Oct 8, 2013

~BLOG TOUR: REVIEW & GIVEAWAY~ Allegiant by Sara Mack

 Book: Allegiant (The Guardian Trilogy #2)
Author: Sara Mack
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Purchase Link:Amazon


Last summer, Emma discovered that true love never dies.
It can return.
It can give you hope.
It can pull you from darkness.
Until it’s ripped from you.

As her 22nd birthday approaches, Emma Donohue finds herself back at school and utterly alone. Hours away from family and friends, her solitary days are spent contemplating what never should have been. James should never have died, but he did. He should never have been assigned as her Guardian, but he was. And she should never have allowed Dane to get too close to her heart.

But she failed.

Desperate to fill her time, Emma is intrigued by her mysterious new neighbor, Garrett. She’s never met anyone quite like him before, and, curious, she attempts to discover his past. Little does she know his presence will pull her into a world she could never imagine. A world that follows an ancient doctrine. A world built on loyalty, yet plagued by secrets and lies.

A world that will threaten everything – and everyone – she loves.

Allegiant is the second story in The Guardian Trilogy. The third novel, Reborn, is complete and due to be published in February 2014.
~About the Author~

Sara Mack is a Michigan native who grew up with her nose in books. She is a wife and a hockey mom on top of being trapped in a windowless office forty hours a week. Her spare time is spent one-clicking on Amazon and devouring books on her Kindle, cleaning up after her kids and two elderly cats, attempting to keep her flower garden alive, and, of course, writing. She has an unnatural affinity for dark chocolate, iced tea, and bacon. Guardian is her debut novel.
Connect with Sara:   Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Goodreads~ Blog

(THANK YOU to the wonderful Sara Mack for allowing me to read an ARC of Allegiant!)

Do you know that book that will have you going from one emotion to the next in a blink of an eye? Yeah? Well that's exactly what Allegiant does. I have never gone through so many mixed emotions while reading a book. One minute I was smiling and swooning and the other I wanted to fling my Kindle to the other side of the room. That's to say that I actually enjoyed Allegiant much more than is predecessor! If I was to say everything I wanted to in this review we would be here forever so I'm going to give you the abbreviated version. Here we go!

The story starts off a couple of days after Emma has returned back to school at WMC. She is in a slightly better mental state and is enthusiastic about starting school again. Her best friend Shel is back home and Emma finds herself sad and alone.  When Garrett, her new neighbor, stumbles into her life she starts up a friendship that allows her to have some semblance of a “social” life and also someone to talk too. But no matter how much Emma tries to get back to her normal life, the disappearance of James and the animosity between Dane and she, has her in turmoil. A turmoil that actually makes her a much better character in Allegiant. She did have moments where I wanted to strangle her but I think that she also finally starts to heal from her loss and to see that she has options and a choice. 

This leads me to Dane. *sigh* I just can’t say how much I adore Dane. He has been on my BB(book boyfriend) list since Guardian and in Allegiant rises a spot up. :D  After being spurned by Emma and asked to stay away Dane does just that. He allows her to discover her feelings for him by herself. But it doesn’t mean that he stops fighting because he never does that. He settles on being her friend and hoping that one day she realizes her feelings for him are mutual. When Emma needs him the most there is never any doubt that he would care for her. Even if caring for her puts him in danger, again, Dane comes to the rescue and saves the women he loves.  And Dane does have his “I want to strangle you” moment. Just one of course. :D But I also think that that moment was also very beneficial to him in the long run because his competition is intent on not going away. 

This brings us to James... After figuring out a way to hide from The Allegiant, James returns and is determined to stay with Emma. He refuses to think of her moving on and refuses to let go of her. So they return back to their lovey dovey romance and everything is peachy for the time being. But all isn’t great in paradise because the stronger he becomes as a Guardian the harder it is to battle through jealousy, insecurity, rising danger, and new desires. 

One thing is certain, The Guardians are divided and Emma is caught in the middle of their war.
As we continue the story of these three we learn more about The Guardians and The Allegiant and just what is going on in James new world. 

We also have the addition of great secondary characters. Shel and Matt are back and are as adorable as ever! Garrett takes precedent in this book and is surprisingly a wonderful character. More Guardians are introduced and unknown characters revealed, that will wreak havoc. 

Don’t miss out on the continuation of The Guardian Trilogy! Pick up your copy NOW!
Whoosh! Okay I think that was pretty abbreviated. No? Well I tried. :D  To make up for it scroll down and enter the GIVEAWAY!!



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  1. Replies
    1. Thank YOU Sara! I enjoyed Allegiant and am looking forward to Reborn! :D

  2. Thank you for being a part of the blog hop for Sara Mack! <3