Friday, August 12, 2016

Review: Forevermore

Author Kristen Callihan
Format e-book
Print Length 336 pages
Publisher Piatkus Books
Published June 28, 2016

Miss Layla Starling, the young, beautiful, and extremely wealthy heiress, is the talk of London. Until now, she's managed to evade the marriage noose. Despite the fact that she is unfortunately American, she's received a staggering number of offers. And turned down every one. St. John Evernight does not want to admit the relief he feels every time he hears that she has rejected one of her suitors. Which is unfair of him. Layla deserves to be happy. But he can not offer her happiness. He will never be normal, never be anything but a freak in her world. So St. John resolves to keep his distance, until he is recruited by the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals to guard Layla. For she is in grave danger, and he is about to learn the full extent of his powers.

My Opinion

Forevermore is the seventh and final book in the Darkest London series. You do need to read it in order, otherwise you will be confused.

Sin grew up away from his sisters- Miranda, Daisy and Poppy. Learning about them well after puberty, has made trusting each other rather difficult. Coupled with the fact that Sin had a hidden connection to Mab, it is safe to say that the sibling’s relationship is strained. While growing up with his cousins his closest friend was Layla. One night her guardian, Augustus comes home and tells her they must leave. Years pass, Sin had given up hope of seeing her again. At his darkest moment, Augustus steps in and shows him light. Augustus then goes on the hunt for Layla’s mother, Lena to figure out what is hunting Layla and why. While away St. John must protect her from eligible bachelors and demons all bent on owning her.

I know I should feel bad for Sin but I don’t. He made his choices long ago, now he must suffer the consequences. He doesn’t want me to feel bad for him, he knows that he was in the wrong. If you read the last book, you know what I am talking about. If not, please this is a series that is best read in order. I like that he takes responsibility for his actions, he tries to distance himself from those he hurt at their request. His protectiveness of Layla even from himself is well admirable. He does not keep who he is from Layla or what he has done. While ashamed of his past, he does own it fairly well.

Layla on the other hand was a little bit difficult for me. I didn’t really connect with her too much. I get that she is going through some um…changes. The whine though every word that came out of her moth sounded like a whine to me. That is until this scene where Sin and his sisters are all in the same room. The Ellis gals needed to be brought down a peg or two and Sin wouldn’t do it. She steps up to the plate and swings it straight outta the park. After that she had a small place in my heart. 

This book was like a two for one novel. Not only did we get Sin and Layla’s story, the author through in Augustus and Lena’s as well. Theirs’s is an epic love, one that is tragically beautiful. Both so strong, and yet so stupid. Communication even among supernaturals is the key to a healthy and long relationship.

Forevermore ends the series on a high note. All of the side stories are tidied up and no more questions need to be asked. This series was just what I needed at a time when I was snubbing historical paranormal romances, especially those with a touch of steampunk in them.

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “In every situation. Do not ignore your heart. It is the very best part of you.”

Other People

Augustus- Final Judgement, Layla’s guardian, father of the S.O.S.
Lena- demon, Layla’s mother

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