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Survival, a YA paranormal romance (Book 1 of The Guardians of Vesturon Series) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
So began A.M. Hargrove's career as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.
Her books include Adult, New Adult and Young Adult Romances, including, The Guardians of Vesturon Series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent, and the novella Beginnings), Dark Waltz and Death Waltz (The Praestani Novels), The Edge Series (Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, and Kissing Fire), The Tragic Series (Tragically Flawed and Tragic Desires), Exquisite Betrayal, Dirty Nights: The Novel, The Hart Brothers Novels (Freeing Her, Freeing Him, Kestrel, The Fall and Rise of Kade Hart), Sabin: A Seven Novel, and Cruel and Beautiful.
Please find her at http://www.amhargrove.com
Top Customer Reviews
First of all, I will like to say that this review will be loaded with spoilers and honest, definitely honest, remarks and opinions.
I would like to start saying that this was a ____(I'll let you fill in the blank)______ ride all over again. -fingernails on chalkboard- you get the idea. I cringed at all the spots where I could tell this was possibly a rip-off, but with a set of very different characters.
Basic story line: Clumsy, accident-prone, pretty but thinks no one believes so, girl goes hiking in the mountains. She is attacked by a stranger who randomly decided to capture her and torture her, rescued by someone who irradiates "incandescent beauty" (quoting from the book. reminds you of someone else?), is brought home by this handsome stranger with "dark looks" to be look after by him and his nice, beautiful family. When the family finds out she is human everything goes kaboom! and they say it's impossible for them to be together, but nobody listens (obviously). Stuff happens and next thing you know, they want to get marry but do not want to have sex before they're married (sounds familiar??). Family of the guy is super rich and have these expensive, sporty cars. Everyone loves to run. The clumsy girl is given all the riches anyone would want. Ending: horrible cliffhanger, which translates into: the story cannot stand on itself. It is crippled and needs crutches, direly.
Now, enough ranting about the plot. Let me get into the technical side. This story was messy, especially with all the switches of perspectives.Read more ›
Maddie has had some serious drama in her life. Just when she thinks that things are finally settling with college and life on her own, tragedy strikes...or is is fate? After a horrific experience, she meets Rayn and her life changes. There is something special about Maddie and the relationship that develops between her and Rayn.
Survival grabbed my attention from the first pages and never lost it! The story being written from several points of view was great for getting inside each of the characters. Although each of the characters was complex, their points of view were written in a way that was descriptive and concise. The plot was never lost in the details, which was very refreshing.
This book had it all, drama, suspense, romance, action, mystery and comedy! Everything was written in a way that kept my emotions on quite the ride.
I can't wait to get my hands on Resurrection!! I need answers to my list of questions, I need to know how things will end up for Maddie, Rayn, and all the others!
As stated before, Ms. Hargrove has definitely gained a fan in me! I sincerely look forward to reading more about The Guardians of Vesturon!!
My review is going to be based off the second edition of this book; the author provided me with a newer edition and therefore my review will reflect the changes made to the beginning of the story itself.
At first glance of the cover you wouldn't know what journeys lie await but from the first chapter the author introduces you with "Real" conflict. The use of flashbacks in the beginning chapters really helped seduce the reader into the story and help them realize the back story of this strong yet a little fragile character. The plot was very well thought out, I felt that this book had a new take on the paranormal, I really liked the fact that it was different; there wasn't the usual mundane conflict, there was new ideas and scenery depicted in this book. The action was evenly distributed; it wasn't fast the entire book but instead gave the reader a sense of time and allowed us to gradually learn more about the characters and the story itself. The writing itself was new, I liked how she took use of the dialogue, I really could tell that she knew her characters. Just by the dialogue alone you could tell who was who; it's so cool to be able to tell the characters apart just by dialogue alone. The characters themselves each had a distinct personality, each one was easily identified and full of life. There wasn't one character I felt lacked something; each of them had their own values and flaws. Something else I found interesting and fun was the style of clothes the character wore, the author did such an amazing job describing new ideas on clothing that certain characters wore. She really had a sense of another world; a new line of items and ideas that had to be created to make the story more real; more plausible.Read more ›
1. The writing is juvenile.
2. There are WAY TOO MANY backflashes that goes on and on without contributing to the story.
3. It is clearly a mixture of Twilight and The Black Dagger Brotherhood.
4. The h is 19 but thinks and acts like a 13 year old.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I will start off by saying that I did enjoy the book.
However, parts of the story did bother me, like how rude Maddie was while she was being saved in the... Read more
I received this book to give an honest review.
So first let me say that I was really enjoying this book up until we meet the guardians. Read more
I love this book. I can't wait to read it the whole series to find out what happens next. Excited!!Published 3 months ago by wow
Ths book held my attention all the way through t. There were parts where I laughed out loud. The love between the heroes is so beautiful. Cannot wait to read second book.Published 3 months ago by R. Shepherd
This book was a good read. Cant wait to read the next book.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I read this book as part of the YA readers little black book and honestly had a very hard time finishing it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cleeeyles
I like these kind of books, with extra-terrestrial beings with a bit of romance, I just don't understand what the ex-military guy has to do with the plot. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
While I do love the characters and the story line, I don't like the redundancy in the book, not sure if it's just me, or maybe it's that other readers need to be re-informed about... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
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