Title: Racing Savannah
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publication date: December 3, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
Racing Savannah centers around Savannah, a character that we only see a glimpse of in the previous books. However this book isn't centered around the other previous characters, but is mostly set at Savannah's new home, the stables owned by Jack Goodwin's father. That is where we meet Jack himself, portrayed as a cocky, rich boy who sets his eye on Savannah herself.
I really wasn't as big of a fan of the characters and plot line here as I was of Things I Can't Forget and the previous books. While the rich guy, poor girl plot line is something I am guilty of enjoyed (The Distance Between Us by Kasie West anyone?) but for some reason my heart wasn't 100% into it. While I liked how Savannah is set on accomplishing her dreams even with knowing how tough and unattainable it is at times, I just didn't like how she acted around Jack. I hated how he didn't think for himself but through his father's orders and demands. One second he says he likes Savannah but the next he says he can't date her because his father would be pissed.. yea very charming Jack. I tend to adore all of the love interests in Kenneally's Hundred Oaks series, but I just couldn't like this one all that much.
I liked Savannah's family and how she looked out for her pregnant step-mom even if she resents her father and step mom for moving her to another place as well as getting pregnant with a child when they can barely financially support the three of them. Another thing I loved was how we got a glimpse of the old characters, now several years older and several milestones ahead. I was so happy to see them once again! Even though I wasn't a big fan of Jack, I do have to say that this book delivered when I needed a cute contemporary and that isn't surprising since I trust Kenneally to always write fabulous contemporaries.
The rest of the Hundred Oaks series:
Stealing Parker (Hundred Oaks #2)
Things I Can't Forget (Hundred Oaks #3)
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This special offer is for U.S. and Canada YA fans for the release of RACING SAVANNAH by Miranda Kenneally out on December 3! If you pre-order the book, you will be sent an exclusive horseshoe key chain—perfect for any busy teen on the go! You have until December 2 or until quantities run out.
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