The Survivors: Point of Origin by Amanda Havard

Jun 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Book News, Book Reviews, Contests, Fandom, Featured Articles, Podcasts, Site News

We are one of many Point of Origin Blog Tour Stops this month, and are so excited about the treat we get to bring you today! While at BEA, we had a wonderful chat with the author of The Survivors Series, Amanda Havard.  You can watch the entire interview below!  Don’t forget to enter our contest as well, you can win signed copies of The Survivors, Point of Origin, a T-shirt, bookmarks, and pins!


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Kallie’s Review

Point of Origin is the second book in The Survivors Series by Amanda Havard.  After reading the first book I was left with dozens of questions, beautiful characters (literally and figuratively), visions of exotic locations, and a new desire to own couture clothing.  Diving into the second book was not my plan of attack.  The Survivors are facing a potential war, and I wanted answers (and more Everett).  I really took my time and soaked up this book.

The reader starts out meeting new characters that could hold the answer to old questions.  Sadie, the main character, is feeling convicted to help her old family while still getting to know her new family… She also holds a special place in her non-beating heart for her human friends.  The puzzle pieces that Sadie begins to fit together are more complex than she (or I) ever imagined, and at one point we were both learning more about history than I ever expected to.  Sadie’s constant curiosity, and accumulation of clues made my head spin!  The moment they all started fitting together I felt as accomplished as the characters.  But, like any well written series, the solutions lead to more questions… And characters questioning themselves…

I won’t tease you too much… The Survivors: Point of Origin gets 5 books on the bookshelf!


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.


THE SURVIVORS (Book 1) Synopsis:

In 1692, when witch trials gripped the community of Salem, Massachusetts, twenty-six children were accused as witches, exiled, and left for dead. Fourteen of them survived.

The Survivors is the first installment of the tantalizing tales of the fourteen ill-fated Survivors and their descendants, who have been content in hiding for over three centuries. Isolated on a Montana mountainside, only Sadie, the rogue daughter, dares to abandon the family’s sacred hiding place. But no matter how far Sadie runs, something always pulls her back.

On a muggy summer night in Tennessee, she witnesses a shocking scene that will change her life forever. It is the first in a sequence of events that will drag her from the human world she’s sought to belong to for over a century and send her back to her Puritanical family and into an uncertain future filled with cunning witches, mysterious nosferatu shape-shifters, dangerous eretica and vieczy vampires, millennia-old mythology, and the search for her own mortality. After all…

How do you kill a Survivor?

The Survivors will steal your heart and invade your mind. Fall into the pages of Sadie’s life, a world so frighteningly similar to your own, you’ll find yourself wanting to go to the Montana mountains to find the Survivors for yourself.

And it is only the beginning…


Chafie Creative released the Immersedition, a revolutionary app for Fiction, in which THE SURVIVOR SERIES by Amanda Havard was the pilot edition. More than a regular or even enhanced eBook, the Immersedition was crafted specifically to embrace the possibilities ofinteractivity inside a novel. You can see more about the Immersedition HERE.

Amanda and Music:

Not only a brilliant writer, Amanda Havard is a musician and songwriter and has written several original songs which are on each book’s soundtrack. You can see the videos of three of the songsHERE.

Author Bio:

Amanda Havard has been telling stories since before she could write. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, where her first book was published in her elementary school library at age 7. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Vanderbilt University. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her baby grand piano and more story ideas than she could tell in one lifetime.

Follow Amanda on Twitter: @AmandaHavard

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*To read MORE of our thoughts on POINT OF ORIGIN, click HERE!  To read our thoughts on THE SURVIVORS, click HERE or HERE!

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