Published by Simon Pulse on May 31st 2016
Genres: Girls & Women, Science Fiction, Thrillers & Suspense, Young Adult
Sidney and her friends must race to find the origin of a storm that has hit their small island home—turning every animal into savage weapons—in this suspenseful thriller from New York Times bestselling author, Thomas E. Sniegoski. The future is looking bright for Sidney Moore as she as she gets ready to leave the small island of Benediction behind for one of Boston’s top veterinary schools. Only a few small bumps in the road to navigate before she can go—her father’s recovery from a debilitating stroke, and her own guilt for ending her relationship with her high school sweetheart. But she’s always been strong willed, and she’s not about to let anything stop her from achieving her goals. Now a storm is bearing down on Benediction, a hurricane that will bring devastating winds and rain, rising tides...and something else. Something deadly; something that will transform all the things that creep, crawl, and flutter into instruments of terror and death. The future is looking bright for Sidney Moore…if only she can survive the storm.
Everything was normal on Sidney Moore’s island home of Benediction, at least until the storm came and then it wasn’t. Animals, from smallest bugs to once friendly dogs, have gone erratic and are attempting to kill every human in sight. It’s a nightmare come into reality and Sidney along with her friends must find answers for this hellish phenomena while trying to keep each other alive.
The only word that perfectly describes Savage overall is bizarre. It was a really bizarre book to read and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The ending and the cause of the entire event(s) was really something I didn’t expect (there was only a very brief explanation and it was open-ended, so there is most likely going to be a sequel, otherwise it just doesn’t work in my opinion). Animal lovers may feel uneasy with violence towards and from animals, but if that’s not the case with you then it’s easy to be drawn into the story to see what happens. I’m not 100% sure what I think of the book other than it was okay, but it feels like it’s missing something, and the reason behind the animals turning on humans didn’t feel like it belonged to this book. I don’t want to say it was random, but it sure felt like it.