Monday, July 15, 2013

Taking Back Forever (Kindrily #2) by Karen Amanda Hooper

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. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

*Recommended for ages 15 and older due to mature content.*

Paperback: 366 pages
Publisher: Starry Sky Publishing (May 31, 2013)

My thoughts about Taking Back Forever ~~

I recently read and posted my thoughts about the first book in this series, Grasping at Eternity. You can read them here. I loved it and was so glad that I had book #2 sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read! I loved that I was able to jump right back into the Kindrily world that I fell in love with in book #1.

The story is once again filled with the wonderful characters that I enjoyed getting to know in Grasping. Their quest to find Gregory, Harmony's soul mate and to help Maryah remember her past kept me enthralled. I felt like I was there with all of them, trying to help them figure everything out. I felt like I was a part of their Kindrily family.

I truly loved being in this world that Karen has created. I love the people, their special abilities, the closeness of the family, and the idea of reincarnation and soul mates. I love the good guys and the bad guys, especially when they get what's coming to them. I just love everything about it.

Karen recommends that readers should read these books in order because she does not 'rehash' book 1 at the beginning of book 2. The reader is supposed to have all of the back story already. I appreciate that. Then we get more of the new story! This could be a problem if I have to wait too long for book #3. Oh well, I just may find myself re-reading books 1 and 2 as I prepare myself for book 3. And that would not be a bad thing, having to relive those stories all over again. Karen is currently working on book #3.

About the author

Author of YA paranormal and fantasy. Tangled Tides by Rhemalda Publishing. The Kindrily series by Starry Sky Publishing.

I was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years and I'm currently sunning and splashing around Florida with my two sweet and adorable dogs. I'm addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters.

If a book is on my Read list then I enjoyed it (3-5 stars). I only rate 5 star books (those I loved so much I will read again and/or because they are by authors I know personally and adore) because I usually don't do reviews and I'd feel bad giving an author 3 or 4 stars without explaining why.

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  1. I LOVED Grasping at Eternity and have been looking forward to this sequel ever since finishing it!

  2. Thanks so much, Susan! I'm so glad you enjoyed TBF! :)

    And thanks Heather! *waves*


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