Survival Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Survival (Book 1 of The Guardians of Vesturon)
by A.M. Hargrove
My Rating: 4 Stars
Summary (goodreads)

"Maybe I was caught between the two worlds. I was having serious trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality." 
While on a backpacking trip in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, nineteen-year-old Maddie Pearce finds her world has been thrown into a vortex and is madly spinning toward the impossible. Abducted by a mad psychopath, Maddie narrowly escapes with her life. But that is only the beginning. Her mysterious rescuer introduces her to a world that Maddie has difficulty accepting as reality. Will this strikingly gorgeous stranger be the key to her future or will she return to her mundane world, scarred from her experience? Follow Maddie as she is forced to make difficult decisions that carry her to mysterious places. 

My Review
Phewww! Let me tell you! I have been reading this book ALL day today! I literally woke up started it and didn't finish until now!  
I really enjoyed this read!  I did think it was a little rocky close to the beginning.  The conversations between Maddie and her best friend Cat were a little un-natural at times, but everything else I loved!  The Prologue had me hooked from the start, so it was easy to ignore any bumpiness in the writing.  
Maddie really has gone through it ALL!  I mean just after reading the summary you can see that Maddie is going to have to through Hell and back again, but then in my opinion, I think it was worth it for the Hotty she got out of it! 
SWOON!  Her Rescuer!  Gahhh He is protective, sweet, and pretty masochistic.  He also has the most beautiful green eyes and wavy black hair! ahhh!  *fanning myself
I absolutely LOVE Maddie!  She is a heroine for sure who can pretty much endure anything.  She is strong willed and independent.  She also drips in sarcasm at times and I love that.  She always keeps her wits about her, but at the same time follows her heart.
Most of the book is very well written.  I never felt lost except sometimes I lost myself in the story!  I also really loved how Hargrove was able to write the same scenes in both Maggie and her Rescuers point of view and kept it interesting.  And just a little Warning Book 1 ends in a cliff hanger, and  I don't know what I would have done if Resurrection wasn't already out!  

This book is definitely worth the read and right now it is FREE so go grab it!

Giveaway Time
Okay so now that you have gotten the book for free, would you like to hear about the giveaway we have in store? 

What's up for grabs you ask?
1st Place Prize
$10 Amazon
Rescuer (Book 2 of the Guardians of Vesturon)
2nd Place Prize
Rescuer (Book 2 of the Guardians of Vesturon)

All you have to do is comment on this review and then 
fill out the rafflecopter entry (Comment on Tess's Survival Review 2/3/2012)
Want EXTRA Entries? 
then follow the tour and with each post you comment on the more entries you will get! 

Go HERE for the tour schedule!!!!
Come back on the 8th for my Character Interview!
and the 24th for my review of Resurrection!

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  1. I'm reading a book with very forced dialogue right now so I totally understand the way it can make things bumpy. I'm glad this got better though. I've always loved adventure type books and this one looks great.

  2. Just wanted to let you know Emily that I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! The full posting will appear on my blogsite on Monday - all will be revealed!

  3. Cant wait to read this book good job tess

  4. Great Review Tess. I am really anxious to get started on this book now. Thanks!

  5. Yay!! I got the first book and it sounds amazing! I would adore the chance to get the second one and the gift card is a little (but amazingly awesome) bonus! Thank you so much!

  6. Love your blog! Can't wait to read these books!

  7. This books sound really interestng, I want to read them!

  8. I just got the first book because you make this one sound really good. I love books that grab you and you can't stop reading them.

  9. I was lucky enough to snag this one for free on Amazon and I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I wasn't sure if it would be good, so I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review. :)

    P.S. I'm a new follower - your blog looks awesome! Such a clean design.