Forever by Gillian Joy

Published June 30, 2012 by Ema Volf

I really loved Guardian by Gillian Joy, so when I found out that its next part, Forever, had been released, I was beyond ecstatic! It got bumped up on my reading list because it was just screaming at me!

We catch up with Hannah in Australia. She’s figuring out the whole single parent thing without the help of Sam, who had been her help since her husband died. Sam had decided to go join the vampire custos with Jesse.

Hannah was approached by the fairy prince, who had fallen in love with a human. Fairy-human relationships are against fairy law and his mother was extremely upset about it. Hannah decides to try to help him work the situation out. It was a complicated and heart-wrenching situation for her and everyone involved.

She also has to figure out why the mermaids keep trying to get her to go swimming with them. The idea terrified her, especially with the nightmares she’d been having that always ended in her drowning. She eventually caves, and goes with them to find a most surprising visitor!

I loved the overall story. Like Guardian, it was fantastic and pulled me right in. The characters were colorful and the places we got to see were described so beautifully that I almost felt like I was there.

I found Hannah a bit more annoying than usual, though. For the most part, she was stubborn to the point of obnoxiousness, and I really wanted to reach through the pages and smack her around a bit. I’m not entirely sure it was a bad thing, though, seeing as how just about every other character in the book wanted to do the same. So if that was the goal … Mission: Accomplished.

We did get to see a pieces of where she wants to go with the situation of the vampire who killed her mother, but it was mainly a few conversations here and there. This is the situation I really am intrigued to watch the resolution. This situation alone is enough to keep me on pins and needles for the next book!

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