by Karen Amanda Hooper
Release Date: May 25, 2012
Publisher: Starry Sky Publishing
Genre: YA Immortals
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This book starts out extremely brutal and depressing. I was like whoa how am I going to get through this! Maryah's entire family is murdered so she most move to live with new guardians that she has never met. She has the option of living with her aunt and cousin but she feels pushed to this family by her cousin. What she doesn't know is that this is the family she has lived with over and over through many lifetimes of reincarnation. But for reasons unknown, after Maryah's last death, she chose to forget her previous lives and Nathan her longtime love.
I felt like the family was really really hard on for Maryah for erasing her memories. They have no clue why she did it or what happened so I thought they shouldn't be so cruel to her especially after she just loss the only family she knows. They acted like they were superior to her family since they had been with her all those other lives and that was unfair to someone grieving who couldn't remember this. Nathan is unsure if he should try to get her to remember him. He tries some days to get to know her again but just gets angry and psycho and then stays away again.
The story moved a bit slower than my liking. I read only about a chapter a day. It was an interesting concept and I love reincarnation but I was hoping for a bit more action. But if you love romance this might work perfectly. There were some very sweet scenes and great swoon worthy lines. I could really tell Nathan loved Maryah a lot, I just wasn't really happy with the way he handled the situation. The family member's all also have some cool powers and enemies. The book set things up well so I will continue with the series and hopefully the action picks up more in the next installment.
"She had to let go of our eternity, and I couldn't stop grasping onto the memory of who she used to be."
"My fingers were bleeding from grasping onto life's silver linings. They felt more like silver bullets aimed directly at me."
"I'd like to request your company on a cladestine journey before the others awaken."
"Could you speak more mainstream? I have no idea what you said?"
"I was put on this earth to love you. I know no other kind of existence but to live and breathe for your well being. It's who I am, and who I will always be."