Monday, March 19, 2018

Review - The Savior's Champion [spoiler free]

Original Title: The Savior's Champion
Series: The Savior, #1
Author: Jenna Moreci
Published: April 24th, 2018

Publisher: Jenna Moreci
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. 

Please, click on the following links to watch a book trailer, Jenna’s vlog about the novel, in which she answers without spoilers some fans questions about TSC, and my own review of her first novel, Eve: the Awakening.

- Book trailer
- Jenna's vlog on TSC
- My review on Eve

With that said, let’s go to my review. This will be spoiler free.

I gave this book two GoodReads stars.

First of all, let me clarify that this isn’t a bad book. It’s just not for me, but I deserve it, because I knew where I was getting into when I signed up for this. I applied to be an ARC reviewer because I had been thinking that it would be great for me to read something out of my literary comfort zone, which is a good thing, but this book… I think it’s not for everyone, and if you are Christian, like me, there’s many things you won’t agree with, and others that just will be off-putting, and just plain disgusting. My low GoodReads rating is because I particularly didn’t like it, but I can understand why so many people loved it, and will love it once it is published. So, if you are ok with things like constant swearing, specific sexual language and scenes, graphic violence and torture scenes, you won’t have problems with this book. 

Don’t get me wrong, though. I love Jenna, and her Youtube channel. I respect her as an author, I think she’s insanely talented and a genuinely good person, and I really liked her first novel, Eve: the Awakening, which sequel I will definitely be reading. I just don’t think her particular style in this novel is for me. I repeat, it’s not a bad book! I’m just not the target audience for it, the same way there’s millions of people who are.

Some of the things I can mention for now, without giving away any spoilers, are the very long chapters, and the heavy, strict outlining. Chapters are really long, more than once I had to take a break from reading without even finishing the chapters, because they were kind of exhausting in their length. And if you follow Jenna, you know how she outlines and applies the process to the actual writing of her books; the very strict following of a previous structure is really noticeable. If you have read my review of Eve: the Awakening, you already know what I think about it, and if you haven’t, click on the link I provided earlier, and you’ll get to it (it’s the penultimate paragraph, if you don’t want to read the whole thing).

Also, names confuse me. On the one hand, the four realms are named Thessen, Kovahr, Ethyua and Trogolia, which are completely made up names. But at the same time, characters are named, for example, Tobias, Leila, Naomi and Raphael, which are names from our own dimension. It’s not the first fantasy novel in which I see this, and it completely depends on the author’s choice, but it confuses me, and makes me wonder, is this the real world or not?

That’s all I can say without spoiling anything. I have a lot of topics to discuss about this book, but that will come after the official release, on April the 24th. I’ll write my review and keep it until then. Don’t forget to visit Jenna’s Youtube channel, and check on her writing advice. In the description box of her every vlog you can find her social media links, including Patreon, and also the stores in which you can both get Eve: the Awakening, and pre-order The Savior’s Champion in your favourite format. 

Thank you for reading, and if you are interested in an spoilery review with a deeper analysis of this book, I’ll be back with it by the last week of April, and I'll link it here so you can choose which one to read.

‘til then!


  1. Hi, I want to know what in this book bother you as a Christian? Because I wanted to read it but now I don't know, is there blasphemy or weird stuff?

    1. Thank you for your comment. I explain myself better in my spoilery review, but you shouldn't read it if you are planning to read the book. The thing with this book is that there's a LOT of sexual content and language, and a TON of swearing. The F and the S words are everywhere. And the characters are basically incapable of talking without a sexual innuendo, or referring to their parts. It gets disgusting and tiring. My suggestion would be for you to watch Jenna's video on TSC, the link I provided here. She tells about the book, and its characteristics, so I think it should help you decide.

      Thank you for your comment! Please ask me if you need anything else.

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