Thursday, June 27, 2013

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

Taking Back Forever (Kindrily #2)
*Recommended for ages 15 and older due to mature content.*

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.
Publisher: Starry Sky Publishing
Publication Date: May 31, 2013
Kat's Review
This is the sequel to Grasping at Eternity, the first book in the Kindrily Series.  I was drawn to the first book by the cover, and the cover to the sequel doesn't disappoint either.  I love the boots.  
This book picks up where the first left off- Maryah is still trying to remember her past lives, and Harmony is searching for Gregory, her kidnapped soul mate.  Much depends on whether or not Maryah can remember the details of what happened when she and Gregory were kidnapped, specifically, what exactly could have made her want to erase.  The longer it takes her to remember, the more impatient and reckless Harmony becomes.  When Harmony gets the chance to confront the man who took her soul mate, things go wrong, and the consequences are severe.  
This is a strong sequel to the first, with some of the focus being shifted from Maryah and Nate to encompass some of the other Kindrily members, which kept things fresh and interesting.  There were a few times that I was reminded of Twilight, particularly the way that Nate keeps wanting to save Maryah's virtue, despite the fact that they're both really hundreds of years old due to how many lives they've led.  Despite a few small things like that, though, I still enjoyed this book.  There's a lot left to discover, and I'm curious to see how it all ends!
Rating: Worth a Look
This series kind of took me by surprise.  I requested the first book to review mainly because I thought the cover was pretty, and I ended up getting more than I had expected.  This book continues the story started in book one, and leaves the reader wanting more. 
I received a complimentary copy of this title from NetGalley & the Publisher in return for an honest review.

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