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September 23, 2013

Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally!

Racing Savannah
by Miranda Kenneally
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: December 3rd 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire


They’re from two different worlds.

He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.

With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either. She’s not going to let someone tell her a girl isn’t tough enough to race. Sure, it’s dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack…

Out of all of Miranda Kenneally books, Racing Savannah has to be my second favorite -- Catching Jordan being the first, of course.

I have to admit that the last two books Kenneally has released weren’t horrible, but did not blow me away either. Ever since Catching Jordan I have been waiting for her to release something just as good, if not better, but it just hasn’t happened. However, I never gave up hope. I love her writing style; I love the characters she creates, so I will always read what she puts out in the world.

I jumped into Racing Savannah a little hesitant because of this, though. I really, really wanted to love it. After I finished reading it I asked myself “What the heck was I worried about?” It rocked my socks!

One thing I love most about Miranda Kenneally’s characters is that they seem so real. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. There is always at least one character that I can say hey, I know someone like that. You can easily compare them to someone you know in real life. It is so easy to connect with them and put yourself in their shoes. No surprise that with Racing Savannah I quickly fell in love with all the characters. Another thing I love is that the author always gives readers an update on past characters. It brings back all the emotions I had while reading the other books in the series.

Racing Savannah felt a lot like Catching Jordan to me. It was different in so many ways, but the same feelings I got while reading Catching Jordan, I got reading Racing Savannah. I’ve been waiting for this book since forever. It had everything I hoped and more!

I need more! I also love the cover. It fits the story perfectly! A Good Choice for Reading. :)


  1. Thanks for Sharing your thoughts! I have read all of her other books in the series and I was kind of worried that I wouldn't like this one..I mean i liked all the other ones but the last one I read it wasn't my favorite so good to hear this is a good read. I really liked Catching Jordan.

  2. I still haven't started this series yet. I add books to my TBR and then something new comes along and I forget about the rest of them. Anyways, I've read where a lot of other readers felt the same as you about the rest of the books not being as good as Catching Jordan. Glad this one measured up and that you enjoyed it.

  3. I read Catching Jordan and loved it. I haven't yet piked this one up but it is on my TBR. I agree that her characters are always very real. She writes about real issues and her characters are always identifiable.

  4. I read Catching Jordan and I really loved it! I have all her others book in my TBR list but I havent been able to get to them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    Xoxo. Daisel

  5. I still need to read this series, lol. But I have the books! I love it when I can connect to characters and they feel real and relatable. Can't wait to read this one. Great review!

    AKA Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  6. I have yet to read a Kenneally book. I'm so happy to see you enjoyed this one even more than the others. This sounds right up my alley. :)

  7. I hadn't heard of either book (Catching Jordan or Racing Savannah), so I was interested in learning your take on both books Damaris.

  8. I read Catching Jordan and loved it. I agree with you that her books after Catching Jordan didn't meet my expectation. But this one seems good. Thanks for the review

  9. I love books that can be compared to real life. Haven't read any of here books yet but they do look great! Fantastic review!

  10. I still haven't started this series but I really want to! I have seen so many great reviews for every one of the books. Great review!

  11. I haven't read anything by MK, but I think the horse jockey thing sound really unique!

  12. I have never read any of these books but they sound really good. Sounds like Catching Jordan is a really good book too. I'll have to check them out.

  13. It's awful but I still have not read Miranda Kenneally even though I have Catching Jordan on my Kindle. Now I will have to read that one and save my money to get Racing Savannah since it sounds so good.

  14. An engaging character is always key to me loving a book. Thanks for the review!

  15. Great review ! I haven't read anything by this Author, but I will definitely check her out.

  16. So I am super ashamed to say that I have not read any of these books. I have heard nothing but amazing things and yet they still have not found their way to my shelves!!! Between the yellow on the cover (I LOVE covers with Red & Yellow on them) and that you tell me the characters are real, I am in need now more than ever.

  17. I have not read this author's work and have been on the fence about this title, but it sounds like it might be a nice sweet read. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  18. Nice review; never read this author's books

  19. I've really liked Miranda Kenneally's other books, so it's awesome that this one seems to be just as good! I agree- I love how realistic the characters are :)
    Great review!

  20. I haven't heard of the author but will definitely check out. Thanks for the honest review, especially letting us know how two others didn't really leave your socks rocking but glad this one did. I love it when authors incorporate past characters into new books even just as a quick side character.

  21. The only book of this series that I have read is Catching Jordan, and I loved it. So much. I am looking forward to diving right into the rest of them. Especially this one. It just sounds so good. Thank you for your review. I honestly need to read these books, asap, and you gave me the motivation!

  22. So often in books it seems like the girl is the rich, well-off one and the boy is from the "wrong side of the tracks" - I like that it's switched in this one. Great review!

  23. Great review...i havent read any of these books, but your review makes the characters sound relatable. Might have to look into them...


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