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Grasping at Eternity de Karen Amanda Hooper
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Grasping at Eternity (edició 2012)

de Karen Amanda Hooper

Sèrie: The Kindrily (1)

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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.… (més)
Membre:KarenHooper
Títol:Grasping at Eternity
Autors:Karen Amanda Hooper
Informació:Starry Sky Publishing (2012), Paperback, 368 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:*****
Etiquetes:reincarnation, romance, supernatural, young adult, soul mates, paranormal, metaphysical, magic

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Grasping at Eternity has a very turbulent start with a lot of action and it’s really awesome. But at some point it got so confusing and words where used that I had no idea what meant. And they weren’t explained for a very long time, which meant I had to guess the meaning. Not good - it annoyed the *beep* out of me!

Maryah isn’t the greatest protagonist ever, but she’s still interesting enough to make me keep reading. It just seemed like there was more to her (well, duh!) I did, however, find it very odd that she was supposed to be somewhat of a wallflower before ‘the episode’ in the beginning of the book. Throughout the story she seemed so popular and well-liked. She is very naïve and she hasn’t got a clue about anything regarding boys or bad guys! The whole stupid-protagonist-deal got old real quick!

The love part was adorable! I loved Nathan and seeing Maryah through his eyes was amazing - he seemed so real and at the same time just too good to be true. Karen Amanda Hooper really succeeded in making Nathans frustrations real and easy to understand.

The rest of the characters seemed a bit cliché and over-the-top, but the futher I got into the story, the more I began to like them. The plot wasn’t really that different from a ton of other stories and the River-part was awful and it almost hurt me to watch Maryah acting like such an idiot! It really bugged me and is the main reason for the ‘low’ rating.

The supernatural part on the other hand! Oh my, I loved it!!! It kind of reminded me of X-Men, but it never seemed like a rip off at all! (Oh, and I LOVED the Jumper reference). So many great and different powers are introduced and it helped me a lot with identifying each of the characters. I can’t wait to find out more about those abilaties, because obviously I’m going to continue this series. The last part of the book was mainly awesome and I need me some more Nathan! Thank you, Karen Amanda Hooper, for releasing Taking Back Forever very soon!
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  Hyms | Aug 9, 2020 |
I honestly loved this book from the very first line. I had taken a step back from the "supernatural" books, and even though this isn't technically one, I really enjoyed this twist on reincarnation! The main characters were perfect and the supporting characters really added to the story and I was hoping to get more of them just as much as I was wanting to read about the two main characters ( )
  chaoticbooklover | Dec 26, 2018 |
I'm digging this whole concept, a very unique take on supernatural-immortal(ish) people. I don't want to ruin anything, so I'll just say that I enjoyed the storyline from start to finish. ( )
  larissaleescribbles | Aug 5, 2017 |
Ebook received by the publisher via Netgalley.

Grasping at Eternity is a story about life, love, soulmates and reincarnation. It tells the story of Maryah, a seventeen year old girl whose family is murdered. She goes to live with her adoptive family, and they're more than meets the eye. She doesn't know what's really going on. She doesn't know that she's a Kindrily, and that she's lived thousands of lives. She can't even remember her soulmate, Nathaniel, who's still sufferring after Maryah decided to "erase" all her previous memories. Everyone tells Nathaniel that there's still hope, but he can't even believe in himself anymore. Maryah's life seems to get worse when the person that killed her family is hunting for her, and all around her everyone is keeping secrets. It's up to her to discover what everyone's hiding from her, before it's too late.

This book has everything I love in a story. Likable characters, interesting plot, swoon-worthy moments, and even a litle bit of action.

Maryah is the protagonist of this story, and she's far from okay. Her family was killed and she's learning to adapt to her new adoptive family. I loved Maryah. She's exactly how a main character should be: brave, confident and down to earth. Maryah was completely relatable and easy to hear from.

Nathaniel is the other protagonist, he's a Kindrily. He has powers that we'd think were ridiculous. Nathaniel is a raw and heartbreaking character. We're able to see and feel his pain of having lost his soul mate. In my opinion, Nathaniel was my favorite character.

The secondary characters were all very great aswell. None of them seemed to be "placemats" to Maryah and Nate's story, each and everyone of them contributed something to the story.

This story is told in both the perspectives of Nate and Maryah. This is great, because we're experiencing what it feels like to be introduced to the world of the Kindrily through Maryah's eyes, but we're also placed in the middle of the action thanks to Nathaniel. Both of these perspectives were necessary for a better understanding of the story.

This story captivated me from the very first moment. The prose was beautiful and poetic. I felt like I could keep reading this book forever. There wasn't any type of predictability in the story, which is always nice to see, and the plot twists that happened near the end where really really really really great!

I loved the romance between Nathaniel and Maryah. It was hilarious at times, but it was heartbreaking at other times. They both compliment each other so well, the author made us see that they were truly meant to be together.

Nathaniel never failed to make me swoon. Everything from his looks to the way he talks was swoon-worthy.
"I was put on this earth to love you. I know no other kind of existence but to live and breathe for your wellbeing. It's who I am, and who I will always be."

I'm really glad I got the opportunity to read this book thanks to Netgalley. I'm anxiously waiting for the second book in this series Taking Back Forever .

5 stars (If I could give more, I would). ( )
  mariannelee_0902 | Jul 1, 2015 |
Truly, I didn't set my expectations very high as I began this novel. I wasn't expecting a book as unique,

as magical,

as romantic as this.

Karen Amanda Hooper manages to make the romance lovely and enchanting while not crossing the fine line of cheesiness.

Maryah and Nathan are supposed to be soul mates, throughout their different lives, but this life is different.

She can't remember him. She erased, for reasons unknown to everyone.


The story starts, and I was hooked. I'd rather not say what happened in that first scene, as that would be a major spoiler.

Maryah and Nathan are an adorable couple. She didn't remember him until the end, but their love was palpable through Nathan's POV. I usually am not a huge fan of romances, but Grasping at Eternity makes the love story one I want to read about.

Sometimes Nathaniel's actions were kind of stupid, and I didn't agree with them, but he was still lovable. I mean, he's only human, right? Wait, technically he isn't, but you get the point.

This novel of reincarnation makes the topic so intriguing that I couldn't help but read on. There wasn't any info-dumping, and the gradual revelations gave the story a very natural flow that was easy to follow. Since this a fairly new topic to the YA genre, it is vital for us to understand reincarnation, and while the author didn't answer every question, I wasn't dying of confusion by the end of the novel.

My only complaint is that it is a bit hard to keep track of all the Kindrily, and I wish the author put more effort into developing more to make them easier to distinguish between.

Minus Carson. He stood out easily, and he's mine.

For all you romantics out there, this is the novel for you. Heck, even if you don't like romance, Grasping at Eternity will probably convert you. Like it did for me. ( )
  Summer_Missfictional | May 23, 2014 |
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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.

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