Monday, September 23, 2013

Guardian Book Review - Local Michigan Author Sara Mack

"True love never dies.
Emma Donohue begs to differ."

I heard about Sara Mack through a friend of mine and I was very excited that she is a Michigan native from my hometown of Fenton!! So naturally I was very intrigued to read her book Guardian which is the first book in her trilogy.

Official Synopsis:

When a late night accident claims the love of her life, Emma secludes herself in memories of James. In his sandy brown hair and clear blue eyes. In their innocent first kiss and declarations of love. In their plans for a life together after college. But happy dreams can’t rid her of the guilt she carries. She can’t erase her actions the night he died. She can’t erase her reaction at his funeral. And she can’t erase the hollow void that fills her chest and consumes her heart.

The first time Emma hears James’ voice, she’s astounded. It sounds as if he’s standing right beside her, and she fears her shattered heart is trying to drive her mad. But, as she continues to hear the voice, she finds comfort in it. With the help of her best friend Shel and handsome newcomer Dane, she tries to move forward and start living again.

Until the voice in her head turns out to be more. So much more.

You know what they say.
True love never dies.

I read Guardian on my husband's e-reader and in less than 3 hours - I couldn't put it down with the exception of a 10 minute car ride from karate back home. I loved this book - I loved the references of places in Michigan! I enjoyed how the past unfolds through Emma's re-telling and the ending left me private messaging the author to inquire when the next book is due out because I am on the edge of my seat and can't wait to see what happens next! Luckily for all of us - the second book, The Allegiant is due out on October 6, 2013!!

I would highly recommend reading Guardian which is available HERE on Amazon and HERE on Barnes & Noble - both available for $.99 digital download.

Author Sara Mack's Facebook page keeps you up to date on this trilogy and release dates in addition to awesome book giveways plus you can head over to her Goodreads page for your chance to win a copy of The Allegiant.

Disclosure: Coupon Savvy Sarah received an e-copy of this book in order to conduct this review. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for deliver of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. I only recommend products or services I personally use and believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 225: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"


  1. Yeh!! I am from Michigan too (the Holly area)! I love supporting Michigan businesses and artists! I will have to check this out on B&N

  2. I'm always interested in local authors! Sounds like a good one, I'm going to go get it right now!

  3. I love supporting local authors and I am going to add this on my Kindlenow.

  4. Oh sounds extremely interesting!!! I'm gonna have to share this with my husband....oddly enough, I think he would REALLY like this book. Thanks for sharing.

  5. ...sounds intriguing and out of the common novel! Will have to check it out... thanks for the great review!