Review & Giveaway! Forever Emeline by Katie M. John

Forever Emeline
by Katie M. John
Series: Havenwood Falls High
Publication: April 6th 2018
by Ang’dora Productions
Category: YA
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Won in a giveaway

My Rating:

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Welcome to Havenwood Falls, a small town in the majestic mountains of Colorado. A town where legacies began centuries ago, bloodlines run deep, and dark secrets abound. A town where nobody is what you think, where truths pose as lies, and where myths blend with reality. A place where everyone has a story. Including the high schoolers. This is only but one…

At barely eighteen, London-born Harry has already been making a name for himself in the New York and London art circles with his otherworldly and haunting fairy-tale paintings. When he relocates to New York to be with his mother and his new stepdad, the world-renowned Dr. Lewis, his life takes an extraordinary turn of events that brings the family to the derelict Fairchild mansion in the strange little town of Havenwood Falls.

Harry soon discovers the history of Havenwood Falls doesn’t always remain in the past. When the ghost of the fae-blooded Emeline Fairchild makes her presence known, Harry begins to fear he’s losing his mind. He’s heard stories of the greats going mad with their creativity and believes he might be following in their footsteps.

The truth is even more tragic. Not even out of high school, Harry is set to blaze a trail of light with his precocious talent, but fate has another terrible future in store. One that even the supernaturally talented Dr. Lewis can’t fix.

As Harry finds love in the present, he has to look toward a future where the past is his only hope.

This is a Young Adult paranormal tale in the Havenwood Falls High series of Young Adult fantasy stories featuring a variety of supernatural creatures. The series is a collaborative effort by multiple authors. Each book is generally a stand-alone, so you can read them in any order, although some authors will be writing sequels to their own stories. Please be aware when you choose your next read.

Books in the Havenwood Falls High YA series:
Written in the Stars by Kallie Ross
Reawakened by Morgan Wylie
The Fall by Kristen Yard
Somewhere Within by Amy Hale
Awaken the Soul by Michele G. Miller
Bound by Shadows by Cameo Renae
Inamorata by Randi Cooley Wilson
Fata Morgana by E.J. Fechenda
Forever Emeline by Katie M. John

Books are released on a monthly basis. Coming soon are stories AnnaLisa Grant, Daniele Lanzarotta, J.L. Weil, Rose Garcia, and more. Immerse yourself in the world of Havenwood Falls and stay up to date on news and announcements at www.HavenwoodFalls.com. Join our reader group, Havenwood Falls Book Club, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/HavenwoodFallsBookClub/

~My Thoughts~

Forever Emeline is the first book I’ve read in the Havenwood Falls High series, or any of the Havenwood Falls series for that matter. To give you an idea of how much I adore this novella, upon finishing it I immediately purchased the first two volumes (3 novellas in each) of the YA series. Each is a stand alone story written by a different author so there is no order they must be read. They do share two things–the world of Havenwood Falls and the fantasy/paranormal romance genre. It’s the most brilliant setup ever!

Forever Emeline, like the world of Havenwood Falls, is not at all what it seems. When I began reading about Harry and his family on their relocation journey to Havenwood Falls, I was instantly charmed by Harry’s London accent. Yeah, I know it’s a book, but trust me…you can hear it. As I started to learn about the town of Havenwood Falls and its residents, along with Harry, I thought I knew what was going on. Boy, was I wrong. What I knew was in fact correct, but it only scratched the surface. There are so many layers to this remarkable tale, and I was genuinely surprised as each was peeled back.

The characters are written as if God himself breathed life into them. You can’t help but fall in love with this cast. I truly feel as though I have been to Havenwood Falls and met these folks, which is why I couldn’t wait to go back and meet more of them! This story made me believe. Trust me when I tell you this is a must read for all fans of fantasy and paranormal genres. Also, you might want to keep some tissues handy. It’s not necessarily sad. It’s beautiful and poetic and hopeful. OK, it’s a little sad, too. 😉

Forever Emeline is going on my Favorite Reads of 2018 list!

Disclaimer: I would not recommend this story for younger teens. Some people mistake the YA category as appropriate for tweens and up, but YA is the age of the main characters, not the intended reader. There is mention of sexual activity in this story, although there are no specific details.

~About the Author~

Katie lives in the London suburbs with her husband, two daughters and cat. She is the author of the bestselling and award winning, ‘The Knight Trilogy’ and ‘The Meadowsweet Chronicles’. She is also the author of several stand alone novels and series.

Writing stories full of mystery, wonder, magic and big questions, Katie writes in order to live an extraordinary number of different lives through her characters.

When Katie isn’t writing, she is being creative in all manner of other ways from photography, to painting, to crafting, to swag making, to jewellery making, to cooking, and anything else that she suddenly feels compelled to tackle.

A lot of Katie’s spare time is spent traveling around the world to different book events and author events, and she is cursed with an incurable sense of wanderlust. You can follow her travel and creative journey over on Instagram. Her profile name is KateMJohn.

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