Grasping at Eternity

Grasping at Eternity

by Karen Amanda Hooper

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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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014362870
Publisher: Starry Sky Publishing
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Series: The Kindrily , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 68,791
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Karen was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years and is currently sunning and splashing around Florida with her two beloved dogs. She's addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters. She is a co-founder of the teen focused blog, YA Confidential, and a proud member of The Indelibles.

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Grasping at Eternity 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Jenna14 More than 1 year ago
I'll be honest, I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did. The whole girl-who-can't-remember-her-past-lives-but-her-love-interest-remembers-everything-and-he-protects-her-without-her-knowing thing isn't exactly new, but I thought it was really well done here. The whole idea that people can choose, at the end of their lives, to retain all of their memories or erase them and start from scratch was really interesting to me. Wouldn't that be amazing?! Anyway, I ended up buying this eBook because I had read Karen Hooper's other book Tangled Tides (which is also super good and highly recommended by me) and I really liked it so I thought I'd give this one a go. I'm so glad I did! The only downside? It's only available in eBook, so I had to read it on my computer. But that was only the tiniest of inconveniences. If you have a nook or any other kind of eReader, it'll be less cumbersome. If you enjoy reading books that have great action, witty dialogue that will make you laugh out loud (at least I did) and a really super-sweet romance, this book is definitely for you! Give it a shot!
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
I don’t think that my heart has ever been broken so many times before, nor has it ever swelled so full over a simple book. Hooper proves just how much power words have over us. Not only does this novel have an amazing storyline but it is also phenomenally well written. Everything flows so naturally that it is very easy to forget that you are reading a book rather than living with the characters. Each scene and setting is explicitly described in a manner that transcends writing. I feel like I have walked through a picture book that illustrated everything for me. This is all done in such a subtle manner that you barely realise that it’s happening. The characters in this novel were exquisite. Each and every one of them has a very long history. Hooper tactfully gives her readers a glimpse into their pasts so that you can get to know them, but doesn’t get bogged down in irrelevant details of inconsequential events in the distant past. While developing her characters she gives you the relevant details in a manner that allows you to know so much more about them than one would have thought possible. Not only was this novel captivating and emotionally stimulating but it was also very unique. Hooper combines soul mates, reincarnation, and friendship to tell the tale of some extremely special individuals. These individuals become friends that you want to live and travel with throughout eternity.
ClaireTaylor More than 1 year ago
Karen Amanda Hooper Grasping at Eternity Kindrily #1 Wow, amazing, astonishing…..I could carry on but you get the point. This book just would not let me get anything else done other than finish it, only problem now is that I have to wait for the next one to be released before I can find out what comes next. Incredibly well written, be prepared to be so drawn in you won’t notice the hours disappearing as you read. The start may throw you a little, but once you get past the tragedy its more than worth it. The characters develop significantly as the book continues, and I fell in love with more than one of them. Finishing in a good place, it’s enough to leave you wanting more but not cheated out of a good ending. I received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
pinkladyroses More than 1 year ago
This is a great book about family, love, eternity, choices and consequences. I loved the characters and felt so bad for Maryah who is so clueless and lost in her life. Everyone around her loves her and knows her and she just doesn't understand why. I also felt for Nathan who loves her so much and she doesn't even remember him and all that they have shared together. This was a fun book to read and I loved how she showed the back stories through out not giving away too much so that you had to read on and find out what is really going on. I had hope for Maryah all the way through the book even though it seemed hopeless. When the ride was over I set it down and thought, when is the next one. I wasn't ready to let go of this story or its characters. Thanks to Karen for a great read and hurry up with the next book please.
StarDancer1 More than 1 year ago
An enchanting love story about soul mates. I loved all the magical elements and the supernatural stuff. I want my own kindrily. This book makes me wish soul mates were real (and that Nathan was mine...SWOON). I can't wait for book 2.
8886 More than 1 year ago
I received this e-book from the author for my honest review, so here it is. Grasping at Eternity is a truly captivating story. The book starts with the vicious attack of Maryah's family that leaves her the sole survivor. After recovering from her own injuries, Maryah moves to Sedona, AZ to live with her godmother, Louise. Maryah struggles with the loss of her family while finding her place in her new home. Every night she dreams of a mysterious green-eyed boy that appears in her most desperate times of need. Maryah learns that Nathaniel, who she has dubbed her angel of death, is real. Nathaniel is Maryah's soul mate who has reincarnated with her for several generations. But the last time Maryah died, she choose to erase her memories of him and the family she belongs to. Nathan suffers watching the woman he loves so deeply not have one ounce of recognition of their shared past. While Nathaniel searches for the threat against Maryah, Maryah slowly realizes that her new family aren't what they seem and must find her place with them. Grasping at Eternity is a sweet story that is written well. I enjoyed this story and can't wait to find out what happens next. This isn't a fast past novel but kept me intrigued until the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I should have reviewed this book a long time ago. This is one of my favorite series, I love all of the characters and seeing them all together!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story. Don't feel the need to read the whole series. But, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was ok. Kind of moved really slow. Not a great story just average. Didn’t end in a bad spot. It’s not a cliffhanger, however hardly anything was resolved.
MystRY More than 1 year ago
This series is a fresh twist on the paranormal romance genre. Characters are both strong and vulnerable. Once I got into this book I couldn't put it down. I immediately purchased the second book and now I purchased the third. Recommend for teens and adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really entertaining story line
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. There's not very many books that have made me cry but this one did. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good book. It's hard not to love maryah and Nathaniel. Can not wait to read the rest!
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I cant wait to read the next books!
blueyes5377 More than 1 year ago
Loved it, hope there are more to come like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was great read, very unique story line that compleatly consumes you. Cant wait for the next book to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As soon as I started reading the first book in this series I was hooked I couldn't put my nook down I stayed up until 3 am and couldn't keep my eyes open any longer I finished all three books in this series in under a week. The author writes a unique storyline that captivated me right away. It was an easy read and not predictable at all. This series can appeal to all audiences whether you are a teen or a mom, it's a wonderful story that will make you smile and look at the stars in a whole new way
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Great read. Enjoyed it very much
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Great book
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