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by Cliff McNish




It's a difficult time for fifteen-year-old Savannah Grey - she's settled into her latest foster placement, but her body is acting strangely. Then other strange things begin to happen: nature, it seems, is exerting an overpowering force on the world. Birds behave erratically; gusts of wind blow leaves so fiercely they seem to lure people away. And Savannah discovers she has supernatural powers. Meanwhile, she feels drawn to the new boy Reece whose life is even stranger than hers. Quickly Savannah and Reece realise that nature has a purpose for them both. For they are on course to meet the vile and evil Ocrassa, who wants to destroy the world by corrupting nature. And it wants Savannah Grey to help realise its savage intent.
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ISBN: 1842551124
ISBN13: 978-1842551127
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Cliff McNish
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) (April 16, 2009)
Pages: 192 pages
ePUB size: 1553 kb
FB2 size: 1127 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 285
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Livina
Savannah Grey has something in her throat, a weapon of some sort which she believes must be used to destory a monster. I must admit, going into this book I was excited because it's incredibly different from what is out there (Young Adult wise), but the first half of the book seemed rushed. Thankfully, once you hit the middle it begins to pick up. The relationship with Reece and Savannah, though, again, rushed, is a strong one - they share the same problem, or so she thinks. The strongest part of this book would have to be the ending, its one that will have the reader sitting in shock. I didn't love the book, but I wouldn't go as far as to say it's terrible. It is definitely an interesting read.
Purestone
Savannah Grey has something in her throat, a weapon of some sort which she believes must be used to destory a monster. I must admit, going into this book I was excited because it's incredibly different from what is out there (Young Adult wise), but the first half of the book seemed rushed. Thankfully, once you hit the middle it begins to pick up. The relationship with Reece and Savannah, though, again, rushed, is a strong one - they share the same problem, or so she thinks. The strongest part of this book would have to be the ending, its one that will have the reader sitting in shock. I didn't love the book, but I wouldn't go as far as to say it's terrible. It is definitely an interesting read.
Beardana
I felt that Savannah Grey was worth more than just five (5) stars, so I rank it up there with the top ten (10)! It was a compelling page turner, to say the least, and I couldn't get enough of the "monsters." If you care to read what I had to say about Cliff McNish's Savannah Grey, check out my book review blog at http://notesquotes88.blogspot.com/2014/07/savannah-grey.html . I have to say, you wont be sorry reading either Savannah Grey or my blog!
Siratius
After reading this story I literally went and purchased several more books written by Cliff McNish. His writing was very engrossing, it pulled me in and I didn't want to put this one down. Very eery and mysterious storyline that if done right could make a very creepy horror movie. I have not read anything like this that I can remember.
Braned
Scary!
Hono
I was expecting creepy when I picked this book up (based solely on the cover, which I think is amazing!), but I didn't quite know what it was going to be like. This was beyond creepy. Maybe it's because I have a bit of a neck phobia, with fears of choking. McNish does an excellent job of describing exactly what Savannah is going through and it really brings to life her terror over what is happening to her.

Savannah was a likable enough character, believable in her fear and in her sudden crazy desire to protect what is in her throat. She confused and scared pretty much the entire book and it works well to keep the suspense going, wondering if the thing inside of her is good or evil.

But it's the monsters that are amazing. They are described in a way that brings them to life and unlike so many other storybook monsters we get inside their minds and are able to understand what is driving them to do what they are attempting. McNish does such a good job of this that there were points that I even felt sympathy for them.

The best part is that I was completely surprised by the ending. Looking back I can see the little things that would have pointed me in the right direction, but even then I wouldn't have expected it. Wonderful book and definitely a read for anyone looking for a bit of creepiness.
Todal
It seemed like Savannah went through foster parents as fast as guys could chow down on hot dogs in a hot dog eating contest. Annette Coombs was one of her "all-time favorite replacement mums" and they got along really well. It seemed kind of strange when she asked Savannah if she knew if she'd been "making unusual noises" in her sleep. Not very likely if she was out like a light, but her throat had been really sore and for some reason she had "been bizarrely protective of her throat recently." Squeaks and clicks. Weird. Nina Savoy, her best friend, called to check up on her and tell her that there would be a party at Tori's and insisted she was going. Savannah really didn't feel like going, but there was no getting out of the invite.

Savannah's attraction to Reece Gandolfo at the party was totally unexpected. He had an "easy manner about him, an understated self-assurance" that was unusual. He also had something else unusual about him and that was a "vivid white scar on his neck." He was the boy of her dreams, but there was something else that was haunting her dreams and that was the Horror. Savannah didn't know it, but he'd been coming to her house to visit her when she was asleep. Squeak, squeak, click, click. The Horror was the child of Nyktomorph, the creation of Ocrassa. They wanted her, but why? Things were not as they seemed and her unease slipped into her waking hours. Reece made her feel comfortable and later he confessed, "The truth is that I've been thinking about you for a long time, Savannah Grey."

Reece told her they were destined to meet and she believed him wholeheartedly. He had problems with his throat too and every now and then sounded kind of wonky. Nina was worried about Sav's problem and escorted her to King's Hospital. No, no one was going to go near Savannah's throat. Dr. Olly and Carol Edilman were going to do the examination, but she wasn't going to allow them to touch her. When Carol took a peek she saw "some kind of . . . honey-colored, striped bands"and some "dark mounds" near her larynx. It only took the touch of a tongue depressor to whirl Savannah into action, striking out and breaking Carol's jaw. Whatever was there was protecting her and she had to protect it. Reece's throat was the same only weaker. The monsters were coming for them. "Pas pas! Pas de bourée!" The Horror was coming for Savannah. There was something that was keeping her from becoming close to Reece, but would it keep him from helping her defeat the monsters? Was there something about their throats that would help protect them or kill them in the end?

This eerie, monstrous tale of how Savannah and Reece face the Horror was totally freaky. This was one of those nightmarish tales that didn't seem to come together until the end. The storyline flipped back and forth from Savannah's world to that of Ocrassa, Nykotomorph's, and the Horror's as it went along. The pages were black with white lettering as we drifted into the strange history of the monster's, a feature that gave it an interesting visual format. The buildup of the tale was slow and steady like a crescendo in music. At that point everything suddenly came together with a strange twist. If you like your horror to be startling and fast, you may not care for Savannah's story, but if you like to be tortured slowly you'll love it. A few times I was thinking to myself, "Hey, where's the beef?" When the two parallel tales of the Savannah's and the monster's met, that was when I decided I did indeed love the story and the dance between the two. "Pas pas! Pas de bourée!"

This book courtesy of the publisher.