Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: Taking Back Forever by Karen Amanda Hooper

Taking Back Forever (Kindrily #2) by Karen Amanda Hooper
Publication Date: May 31, 2013
Publisher: Starry Sky Publishing
Number of Pages: 365
Format: Paperback
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Forever is worth the fight.

Maryah erased all memory of her past lives, but she couldn’t erase her soul mate Nathan, or his undying love. Now, Maryah and Nathan have a second chance at a future together, but first Maryah must remember the person she used to be and embrace her supernatural gifts—more than one kindrily member’s life depends on it.

Maryah’s power is Harmony’s best hope of finding her kidnapped soul mate, Gregory. But Harmony isn’t big on asking anyone for help, and she’s tired of waiting, so she’s taking matters into her own hands. Heaven help anyone who stands in her way.

Some sequels you can pick it up and read without reading the first since they seem to summarize what happened in the first book. This book is not one of those books. It picks up right where the first book ended. Maryah remembers her love for Nathan but she can't remember most of her memories.

Like the last book this one is divided into two different POVs. Instead of Nathan's POV we get to see Harmony's. Maryah is working on trying to active control her power in order to help the kindrily find Gregory. But Harmony is getting impatient, and refuses to wait for Maryah to get a handle of her power.

The book is filled with Maryah and Nathan romance. And while I enjoyed it and the book, I didn't think the book measured up to the first one. Don't get me wrong, I still loved the book just liked the first book better. We do get an answer from the first book, the secret Nathan has been keeping from Maryah and the rest of the kindrily. Nathan has seen Gregory, and knows who he is with, and not only that he has a big connection to Maryah.

What makes this book interesting is there are two endings to this book. The first is sweet, but at least to me it felt lacking. That there should be more after that. There's a note from the author herself warning about a cliffhanger. And to respect her and her wish for those who kept on reading not to mention what happens so I won't go into details. Although sometimes I hate cliffhangers, but at the same time I love them. Sometimes they are needed. Makes you want the next book even more. And this one is no exception. Makes you go holy shit!

Rating: 4/5


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, April! :)