Guest Review by Yoyo – The Ever Trilogy by Jasinda Wilder

I’m excited to share this guest review today written by Yoyo, another avid reader.  I too love it when I can read all of the books in a series right away.  This trilogy is on my TBR list.  Thanks for sharing your review.  If you haven’t met Yoyo, you can find her on Twitter @yoyostweets.

The Ever Trilogy by Jasinda Wilder

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Synopsis

Ever,

These letters are often all that get me through week to week. Even if it’s just random stuff, nothing important, they’re important to me. Gramps is great, and I love working on the ranch. But…I’m lonely. I feel disconnected, like I’m no one, like I don’t belong anywhere. Like I’m just here until something else happens. I don’t even know what I want with my future. But your letters, they make me feel connected to something, to someone. I had a crush on you, when we first met. I thought you were beautiful. So beautiful. It was hard to think of anything else. Then camp ended and we never got together, and now all I have of you is these letters. S**t. I just told you I have a crush on you. HAD. Had a crush. Not sure what is anymore. A letter-crush? A literary love? That’s stupid. Sorry. I just have this rule with myself that I never throw away what I write and I always send it, so hopefully this doesn’t weird you out too much. I had a dream about you too. Same kind of thing. Us, in the darkness, together. Just us. And it was like you said, a memory turned into a dream, but a memory of something that’s never happened, but in the dream it felt so real, and it was more, I don’t even know, more RIGHT than anything I’ve ever felt, in life or in dreams. I wonder what it means that we both had the same dream about each other. Maybe nothing, maybe everything. You tell me.

Cade
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Cade,

We’re pen pals. Maybe that’s all we’ll ever be. I don’t know. If we met IRL (in real life, in case you’re not familiar with the term) what would happen? And just FYI, the term you used, a literary love? It was beautiful. So beautiful. That term means something, between us now. We are literary loves. Lovers? I do love you, in some strange way. Knowing about you, in these letters, knowing your hurt and your joys, it means something so important to me, that I just can’t describe. I need your art, and your letters, and your literary love. If we never have anything else between us, I need this. I do. Maybe this letter will only complicate things, but like you I have a rule that I never erase or throw away what I’ve written and I always send it, no matter what I write in the letter.

Your literary love,

Ever

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Synopsis

Ever,

I don’t know who I am anymore. I’m a castaway. Lost. Drowning. I love you. That’s the only true thing I know, and it’s all I have to hold on to. I love you. I’ll love you forever. Until the day I die, and I’ll love you in whatever world comes after this one. I love you so much, Ever. I miss you. Dear Jesus, I miss you. Come back to me.

For forever, and after forever,
Caden

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Synopsis

Ever and Cade,

Sorry I vanished like I did. I’m not sure I can even explain things. I don’t know when I’ll be back. IF I’ll be back. I’m not sure of anything, except that I love you, Ever. You’re my twin, my best friend, and leaving you was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I know you don’t understand. Maybe you never will. I hope you don’t, honestly. It would be easier that way. That’s cowardly, I’m sure.

Cade, take care of her. Love her, the way she deserves. The way you always have, for forever and always.

If I could ask you anything, it’s that you remember me as I was, and forget me as I am.

I’m sorry, and goodbye, and I love you.

Eden

Yoyo’s Review

Over the past year, I have enjoyed several books by Jasinda Wilder, a husband and wife team, so when I heard about their upcoming series, The Ever Trilogy, I quickly added it to my to-read list.  As the release date for the third book approached, I bumped the series up to the top of my reading list and I was not disappointed.

The first book, Forever and Always, introduces us to Caden.  Cade, a talented artist, has a happy childhood but things start to fall apart.  As a teenager, he suffers the kind of loss that no one should experience and the only thing that keeps him going are letters from his pen pal, Ever, whom he refers to as his literary love. They share their deepest secrets with each other and form a close bond even though they are not physically located near one another.  Ever has a twin sister named Eden.  The twins have experienced their own share of pain and while Eden loves Ever she is envious of her sister’s accomplishments.

After Forever, the second book, continues with the story of Caden and Ever.  They both go through many trials and temptations but one thing that never wavers is their love for each other.

The third book, Saving Forever, gives us more insight into Eden’s plight.  We watch her grow from a jealous, self-pitying sister into a mature young woman, capable of making selfless decisions.

I was quite emotional reading this trilogy and often found myself close to tears.  While there were situations that bothered me, I understood why they occurred. The descriptive writing made me feel like I was in the mind of the characters experiencing their pain and their joy.  The story is about triumph despite adversity and although there was much sadness, there were also many happy moments.

I gave this series 4.5 stars!

Favorite quotes:

“Trick with women is to not try and figure them out. You won’t. Just accept ’em as they are, and try to go with the flow.” – Forever and Always

“If you love someone enough, you give them as many chances as they need to get it right.” – After Forever

“Sometimes, all you can do is push through. Make mistakes and accept them.” – Saving Forever

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You can find Jasinda Wilder on Twitter @JasindaWilder

Check out her website too:  http://www.jasindawilder.com

3 thoughts on “Guest Review by Yoyo – The Ever Trilogy by Jasinda Wilder

  1. Wow, I just bought this books actually, I’m so excited to read them. This review just put them on the top of my list, it sounds like an amazing series. We can’t wait to meet Jasinda in two weeks at Wicked Books Event in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

    • Thanks. Yoyo read the trilogy. I am going to read it as well. I plan to attend that event. Looking forward to meeting many great authors. Thanks for commenting. 🙂 ~Susi

  2. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing
    this website. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts by you in the future as well.
    In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now 😉

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