Monday, November 26, 2012

Blog Tour: Saving You, Saving Me by Kailin Gow (Review)

Saving You, Saving Me (You & Me Trilogy, #1)
Saving You, Saving Me by Kailin Gow
Release Date: April 16, 2012
Format: ebook, 290 pages
Series: You & Me Trilogy #1
Source: Author for blog tour
Description from Goodreads:
18 year old high school senior and aspiring psychologist Samantha Sullivan (Sam) never thought she would fall for the one mysterious guy she has been speaking to over the phone for months, the boy the counselors called Daggers. She wasn't supposed to talk to him outside of their sessions. But as she began to peel the layers of Daggers and learn who he is, the one boy she is supposed to be saving, might just be the one who is saving her.

Saving You Saving Me inspired the Saving You Saving Me Project found at:

The Saving YOU Saving ME Project was inspired by the book, which tells the story of Samantha (Sam) Sullivan, who becomes a peer counselor at a teen and young adult crisis center called Sawyer House. The Saving YOU Saving ME Project tries to replicate the atmosphere of Sawyer House by allowing a place for teens through adults a place to share their issues anonymously and in doing so, might be able to help others learn from it or might receive feedback from people about what to do.
So far, Saving You, Saving Me has been my favorite Kailin Gow book. I'm not saying it was perfect, but it was a book I really enjoyed reading.
This book deals with issues that we don't exactly see in books often. I really liked that. Plus, the story was written in a way that I was always caught up in what was happening, and I didn't much get bored, even when backstories were being explained.
Character Rundown:
Sam: I do not like Sam. Her character was interesting to read, but she makes me mad. She agrees to things I would never agree to in a million years and I kind of wanted to slap her.
Collins: I did like Collins. I almost love it, but he does creep me out a teeny bit. He's kind of demanding and somewhat arrogant. Which is fine, but as of right now, I'd like to see him work his way past that.
Daggers: I loved Daggers. He was honest and open and seriously willing to work through his problems. I admit, though it was kind of obvious who Daggers really was. But aside from that, Daggers was probably my favorite character in this book.
Other characters: There are some other characters, but they aren't very important. There's a little sister and a good friend, but this story is pretty much built for the three main characters. I liked that.
Relationships. Collins & Sam: There are things I really like about this relationship and things I really don't like about this relationship. As I said, Collins is demanding. Even a little dictative. I don't like that Sam goes along with it and lets it be that way. She should have more backbone. But I DO like how cute they are together. They're so sweet. I hope it all works out for them, in the end. Sam & Daggers: Their relationship is pretty much all over the phone, but still. I loved their conversations.
The plot. Honestly, it was predictable in some parts. Like Daggers. I knew who he was the whole time. Other parts had me floored, though. A few particular instances where I was surprised that someone showed up somewhere I was not expecting them to be, so that was fun.
The ending. I really want to read the next book now, to see where their story is goes. I'm hoping for the best, but I really need to see!
Overall, I enjoyed reading this book very much. It's a heavy contemporary, but the sweet parts are super sweet.

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