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 nineteen other men, and each of them is fighting—and killing—for the chance to rule at The Savior's side. Instantly his world is plagued with violence, treachery, and manipulation, revealing the hidden ugliness of his proud realm. And when his circumstances seem especially dire, he stumbles into an unexpected romance, one that opens him up to unimaginable dangers and darkness.
Whew it’s been awhile. What’s up Travelers, welcome back. Come and join me as I review Jenna Moreci’s The Savior’s Champion.
You know how I do reviews, first I’m going to give you my PROS. Then I’m going to give you my CONS and then I’m going to wrap up my FINAL THOUGHTS on the book. Let’s get into it shall we.
TSC was paced so well. I was a little worried at first. The book has a word count going for it and everyone brings it up in their reviews. Now I’m not one who’s against long books, it’s just that I have other hobbies I like to dedicate my time and some long books, even if I’m enjoying them, feels like it takes up a lot of my time if the pacing’s off. For TSC, the pacing was great. I didn’t want to put it down.
Now what I love about Ms. Moreci’s works are her healthy romances. I don’t want to fling my book across the room because the love interests are treating each other like shit, on purpose, because for some reason, people think that’s cute. Tobias and Leila aren’t perfect, there’s some tension and some hurt feelings, but neither went out of their way to be dicks towards each other. There was communication, respect, and consent…and sexy time, because yes you can lust after someone you love. Those aren’t mutually exclusive.
Lastly, I’m a huge character person and this book has plenty to spare, literally. I have a video here that discusses my thoughts on said characters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a49eEOoz2E8&feature=youtu.be
Now I try to be as objective as I possibly can, it doesn’t always work out that way, but what I consider to be a fault of TSC is its cast. For some of the champions I found it rather difficult to keep up with their names, laurels, and looks. I had a notebook beside me while reading to keep track of who’s who.
I guess this would count as an issue with worldbuilding, but I wish we had a little more time with Tobias and the world of Thessen before the tournament. An introduction, before the introduction. Granted that’d make the novel even longer, but who doesn’t enjoy transporting themselves into an awesomely written piece of work.
I am constantly impressed with Ms Moreci and her work, be it her novels or her channel. She cares, the effort is blatantly obvious and the hurdles she had to and has overcome being a self-published author is inspiring. For indie authors it seems they must work twice as hard to be taken seriously and sometimes that’s not enough, but for me, if I had to list favorite authors, she’s definitely up there for me.
Overall Rating: Amazing