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June 2, 2012

The Survivors by Amanda Havard

The Survivors cover
Title: The Survivors
Author: Amanda Havard
Publisher: Chafie Press
Release Date: March 29, 2011
Received From: Publicist for 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.

I am one of the people who is tired of paranormal books. They are getting old and many have the same elements of the other ones I’ve read. But I am always willing to try another one in the hope that I will find something AMAZING. Well I did. The Survivors is so good. It reminded me why I enjoyed reading paranormal to begin with.
I’m no going to lie. The beginning of the book was on the slow side. But one I was introduced to some other players besides just Sadie I was drawn in and could not wait to find out what would happen next.
Sadie was an interesting narrator. She was smart and I liked finding out what her talents were, through her using them instead of just being told. It’s like they always say show not tell. And Amanda Havard did a great job of that!
Ginny was also one of my favorite characters, she was spunky and I think she was a perfect complement to Sadie. I also adored Cole and I wish he was in it more.
The Survivors themselves were very interesting and I enjoyed finding out more about them, even though we weren’t given much. Hopefully we will get to understand them better, and their background more in the next book.
This book was breathtaking. I could not put it down and was sad when I had to go out because I wanted to know what would happen next. I definitely recommend you pick it up!

Make sure you check out this post for my review of Point of Origin as well as a giveaway!


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