Title: Body & Blood
Series: The Survivors #3
Author: Amanda Havard
Publisher: Chafie Press
Available: Barnes and Noble | iBookstore
From the Publisher: The Survivors: Body & Blood is the third installment of The Survivors Series!
How many answers you seek are just a part of you, waiting to be found?
The game has changed.
Fresh from her first brush with mortality, a fragile Sadie Matthau is playing human with Cole Hardwick while the Survivors endure unimaginable tragedy. Wrought with the first deaths of their own kind, a tyrant who will torture them, and an opponent more terrifying than anyone could have foreseen, the Survivors are facing their end.
Told from three points of view, The Survivors: Body & Blood is a bloodcurdling, mind-bending, heart-stopping ride. As Sadie and the Winters uncover more enemies, more history, and more answers, they find themselves brought closer together and ripped further apart. And all the while, a haunting Alexander Raven lurks at the edge of Sadie s lifeline, at the darkening fringes of her mind.
As the Survivors descend into chaos, Sadie realizes a painful truth: the deepest of secrets leave the darkest of marks.
Caught between a terrifying fantasy and her own grim reality, Body & Blood is the story of Sadie s dance with her demons, future, past, and present.
Dear Ms. Havard,
Why must you hurt me so?
When I first started reading this series, I had no idea what to expect. I certainly didn’t expect to fall in love. But through your words and the voices you gave your characters – especially to Sadie – I did fall in love. I love this world. I love the experiences I’ve shared with Sadie, the Winters, and the other Survivors.
But now I find that my heart is broken.
A choice was made. A step backwards, in the wrong direction. After so much progress over the course of these three books.
And I simply don’t understand.
When I finished the final chapter, I found myself flipping back and forth between the final pages and rereading because I didn’t understand what had happened.
I still don’t.
I find myself in a position I’ve never been in before. For the first time, I have a need to see inside a character’s head*. To understand her so completely that I no longer question her choices. You have put me in that position and for that, I say bravo. It is incredible writing that leaves me in such a state – a state of love and confusion and longing and sorrow.
I hope, Ms. Havard, that Book 4 offers some resolution and relief to these feelings I am having. I don’t need a happy ending if it’s not time, but I do hope that I can begin to support and understand what transpired at the end of Body & Blood (events that have overshadowed the entire plot of the book in my thoughts here!).
Thank you for writing a new series that turns the paranormal genre on its head. And thank you for not being predictable. But please try not to break my heart in the next one.
*Survivor’s September will be rounded out next week with a chat with Sadie, to get a little insight into who she is. Look for it to be posted next week!