Hey sorry guys! I was suppose to have this review up yesterday! I apologize for the lateness especially since this time I had actually read the book on time! :D ANYWAY I hope you are all enjoying this blog tour and if this is the first stop you've seen, I hope you check out the rest of the tour because it's awesome! *psssst* there is a GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the post too!
Add it on Goodreads | Buy on AmazonDeterminant by A.M. Hargrove
January St. Davis, on her own since the age of sixteen and struggling to stay in college, thinks she’s scored in a major way when she lands a paid summer internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. One evening, after working an especially long shift, a chance encounter with a group of mysterious men alters the course of her life.Rykerian Yarrister, a Guardian of Vesturon with unearthly powers and impossibly gorgeous looks, finds himself at odds over the human female he recently saved from certain death. When it seems he is on the verge of winning her over, she is ripped from his hands by a strange and powerful being, threatening to destroy her if his demands are not met.Do Rykerian and the Guardians have the ability to meet this fierce barbarian’s ultimatums, or will January suffer a horrid demise?
When I first heard that Determinant was coming out, my first thought was where is Hargrove going with this...I thought Resurrection pretty much resolved Maddie and Rayn's issues, but I love them so I was ready to read some more books starring them AND then I saw that it wasn't Maddie and Rayn's story after all. It's Rykerian's, Rayn's brother, story. Then my mind was all like...okay let's give this a try because it's either going to be a bust or bomb (the good kind). GUESS WHAT?! It's the BOMB!
Determinant is my favorite book in the Guardian of Vesturon series. I loved that it was almost a fresh story on top of the developed world from the first 2 books. There are just so many new elements to this book! You get new characters, a different, closer perspective to the war that is going on, and a new species (if that's what you can call Jurek).
If you've read Survival, you MIGHT remember that January is Maddie's roommie in college. I loved how that part of their life was tied into the story. Determinant starts before that so you'll get a little bit of her back story. I love January's strength. It's shown from the very first chapter in the glimpse of her childhood. It's heart-breaking what she went through yet she made it out on top. That is until her life was shaken up a bit by Rykerian.
When Rykerian saves her, her life changes a bit. Okay so maybe when I say a bit that's a little bit of a understatement. She is introduced to a whole new world. I liked how she was so skeptical about it all because even though I wanted to shake her and say all the evidence is right there in front of your face, it was more natural to be as freaked as she was.
Let's talk Jurek...well he is a jerk...maybe. I really haven't formed my whole opinion about him. I guess I will just have to read his new series coming soon to completely form my opinion. so more about him later.
Determinant is a great read for any paranormal romance lover that is looking for something different to read. Like me, you will find that the Guardians of Vesturon will be your kind of aliens!
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