Review: Grasping at Eternity by Karen Amanda Hooper

Author: Karen Amanda Hooper
Title: Grasping at Eternity
Series: The Kindrily Series #1
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Published: May 25th 2012
Format: ebook supplied by author for review

Goodreads Summary
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.

Loved it, loved it, loved it!!

Karen Amanda Hooper gave me the opportunity to read her book and in return I was to give her book a review, so obviously I snapped her up on it. I'm not the kind of person to give big reviews because I don't see the point of rewriting the story for you, especially because the writer has done a better job already.

So, if you read the first chapter of 'Grasping At Eternity' and are not drawn into it from the very beginning, well the book just isn't for you. But to me, I was hooked from that first chapter and was left in a bit of shock because I didn't expect something like that to happen straight up! From that moment, I just could not put it down!!

Karen has written a fantastic story about Soul Mates and explored reincarnation on a different level. To be able to remember all your past lives and have some supernatural abilities to go along with it.... Simply fabulous! Also, throw in the bad guys who want you to join them or you will die, it just screams fun!!

It has a great romantic storyline and has been written from two POV's, Maryah and Nathaniel, and it has been done to perfection. To see both sides of these Soul Mates, knowing that Maryah has erased her previous lives from memory and is finding it hard to rebuild her life with her new family, while Nathaniel is finding it difficult to be around Mariyah and is unable to believe that she can recover her memories.

As it is the first book in the series, Maryah and Nathaniel's journey in this life has only just begun. I have so many questions that have been left unanswered, so I can't wait for the next book in the series, Taking Back Forever, expected to release in early 2013.

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  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I really appreciate it. So glad you liked it! :)

    1. You are most welcome Karen. I really loved this book!! Thankyou for takinf the time to visit me!!

  2. Oooh, this sounds good. I don't think I've read anything like it. I'm going to add it to my TBR! :)

    1. I enjoyed it. Very different to what I've read before too.


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