May 30, 2012

Check out my stop on the Point of Origins by Amanda Havard Blog Tour!!!

I had myself a Survivors Series weekend! Two books in two days!! Now that’s saying something! 
It's BookLove101's turn on the Point of Origins blog tour and I've got tons of stuff for my amazing followers today! 
I'm reviewing two AWESOME books and throwing in a pretty SWEET giveaway!!! 

Let's start things off with the first book in the series (The Survivors)
 Here's a quick summary
In 1692, when witch trials gripped the community of Salem, Massachusetts, twenty-six children were accused as witches, exiled, and left for dead. Fourteen of them survived.
The Survivors is the first installment of the tantalizing tales of the fourteen ill-fated Survivors and their descendants, who have been content in hiding for over three centuries. Isolated on a Montana mountainside, only Sadie, the rogue daughter, dares to abandon the family’s sacred hiding place. But no matter how far Sadie runs, something always pulls her back.
On a muggy summer night in Tennessee, she witnesses a shocking scene that will change her life forever. It is the first in a sequence of events that will drag her from the human world she’s sought to belong to for over a century and send her back to her Puritanical family and into an uncertain future filled with cunning witches, mysterious nosferatu shape-shifters, dangerous eretica and vieczy vampires, millennia-old mythology, and the search for her own mortality. After all…
How do you kill a Survivor?
The Survivors will steal your heart and invade your mind. Fall into the pages of Sadie’s life, a world so frighteningly similar to your own, you’ll find yourself wanting to go to the Montana mountains to find the Survivors for yourself.
And it is only the beginning...
My review
First off, I feel the need to say this. This book might be a bit of a slow starter. Something that might deter most readers, but believe me, it’s worth the read!  
Push through the beginning and get to the brilliance that follows!
I will admit, after reading this book, I’m a bit tempted to buy more name brand clothing. If only I didn’t spend so much money on book buying of course lol! Three words made this book a must read for me. Salem. Witch. Trials. I'm game! The Survivors turned out to be so much more than that though.  We’ve got witches, shape shifters, and vampires (my favorite) all in one. That's definitely my kind of book! The story itself is written perfectly. I was with Sadie every step of the way! Some parts more than others! Cole definitely left a mark on this book reader’s heart. Then the author threw in Everett too! It was great! I’m still not sure what side I’m on. Love them both! Loved the story! Couldn’t wait to read more! 

Now on to the star of the show! Point of Origin Part 2 in The Survivors Series
 Save the date guys! This book comes out on June 12th!
Here's a quick summary
The winter is upon us. The Survivors are in chaos. The war is coming. One year ago, Sadie Matthau was living among humans, existing as one of them. But now she wakes each morning in a house in the Survivors City, listening to the invocations and insults of her family members as they cope with their new future. A war. Rogue abandoners turned monsters. Sadie and the icy Winters living in their midst, bringing the outside world in. The Survivors: Point of Origin is Sadie's quest to save her family. But can she find what she is looking for when she can barely stomach the Winters wintry demeanor and finds herself distracted by Cole Hardwick's warm heart? Will she be able to uncover her family's history even as the elders grip tightens around her throat? In an action packed ride full of magic and misery, terror and triumph, Sadie Matthau seeks the Survivors beginning just in time to face her end.
 My Review
Dare I say book 2 was better than the first! I actually woke up early to start this book, on a weekend, which just doesn’t happen! Was it worth it? Definitely!
Finishing the first book left me with two thoughts.
I need more Everett and MORE COLE! 
Maybe one a little more than the other ;)
Book one introduced us to two very interesting and completely unforgettable characters. Each in the running for Sadie's heart. Gotta love a good love triangle! Book two definitely picks up in that department! LOVED IT! Point of Origin turned out to be a perfect addition to the series. I devoured every page!
Gobbling up an entire 300 pages in a matter of hours. 
If your looking for a book filled with mystery and adventure, this book's got all that and more! Just when I thought I had the story figured out, I was surprised over and over again. Point of Origins took turns I  just didn’t see coming! Did I love it! Of course! Only one question remains...
So when do we get book 3! :D
(Check it out on Goodreads here)

Also check out the EPIC book trailer featuring my FAVORITE character in the book! Cole!

I think I've replayed this trailer more than a few times! My heart ache's for Cole everytime! :')
Read the books! You'll totally understand why! 

Wanna know more about the author and this series
 Check out these interesting links!
Follow Amanda on Twitter: @AmandaHavard
And last but not least
Here's your chance to win AUTOGRAPHED copies of both The Survivors and Point of Origin!!!

Just fill out the rafflecopter below to enter!
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  1. These books sound super awesome!! Great reviews and thanks for the chance at this giveaway!!

  2. This book sounds SO good! Wish the giveaway was international! Lol.