Thursday, April 3, 2014

Book review of Forever & Always (The Ever Trilogy #1) by Jasinda Wilder


These letters are often all that get me through week to week. Even if it’s just random stuff, nothing important, they’re important to me. Gramps is great, and I love working on the ranch. But…I’m lonely. I feel disconnected, like I’m no one, like I don’t belong anywhere. Like I’m just here until something else happens. I don’t even know what I want with my future. But your letters, they make me feel connected to something, to someone. I had a crush on you, when we first met. I thought you were beautiful. So beautiful. It was hard to think of anything else. Then camp ended and we never got together, and now all I have of you is these letters. S**t. I just told you I have a crush on you. HAD. Had a crush. Not sure what is anymore. A letter-crush? A literary love? That’s stupid. Sorry. I just have this rule with myself that I never throw away what I write and I always send it, so hopefully this doesn’t weird you out too much. I had a dream about you too. Same kind of thing. Us, in the darkness, together. Just us. And it was like you said, a memory turned into a dream, but a memory of something that’s never happened, but in the dream it felt so real, and it was more, I don’t even know, more RIGHT than anything I’ve ever felt, in life or in dreams. I wonder what it means that we both had the same dream about each other. Maybe nothing, maybe everything. You tell me.

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We’re pen pals. Maybe that’s all we’ll ever be. I don’t know. If we met IRL (in real life, in case you’re not familiar with the term) what would happen? And just FYI, the term you used, a literary love? It was beautiful. So beautiful. That term means something, between us now. We are literary loves. Lovers? I do love you, in some strange way. Knowing about you, in these letters, knowing your hurt and your joys, it means something so important to me, that I just can’t describe. I need your art, and your letters, and your literary love. If we never have anything else between us, I need this. I do. Maybe this letter will only complicate things, but like you I have a rule that I never erase or throw away what I’ve written and I always send it, no matter what I write in the letter. 

Your literary love,


Holy emotional roller coaster.... Okay I need to start from the beginning. I adored this book! It took me from YA to NA in the same story which was really nice. So much of it was beautifully written and I loved reading the letters. Both characters lived through dark situations at very young ages and this book had me feeling. 


I don't even know. Like, I want to throw things. My heart can't handle this!!! I loved the story but I really can't handle anymore of the BS that is to come. Therefore I will not be reading the next book.

I've read way too many reviews and know what happens next and NOPE. No thank you. I hate to say that I don't recommend this one because it really was a beautiful story 98% of the way through. Call me an asshole but I can't get past that ending. I also most definitely can't get passed what I know is happening in this series. It basically went from beautiful story to awful soap opera filled with jealous, cheating, selfish characters.

 I don't want that to come off wrong because I LOVE drama (but of the right kind). I can't get into details because I don't want to spoil it. I feel bad because I read the first couple of chapters of the second book and I MAY be judging this book a little on behalf of the next, but after reading those things I can't set my mind aside to say good things.  

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