About the Book
Title: Forever the Night
Author: Norah Wilson and Heather Doherty
Series: Casters #4
Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary
Edition Read: Kindle eBook
Blurb: Four years have passed since Alex’s and Maryanne’s casts blasted back into their bodies. But Brooke didn’t make it back.
It was Brooke’s recklessness that got them locked out in the first place, and her sacrifice that got her friends back in. Now, with Brooke’s paralyzed body deteriorating and her caster self going mad with loneliness, Alex and Maryanne know they have to find a way to get Brooke’s cast back before her ailing body fails … or they’ll die trying. With Melissa Kosnick, the region’s most motivated, passionate Heller hunter, following their every move, the “die trying” part is a real possibility.
The young women will need all the help they can get – from both the living and the dead – if Brooke is to escape a sentence of lonely exile, stranded forever in the night. But more, they’ll need each other in this desperate test of faith, friendship and survival.
It’s always hard to review a book within a series, doubly so when it is the final book. It is really hard to discuss the story without including spoilers (heck, the blurb spoils things for the previous books). I had been waiting to read this one for a long time, mostly because I didn’t realize it had come out. I first read the series in 2014, before the fourth book had been released, and while I kept checking for a release date, eventually this became one of the many series that got left behind. When I looked back and saw that this book was out (and had been for some time – whoops), I knew I had to get back into it.
One thing I love about this series is the mythology. The casters, called “Hellers” by the locals, have become something of an urban legend in town. Most people are scared of them, although there are a few who seek them out to try and befriend them. That doesn’t stop others from being afraid of them and trying to hunt them down though.
I also love the friendship that develops between the three main characters. They are all very different and struggling in different ways, but they come together and form this beautiful sisterhood. I love that Alex became an author and that Maryanne got married and really connected with Vera and her spiritualism. And then there’s Brooke. Poor Brooke. She tries to come off as super confident, that she doesn’t care what people think and doesn’t need anyone, but that just isn’t true. I felt so bad when Brooke got trapped outside her body the way she did and was really anxious to see if they could get her back.
In this last book, we also get to know another character who was a brief side character before – Dani Mann. She always seemed to know a little bit about everything going on in town. Turns out she knows even more than we thought.
Again, it’s hard to review this book without taking forever and going in depth with the rest of the story that came before, but I will leave it at this: it’s always hard to wrap up a series in a satisfying way, but this one delivered. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, hoping their plans would work and they could help Brooke before the Heller hunters could track them down. If you like fantasy/paranormal stories, give this series a try. It’s definitely worth it.
GoodReads rating: 5 stars.
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