Thursday, June 28, 2012

Book Review: Point of Origin

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.

Point Of Origin
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 319 (paperback)
Part of Series: The Survivors #2
Purchased: For Review by the author
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Buy: Book Depository || Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)

Finally! The Survivors was one of my favorite books of 2011 so i couldn't wait for this one to come out and read it! And i finally did! Yay!

Now we all know what's happening, more or less, with the Survivors and Sadie, Amanda Havard goes one step farther into the story. We follow Sadie trying to find a way to kill the Survivors that left, so we are going a's quite of a high class adventure instead of the Indiana Jones thing. 

The book this time is more concentrated on the Point of Origin and the characters. We get to know all the characters in an entirely different level and understand them later. Some secrets and betrayals were revealed too, which totally made me go "no way! you bitch". Sadie, is not suicidal anymore but she really misses her human life which turn her into a little emo at times. Which makes sense, but she is a little annoying. Still, when she has a job to do, nothing matter. Done and done!

As for the search of Point of Origin, there is an amazing visit at Salem, clues, mysteries, magic. Are all part of the hunt, with a little danger of course with the difference you fly first class :P At the end, when they find the Point of Origin and our evil guy, there are more new things that you get to know about the upcoming war. And here we are in a point i want to discuss.

The evil bad guy. You see i loved the book. But when the bad guy is WAY too strong, it's a little dangerous for the story, because you need to have a really good and believable explanation on how to win him (if you win him) and not turning it to something fake and go boom like Paolini's Inheritance. I just really hope everything goes well because i worry. And while i liked the whole ancient history part, the whole Trojan War thing didn't convince me and it seemed out of place, which totally makes me be more afraid of the ending of the story. Of course at the end, everyone might die so no problem there.

Still survivors was a really good read and i totally enjoyed it. Again was one of my favorite reads of the year despite its flaws. And after the first chapter of the 3rd book that was inside, i'm a little like "pleeeeeeaaaaseee faaaaasteeeeeeeeeeeerrrr". I mean you can't just delete the name of a person who dies and leave it like that! That's unfair!

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