Monday, July 23, 2012

Book Review: GRASPING AT ETERNITY by Karen Amanda Hooper

Title: Grasping at Eternity
Series: The Kindrily Series #1
Author: Karen Amanda Hooper
Publisher: Starry Sky Publishing (May 25, 2012)
Format: eARC Novel
Source: Author
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

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.

X-MEN meets MY NAME IS MEMORY in Karen Amanda Hooper’s latest young adult release.

Review: Love knows no bounds in Karen Amanda Hooper’s Grasping at Eternity.

A member of the kindrily—a group of reincarnated souls who have supernatural abilities—Maryah did the one things she shouldn’t have done: erased her memories. Now at seventeen, she finds herself starting over again after her family’s murders. But she doesn’t know if she can start over with this strange new family who is too friendly to her. Then, there is Nathan. Crazy, gorgeous Nathan. She feels drawn to him. She fears him, and she had no clue that eternity is only a memory away.

Grasping for Eternity had me hooked from the first line. The voice is phenomenal. The characters are not only believable but are extraordinarily wonderful. I felt like I was reading about family than people I just met. The novel is fast-paced and so compelling that I read the majority of it in one day. The writing lush and beautiful, and the plot had me guessing at every turn. Hooper definitely likes to slowly reveal the book’s secrets—some will hopefully be answered in book two! And I absolutely loved the worldbuilding involved with these past lives.

Grasping for Eternity by Karen Amanda Hooper has quickly become one of my favorite books of all time. I need book two now, and I want to be a part of the kindrily!

Five Bookworms = I loved it!