BLOG TOUR STOP! REVIEW BY BRANDY! OTHER SIDE OF FOREVER BY SHANNON
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press Genre: YA Paranormal Romance Release Date: January 23, 2012 Length: 236 pages ISBN:9781937254377
What if your life finally seemed to make sense? But, what if inan instant everything is taken away? How far would you go to get your life back?
Seventeen year old Allie Anderson's telekinetic powers are anything but useful--she can't bring her father back, can't stop her mother's downward spiral into alcohol, and can't keep her from falling in love with Ethan Bradley. Loving Ethan is easy, but it comes with a hefty price: Ethan is prohibited by his people from interacting with mortals because he isn't mortal himself. When Allie and Ethan's love is discovered, there's someone who will do anything to keep them apart. If Allie can't learn to control her powers and fight to save Ethan, this dark entity will make every attempt to stop her beating heart. And if that happens, not even the energy of an immortal can bring her back.
Shimmering with strong paranormal elements, a touch of mystery, magic, and a forbidden love story worth dying for, Other Side of Forever will leave you craving more.
“It’s okay,” I whispered. “We belong together.” I now knew what I was saying was true. Between his pain and my pain, the battle was over. And I could feel the pull, the magnet that had succeeded in bringing us together. “I’m not going to fight you anymore.”
His deep, dark eyes refused to stray from mine as the strength of his body pushed me back on the sofa. Our hearts, perfectly aligned, danced in a rhythm I’d never thought possible, like hundreds of butterflies had been released into the air. Our breaths came in short, shallow gasps as he explored my neck with the softness of his lips.
Ethan brought his hands up, intertwining his fingers into mine. The warmth of our bodies connecting turned into a scorching heat, a burning desire that I didn’t understand.
He lifted his head, searching for my eyes. Once he found them, he locked on, refusing to blink as he drew me in. In an instant, it reminded me of the night we met. The way he’d seemed to peer into the depth of my soul. Except I wasn’t confused this time. Instead of fighting, instead of pushing him away like I did that night, I surrendered.
What a new and enriching experience for me! It is not often that a book surprises me and Ethan and Allie did just that. Allie is that kid that is always on the outside looking in. I understand that position better than I would like. Ethan is the typical beautiful new boy and Allie doesn't want to get involved because of her special condition.
This is not what I would think a "typical" YA book is. There didn't seem to be as much angst as I normally would expect to see and I LOVED that! This is a fabulous characters that bring a unique and challenging perspective to a YA romance and I highly recommend it to my YA readers!
Born and raised in Delaware, Shannon Eckrich lives with her husband, two children, and chocolate lab, Chewy, along with her newest addition, Taylor, a spunky little kitty who loves to terrorize her while she’s writing.
Shannon’s second love is the paranormal. Ghosts, angels, vampires, aliens, immortals, it doesn't matter, she’s obsessed with it all, which is why she’s compelled to write stories in the paranormal genre.