Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: Grasping At Eternity ~ Amanda Karen Hooper


Title: Grasping At Eternity
Author: Amanda Karen Hooper
Series: Kindrily, book #1
Publisher: Starry Sky Publishing
Publishing date: 25th, May, 2012
Number of pages: 328 p.
Language: English only
Age Category: Young Adult
Other books in this series:
Taking Back Forever, book 2
Fighting For Infinity, book 3


About Grasping At Eternity

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.

My review

Lets start with my first thoughts after just finishing the book, which was a long time ago, last year to be exact: I am still grasping for air after reading this book, it is by far the best book I have read so far this year.  This book  truly blew me away, reincarnation as always been a subject that fascinated me. This book brought it to an entirely new level! This book was truly amazing!

It reminds me of my favorites such as Twilight, or anything by L.J. Smith. What do these books have in common? They each triggered something in me, emotions of all sorts, they are also amazing mind-blowing reads. The same goes for Grasping At Eternity, I get so caught up into the story that I did not see, or hear anything around me. I even sometimes forget to eat or drink when I read such a book. This is how good it was, you just want to sit down and read until your finished, no matter how much time it will cost. At that moment you are in the story, living the live of the characters.

The story is told from two perspectives, Nathaniel's and Maryah's. The switching point of views, makes this a round story, giving us a broad view of what is going on in both their lives. Nathaniel gave us an insight in the Kindrily, their powers, the other family members and the threat that is coming their way.

Maryah is on her way to re-learn all that she does not remember, like being an reincarnated soul. She does not know that she has the power to travel while she is asleep, traverse I believe it is called. I love that this book is all about reincarnation, it is fascinating and brought to us in a totally new and inspiring way.

The only thing that was a little confusing for me was the large cast, there were so many family members and names to remember, that I actually wrote them down in my notebook because I thought I was going to forget half of them. That is just something I am lacking, I am just not good with names.

Rating

This book has a dynamic cast of characters which are all well developed and have their own character  traits. The plot is astonishing, with twists and turns you will not see coming. I can't wait to see what the second book brings. Have you seen the cover of the second book? It is a beauty! 5 skaters, are well deserved.

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