Giveaway Feature: THE SAVAGES by Matt Whyman

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. Reply

    Lizabeth Bevibs

    March 6, 2014

    This sounds crazy! Of course I want to read it! Reminds me of an old movie called Eating Raoul…

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    Susan T.

    March 6, 2014

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

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    Jessica S

    March 6, 2014

    This book sounds awesome! I can’t wait to read it and the cover is stunning!

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    March 6, 2014

    I am seriously in love with this cover!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    Skylar Finn

    March 6, 2014

    I love the expressions on the family’s faces! I have to say, The Savages sounds like an extremely neat read. :)

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    March 7, 2014

    I want to read it! Love the cover and can’t wait to find out what is really going on with that family!

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    March 7, 2014

    I love the cover and the idea of a Hannibal Lector family.

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    susan beamon

    March 7, 2014

    Interesting concept. Will have to read to decide if it was carried out.

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    Laura Thomas

    March 7, 2014

    I kept humming the theme to The Addams Family while I was reading the blurb! LOL I would love to read this and it’s on my wish list and TBR!

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    March 7, 2014

    Have not read it, but I think it sounds like something I would enjoy..thank you Matt for the awesome giveaway!!!

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    March 8, 2014

    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.


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    Miriam - Schitzo-Cookie

    March 8, 2014

    Loove the cover =) and sounds like a fun read. And I’m a pescetarian so this could be interesting ;)

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    March 8, 2014

    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.

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    Michelle Willms

    March 8, 2014

    This sounds like my kind of book. I look forward to reading this. There’s nothing quite like a suspenseful, yet humorous, book. I absolutely love them.

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    Lauren Becker

    March 8, 2014

    This sounds fantastic!! I’d never heard of it, but I’d love to read it now. Great cover. :)

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    March 8, 2014

    Haven’t read it; sounds interesting

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    March 9, 2014

    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!!

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    Kat Ellis

    March 9, 2014

    This looks like a fantastic and creepy book, can’t wait to read it!

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    Kat Ellis

    March 9, 2014

    Looks fantastic! Can’t wait to read it.

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    March 12, 2014

    Love the cover would love to read the book.

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    Jaime Lester

    March 16, 2014

    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!