Saturday, November 16, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK TOUR, REVIEW, and GIVEAWAY "Forever Young" by Sawyer Bennett

Forever Young, Book 1 of The Forever Land Chronicles
Author:  Sawyer Bennett
Release date: 1/31/13
Publisher:  Big Dog Books, LLC
Age Group:  YA/New Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Thank you for joining us for the Forever Young Blog Tour.  Enjoy the review and don't forget to enter the Giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift card.

She’s a loner, she likes to fight and, oh yeah...she has the ability to see the demons that lay beneath the faces of ordinary humans. It’s a gift Charlie Wright inherited the night her parents were brutally murdered when she was fourteen years old.

Now in her last year of high school, Charlie just can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble.  Rather than taking a one-way trip to juvenile detention, Charlie chooses to join a mysterious group called The ForeverLand Alliance.

And then her life really gets weird.

Charlie finds herself magically transported to an alternate universe. In Semper Terra, no one ages, people fly, and one stunningly gorgeous, immortal man manages to capture Charlie’s heart and awaken the adult woman she is becoming.

But it’s not all fun and games. For Charlie is training to become an Annihilator, a select group of Semper Terrans who protect mankind from all of those things that go “bump in the night”.

It’s only when Charlie finds herself stuck in the middle of a prophecy that could bring about the end of the world that she truly begins to understand the deep sacrifices she will have to make.


Whether it is a contemporary romance or a Young Adult paranormal, Sawyer Bennett writes beautiful, character-centric, stories.  Forever Young is a prime example.  Charlie is an orphan.  She is labeled by many as a trouble-maker because she gets into fights.  Yet, when she fights, it is always about protecting the underdog, vulnerable and weak.  At her heart, she is always trying to stick up for what is right.  In this universe, she is misunderstood.  She is given a opportunity to enter an alternate reality in which people are trained to fight evil in the other world.  Here, Charlie finally finds a place to belong, grow, and experience success.

At it's center, this book is about being misunderstood and finally finding a place to belong.  It is also about fighting for the right to stay in that place.  If you've ever felt a sense of alienation, of being misunderstood, you can relate to this story. We also get to be a part as Charlie gets to experience affection and love.  I appreciate the restraint in which Ms. Bennett writes the attraction between Charlie and Caiden.  Ms Bennett connects us through strong emotions, not just physical contact.  There is the perfect amount of attraction for a Young Adult book and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for YA fans and younger teenage readers.

IN A NUTSHELL: This is book one, so there is a lot of world building.  It is a great set up for the series and I look forward to seeing how Charlie grows and evolves.  I'm in!

Thank you to the author and publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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1 comment:

  1. I love Sawyer's books. Looking forward to reading this one.