{Review} Taking Back Forever by Karen Amanda Hooper

Taking Back Forever
by Karen Amanda Hooper

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Source: eARC from author and Netgalley

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.
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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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"Not every star is destined to shine forever. Some of us are meant to quietly fade away." - Nathaniel, Taking Back Forever
*I might reveal something you wouldn't want to know. so if I were you, read the book first*

The story picked up from where it has ended in Grasping for Eternity. Reading this as a stand-alone will get you to nothing as it will send you to a whirlwind of story.


It has been forever since I posted some review. Lucky me, I get to have the time today so yeah. I've been very busy lately (studies, blood extracting, exams and all...) so I am sooo sorry I haven't given the blog some pretty justice.  Forgive me. Anyway, my thoughts are here and nothing can stop it. Muahahaha. (((:<

"It's amazing how much more you appreciate someone after you've lost them. Her happiness mean everything to me. I want to give her the world, the magical and beauiful one she can no longer see, but I worry that's no longer possible." - Nathaniel, Taking Back Forever
So, I was basically intoxicated with the Kindrily Series and I can't get them out of my system. Why? Simple. Because they're teens with superpowers and they're so beautiful, I want to be one of them. This can uncontrollably go wrong and I am so insatiable right now I don't know what to do! I might even mess up the review since I can't verbalize the things that goes inside my head.

Moving on...
The book contained two POVs: One is from Maryah and the other was from Harmony.

Once again, the author captured me with her flowery words through this book. There are times when you just wanted to stop reading to prolong the agony (yes, prolonging your reading time shortens the length of days for the release of Fighting for Infinity), but you don't have to do that. I only did it because I have my own personal reasons. Back to my review. I was, again, amazed and filled with Maryah and Nate's love for one another, and Krista's and Carson's sudden love affair (I'll have to deal with this later, Karen understands why).

The story elevates to a somehow, more mature and steamier level but it didnt go off all the way which is exactly perfect. The excitement just bursts out of me thinking about...things. Hahaha! It's still the YA read we all love and the relationship status JUST. GOTTEN. DEEPER. I could just swallow my phone while reading from it. 

I am sooooo eager to read Fighting for Infinity that I am horribly guessing who the other POV will be. One commenter on goodreads changed my view and I shifted, having Gregory fill the story. Muahahahaaha <~ evil laugh *clears throat*

Anyway, the book. Ah yes, the book! It was very real. Imagine yourself astral traveling while the story happens. That's what I felt while reading the story. Though, it went really motile, I can't help but just be really crazy about the exercises Maryah wants. She's so willing to really excel in astral traveling with Nate's help. Another seat-shifting scenario comes with Harmony and Gregory's. They're once again reunited and finally! Isn't that just sweet. Plus the comeback surprise Harmony throwed Gregory when she finally woke up from her wandering around for the moment, once with Dakota. They were able to break the spell stupid evil Dedrick has placed upon him. I hate him.

Ranting about...
As you can see, if you've read the book, I mean, Carson, the love of my life, is super intoxicated with Krista. The nerve. LOL. I don't hate her. I love her with all my heart. But just imagining them together, making out and doing things, just breaks me. Emotionally, though. HAHA. I guess I'll just have to side with Dakota though Harmony did approved. I just so freaking love him I don't want him to end up with Krista. Again, I don't hate her. But I can't change the stars so I gotta let them be. It's just so haaaard. And can I just um, rant about River here? I know he's part of the past,but we can still see glimpses of him in this books. One specifically.. I just remembered what Karen told me about River... Anyway, I did mention (see my goodreads updates about Grasping at Eternity) that I hate River from the start to the end of the series. Can you blame me? The guy is a stupid mess! The mere mention just gives me the stupid-stalkerish-creeps *w h a t*

I've read two endings. I wouldn't brag more about that since I have respect for the other readers and to the author. It was actually fine with me, how the book will end. Either way, I know it would end up really good and perfect, though, I'd prefer it the more exciting and more elevated it would get. More scenes *shifts* and action-pack scenarios will also do. I wanna cry pearls and diamonds! LOL.
"A secret shared between two people is a powerful bond. Some are good, some are bad, but the secrets of life and this world are what make it fascinating." - Sheila, Taking Back Forever
It's totally worth reading, I am soo addicted to it! 
LOL I'm not being biased. On second thought, maybe I am (((:

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