Meg's Review:This book. A perfect completion to the emotional and impossibility filled Ever Trilogy. This novel bares all with its characters and delivers a series of events that emotionally bare all to you. Full of hope and forgiveness this novel forces you to see every situation in a different light. It opens this world up to you and leaves you raw filled with hope. Her best work yet. Eden and Ever's story is one of hope and forgiveness. It's a series of impossible battles that these characters are forced into. Eden is in a huge mess. The impossibility of her circumstances would tear anyone else apart, but Eden pushes forward. Ever has so much hurt bottled up inside her. She feel so broken but even with all of it she sees a light at the end of the tunnel and she is going to fight for it.
Strangely, unfairly, I felt closer to Cade in that moment of utter heartbreak than ever before.This was my first ugly cry point. Gosh. Everything that Ever has gone through just rips me apart. She wants so much for Caden and her to be whole again. Then we have Eden's situation. It's a hard situation no matter what way it goes or what decision she makes.
I was making the right choice.I know it was. I do. You will too. But this broke me. Just broke me. I know other weren't a fan of Eden but I was. From that first book I just felt for her. She was relatable and her decision may not have been agreeable but they were real. They were hard ones. Moment after finishing this novel I needed to message Jasinda. I had to tell her my first thoughts after finishing this book. I wanted to include a part of the message because its my uncensored first impressions after finishing it. So here you go:
I couldn't put it down. I feel like in this novel you opened up the souls of these characters and put it all out there for us to see and feel. Eden and Evers story was one of challenges and by the first chapter of this book I knew I was going to respect each of them even more than I could have imagined. Eden strength and Evers forgiveness and utter devotion are characteristic people can only hope to possess. The series leaves you with an overwhelming feeling of hope and love. I can't wait to share my review and scream to my follows how they must read this book. It opens your eyes to hard choices and the fact that life can go on. So thank you.One Click this. Now. All of you. It is a MUST READ for anyone. A story of hope.
Breathless, Speechless, Mesmerized. These are all words that would describe the way I was feeling reading this beautifully written story. Have you ever felt so immersed into a story you wake up with the characters on your mind, you dream about them, you pray someone you know has read the story so you can talk about it and what you are feeling .. yup, this book did all of those things to me.
Saving Forever is book 3 in the amazing Ever series and the finale to this trilogy. Ever, Eden and Caden return as well as a mystery man named Carter. At the conclusion of After Forever we were all left screaming into our pillows and wondering, "what next." I was so pleased to see this book written in multiple points of view. It was interesting to read how each character was feeling during certain parts of the book.
Recovering from a coma is hard work for Ever. She is learning to walk and talk and just ... be again. I love her character. She is so resilient and strong willed. Though months in a coma weigh heavily on her fragile being and she doubts not only her own abilities but her relationships with Caden and Eden .. why did she leave?
Eden is so confused. She desperately loves her sister but understands that the decisions she made while Ever was in a coma will ultimately change their relationship forever. Fleeing to a childhood beach home, she starts to create a new life for herself. The Eden I met in Saving Forever was so different than the Eden that entered this trilogy, she is damaged and lost. I constantly felt myself rallying in her corner and wanting her to succeed .. expecially with Carter.
Carter is fantastic. Dealing with his own grief he is the perfect friend for Eden. He is non judgmental, loyal, passionate, honest, and most of all, committed. Carter senses that Eden is carrying a heavy burden and wants nothing more than to help her in any way possible. I fell instantly for Carter in a baaaad way. From a big family of loving parents and devoted brothers, he knows how to love in all ways.
Poor Caden is falling apart when Saving Forever starts. The guilt he carries is his undoing. Turning his thoughts inward and his body to sketching constantly he is just ... unraveling. Ever can sense something is wrong, yet Caden is so afraid of losing her that he totally shuts down.
The moment in the book when all four came face to face again, I was holding my breath. I wasn't sure what I was expecting to happen and I really didn't even know what I WANTED to happen, but knowing Jasinda was the author facilitating this story I knew it would be perfect. Tears, screaming, fighting, it all happened and I loved every.single.second in those chapters. Raw uninhibited emotions flew from the pages into my heart and I wept. I wept for Ever and the betrayal and longing she felt. I wept for Eden and all the insecurities and the amount of shame she felt. I wept for Caden and his astonishment at what he discovered and the guilt he let loose. I also wept for Carter and the mess he found himself in.
I am not sure I have read an ending more perfect for a trilogy before, at least to me. I know some readers will be upset with the outcome, some just wont understand but I DID. I just ... did. It felt so incredibly right and so incredibly sensitive in an overly crazy emotional story. My word, I cried, I hysterically laughed at Eden and her crass sense of humor (which is a lot like mine). I do not want to give any spoilers because this is a roller coaster ever single reader deserves to ride.
Jasinda, my love for your art grows with every single piece of reading you put into my hands. A true master and at the top of my ultimate must read list is anything you produce :)