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Giveaway Feature: THE SAVAGES by Matt Whyman

Posted by on March 6, 2014

From the moment we set eyes on that first line, “They’d love to have you for dinner”, we knew this book was special. Shelved as humorous, and horror, THE SAVAGES, a YA novel by Matt Whyman, looks to be a real treat. We’re excited to spotlight it with a giveaway, thanks to Overlook Press!

Matt Whyman
288 pages
Publisher: Overlook Press
Release Date: March 6th, 2014

They’d love to have you for dinner . . .

Sasha Savage is in love with Jack – a handsome, charming … vegetarian. Which wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t for the fact that Sasha’s family are very much ‘carnivorous’. Behind the family facade all is not as it seems. Sasha’s father rules his clan with an iron fist and her mother’s culinary skills are getting more adventurous by the day. When a too-curious private detective starts to dig for truths, the tight-knit family starts to unravel – as does their sinister taste in human beings . . .

About the Author

Matt Whyman is a bestselling author, also known for his work as an advice columnist for numerous teenage magazines.

He has written two novels for adults, Man or Mouse and Columbia Road, as well as both fiction and non-fiction for teenagers, including Superhuman, XY, Boy Kills Man, XY:100, The Wild, the So Below trilogy, Inside the Cage,Goldstrike and The Savages.

His most recent books, Oink! My Life With Minipigs (also known as Pig in the Middle), and Walking with Sausage Dogs, are both comic memoirs about family life with problem pets, published by Hodder and Stoughton.

Matt has worked as ghost-writer for the recent autobiography of a celebrity dancing dog, and under the pen name of Carnegie-nominated mystery writer, Lazlo Strangolov, author of Feather and Bone and Tooth and Claw.

A graduate from the University of East Anglia’s MA in Creative Writing, Matt is often invited to teach the subject for writers of all ages. Recently, he has hosted workshops across Russia and the Middle East.

In 1995, Matt became the first agony uncle for 19 magazine, and has subsequently written regular advice columns for B, Fox Kids, AOL UK and Bliss. He often appears on television and radio in this role. Over the years he has co-presented a series of ITV’s cult Saturday morning show, Love Bites, and a live weekly phone-in on LBC. He is currently resident agony uncle on BBC Radio 1’s The Surgery

Matt is married with four children, and lives in West Sussex, UK.

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  1. I haven’t read it but really want to! I’d like to share it with my niece too because she loves creepiness!

  2. I usually are not a fan of these kind of books however this one got me quite hooked up just by its cover and intriguing plot. Unfortunately I haven’t read it yet but hopefully I will soon enough.


  3. I haven’t read this book though I would. It sounds very interesting. I love the cover! Makes me think each family member has a great and unique personality.

  4. No I haven’t read this one, but the cover makes me want to pick it up and get started right away! Thanks for the chance to win an unusual book!!

  5. Oh yeah, I want to read it! Heck yeah! This sounds absolutely horrifying and funny and strange and weird! I can’t wait to read it. And I love the cover, too!

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