Overview (via Goodreads):
was Lilly's soul mate. He shared her birthday, her love of nature, and
he held her heart. On their eighteenth birthday Shep proposes and Lilly
tearfully accepts. What should have been a joyous day quickly becomes a
nightmare when Lilly's mother vanishes leaving only a note. The search
for Lilly's mother leads them to Neveah, a magnificent parallel world,
unknown to the Ordinaries of earth.
is on the verge of war, and Lilly's mother is at the heart of the
conflict. Lilly and Shep travel the lands of Neveah, collecting
followers, while evading the evil that tore her family apart. Deep
secrets are exposed, hard truths are faced, and faith is tested as Lilly
and Shep race to find her mother and stop a madman.
A Broken Forever is a tragic love story set in a picturesque land that
is full of creatures both beautiful and terrifying. A sensual fantasy
written for adults that will pull you in and leave you wanting more.
Published by CreateSpace (first published December 22nd 2010)
Edition language: English
Original title: Neveah (A Broken Forever)
This is a perfect book of fantasy and adult romance.
When I first started reading this book I couldn't imagine how much I would love it and how much magic it would bring. It's easy to read, and yet so well written, so magical. I'll try not to get too excited and I'll write things carefully... I don't want to spoil it, but if I don't stop for a moment to think about it that's what will happen.
In the beginning it was a little bit of a slow reading, but not in a bad way. I guess I was only giving myself time to get to know the main characters better. But after Lilly find the note from her mother I read it fast not only because I'm on vacations and I have more free time, but also because it really is a good book that made me want to know more.
You can read beautiful descriptions that made everything real; when I imagined it, I almost could feel those were places where I traveled to before. Places so beautiful I wish I could be there!
It was impossible not to feel some familiarity.
Lilly was raised by her mother and we can read about their beautiful relationship right in the beginning of the book. They live on a trailer and for neighbors they have Shep and his family. Shep is Lilly's best-friend-almost-like-brother since they were little kids, but something really special is going to happen between them on this story.
Everything in the book is so magic. I love the way Lilly is in touch with nature, and there's a moment when she refers to the place she lives and the people she knows as a "little paradise" - I agree with her and understand the meaning it has to her.
But something changes their lives, not only Lilly's and her mom's, but also Shep's and his family's. What happens after that is happy and sad at the same time. Lilly's mom writes her a note that leads her to Neveah, a parallel world unknown by the Ordinaries. In a climate of war, revenge and fear you can read, at the same time, about beautiful creatures, amazing abilities, beautiful love. Some scenes make you smile, other scenes are infuriating, other scenes are sad. This book has the light and the darkness.
Lilly is there to find secrets that have been kept from her all of this time; secrets about her family, her origins. The adventure begins and she is not alone. She will find people and creatures that are willing to help her along her way.
And when you think all of the secrets have been told, you couldn't be more wrong. It's surprising up until the very ending.
Ah, the ending... what can I say?! I wasn't expecting that. It's that kind of perfect (not necessarily happy or sad) ending that opens a door for a second book. The type of ending that makes the reader hungry for more.
About the author:
Angie Meriam was born and raised in the small town of Klamath Falls, Oregon. After the birth of her two sons, she and her husband moved the family to the Portland area. She worked as a waitress for four years until the birth of her daughter, at which point she stopped waitressing and went back to school. She studied medical assisting which is her current profession. After years of raising children and working, she decided to go back to a passion lost in the craziness of life, writin. With a love of book, an ever active imagination and the love of writing she penned her first novel.
The sequels of Neveah (A Broken Forever):
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