Forever (Book Three) Paperback – February 4, 2012
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 4, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 300 pages
- ISBN-10 : 146996936X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1469969367
- Item Weight : 13.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
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Danielle is the main character and the one the books follow. This character is such a huge fan of Jane Austen that she herself is Jane Austen to a "T"! Danielle is a huge girly girl, but she took Karate since her parents made her to make her "stronger". She is a very complex character, but at the same time simple and easy to understand. One thing Danielle wanted when she moved to England was to meet her Mr. Darcy and she does...
Ethan (Danielle's Mr. Darcy) was a true gentleman despite the centuries he has lived through. His jealous and possessiveness come off as sweet and funny considering he can use a sword, and treat a girl like a lady. When these two met, it was like they both already knew they were in love.
I really enjoyed the fact this book had morals. Most books you read, the couple would sleep together after a little bit, but these two waited until marriage which is what both of them wanted. Ethan wanted this because of his centuries old age and Danielle wanted it because it meant something more to her. They took on present day issues along with paranormal ones. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get into paranormal romances or is a Jane Austen fan. Of course anyone else would love this series as well.
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In Forever we once again find Danielle and Ethans love put to the test as they are ripped apart from each other by more cursed creatures. Tired of the constant once a month break ins by the werewolves they seek help from Alohra and the faries, and from that point on the book is nothing but excitement! As there past familiarity is slowly shown to them in magic induced dreams, we get to see how they know eachother *something ive been dieing to know* they are once again torn apart and forced to seek shelter in magical cove, where we get to see more mythical creatures! and OMG the most horrifing part with possessed spiders...of all things why SPIDERS! I will be having nightmears for weeks!
If you havent purchased this yet, stop waiting you will not be disappointed! *be sure to read Fateful and Fractured 1st thou....
One of my favorite parts about this book (and the series!) is the relationship that Danielle and Ethan have! Cheri Schmidt does a really great job showing how the two care about each other and how they are both willing to do anything for each other..which is very romantic :)
I also liked the plot of this book! It wasn't too slow or too fast which was nice..and I really liked how different mythological creatures were incorporated in the book. It wasn't just a book about vampires, but it also had fairies, pixies, werewolves, witches, and more!
Overall, I was really happy with the ending of this book..even though I'm sad to see the series end! If you are looking for a fun read (with British accents!!) look no further and check this series out!!
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Set in the present day, Danielle isn't your usual main female character. She's not a tomboy trying to act tough, she's not an antisocial creature because she's peculiar in some unexpected way and she hasn't got a personality that sets her apart from the usual crowd. Danielle is a regular girly girl. She doesn't do blood, gore, violence, injuries or dead bodies (undead or otherwise). It almost felt like she had been literature-transplanted out of a Jane Auste novel and into modern day time with a couple of upgrades. With a penchant for wearing skirts and dresses, a fondness for pastel colours and a rather strong artistic streak for painting scenery; Danielle was a typical girl and not what most recent heroines are like. Her parents were so concerned with her fragility and female defenselessness that they insisted she have karate lessons, to the extent that when we meet her she is a lethal-when-necessary black belt. The good this will do her, in the paranormal world she is rudely awakened to, I'm not sure of.
The combination of strength and weakness in this character was complex and forever changing depending on the perceived angle, forcing me to stop and reflect several times. The fact that she was able to defend herself in our reality, but that when put into the context of a paranormal one she was weak and harmless made her all the more real to me.
Through all her trials, adventures, fortunes and misfortunes, unlike most characters who adapt quickly to the knew knowledge, Danielle remained faithful to her beliefs, ideals and female squirmishness.
From what would appear a very simple and easy to understand character, I would not have expected the depth and incredible number of facets that I found. Danielle's simplicity was endearing and eye opening, making me dwell and appreciate aspects of a paranormal romance and situations I had not previously considered.
Ofcourse this series would not be complete unless our Austen-like fan, found her corresponding Mr Darcy.
Ethan was a worthy Mr Darcy alter-ego for this paranormal romance. Forever a gentleman despite the course of centuries having passed him by, he held fast to his upbringing, ideals and traditions. The only modern thing about him were his clothes (which he had no choice in unless he wanted to arouse suspicion and generate medical mental health interest) and his love for his cars. I found his jealous and slightly possessive streak surprisingly sweet and funny, considering he had nothing to fear as Danielle had eyes for no other.
He was a Mr Darcy attempting to adapt to the current century whilst desperately trying to cling to his ways of life, and I loved every second I read of it. He was a night in regular clothing but who knew how to wield a sword, treat a girl like a lady and get any parents' blessing. What can I say, he was without a doubt too good to be true.
True to his century he was looking for someone special, a girl and not a tomboy; someone to whom he'd be willing to give the world and his life.
Unlike most romances, Ethan and Danielle didn't fight what they felt for each other. They knew it to be true and real, which is all that mattered to them. What they did have to fight was everyone else, to preserve what they had and their future.
Cheri Schmidt narrated their sweetly moving story, that revealed itself to be more than I expected. Confronting present day issues and morals, the more I read the more I enjoyed it.
I particularly appreciated Cheri Schmidt's ability to describe beautifully romantic scenes that made me feel at peace whilst sitting alongside the characters.
Everything about this series screamed Jane Austen, from the setting, the manner of speaking, down to the behavioural quirks. Being an admirer of Jane Austen's work, narrative style and storyline I very much enjoyed this series. Unlike most paranormal romances which are described as forever but feel more like an immediate lightning passion, The Fateful series spoke of a steady strong burn that would last forever where it counts the most: heart and mind.
The Fateful series was a sweet and tender paranormal romance that I would recommend to anyone in search for a tale of modern nights in shining armour with a hint of magic.
If you liked this and would like to continue reading something sweet and paranormal then I suggest you take a look at The Goddess Chronicles series by Aimee Carter. If on the other hand you want more of something sweet but want to call it quits on the paranormal side of things then try To Catch A Pirate by Jade parker or Cross My Heart by Katie Klein.