Forever

Rated 4.85/5 based on 14 reviews
Book #2 in the Guardian Series.
Hannah’s life has never been easy, despite her strong willed determination and her extra “gifts”, it's still always been hard work keeping an entire world full of the supernatural under control, but Hannah was hoping to be able to slip back into a semblance of normalcy. Wishful thinking when you're the guardian of all supernatural. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781476314495
About Gillian Joy

Gillian Joy currently resides on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia with her husband two beautiful children a few fish and a dog. She earns a living designing houses and spends most of her free time reading and writing, of which the latter has become more of an obsession. In addition to Guardian Gillian has completed Forever, the second novel in the Guardian series and is currently working on Revenge, the third book in the Guardian series. She is also working on Body and Soul a science fiction manuscript that explores separate themes and No chance to say Goodbye a semi auto-biography based on her brothers teenage suicide.

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Review by: Claire Taylor on April 02, 2013 :
Gillian Joy
Forever
Guardian #2

Can I just write WOW twenty times? This book is worse than page turning, it has some special power so you can’t put it down until you’ve finished reading it ~ no matter what time it is (I was hours after my bedtime)! Incredibly well written, with characters you’ll fall in love with, this story just continues to get better and better. Book 3 cannot come out fast enough.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Celsey Seivert on Feb. 22, 2013 :
All i can say is its about dang time that girl got her head straight!! I have been waiting for this moment since i started the first book lol. Very good story, kept my attention the whole time. Wish we could see just how powerful Kyle really is, and how Alex takes to the changes.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Julie Newberry on Jan. 12, 2013 : (no rating)
Ebook: Forever
Author: Gillian Joy
Fiction, Paranormal,
This review may contain spoilers
I was given this book by the author for an honest review
Summary: Hannah’s life has never been easy, despite her strong willed determination and her extra “gifts”, it's still always been hard work keeping an entire world full of the supernatural under control, but having achieved a small semblance of control over most of the custas, Hannah was hoping to be able to slip back into her life of normalcy. Wishful thinking when you're the guardian of all supernatural.
With all the issues she’d had to endure in her past, she'd never had to worry about the mermaids before, so why would they choose now to suddenly start haunting her dreams and her life. Then there are the fairies to contend with as well, just when she manages to get one aspect of the crudelitas under control, the others decide it’s time to start causing problems.
All Hannah wants is some quiet family time and a chance to reflect on her feelings for Gabriel but instead she's thrown back into the thick of the supernatural world, and this time it threatens to invade the quiet family life she has worked so hard to establish. There's no running away this time, she has to front the challenges head on, but forever can be a long time if you can't be with the one you love.
The Review
I was given this by the author in exchange for an honest review, the main point being, could you read this without reading Book 1, Guardian, first. Well my answer is a resounding Yes, I loved this book, You could quite easily read this on it’s own, I have not yet read Guardian, but I will do, I just need to read a lot of other books to try and forget the characters in this book, but then that won’t be easy, None of them were very forgetful, I think anyone could read this and not worry about not knowing who is who, as it is explained as you go along in the book, the characters were well formed and laid out, which made this a great book, I loved the plot line, the way Hannah always tried to get on with life, even with all the issues she constantly had to put up with from supernaturals, I won’t say too much about this book on the off chance you want to read book 1 first, as I am sure and I can only assume this of course that a lot of the characters will be the same, as they seem to have a great rapport between them, Thankyou To Gillian Joy for giving me the idea to read the second book first, I may have to do this with a few other series I have my eye on, 5/5
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Celsey Seivert on Nov. 22, 2012 :
All i can say is its about dang time that girl got her head straight!! I have been waiting for this moment since i started the first book lol. Very good story, kept my attention the whole time. Wish we could see just how powerful Kyle really is, and how Alex takes to the changes.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Heidi Burrows on Oct. 25, 2012 :
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

This was such a great story from the very first pages. The characters we met in the first book continued to grow and come alive so much more in this book. With the continued battle of trying to balance motherhood with a love life, and a career not only as an editor but as the venatorcustos, Hannah becomes so real and truthfully I was tired from all she did - right along with her! We are taken deeper into the underworld as we are introduced into the fairy realm as well as get a fleeting glimpse or two of mermaids. Anyone who read the Guardian will find they have to read this one too and then you will still want more!

Hannah continues with trying to protect her children at all cost from any of the Crudelitas from finding out they exist while facing mortality from a sick mother as well as herself. With the time ticking against her, Hannah must try to overcome her fears and put all else on hold while performing the duties of the Guardian. But the Fairies and a few mermaids are relentless for her attention as they constantly invade not only her home, her mindspeak but also her dreams. With good friends standing by to help, this story shows how one person sometimes can't do it all and that even a super woman can need help. Of course romances are building and in a twist in the end the Author gives all of us fans something to smile about while we wait to see what happens next!

A must read for Paranormal romance fans who need a bit of adventure and some time spent downunder.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: christine bonner on July 30, 2012 :
this is the second book about Hannah, Gabriel,Jesse, Sam, Bernard and Ruby

Hannah life is never a easy one and this time it the mermaids and fairies that causing her trouble

The love Gabriel and her children plus the others that look after her is stronger in this book

Jesse is still been a pain and Hannah can never be angry with him for long

I was given this book to read by Gillian and I love it read the whole book in one go as I could not put it down
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ever Star on July 25, 2012 :
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.

I honestly would give this book more than 5 stars, because it truly deserves it as far as the story line goes. The only problem I had with it was at times there were miss spelled words, and grammar mistakes.
Amazing, I loved book 1 Guardian and then I started Forever and I was just like wow. Neither one of these books disappointed me. In Forever questions were answered, and surprises were revealed. I caught myself going WHAT no way how did I not put two and two together. The story flows perfectly from the Guardian and it does not miss a beat. Gillian Joy I do hope you write a third book because I truly enjoyed reading your books. The stories are amazing, everything flows together, the characters are likable. This is one fan that is truly wanting more of Hannah, Gabriel, Jesse even though he seems a bit cocky at times, Sam, Bernard and the whole rest of the gang. I want to know what happens in the future, and what happens between Hannah and Gabriel. This is another book that I highly recommend and 5 stars does not do it justice.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jennifer Pittman on July 01, 2012 :
At only 150 pages this book is a quick, but fantastic read. I loved it! I believe I like this book even more than the first one. It's more at a slower pace, keeps in current time so it doesn't feel like you may have missed out on something (although I LOVED the first book too!!!). The characters are more developed in this book, as well.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ema Volf on June 30, 2012 :
I really loved Guardian by Gillian Joy, so when I found out that its next part, Forever, had been released, I was beyond ecstatic! It got bumped up on my reading list because it was just screaming at me!

We catch up with Hannah in Australia. She's figuring out the whole single parent thing without the help of Sam, who had been her help since her husband died. Sam had decided to go join the vampire custos with Jesse.

Hannah was approached by the fairy prince, who had fallen in love with a human. Fairy-human relationships are against fairy law and his mother was extremely upset about it. Hannah decides to try to help him work the situation out. It was a complicated and heart-wrenching situation for her and everyone involved.

She also has to figure out why the mermaids keep trying to get her to go swimming with them. The idea terrified her, especially with the nightmares she'd been having that always ended in her drowning. She eventually caves, and goes with them to find a most surprising visitor!

I loved the overall story. Like Guardian, it was fantastic and pulled me right in. The characters were colorful and the places we got to see were described so beautifully that I almost felt like I was there.

I found Hannah a bit more annoying than usual, though. For the most part, she was stubborn to the point of obnoxiousness, and I really wanted to reach through the pages and smack her around a bit. I'm not entirely sure it was a bad thing, though, seeing as how just about every other character in the book wanted to do the same. So if that was the goal ... Mission: Accomplished.

We did get to see a pieces of where she wants to go with the situation of the vampire who killed her mother, but it was mainly a few conversations here and there. This is the situation I really am intrigued to watch the resolution. This situation alone is enough to keep me on pins and needles for the next book!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: kelly jones on May 06, 2012 :
I loved Forever, it took me places I never expected and I really love that in a book. The way the story turns and the complications Hannah still finds herself having with Gabriel are all still there and although Hannah's attitude towards him because he is a crudelitas is an annoying trait I can see why she is being that way especially after reading the book. (No spoilers I promise). I really loved this book and I love all the characters, I love how Sam and Jesse still make appearances and I love how Hannah and Bernard work together so well. I would tell everyone to read this book, after Guardian of course, it is just that good. I cannot wait for Revenge to come out to see what happens next.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Juana Andrade on April 28, 2012 :
Forever is amassing, great, awesome. In Forever Hannah has to deal with the fairies and the mermaids.Forever is so detail that I felt like I was there next to Hannah and wanting to use her powers to warm up the Fairy Queen. I also like the fact that we get to know more about her kids, and her mother's, her life in Australia. I love the fact that in this book a lot of my questions where answered. Also in Hannah learns new things about her pass, present and Future! Like in Guardian, Forever if full of twists and turns. I really love this book I couldn't put it down I just had to know what happened next. There was never a dull moment :). I really recommend this book! I know that I will be reading Guardian and Forever more than ones. Can't wait for the third book, hope I don't have to wait to long. Gillian Joy is a great author.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Pennedit on April 27, 2012 :
Oh my gosh, this book had me up until the early morning hours. It was amazing! I had to grab a box of tissues with this one. If you want an amazing read with everything supernatural then this sereis is definitely for you. Vampires, Mermaids, Fairies, Witches, werewolves, it's all in there.

This book picks up where Guardian left off. Hannah is torn apart about her feelings for Gabriel. What is it that needs to be done, should she just walk away and end their friendship? Then there is her duty to the crudelitas, the fairies pester her for help and the mermaids pester her for a swim.

I was so happy with the turn of events in this book and cannot wait to read the next book!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Christy Gibbon on April 20, 2012 :
This was a much slower paced book than Guardian. There was not a lot of nail-biting action that keeps you wanting to forego everything else and just read but everything seems to be an integral part of the storyline. The relationships between the characters was more fully developed. I was glad to see the relationship between Hannah and her biological father did not suffer when she found out the truth. Hannah had many of her questions answered when she went with the mermaids and spoke with (no you don't get the spoiler). The answers will hopefully make her life much simpler, at least in the relationship area. This was a good addition to the series and I can't wait for the next one. I'm still waiting to hear about Gabriel's life in the 300 years before he was reunited with Hannah.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jennifer Davis on April 19, 2012 :
This is the second book in the Guardian Series. I loved this book as much, if not more, than the first one. It was hard for me to put this book down. I read the first few chapters while I was getting a tattoo and the last three chapters as I was sick in bed. Like I said, hard to put down. It still has the characters we fell in love with in Guardian, plus a few new ones. The book has a great flow and a storyline that keeps you hooked from beginning to end. It will truly leave you wanting the next book NOW! Hannah continues on her "gifted" journey of life. Unfortunately for her, it has continued to be filled with ups and downs, and the never ending "calls" of the supernatural. As if she didn't have enough to deal with, she now is having haunting dreams, dreams that seem to real. What does the future have in store for her? Are the dreams more that just bad dreams? If you loved Guardian, you have to read Forever. I am sure you will be forever in love with the series as much as I am. I highly recommend it for everyone that loves a great read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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