Monday, September 16, 2013

Book Reveiw ~ "Grasping at Eternity" by Karen Amanda Hooper

Grasping at Eternity (The Kindrily, #1)Grasping at Eternity by Karen Amanda Hooper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Netgalley ~ Received to review
Genre: Paranormal YA

Book Description: Leave it to Maryah Woodsen to break the one rule that will screw up eternity: Never erase your memories. 

Before entering this life, Maryah did the unthinkable—she erased. Now, at seventeen years old, she’s clueless that her new adoptive family has known her for centuries, that they are perpetually reincarnated souls, and that they have supernatural abilities. Oh, and she's supposed to love (not despise) Nathan, the green-eyed daredevil who saved her life.

Nathan is convinced his family’s plan to spark Maryah's memory is hopeless, but his love for her is undying. After spending (and remembering) so many lifetimes together, being around an empty version of his soulmate is heart shattering. He hates acting like a stalker, but has no choice because the evil outcast who murdered Maryah in their last lifetime is still after her. 

While Maryah’s hunter inches closer, she and Nathan make assumptions and hide secrets that rip them further apart. Maryah has to believe in the magic within her, Nathan must have faith in the power of their love, and both need to grasp onto the truth before they lose each other forever—and discover just how lonely eternity can be. 

My thoughts: Maryah has a happy life with her parents and twin brother until the unthinkable happens. Her family is brutally murdered. She is left the only surviving victim. She leaves her home to move to Arizona to live with her Godmother, a woman she doesn't know.

Her new family is different. They have a bond that to some would seem a little strange. The weirdest part is that the son, Nathan, is the man she has been dreaming about. She was positive he was the angel of death who would deliver her to her family, but that is not who he is. He would do anything for her. Because of that, their relationship is strained. There are secrets that she needs to uncover to find out who she is and who they are. The problem is that she may not be able to handle the truth.

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters all fit into the story well. They have a wonderful relationship, some of the personalities are more extreme, but they compliment each other well. Maryah undertakes an emotional journey that is not pleasant. In spite of it all, I really liked her and understood where her thoughts and emotions came from.

The book deals with reincarnation and soul mates. It is well and cleverly written. The second book in this series is out, Taking Back Forever. I look forward to continuing the journey with the Kindrily.

This book contains sexual innuendo.

1 comment:

  1. Reincarnation stories are always a little iffy for me. I do enjoy them when written well. The cover is so gorgeous.


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