by Kathryn Cooper
Published: September 8, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Format: eARC (220 pages)
Source: For Review
Aspen Foster thinks she’s just a normal sixteen-year-old, but when her car’s caught in a flash flood, Aspen and her sister discover the superhuman strength they never knew they had.
Soon Aspen learns she’s not normal at all. She’s an Evermortal fairy, with powers beyond her wildest dreams. But the more Aspen finds out about her family’s past, the more dangerous her future becomes.
Aspen Everlasting is a fun paranormal romance. This is the perfect fit for young teens as well as adults who want a clean romance that is entertaining to read.
I’m not always a fan of romances because they feel cheesy sometimes, but there was plenty of humor and teasing that kept the cheesiness at bay. This quote is from the beginning where the main character, Aspen, and the childhood friend she is developing a crush on named Nate almost drown. He comes over and hugs her like friends do and he’s obviously concerned for her. They’re embracing and … it doesn’t go quite the way she imagined.
Was this the moment I had waited for? Nate was going to kiss me. I could tell by his eyes that his gratitude for my survival would bring his lips to mine. My heartbeat sped up with . . .
“You look terrible,” he said.
Okay. Moment gone.
-Kindle Locations 160-162
Ha ha! Makes me laugh every time I read it.
I’ve known the author, Kathryn, for a couple of years now. She was a book blogger before she became an author and that’s how I met her. Among book bloggers the line, “The breath I DIDN’T know I was holding” is a well known cliche that they love to point out because how can you not know something like that? So when I read the following line in Aspen Everlasting, I could see her experience as a book blogger shining through.
The breath I was holding released through my mouth.
-Kindle location 11
Thank you for not using cliches!
My curiosity was peaked as the hidden paranormal world started to unfold. It reminded me of the King Arthur type of fairies that hide in the woods and capture men. They live forever, are dangerous, and can’t always be trusted. I loved the way Kathryn made the fairy world her own by having good fairies that had given up the immortality as well as the more traditional evil fairies.
One of the most unique things about Aspen Everlasting is the relationship Aspen has with her siblings. Her siblings – Ash and Willow – are an important part in the story line and they are good friends. It was nice to read about functional family relationships. There’s some tension with the parents that was realistic. I liked how much the parents were involved in the story. It was nice to see that even though they loved each other and got along, they still had to work through things with each other.
What other books have you read that had great sibling relationships?
After I finished this book, I was trying to think of other books that had great sibling relationships and I couldn’t think of any. What I liked most about the three siblings – Ash, Willow, and Aspen – was the fact that they genuinely seemed to like each other. They went to their brother Ash’s football games to support him. Ash teased his sisters but never over did it. They just had a fun chemistry. I want to read more books with relationships like that in them so I want to hear your suggestions! Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like most books don’t really have siblings involved in them much.
Content Rating: Mild, for some very brief kissing. Very clean read.
This post contains affiliate links and I receive a small percentage of sales made through these links. I received this book for review from the author, Kathryn Cooper, in exchange for an honest review. I was not told what to say, I was not paid to write this review and all the opinions expressed are my own. I read an Advanced Reading Copy for this review.