Transcendence by Shay Savage: ARC Book Review (Something Different)

 Title: Transcendence

  Author: Shay Savage

 Rating: 4 stars

 Pages: 312

 Date Published: February 14th, 2014

 Goodreads Summary:  It’s said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehend language?

Ehd’s a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He’s strong and intelligent, but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it’s obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. He doesn’t know where she came from; she’s wearing some pretty odd clothing, and she makes a lot of noises with her mouth that give him a headache. Still, he’s determined to fulfill his purpose in life – provide for her, protect her, and put a baby in her.

Elizabeth doesn’t know where she is or exactly how she got there. She’s confused and distressed by her predicament, and there’s a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome. She’s not at all interested in Ehd’s primitive advances, and she just can’t seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive, but beautiful, man is a constant – and often hilarious – struggle. 

With only each other for company, they must rely on one another to fight the dangers of the wild and prepare for the winter months. As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time

 Quick Note: Step by Step I am reviewing books again. I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) on February 8th and I really enjoyed this. My reviews are long, they usually are, but like always I added pictures and quotes. I hope you enjoy the review and read the book. It’s really good.

 4 amazing stars

Ehd:

Enter Ehd’s world. A caveman from prehistoric times Living in a cave, Alone and sad. Sad and Alone for reasons I won’t tell. He knows how to provide for himself but he wants to be with someone, he wants to see people again. He wants to feel that same feeling he felt when he was with his family. He wants to feel loved and not empty.

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Until he hears her,sees her….She comes out of nowhere.

She wears strange clothes and makes strange noises he can’t understand. But she is beautiful. Deep blue eyes, shiny soft hair, skin that smells like flowers. And in that instant he knows that she is meant to be with him. Or that he is meant to be with her. Forever. He wants to protect her and provide her. His life now has a meaning….and he wants to put a baby in her… ooohh 😉

“I will provide for her. I will protect her. I will give her anything she wants.”

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“I want her; I know I do. It is far beyond not wanting to be alone anymore. I want her – only her. I will do anything to make Beh mine.”

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Elizabeth:

Or Beh, as Ehd understands her name, finds herself in an unknown time(prehistoric) in a hole. Afraid, she is screaming for help until she finds herself face to face with a caveman that has beautiful green eyes and messy red-brown hair. She soon finds herself being hauled to a cave, where the strange man lives in. She tries to communicates with him but fails. The caveman seems to do things his own way but in a way to make her feel loved and happy.

As the two slowly begin to communicate and work together in their own way, they learn to get along. The beauty of it all is how they each try to grasp what they are thinking and speaking to understand each other, trust each other, and finally love each other.

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“In the darkness of the cave, there is a light inside her eyes that makes my heart beat faster. I know the emotions I see there are also reflected in my own gaze though I have never felt this way before. Beh softly repeats the same three sounds, followed by my name-sound.” 

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This entire novel is told from Ehd’s point of view. I have to say that when I started reading the book, I was a little unsure about how this author was going do this. I mean, how can a whole book be written from the point of view of a caveman who can’t speak? It’s all said through what he sees and through his thoughts.Savage is my favorite author, as of forever. She has truly written a really great book.She can make this whole other world just through thoughts. I really enjoyed Ehd’s point of view, how Beh and him tried to understand each other without verbal communication, and how in the end it turned into a sweet love story. I loved Ehd and I loved Beh. I loved them together. I loved this whole book and story.

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I have to admit that sometimes I would get bored but not for long. I was also kind of waiting or hoping for Beh’s point of view, but in the end I realized that this is Ehd’s story and that’s what makes it awesome and unique. I love the POV of male’s and I especially loved this caveman’s point of view.

In conclusion, this is a wonderful story that has taught me about protection, love, and trust. It was wonderful in every way and I LOVED it. I am glad I came upon this and if you haven’t read it, you should. I really don’t know what else to say other than it is one of my favorites this year and that, maybe cavemen aren’t so bad after all 😉 

“My life with Beh was beautiful, transcending everything that set us apart from each other.” 


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ARC provided by L.J. Anderson on behalf of Shay Savage in exchange for an honest review on February 8th, 2014.

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