Monday, February 3, 2014

Twin sisters Ava and Hannah were ripped from their peaceful seeming lives into a whirlwind of attacks and war only to learn the real truth about their existence.
Nothing was as it seemed anymore and may never be again. They had already lost their father in childhood now they have to cope with their mother’s kidnapping as they watch those sworn to protect them risk their lives.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

In this book, you have Ava and Hannah who find out they are the 'Chosen Ones' in a long line of wizards. Right before their High School graduation, they learn this secret and have to move to Ireland to escape a rival coven that is trying to kidnap them... and possibly save the World.

I have to say that when I was given the synopsis for this book, I didn't know this book was more a 'fantasy' YA book. If I had, I probably wouldn't have read it. That being said, I'm sort of glad I didn't realize what genre this book was because I did enjoy reading it. It reminded me of a cross between Twilight and Harry Potter. You have Ava that meets Dalton and they have an instant connection... but more so because they are both wizards. But you also have Ava's boyfriend that she must leave behind to go with Dalton. Dalton is everything you want him to be - good looking (they even refer to him as a Rob Pattinson look alike in the book), respectful and so into Ava.

You are given a big list of characters in this book, but I didn't mind it. If you're like me and wouldn't normally read this type of book... you should really give this one a try. I'm sure once you start, you'll find it hard not to get wrapped in this world known as Shadow Hill.

I'd give this book 3.75 stars, which we'll round up to 4.

Always and Forever (Secrets of Shadow Hill)



““Listen, you had better get back home. I will walk you out of the woods, but you should not come here at night anymore, it is not safe.” he said.

Just then I realized that he was not from Bricktown, not even New Jersey. It sounded like he had an Irish accent just like my mother’s. His words flowed off of his tongue like a gentle stream.

“Thank-you for your concern, but I am familiar with this area. I’ll be fine. Where are you from anyway? I haven’t seen you here before,” I asked.

I don’t know why I didn’t feel more scared of this stranger who acted so curiously. He had the opposite effect on me making me very calm.

“I am visiting family. My name is Dalton.” He answered shortly and grabbed my arm and started to lead me back through the forest. His grip on my arms sent unexpected chills through my body.”

S.P Cervantes lives in Orange County, California with her husband and three children, where she is a teacher.  She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, reading, and running, but is always thinking of an idea for her next novel.  

S.P. Cervantes is the author of the highly rated New Adult Romantic Fantasy series Secrets of Shadow Hill.  “Always and Forever” and “The Prophecy” are the first two book in the series that are available now.  The third book in the series, “War of Wizards”  will be released in 2014.

S.P. Cervantes also has a contemporary romance series, A Broken Fairy Tale, in the works and will be releasing the first book of the series, “Dust to Dust (A Broken Fairy Tale)” in spring of 2014.

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