Saturday, June 11, 2011

Blog Tour Review: The Survivors - Amanda Havard

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Chafie Press, LLC (March 31, 2011)
  • Age Group: Older Teens/Adults
  • Source: Book Lovin' Bitches blog tour

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...
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 Thoughts...
Wow! I really and truly enjoyed this book!  I loved the settings I feel like I traveled a long way while reading this.  While everything took place in our world I also felt like I was taken somewhere else, this place has no name but it left me with a great feeling.  The Characters felt so real to me, I smiled with them, laughed with them, and was fearful with them.  Sadie was great, she wants to live her life on her own terms, not forced into anything or confined.  I loved that about her, another thing I liked was even though she no longer lived in the days of modesty she still holds her beliefs strong.  The Winters family... I liked them in the beginning and even though there were some hard times I continued to like them, they all seemed to genuinely care about Sadie even if they didn't always demonstrate it in the best ways.  The Survivors are a mixed group, some of them I liked and others could jump off a cliff and I wouldn't have shed a tear.  Although I guess they all truly did have the groups best interest at heart.  Watching Sadie try to fit in, and worry about small things that most of us never notices about each other was actually my favorite part of this story,.  Closely followed by her research into different mythologies, and paranormal creatures.  I feel like I might say too much and give too much away, this story should be left to fold out in front of you not spoiled in bits and pieces.  I really hope that you guys will pick this book up and give it a shot.  I doubt you will be disappointed.  I give this one 5 stars!

Buy The Survivors at Amazon or  Barnes and Noble
Join Amanda on tour!

6/4   excerpt @ Books Glorious Books
6/9   review @ My Neurotic Book Affair
6/11 review @ The Book Addict
6/13 review @ Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm
6/15 review @ Workaday Reads
6/15 interview @ The Book Addict
6/16 excerpt @ My Neurotic Book Affair
6/18 review @ Phantom Paragrapher
6/20 excerpt @ Phantom Paragrapher
6/21 interview @ Unnormal Normalcy
6/22 review @ It's All About Books
6/22 interview @ Workaday Reads
6/24 review @ Just Another Book Addict
6/25 interview @ Splash of Our Worlds
6/25 review @ Book Lurve
6/25 excerpt @ Just Another Book Addict
6/26 excerpt @ Book Lurve
6/26 review @ Jagged Edge Reviews
6/27 excerpt @ Reader Girls
6/27 excerpt @ Jagged Edge Reviews

6/28 review @ Books Glorious Books
6/29 interview @ It's All About Books
6/29 review @ Bookish Delights
6/30 review @ Splash of Our Worlds
6/30 interview @ Bookish Delights

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the kinds of book I would enjoy. Hadn't seen this one before. Great review! Thanks!


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