Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Book Review: Forever Changed by Tiffany King

From USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King

Kassandra Cole has it all--a stable home with great parents, popularity and all the friends she could ever need. She is used to a lifestyle where everything comes easy to her, from good grades to being captain of the cheerleading squad.

Her entire world is shaken to the core when a fatal accident takes her father, causing Kassandra to re-examine the course her life was on. The actions of one individual forever changes her life, leaving her to pick up the pieces of her broken family. Kassandra begins to question everything she once cherished and the people she disappointed along the way.

Maddon Johnson's life is as different from Kassandra's as night and day. Abandoned by his mother at a young age, he is left to deal with his abusive, alcoholic father on his own. He has one goal, lay low and get the heck out of dodge as soon as he is legally old enough.

Everything changes when his father's tragic actions send Maddon crashing into Kassandra's world. Suddenly, getting away is the last thing he wants as he discovers it is possible to believe in love after all.

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If you lost a loved one, then this book is for you. Forever Changed is a story about loss, forgiveness, moving on and finding love and happiness amidst the storm. It all started when Kassandra's father died in a car accident. I haven't finish Chapter one yet but I'm already in the verge of tears. It was truly heart breaking. I could feel the pain and the heavy burden she was carrying. It felt real.

What happened to Kass family was life changing. I must say that it was an eye-opener.  She was living in a life where everything comes handy. But when her father died, everything changed. She evolves from a girl who's bitchy and selfish to a mature and more responsible teenage lady. She gave up something she loves the most for the sake of her family. She turned her back to the popularity she used to have and to her so-called friends who apparently bailed her out for being so dramatic for losing her father.

Then came along Maddon Johnson. The son of the infamous man who causes the tragic accident that killed Kassandra's father. She loathed him but it changed when they finally got the chance to know each other. They fell in love. It was a forbidden and against all odds, but they fought for it. I remembered, Kassandra's questioning herself if it’s possible to fall in love with just a week, I say it is! I always believe in love at first sight.

Before I forget, I want to point out Drake and Carrie. I love them! They are carefree individuals. I love how they treat each other. I find them cool that I wanted to join them and have some fun. They are the friends who will stab you in the front but will never ever leave you. 

I love everything about this novel especially the strong characters that Ms. King made. I love how they evolved from the start of the story to the end. They both change their habits for the better and I admired Kass for being strong and Maddon for being man enough and doing the right thing. What happened to them wasn't easy but I'm glad they surpassed it.

Before I end this, I would like to share these things that I've learned while reading Forever Changed. It pretty summarizes the thoughts I had for this book.

1. LIFE IS SHORT. It may sound cliché, but its true. So live your life to the fullest. Show everyone you love how much you appreciate, care and love him or her. Make them feel special. NEVER EVER take them for granted cause you'll never know what will happens next. Don't make yourself regret for not doing the right things and for letting the time slipped away and the words be left unsaid.

2. HARD TIMES WILL ALWAYS REVEAL YOUR TRUE FRIENDS. Choose your friends wisely. Find friends who will never let you down. Someone who will be there for you through ups and downs. The one who will accept you for who you are. The one who will understands you and will never judge you no matter what.

3. DON'T BE AFRAID OF CHANGE. Find yourself and define it on your own terms. Avoid fixating on your past and let yourself grow, it will help you to improve and become wiser. Stop caring about what people might say about you, after all you are not born to please them, just shrug and leave it at that, people will eventually respect you for it.

4. THERE'S NOTHING WRONG IN ASKING HELP. Reach out to others for support. Don't try to get through hard times on your own. Seek help to people who have been through the same thing as they can be especially helpful.  Surround yourself with people who are positive and will listen to you.

And lastly, LIFE GOES ON. Life can be so hard at times. It can make you or break you. It will wear you out but you need to find strength and keep moving forward. Open your heart and trust that everything happens for a reason. Walk through the pain and don't be afraid of falling, it is just a test of determination and resolve. Life is a cycle. It will not stop for you. At the end of the day, no matter what you've been through, it will continue to go on.

Over all, Forever Changed is amazing. And I'm telling you guys that it’s worth your time. I definitely recommend this gorgeous read. I'm sure you will love it as much as I do. It maybe an ordinary story for some, but people, you will surely get something from it. There's something about Tiffany King's writing skills that you will find comfort and leaves you wanting and begging for more.

 I gave this book a 

USA Today Best Selling author, Tiffany King is the author of the Young Adult titles: The Saving Angels Series, Wishing for Someday Soon, Forever Changed, Unlikely Allies, Miss Me Not, and Jordyn: A Daemon Hunter Novel book one. She also has a New Adult title called No Attachments. 

Writer by day and book fanatic the rest of the time, she is now pursuing her life-long dream of weaving tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask. 

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