Title: Point of Origin
Series: The Survivors #2
Author: Amanda Havard
Publisher: Chafie Press
Source: Publisher Provided
Available: Barnes and Noble | iBookstore | The Book Depository | Powell's
From the Publisher: 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.
Sadie has come home.
And to be honest, I cringe inside for her because I understand why she doesn’t want to be there. But I also understand the loyalty that brought her back.
She loves her family, even she doesn’t want to be what they are.
Even when they hate her.
Somehow, they believe that she is responsible for the things have happened to them since she left the family. And all she wants to do is save them.
In Point of Origin, Sadie tries to find out where the Survivors came from. Who created them? Why? She believes if they can find those answers, then they can find out how to kill the ones who seek to kill them.
And Sadie faces so much opposition that my heart just breaks for her. It’s no wonder that she feels like she’s going crazy.
She makes many decisions that drive me crazy – I just want to reach through the pages and shake her – but she does stay true to herself.
And the cliffhanger at the end of this book made me want to throw the book. If I had had to wait for the next one – someone would have gotten hurt. That’s all I’m saying.
There is absolutely no Sophomore Slump here, as is the case with so many series. We are taken on a journey that builds this world so much more than the previous book and the character development is insane. All of the characters grew, in some way (good or bad – it doesn’t matter – growth is growth).
Watch for my review of Body and Blood next week as I round out my reviews for Survivors September!
What Others Are Saying:
- Blook Girl: Overall, this story is absolutely bewitching, reasonably satisfying, and will leave you anxious for more. If you love a good paranormal spin on familiar mythological beings, romance, mysteries, and family drama, The Survivors Series is for you!
- Dreaming in Books: Sadie is everything people like about YA – she’s a strong female protagonist that can be vulnerable (mostly in her love life) but kick major butt if she needs to.
- Literary Exploration: Overall, I enjoyed the sequel to The Survivors much more than the first book. It involved a lot more supernatural elements as well as provided enough answers while still keeping me intrigued for the next one.