character, Tobias. He's brave,
E. Chapman
May 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
It's just another tropey YA novel. I hated it.

Let me break down my main complaints:
- The characters and world-building lack depth.
- Almost nothing is revealed about the magic system, despite it supposedly being a central part of the story.
- The characters are all adults, yet they talk teenagers. Really trashy teenagers.
- It was far, far longer than it needed to be. Most of the conversations could be halved and no plot or character development would be lost.
- The plot twist could not have
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars.

A bloody, gladiator style, The Bachelor type of book.

**I was sent an ARC by the author in exchange for honest review**

I was promised healthy romance, a diverse cast and a bloodbath. THIS BOOK DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I absolutely loved it! I cracked open the book when I received it with the intention of just looking quickly at the prologue and I ended up reading half the book in one sitting

The only con I have is that because there are so many characters and practically every character
Jul 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
I don't think I've ever been this happy to finish a book.

A quick rundown of the bad:
- The stakes are laughably low. Even more so after the big plot-twist
- The romance is an insta-love between Mr & Mrs Sue.
- There is no world-building, none, despite how long this book is.
- Characters are caricatures, protagonist, and villain included.
- So many characters, but only a handful maters.
- The magic is not explained enough to seem 'real' and is too central of a theme to get a pass by pulling
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Ehm, my hopelessly romantic friends?
Am I the only one who found this utterly repetitive? Like, there was barely any plot: Tobias enters the tournament, (challenge, sanctuary, crush) n times, falling in love/lust, big fight, (challenge, palace, infatuation) n times, big fight, big reveal, end. I don’t consider the repetition of challenges and lovey-dovey scenes as plot, since we rarely learn anything relevant there, so we’re left with a thin story and a lot of filler.

Such filler consists mainly of interactions among the
Apr 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
I was trying to understand all the 5 star glowing reviews for this and found out the author has a platform on Youtube. And then I understood.

Needed to fix the lazy editing in terms of world-building, dialogue, character dimension and either the removal of modern terms and slang or the information that this was set in modern times in an alternate-universe??

Ashley Horn
May 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was really divided on how I wanted to rate this book. It's obvious that Jenna learned a lot from writing Eve and was able to apply it here. On all levels, this is the better book between the two. However, one thing Eve did that The Savior's Champion didn't was surprise me with the reveal. On the one hand, it was definitely entertaining, which is one of the things I look for in a book. On the other, speaking purely from a technical level, it simply was not good. More thoughts below, but ...more
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
After a bit of a cliched start, this actually turned out better than expected. And yes, it may have dragged on at various points in the middle- because how many times can you read about various challenges that are ultimately the same in outcome or theme - but Moreci pulled enough twists to keep me interested. There were a few places where her writing felt like that of a cheesy romance novelist, but this tended to match romantic moments, and overall the writing was pretty strong. The relationship ...more
Zara Lane
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
May 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Oh, where to even begin.....

I'm giving this book two stars for its only pros in my opinion: it was a fast-paced read, and the second half of the story was entertaining.

Aside from that, I really found a lot lacking in TSC. I love Jenna's Youtube vids, but this is my honest opinion as someone who reads tons of YA.....

Jenna is a new writer, and while I congratulate her on this novel being a huge step up from Eve, there are still a lot of new writer mistakes in this book. The dialogue is often
Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
This sounds a LOT like THE WINNER'S CURSE
Kitiera Morey
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Now, before we get started, understand I only read the first few chapters available on the author's website, so this review is only about them. But I can say, based on what I've read, I will not be purchasing this novel. There's probably going to be a few spoilers.

First off, I don't understand why the author chose the names she did for her characters. The book doesn't take place in our dimension (though I assume her earth resembles ours to a degree), and names like Milo and Tobias really take
Apr 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
May 13, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have followed Jenna Moreci’s channel for a long time and I really like her videos. She keeps them short, to the point and entertaining; she knows her stuff and is definitely hard working. However, as always, there’s a difference between theory and practice and in my humble opinion this book was…not so good. Albeit, I was not the target audience (Dark Fantasy Romance) I believe my observations have nothing to do with the genre.

One of the book’s main problems is the absolute lack of world
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