Home       Disclaimer       Criteria       Review Policy       Contact       About       Reviews       An Adventurer's Guide to What to Read!

June 2, 2012

Point of Origin by Amanda Havard + a Giveaway

Point of Origin cover
Title: Point of Origin
Author: Amanda Havard
Publisher: Chafie Press
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Received From: Publicist for blog tour

Summary:  Spoilers for first book!
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.

As I was reading this book the thought that kept coming to my mind was “Amanda Havard is brilliant” because she totally is. She had created a world in the Survivors series that is our own but re-imagined into something so different and vibrant it could totally take place in another world.
I enjoyed Point of Origin even more than The Survivors. I guess because I was already invested in the story and was dying to know what would happen next. I also grew to like certain characters even more in this book, for example, I didn’t really care for Mark in the first book but I adored him in Point of Origin. He really blossomed as a character for me and I liked getting to know him better. I also liked that Cole was in this one even more. I am 100% team Cole.
The mythology of The Survivors Series is so complex and beautifully written. I could legitimately spend hours reading about the mythology and how it all ties together.
Sadie really come into her own in Point of Origin, yeah she is plagued with doubts but we also get to see her grow, not only as a basic character, but as a Survivor.
This series is a must read for lovers of Paranormal and even Fantasy. I could not put it down and cannot wait for the next book!

Make sure to check out my review of The Survivors and then enter this giveaway for a signed copy of both The Survivors and Point of Origin. Then be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour here:  http://amandahavard.com/press/blogtour
The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada



  1. Sadie's story does appeal to me and it sounds like she lives in an interesting world. I'm scared for her and look forward to seeing her grow.


Hi! I love getting comments, I will try to answer all of them time willing!