Prowl: Prowl Trilogy #1

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Seventeen-year-old Mackenzie Smith is sent away to spend a boring summer at her grandma's. But then she meets Wesley. He tells her exactly what she wants to hear and has information about her past that no one else knows.
Only Wesley isn't who he seems.
By the time Mackenzie discovers his true identity it may be too late. She's in too deep and he won't let her go.

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Published: July 02, 2012
Words: 44,210
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476338989
About Amber Garza

Amber Garza lives in California with her amazing husband, and two hilarious children who provide her with enough material to keep her writing for years. She writes young adult thrillers.

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Review by: Krystina Pawluk on Oct. 16, 2012 : star
It wasn't as interesting as I thought. Great writing style though but not something I think that I could get into.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Anne Nelson on Sep. 02, 2012 : star star star star
Read in August, 2012
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review Firstly I’d like to thank Author Amber Garza for the opportunity to read this wonderful book. I had won “Unveil”, book three as a first reads, then realized that it was part of a trilogy. I contacted Amber to see if I may get copies of books one and two so I could read the trilogy together… she graciously sent them to me that same day.

Excited to have the whole trilogy (Prowl Trilogy), I set off to reading away, to enjoy it I went. I feel it’s only fair , that if I have been given the opportunit...more Firstly I’d like to thank Author Amber Garza for the opportunity to read this wonderful book. I had won “Unveil”, book three as a first reads, then realized that it was part of a trilogy. I contacted Amber to see if I may get copies of books one and two so I could read the trilogy together… she graciously sent them to me that same day.

Excited to have the whole trilogy (Prowl Trilogy), I set off to reading away, to enjoy it I went. I feel it’s only fair , that if I have been given the opportunity to read an Authors work, that I in turn give my fair and un biased opinion in return.

Prowl is book #1 in the “Prowl trilogy” by the talented Amber Garza.

I quickly fell in love with series pretty much from the start. With it’s messages of life, and the choices we make.. And of course along with a great storyline.

Mackenzie is a seventeen year old teenager who has been sent to her Grandmothers for the summer, her mind already made up that her summer was going to be boring and very mundane…. It turns out to be anything but boring!!!

She meets two very different neighbors, one side is Isaac the gorgeous do good who’s on the right path in life. Then there’s Rhiannon, who the strange out there kinda of girl. Then there’s Wesley… ummmm (yes I know that makes 3, but you‘ll have to wait and see)

Mackenzie has so many questions, and feels she wants some answers.. With no one really to turn to.
She has never known her father, yes there are lots of questions revolving around him. And a mother, by all rights wasn’t a mother to/for Mackenzie. She pretty much raised herself, which is so sad on all levels.

Not knowing what was real or not - no guidance in her life…. Did her father know about her, or did he not? Her mother won’t tell her anything about him, and her Grandmother really doesn’t know much either. No help there either.. Dang where can Mackenzie turn to?

So now being sent to her grandmother’s who she hasn’t seen for such along time. It makes me feel more blessed to have the family that I have, along with my tight knit family values.

The life journey that Mackenzie traveled along brought many emotions to my mind and heart, you will feel her sadness. Excitement, most definitely fear and anger…. Then so much frustration.
Most of us or at least some of us can truly relate to Mackenzie’s character, if you have ever done something you regret later, or about some choices we’ve made in our lives.

There are so many temptations as teens, the consequences of the choices are so eye opening and real.


Prowl is full of so much - trials and tribulations, the spirit world that’s introduced through a Ouija board (enter Wesley), good verses evil, supernatural, and a spirit that is awakened who wants to harm her…. And also you will find witchcraft with a touch of religious aspects.

I truly enjoyed the intriguing style of Amber’s writing, how it was written in a way that was easily related to the way most teens face life. All of us really when you think about it, not just teens…

I look forward to book # 2 “Entice”, so off I go one again as I delve into the next of the “Prowl Trilogy”… (-:

Recommend: Teen and up
Rating: 4/5 angel stars

Angel Anne Reviews
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Anne Nelson on Sep. 02, 2012 : (no rating)
Read in August, 2012
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review Firstly I’d like to thank Author Amber Garza for the opportunity to read this wonderful book. I had won “Unveil”, book three as a first reads, then realized that it was part of a trilogy. I contacted Amber to see if I may get copies of books one and two so I could read the trilogy together… she graciously sent them to me that same day.

Excited to have the whole trilogy (Prowl Trilogy), I set off to reading away, to enjoy it I went. I feel it’s only fair , that if I have been given the opportunit...more Firstly I’d like to thank Author Amber Garza for the opportunity to read this wonderful book. I had won “Unveil”, book three as a first reads, then realized that it was part of a trilogy. I contacted Amber to see if I may get copies of books one and two so I could read the trilogy together… she graciously sent them to me that same day.

Excited to have the whole trilogy (Prowl Trilogy), I set off to reading away, to enjoy it I went. I feel it’s only fair , that if I have been given the opportunity to read an Authors work, that I in turn give my fair and un biased opinion in return.

Prowl is book #1 in the “Prowl trilogy” by the talented Amber Garza.

I quickly fell in love with series pretty much from the start. With it’s messages of life, and the choices we make.. And of course along with a great storyline.

Mackenzie is a seventeen year old teenager who has been sent to her Grandmothers for the summer, her mind already made up that her summer was going to be boring and very mundane…. It turns out to be anything but boring!!!

She meets two very different neighbors, one side is Isaac the gorgeous do good who’s on the right path in life. Then there’s Rhiannon, who the strange out there kinda of girl. Then there’s Wesley… ummmm (yes I know that makes 3, but you‘ll have to wait and see)

Mackenzie has so many questions, and feels she wants some answers.. With no one really to turn to.
She has never known her father, yes there are lots of questions revolving around him. And a mother, by all rights wasn’t a mother to/for Mackenzie. She pretty much raised herself, which is so sad on all levels.

Not knowing what was real or not - no guidance in her life…. Did her father know about her, or did he not? Her mother won’t tell her anything about him, and her Grandmother really doesn’t know much either. No help there either.. Dang where can Mackenzie turn to?

So now being sent to her grandmother’s who she hasn’t seen for such along time. It makes me feel more blessed to have the family that I have, along with my tight knit family values.

The life journey that Mackenzie traveled along brought many emotions to my mind and heart, you will feel her sadness. Excitement, most definitely fear and anger…. Then so much frustration.
Most of us or at least some of us can truly relate to Mackenzie’s character, if you have ever done something you regret later, or about some choices we’ve made in our lives.

There are so many temptations as teens, the consequences of the choices are so eye opening and real.


Prowl is full of so much - trials and tribulations, the spirit world that’s introduced through a Ouija board (enter Wesley), good verses evil, supernatural, and a spirit that is awakened who wants to harm her…. And also you will find witchcraft with a touch of religious aspects.

I truly enjoyed the intriguing style of Amber’s writing, how it was written in a way that was easily related to the way most teens face life. All of us really when you think about it, not just teens…

I look forward to book # 2 “Entice”, so off I go one again as I delve into the next of the “Prowl Trilogy”… (-:

Recommend: Teen and up
Rating: 4/5 angel stars

Angel Anne Reviews
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sangita Tamang on Aug. 27, 2012 : star star star
Frustrating and likable. That's how i would describe Prowl. There were things that frustrated me, but, at the same time, i was really interested in some things. Mackenzie is going over to her grandmother's for the summer. She thinks it's the best choice, after all, her mom doesn't even look after her. When she arrives at her grandma's it's all better until she meets Rhiannon her summer goes all wrong. Rhiannon introduces her to witch craft and the Ouija board. Mackenzie can't help but search for her dad through the spirit world and then she meets Wesley, a spirit. He tells her what she wants to know. Issac, the boy next door, tells her to not to trust witchcraft.

I think, the thing that really frustrated me was Mackenzie. She was so childish and annoying. Well, OK she was fine sometimes, but sometimes she was so stupid and it was so frustrating enough that i wanted to bang my head to the table. It was obvious that Wesley was wrong and doing things you shouldn't be and she was just ignoring it. If it was me i would be getting the hell out of there! *breathe in, breathe out* Anyway, moving on. The relationship between Mackenzie and Issac i was really worried about because i didn't want it to be insta-love. I was really glad when it wasn't. I liked Mackenzie and Issac together, however i felt like they didn't see much of them together. I would have loved to see if they were together more.

The plot and the writing were much better than the characters! Amber kept me hanging on the mystery of who Mackenzie's dad is and kept me guessing. And the shivers that Wesley gave me! I know that i will never play with Ouija boards (even though i wasn't going to). Definitely. Prowl does have Christian overtones, so i wouldn't recommend this to everyone. I didn't mind as i love learning about different cultures.

Overall, Prowl was a enjoyable read, even though i didn't connect with the character but it did keep me interested with a good plot. I would recommend this to people who are more interested in culture; Prowl isn't everyone's cup of tea.
(review of free book)

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