Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Survival - A.M. Hargrove

Survival is the first book in the Guardians of Vesturon series. This novel is free for the kindle. It may be overpriced. This is a supernatural romance for young adults.

Madeline Mariah Pearce is a college student. Maddie has lost both parents. She considers herself a loner. When Maddie is almost murdered by a serial killer, she is rescued by Guardians. Her world takes another wrenching turn at that point. This turn is only made worse when she realizes she's in love with one of her rescuers.

This book contains flashbacks that sometimes make it hard to tell when you are in the book. The language is stilted and awkward at times. The author clearly loves their words. So much so that they repeat themselves from time to time. They never describe something with one adjective when they can use half a dozen or more. A reader's digest condensed version of this book would be a novella at best. I read the whole novel because the idea behind the story is interesting. The execution is not. The worst part is the ending. The cliff hanger is blatant and annoying. I'm probably never reading one by this author again. I don't even care if the Maddie dies or not at this point. Not recommended.

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