BLOG TOUR OF American Savages by J.J. McAvoy

Awesome day everyone! So once again we have strayed from our Marian Tee Mania. But like my review for Cement Heart by Beth Ehemann, this is something that have already been setup before MTM even started.

Anyway, I don’t think I will be hated though because we’ll be giving away prices!! Yay! So just read through the review (your choice really), or you can just go to the bottom of the page and click on the link to join the contest for a chance to win!

So here’s a short excerpt before we go to the actual review.

Note: Spoilers ahead

Title: American Savages
Author: J. J. McAvoy
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
Publication Date: March 19, 2015
Source: ARC given by Author and Nicole from Indiesage PR

“Villains by Choice."

Betrayed. Melody is nowhere to be found, Liam is in jail, and the Callahan family is cracking, just as Avian Doers, the FBI Director and puppet master behind their downfall, planned.

But just because they’re down doesn't mean they’re out. To fight back, Liam and Melody will have to put everything on the line. The kid gloves are coming off, and no one is getting out alive. Nothing will compare to the reign of terror that is about to envelope the entire country. First they were Ruthless, now they are pure Savages. The end is here, and no one is safe…
Liam Callahan is still, if not more, ruthless as ever. He wants revenge, and he is out to get it. He’s stronger, smarter, and more patient. He’s also hurt. A lot. But through the pain that he’s feeling, the love he feels for his family still shines.

Melody Callahan a.k.a. Mel has been through a lot of pain; physically, mentally, and emotionally. She’s strong, but she’s also learning to depend on other people. Her love for Liam and Ethan trumps everything – almost. 

The first time I have read Ruthless People, I fell in love with it right away. I started stalking the author and checking different websites every week to see if the next installment has been released. 

First of all, I loved the subject. There are other books out there that basically tackle the same topic, but nothing even came close to the intensity that this series have given. Ruthless People trilogy has shown us that there are bad people who still follow certain rules. They have moral standards that they live by. From “Family is everything, and protect them at all costs” to “No killing on Sundays”. It’s not just about drug trade, money, and killing. It’s about family, trust, and most importantly love. 

Alright, so on to what I loved about American Savages. Olivia is dead *round of applause*. Yep, Malibu Bitch Barbie is now gone. As to why and by whose hands, you’ll find out once you read the book *wink*. Is it weird that this is the first thing I liked? To be honest, I thought that she would somehow change her tune, and actually be loyal to the family, given what Mel and the others have done for her and her father. But no! She decided to be selfish, greedy, and prideful. So yeah, let’s just say that her death was a pretty good highlight. 

The twists and surprises in this book (the entire trilogy actually) continues to amaze me. I mean seriously, the only thing you can guarantee is that the people who did the Callahans wrong will die a most likely painful death. I don’t know how Ms. McAvoy comes up with these ideas, but she’s truly amazing…and dark if I’m being honest. I mean sheesh, the different ways of hurting that she’s come up with.

Mel and Liam have both grown. You’d think that because they are so emotionally attached now that they will become weak. They didn’t though, but instead became stronger because they trusted one another. They’re also not as trigger happy as they used to be in the past, which is a wonderful thing considering they have Ethan around. Both of them are also not afraid to feel anymore, may it be happiness, pain, or sorrow. They don’t hide it as much as they used to, which is amazing in terms of character growth. 

The family has been “shown” more in this book. Declan, Coraline, Neal, and Sedric. These characters have always been there, but in previous books they weren’t given as much credit as they were here. I don’t know if it’s just my opinion, but they do seem to be more important on this book. 

I cried a lot. When a very important person died (I choose to withhold that information), my heart broke. I never would have expected it. I asked myself, “Why this person? Why not someone else?” But then I realized that it would be more painful (for me) if another person died in his/her place. (I’m not going to give the gender away). But the thing that made me cry the most was the part when I thought Liam and Mel were gonna die. The pain was Just. Too. Much. I was so terrified because I really thought they were going to do it (if you want to know what IT is then I suggest you get the book ASAP). Seriously J.J. McAvoy, don’t scare us like that ever again. 

What was I not a fan of in this book…(5 minutes later) Can’t think of anything. Sorry. I’m not just saying this to suck up or anything; I just really liked every part of this book. If you don’t agree with me, then please do let me know.

Ruthless People, The Untouchables, and American Savages are three books that have easily made my Top 10 favorite books of all time, no doubt about it. J. J. McAvoy did such a wonderful job that I got obsessed instantly. From the very first chapter of the very first book, I knew that I was hooked, and I will not rest until I read “The End”. This gets a “TO-READ”stamp, and 6 out of 5 stars.
Thanks so much for bringing us this wonderful trilogy J.J. McAvoy. I know that ending this makes you sadder than us, but it has been a wonderful journey and for that, thank you. We will forever be ruthlessly yours.
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J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.”

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