Resurrection, a YA Paranormal Romance (The Guardians of Vesturon Series, Book 2)

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Rayn Yarrister, the first-born son and Leader of The Guardians, has been imprisoned on Vesturon for breaking their most sacred of covenants. He is suddenly jolted by Maddie's telepathic pleas for help, as her life hangs in the balance. Can he alert The Guardians in time to save his soulmate? Or will he face his trial alone and broken without his one true love? More

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Published: Jan. 18, 2012
Words: 118,540
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465919199
About A.M. Hargrove

A.M. Hargrove...After working for years in management in the pharmaceutical industry, I decided to try my hand at writing fiction. As a journalism minor in college, I always had a love for it, but never seemed to have the time to sit down and actually do it. After some major encouragement from my husband, I bit the bullet and as a result, the Guardians of Vesturon came into being. I hope to continue this series and also to branch out into other areas.

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Review by: Hazel G on Aug. 20, 2012 : star star star star
Amazing second book! Definitely worth the read.

Resurrection is the second book in the series The Guardians of Vesturon written by A.M. Hargrove.

The Review:
Wow, what a huge improvement over book one, Survival. I really liked this book! I was truly impressed with both the writing and the story.

Likes:
I loved Vesturon! I want to live there! The author does a beautiful job describing the planet, its inhabitants, their culture, rituals and their technology. This story took a huge leap from book one, with lots of excitement, action and fun!

I loved that we get to see a completely different Maddie in this book. She's stronger, more willful and develops into a terrific heroin. Her need to become independent sent her on a long journey of self discovery and training. The conflict that resulted from these actions between her and Rayn was dramatic and well done! I loved every minute of her time on Vesturon and I loved her and Rayn together! In book one, I was barely tolerable of the characters, finding them immature and poorly executed. Not in this book. There was some serious character development with all the mains and I loved the introduction of new the characters as well.

Dislikes:
I still had issues with the dialogue. I mentioned in my review for book one, I found it "contrived, long winded and sappy." That was still the case in this book although not nearly to the extremes as book one. I also mentioned in my review of book one that I thought Maddie's klutziness was just too much, too ridiculous and too silly. I still think that some of Maddie's klutzy antics were over the top but at least we get an explanation in this book as to why. The only other issue I had with this book was how the story was "told" to the reader. Things were glossed over and you were told from a narrative POV instead of reading the action as it happened and Im not a huge fan of that style of writing. I want to experience the events of a book as they are happening to a character, not read about it after the fact or have it narrated in short form.

The Wrap Up:
I really enjoyed this book! I wasn't a big fan of book one, but Im glad I read it because it lead me to this book. I loved the story, I loved the characters, I loved the time on Earth, the time in space and the time on Vesturon. This book was filled with action, laughs, scary moments and lots of fun. I would definitely suggest this book to my friends. Im excited to read book three, Determinant.

NOTE: I read this as a R2R with Making Connections YA Edition at Goodreads. As always, a special thank you to the mods and author for allowing me to participate.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Soma Rostam on July 29, 2012 : star star star
"WARNING... This review is a spoiler if you haven't read the first book in the series, Survival, check out my review of it here ...WARNING"
This is the second book in the series, Guradians of Vesturon. I have reviewed the first book in the series. This book was quite different from the first one, and I liked it much more. That's why it received an additional chocolate cupcake from me!
This book picks up at th exact cilffhanger where the first book left off. Maddie is rescued by Rayn's brothers. When Maddie heals completely from the injures, the trial starts, the odds are all in Rayn's favor since Maddie has some information that will save him, and her.
After succedding in the trial, they decide to get married soon, but Maddie has a low self confidence now, she feels like she is not good enough for Rayn. She is just a normal human with some Vesturon blood, she feels like she can never be a Vesturon. That's why she delays the marriage, and Rayn goes back to Earth to continue his work as a Guradian.
While Rayn is away, Maddie enroles in the Gurdian academy, she shows great strength and wit, but somethings happen that Maddie doens't want her protective mate to know about. But secrets can't be kept forever, right? This time Maddie has truly broken Rayn's heart, he has had enough!
Maddie keeps to herself and stays away, but news arrive that Rayn is captured by some creatures on a planet far away.
Will Maddie find a way to recue Rayn? Will he forgive her for hiding secrets from him? And will they overcome the obstacles and finally get married? Find out when you read the second book in the series, Resurrection...
I liked this book much more than I liked the first book, Survival. This book had more twists and turns that kept you glued to the story. I liked Maddie more in this book, she is becoming stronger, more mature, and less selfish. Although she still babbles way too much, but I like her now!
I absolutely love Rayn's brothers and sister, Raykerian is so funny, and enthusiastic. Therron is protective and air-headed. Sharra is a constant babbler, and a great friend.
This book still had some aspects that I didn't like. Sometimes, i just got bored and decided to pass some pages without reading them. I rarely do that when I read books!
I didn't like this book very much, but the author definitely has a good story to tell. I respect her hard work on the book, although it wasn't mine but still it might be your cup of tea! You will never know if you don't try reading it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Naileah Lane on July 24, 2012 : (no rating)
od I love Rayn
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Ray Chelle on June 12, 2012 : star star star star
Disclaimer: The fact that I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review has not affected my rating.

To be honest, I disliked Maddie in the beginning. She seemed immature, naive, and a little annoying. For example, when the Yarristers are telling Maddie about Rayn's upcoming obstacles and his imprisonment, she focuses on Sharra's "Sharrababble" instead of Rayn himself. Moreover, her klutziness and choice of decisions made her seem annoying to me.

As said in some of my status updates however, the book did get better and included much more action. For example, Maddie decides *spoiler* to become a Guardian *end spoiler*, obviously resulting in more endurance, fighting, monsters, etc. Her struggles and achievements were probably the most remarkable parts of the book, although sometimes I thought her troubles were resolved a little to easily. But nonetheless, I liked the fact that Maddie had to struggle to earn her place and respect with some people. Another especially entertaining part of the plot that I enjoyed is when *spoiler* Rayn must be rescued *end spoiler*. It was interesting to see Vesturons' various technology and people to work together and use their wits in order to accomplish their goal. However, as I said before, this may feel a little rushed, but is still full of action c:

I also like the fact that Rayn *spoiler* finally got mad at Maddie for once *end spoiler*. I know, it might sound mean, but it shows that Rayn isn't perfect. Earlier in the book, Rykerian mentions that Rayn was the best at everything. In addition to that, he's good looking, plays the piano, and is extremely tolerant towards Maddie. His actions show that he does think for himself sometimes and does have the potential to be at least a little less than perfect.

Voldruk's role in the story was also interesting. Although his part was relatively small, the chapters he was involved in made me think a little. My only complaint is that it seems like *spoiler* Athyna's grief seemed short-lived, or it wasn't mentioned much. *end spoiler* This might have been because Athyna is a relatively minor character, but I hoped for a little more development.

AND THE SEXUAL TENSION asldfjadsklfjads;klfja. As a partially hormone-driven teenager, I reserve the right to be slightly gushy about this.

My only other complaint is that Rykerian's interest in Maddie seems to have disappeared. I was hoping for more of a development, although I think this issue is mentioned in Determinant (the third book!), so I look forward to reading that someday c:

Overall, if you're a fan of paranormal romance and like futuristic situations (their technology is pretty cool!), try Resurrection c: Of course, you would have to read Survival first, although in my opinion, Resurrection is different in terms of the style of the plot and amount of action.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: J Brown on June 05, 2012 : (no rating)
I thought this book wàs better than than the first.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: lfsims on May 02, 2012 : star star star
A good read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sheri on April 01, 2012 : star star star star
Resurrection is the second book of The Guardians of Vesturon series. I actually enjoyed the second book in this series even more than the first. The development of the story and the characters came together well, and I loved the progression of the story.

Resurrection picked up right where the first book, Survival, left off. Maddie was seriously injured and needed immediate help. The only way to help her and keep her alive was to break all the rules (again) and bring her to Vesturon to be healed.

I love the world building in this story, as we got to see more about Rayn's home, Vesturon. The author did a great job creating this world for us and describing it in such a way that it could really be a real place. I also love the descriptiveness of the book overall.

I love the character development from the first book to the second. The characters we were introduced to and loved in Survival are back again. I love that we got to watch them grow and mature as they go through their struggles and learn more about themselves. I really liked reading about the romance between Rayn and Maddie. It was not forced or rushed, and you could feel the connection between them.

Resurrection has plenty of action to keep you entertained and enough mystery to keep you reading to find out what happens next!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Cassandra Martino on April 01, 2012 : star star star
Maddie, Maddie, Maddie. I absolutely adore this girl. This chick has been to hell and back and somehow she manages to stay strong. I envy her to be honest.

I definitely enjoyed reading Resurrection. I love the romance between Maddie and Rayn. There is so much going on during this story though that my head was spinning. It was fast-paced and I generally don't mind a fast paced story but I feel that certain sections should have gone more in depth. It felt rushed to me. Everything got sandwiched into one book and I felt it could have been separated into at least two books. First we have Maddie fighting for her life (again!), then we have Rayn being imprisoned on Vesturon, along with that have Maddie's side story, we have the Xanthians trying to attack Earth, a couple of romances, along with a few other things. We get to see Maddie transform into a wonderful woman and it's fun to be along for the journey.


I'm not saying it was a bad book because I don't believe it was. I was pulled into the story and I wanted to know what happened next. I just wanted MORE of each aspect that I was reading. One thing that annoyed me was Rayn's sister, Sharra. Every single time she is corrected by someone, she says the SAME THING. No one can possibly repeat themselves that much. I understand that it is her quirk but it could have been cut down some. There is plenty of banter among the Yarrister family that it didn't need to be included.

If you've read Survival, you will want to pick this book up. We pick up right where we left off and if you adore the characters as much as I do, you will want to see what happens next.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lissa Smith on March 22, 2012 : star star star star star
bookshelves: 2nd-in-series, own-kindle, paranormal, paranormal-magic, young-adult, paranormal-romance

Recommended for: Young Adults Paranormal Readers's Grades 5 and up
Read from March 01 to 02, 2012, read count: 1



Following in the footsteps of its predecessor “Survival” the cover to “Resurrection” is amazing! I absolutely love it! We get an imaginative look at Vesturon. And did anyone else notice the mark of Vesturon Blood cascading in the waters? My only disappointment was the marks of the first born were not weaved into the cover somehow. Although I could be wrong on that fact as I have a kindle copy and sometimes—cover art can be tricky. I did notice etching around the title.

Hargrove must have a genie in a bottle whipping up her title names. Not only is Maddie resurrected from for being a helpless human who seem to always be at the grips of death time and time again, but Rayn finds himself in a fight for his own life. All while Maddie is becoming an independent free thinking female with her own strengths and abilities. Hargrove managed to stun me as she continued to weave a plot with more mystery and utter heart breaking moment that seized my very breath.

Hargrove didn’t slack on character development as she intertwine the plots from book one and built a solid foundation for the series to thrive upon. “Resurrection” begins where we were last left in “Survival” and takes you on a emotional journey full of up’s and down’s; twist and turns. You will be on the edge of your seat unable to turn the pages fast enough.

This was another terrific read from Annie Hargrove and she ends the story with an unexpected twist involving Rykerian, it’s enough of a teaser to definitely interest me in reading the third book! I honestly can’t wait to see Maddie surrounded by more of the humans she loves.


Disclosure: I participated in Read it Reap in the Shut Up & Read Group and a copy was provided to me by the author. No payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was not any obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist, or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lissa Smith on March 22, 2012 : (no rating)
bookshelves: 2nd-in-series, own-kindle, paranormal, paranormal-magic, young-adult, paranormal-romance

Recommended for: Young Adults Paranormal Readers's Grades 5 and up
Read from March 01 to 02, 2012, read count: 1



Following in the footsteps of its predecessor “Survival” the cover to “Resurrection” is amazing! I absolutely love it! We get an imaginative look at Vesturon. And did anyone else notice the mark of Vesturon Blood cascading in the waters? My only disappointment was the marks of the first born were not weaved into the cover somehow. Although I could be wrong on that fact as I have a kindle copy and sometimes—cover art can be tricky. I did notice etching around the title.

Hargrove must have a genie in a bottle whipping up her title names. Not only is Maddie resurrected from for being a helpless human who seem to always be at the grips of death time and time again, but Rayn finds himself in a fight for his own life. All while Maddie is becoming an independent free thinking female with her own strengths and abilities. Hargrove managed to stun me as she continued to weave a plot with more mystery and utter heart breaking moment that seized my very breath.

Hargrove didn’t slack on character development as she intertwine the plots from book one and built a solid foundation for the series to thrive upon. “Resurrection” begins where we were last left in “Survival” and takes you on a emotional journey full of up’s and down’s; twist and turns. You will be on the edge of your seat unable to turn the pages fast enough.

This was another terrific read from Annie Hargrove and she ends the story with an unexpected twist involving Rykerian, it’s enough of a teaser to definitely interest me in reading the third book! I honestly can’t wait to see Maddie surrounded by more of the humans she loves.


Disclosure: I participated in Read it Reap in the Shut Up & Read Group and a copy was provided to me by the author. No payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was not any obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist, or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Fiona Hunt on March 21, 2012 : star star star star star
WOW, what a book. It had me laughing, crying, lumps in my throat. It had me so gripped I can't believe I read this book within 2 days.

The characters were so believable and I so wanted to read on further. Now I definately can't wait til I get book 3 when A.M. Hargrove writes the next 1.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Elizabeth Gorski on March 17, 2012 : star star star star
For two star-crossed lovers, two soul mates Madeline “Maddie” Pearce and Rayn Yarrister life is looking pretty bleak. Rayn is imprisoned for breaking a scarred covenant of Vesturon and since he happens to be the first born son to the Vesturon’s leader, things really couldn’t look grimmer. That is until the remaining Yarrister children, with the help of Maddie, decide the time has come to fight for love, a new future and maybe a few changes to the old ways. Unbeknownst to them all, this is only the beginning and destiny has so much more in store.

After finishing Survival, written by A.M.Hargrove, even with all of its issues, bumps and blips along the way; I found myself invested, invested with Maddie Pearce and Rayn Yarrister, invested with as much of the Yarrister family that had been introduced thus far. I had fallen in love with Maddie’s quirks and couldn’t for the life of me figure out how she and Rayn would get past it all. But that’s just it, I wanted to know. So issues, blips, or bumps along the way or not, I picked up Resurrection and jumped right in.

I jumped right in and started reading and I found myself pleasantly surprised.

The reoccurring flashbacks that were and an issue in Survival? Gone. The Point-of-View jumping from character to character? That’s not entirely gone but it is handled in a much gentler manner. I can’t tell you how freeing it was to see, or not see for that matter, that these two major issues were gone like a bad dream. Without these two blips, speed bumps in the road if you will, it allows Resurrection to have the space it needs to open up – both in character depth and description of location and plot.

I won’t give away any spoilers, that’s not my style, but I will tell you this. I connected with the characters of Resurrection in a way that I wasn’t able to connect with them in Survival. It didn’t matter what type of emotionally charged situation any of them were going through, I felt as if I were there sharing that time with them. All of A.M.’s characters became a bit more 3-Dimensenial in Resurrection.

The characters weren’t the only thing to become more 3-Dimensenial. A.M.’s decsriptions of Vesturon were beautiful and detailed. I could feel Maddie’s reactions to Vesturon – the good, the bad, the indifferent. It was wonderful. It felt as if I were there with her; experiencing everything through her eyes and various, other senses for the first time.

My only qualm about the book is when the differences between how things are done one Earth and how things are done on Vesturon are explained. Rather than continuing on the journey and exploration that Maddie has already begun, it feels cold and mechanical. Almost as if A.M. was looking for a way in which to take up space and fill up time. So something that could have been very curious and full of wonder for both Maddie and the reader had turned cold and clinical.

That aside, I believe Resurrection to be a fantastic journey where many of the loose-ends from Survival are neatly tied up. And a few new ends are left dangling, leaving the reader to wonder, “Where will we go from here”?
(I received this book free from the author to read and review.)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Michelle Chew on March 14, 2012 : star star star star
**Received e-book through Read It and Reap program from the Shut Up and Read! Goodreads group from author**

Book 2 of The Guardians of Vesturon is a definitely must-read if you have read the first book, Survival. It's definitely a much more smoother read than Survival. Book 1 left a cliffhanger which made me crave for more! I must say the author did a good job in Book 2, not only did she gave a brief recap of the characters and what's happening, she also developed the characters even further.

It's heartwarming to read the change in Maddie even though she's still the accident prone and disaster bringing character. It's really fun to read everything about her. I can relate to her and understand her need to do what she had to do (please read to find out what). Powerful, that's what she'd become. It's really lucky that she has all the support from those around her, except for Rayn who couldn't see past what she's endured to become what she was now.

This is a series I want to continue.

Cheers for A.M. Hargrove and the The Guardian of Vesturon series.

Can I have more please?

4/5 stars for Resurrection!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Leanne Goon on March 04, 2012 : star star star star
*Received e-book through Read It and Reap program from the Shut Up and Read! Goodreads group from author;
**Also posted on Amazon.com under Leanne

Resurrection continues the story of Maddie Pearce and Rayn Yarrister from the first book of the Guardians of Vesturon series, Survival. It begins where Survival left off, with the kidnapping and torture of Maddie at the hands of the serial killer, Darryl. As done previously, Hargrove divides the novel into four books, 1) Maddie’s rescue by Rayn’s brothers and her recuperation, 2) Rayn’s trial on Vesturon with the Council of Elders, the discovery of the conspirators, and the revelation of Maddie’s heritage, 3) Maddie’s exploration of her newfound abilities, and separation from Rayn, 4) Rayn’s rescue, the end of the conflict with the Xanthians (another race), and the conclusion of Maddie’s and Rayn’s relationship.

Hargrove definitely improved her writing with this book. Firstly, she stuck with a third person narrative throughout the novel, which made the reading of it more consistent and the plot more streamlined. This was in contrast to Survival, where we had multiple POVs, which confused the reader and resulted in disjointed sections throughout the book. Secondly, the character of Maddie underwent drastic development as she transitioned from a human female saved by Rayn and reliant on his family to becoming a much more independent young woman with her own strengths and point of view (hence the title, Resurrection). It was heartwarming and satisfying to see her lose her clumsiness and shyness and grow into a confident woman who could face obstacles without Rayn’s support; e.g. I cheered when she assertively stood up for herself against a bully at the academy and when she made defining decisions in her relationship with Rayn. At the same time, Hargrove managed to maintain Maddie’s charm and wholesomeness despite her transformation. Lastly, I appreciated Hargrove’s ambitious integration of multiple sub-plots with the introduction of new characters, which further illustrated the inner workings of the Guardians and the dynamics within the Yarrister family.

Overall, Resurrection was a delightful sequel, which answered many questions about the Guardians of Vesturon, the relationship between Maddie and Rayn, and Maddie’s role in her new home. Hargrove ends the story with an unexpected twist involving Rykerian, enough of a teaser to definitely interest me in reading the third book, as I love his character and believe he deserves a book of his own. I would recommend this to young adult readers, who are fans of Twilight and of the first book, Survival.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Mallory Heart Reviews on March 01, 2012 : star star star star star
Guardians of Vesturon Book 2

Sometimes a reader is enraptured with the first book of a series, anticipating the next, and finds herself disappointed. Well, worry not, Gentle Readers, that will NOT happen here. You loved and reveled in “Survival,” now get ready to rock with “Resurrection.” A. M. Hargrove is a very special author who delivers the goods. Qs a writer myself, I am constantly amazed at how she is able to meld the crossing of genres (contemporary, paranormal, science fiction, and more) and make the consequent product not only work, but endear itself to the hearts of readers. I’m so excited that the third volume in this wonderful trilogy will arrive in only three months; but in the meantime, we have the first two books in the “Guardians of Vesturon” series to read, reread, and reread yet again.
Readers who’ve raced through the first volume know that Maddie was left in seriously dire straits-waiting for rescue that she could not be certain would ever come, or at least not in time. If you haven’t read “Survival,” worry not, you can certainly enjoy “Resurrection” (although I would highly recommend reading both!), I don’t wish to need a spoiler alert in this review, so let me just say: get “Resurrection,” don’t overlook it; it doesn’t matter if you don’t think this is your usual genre of choice (there’s such a blend of genres here almost any reader is going to love it). Unless you don’t enjoy fast-paced, priceless reads, you’re going to want this as a keeper. Now go and get “Resurrection” (and “Survival”) and don’t delay.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Erin Capobianco on Feb. 27, 2012 : star star star star
This book and the first one had me on the edge of my seat... at certain parts of the books I was smiling like an idiot, cause it was just so enthralling. I can't wait to read the third book... I would love to see who the blonde beauty is at the end of the book... though I have an idea, but I need to know.

This book was wonderful!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Dana Puma on Feb. 24, 2012 : star star star star star
I read the first book in this series about two months ago. When I was starting this book I was literally jumping up and down in excitement. I could not wait to start the book. The first book leaves off with a massive cliff hanger. And I must say I enjoyed parts of this book more then I did the first book. Some parts of Resurrection lost my attention, but I really enjoyed the book.
A lot of things happen through out Resurrection. There is A lot of action. Though while reading it I started to think that I was starting to dislike how Maddie was being portrayed as weak and constantly needing Rayn to save her. That all Maddie needed to be happy was a man and to married. Though she under goes a transformation that makes me love the character of Maddie even more. Maddie is still the same person the same character but more badass in a sense. She's a character that everyone little girl would want to grow up to be and dream to be like. I love who she becomes in his book. This book shows the importance of being independent as a women and strong but that its okay to have a man and be in love. But that a person really needs to love themselves first before they can ever truly give their love to another person. I love that lesson in this story.
Just as a side note though of something I personally really liked in the book. I really enjoyed how the men referred to women as female. Like how Rayn would refer to Maddie as his female. not my women but my female. I just really enjoyed that and thought it was cute.
My recommendations is to READ THIS SERIES. If you read the first book it goes without saying to go and read this book, because how could you not want to read this book with an ending like the one in Survival. But if you have not read the first book in this series I suggest you do so, just so you can get to read this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dana Puma on Feb. 24, 2012 : star star star star star
I read the first book in this series about two months ago. When I was starting this book I was literally jumping up and down in excitement. I could not wait to start the book. The first book leaves off with a massive cliff hanger. And I must say I enjoyed parts of this book more then I did the first book. Some parts of Resurrection lost my attention, but I really enjoyed the book.
A lot of things happen through out Resurrection. There is A lot of action. Though while reading it I started to think that I was starting to dislike how Maddie was being portrayed as weak and constantly needing Rayn to save her. That all Maddie needed to be happy was a man and to married. Though she under goes a transformation that makes me love the character of Maddie even more. Maddie is still the same person the same character but more badass in a sense. She's a character that everyone little girl would want to grow up to be and dream to be like. I love who she becomes in his book. This book shows the importance of being independent as a women and strong but that its okay to have a man and be in love. But that a person really needs to love themselves first before they can ever truly give their love to another person. I love that lesson in this story.
Just as a side note though of something I personally really liked in the book. I really enjoyed how the men referred to women as female. Like how Rayn would refer to Maddie as his female. not my women but my female. I just really enjoyed that and thought it was cute.
My recommendations is to READ THIS SERIES. If you read the first book it goes without saying to go and read this book, because how could you not want to read this book with an ending like the one in Survival. But if you have not read the first book in this series I suggest you do so, just so you can get to read this book.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: laura thomas on Feb. 22, 2012 : star star star star star
A.M. Hargrove has written another gem. There is a lot more going on in Resurrection, second book in the Guardians of Vesturon series. The characters have matured and the focus is not only on Maddie and Ryan. You get to learn more about the planet Vesturon, described in rich detail.
A superb read, fast-paced with sub-plots that combine well and a flowing story line.
If you are looking for a solid adventure and lots of action, look no further.
I am anxiously hoping for a third book in this series and would like to get to know the stories behind Ryan's family.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Janxcdlily on Feb. 21, 2012 : (no rating)
Resurrection, the continuing saga of Survival continues with Maddie and Rayn's journey into a new life in a new world together. I am impressed with the author's development of the story and the way the characters all came together to make for a fun and interesting read!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Sitt Elhosn on Feb. 21, 2012 : star star star star star
The adventures of Maddie Pearce in this young adult paranormal romance story continues. The 2nd installment has topped all of my expectations. My wishes concerning more Maddie input became true. Never leaving the story too much out of my sight, I enjoyed every bit of reading. This book was divided into four parts but I felt that each of these parts were necessary to define different developmental and emotional stages that Maddie found herself growing into. We read how Maddie and Rayns live go through ups and downs of a relationship which displays some of the true challenges that the couple have to face sometimes in life and not all can be viewed behind rosy glasses. From those tests Maddie also grows and matures into a young woman worthy of becoming the next first Lady to the great leader of Vesturon in the future. It seems afterall Mariah, her mother has been right all along - Maddie is destined for greatness. Up on Vesturon everything is so much new and while learning more about the Planet, Maddie learns more about herself. Who wouldn't be loving a high-tech planet with the most advanced households supplies in the world which makes life so much more easier and comfortable. You can count me in for the fun, definitely. For sure I didn’t see all of that coming and there is some surprise up ahead with Maddie's close College friend January, which I probably get the answer once the 3rd book of the series has been published. Won't be too long and I'll be catching up.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Luna Larios on Feb. 17, 2012 : star star star star star
Yay! I'm so happy for Maddie and Rayn! In book one, I was secretly hoping something like this would happen and they would be allowed together! I adored this book! Will there be a third?
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Review by: Julie Odron on Feb. 10, 2012 : star star star star
The plot line has many twists, leaving the reader to grip the pages as they are left with events that are extremely unexpected. There is never a dull moment as we learn new qualities about all of the characters and watch the story unfold from our viewpoint. The time line of the story allows for everything to flow naturally, not rushed or forced. It adds major points to the overall feel of the book. The sub-plots merge nicely with the entire story, giving it meat. Resurrection is packing way more emotion than Survival, making the feelings it provokes palpable. The reader will be drawn even more into the story, not wanting to let go until the end, maybe even beyond that. A.M. Hargrove knows how to successfully draw in her readers and leave them satisfied, once again!
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Review by: Tabitha Sanchez on Feb. 08, 2012 : (no rating)
Resurrection is the amazing sequel to the first book in this series; Survival. This book was written in the third person, which I normally don't like, but with this book it just worked. Since it's written in the third person you get to read what a lot of the characters are thinking. I loved that the book wasn't just focused on the two main characters Maddie and Rayn. In the next book I hope to get to read more about Rayn's siblings. I think my favorite part of this book was that the world of Vesturon was seriously described to perfection considering it's not a real place. There's just so much history to the place and pretty much every question I had about Vesturon was answered while I was reading this book. Oh, the characters were a great part of this book. In this first book the characters were amazing, but in this book they had grown and matured so much it was almost like reading about new characters.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of paranormal romances. Honestly, this book is different from any of the other paranormal romances I have read. It has the romantic aspect to it, but there's so much more to the book then that. So go read it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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