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Always and Forever

(Secrets of Shadow Hill #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  38 reviews
This is an Young Adult Fantasy Novel

Twin sisters Ava and Hannah were ripped from their peaceful seeming lives into a whirlwind of attacks and war only to learn the real truth about their existence.

Nothing was as it seemed anymore and may never be again. They had already lost their father in childhood now they have to cope with their mother’s kidnapping as they watch those
Paperback, 318 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Center One Publishing
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S. P. Cervantes is giving away a SIGNED copy of THE PROPHECY to ONE lucky WINNER Ends Dec 14, 2013!

After what had always seemed to be a normal life, twins Ava and her free-spirited sister Hannah find themselves embroiled in a war between good and evil in a world filled with magic and wizards. Ava, the more serious and emotional twin is said to be one of the most powerful wizards ever. So why has this been hidden from them all of their lives? In a battle between warring wizard fami
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book to give an honest review. Over all it was a great book to read, and I would have given it a solid 5 stars. But there was way to many errors as far as apostrophe that should have been put into place. I am not grammatical queen and I mess up a lot but I just felt that this was for sure one thing that could have been caught. Now the story line was decent I felt it was more on the Harry Potter side of things, such as the wizards fighting and them being able to fly (thank goodnes ...more
Brad Cervantes
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A very addictive book. I read on the kindle app on my iPhone and I found myself opening the app again and again to read more! I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys any type of fantasy stories, as well as the casual reader. It was easy to read and has a little something for everyone. A love story, wizard battles, and great plot twists. Go get it!
Apr 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, young-adult, arc
A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher. Twins, Ava and Hannah, live in New Jersey when they find out they are wizard and pulled into a supernatural war. The story is told from Ava and Dalton’s points of view.

I have a love/hate relationship with this novel. I loved one of the characters, liked the writing, and hated the formatting and grammatical errors. I had to finish this novel just to know what happened and will be reading the sequels.

I think this series could have some pote
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, nook
Imagine being a powerful wizard and not knowing that you hold these special talents? That’s exactly what happened to Ava and Hannah, two New Jersey seniors getting ready to graduate and enjoy their last summer before college. Ava was living a normal life: going to school, having a boyfriend and dealing with the normal pressures of being a teen. In walks Dalton and turns her world upside down. There is romance, drama and now this story is rolling. Dalton is a powerful wizard and the twins will fi ...more
Shannon Daniel
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m usually not a fan of fantasy but this book kind of appealed to me. This review is written for Wordsmith Publicity. This story had a huge Harry Potter feel to it mixed with a little bit of Twilight and maybe a little bit Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel).

In A&F, you have Ava and Hannah who find out they are the 'Chosen Ones' in a long line of wizards. And just before their high school graduation they learn this secret and have to move to Ireland to escape a rival coven that is trying
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You cant see inside my head but I’m totally doing a happy dance right now! I’m looking forward to more from these lovely and charming characters I cant wait to see what Cervantes has inshore.

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My Rating
4.0 Jersey Shore, Fun House, Tree, Cottage, Tea, Dock, Guitar, Piano, Warm Embrace, Bonding Ceremony, Ambush, White Light, Painting, Ball, Silver, Wands, Diamonds, Shadow Hill, Glass Windows, Deep Kiss, Prophecy, Epic, Eternal Love filled stars! What a great way to start a new
Secretly Adorkable Readers
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

I love to read YA Paranormal Romances and this book was a breath of fresh air. This was my first book to read on Wizardry and I really enjoyed it. I cannot wait to read book 2 that is already out.

The story starts out in modern time about twin sisters Ava and Hannah going about their normal lives and close to graduating from High School. Ava has a long term best friend/boyfriend and decides that maybe they need a little break to see where the
Eric Buffington
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always and Forever has a Harry Potter meets Twilight feel to it. It takes place in the world as we know it, but with magic, dangers, and adventures happening all around without us knowing. And there is a love triangle of forbidden romance going on.

This story follows twin sisters, Ava and Hannah as they are taken from their normal lives and brought into a world of magic. They struggle to understand their past, while learning to control their budding powers, before it is too late. The story does h

3.5 fun Stars in my Sky!

Ava & Hannah are twins who discover a HUGE secret (just before graduating high school). This secret turns their quiet world upside down. It turns out the girls come from a longline of powerful wizards and are in danger. Enter the Shadow Hill Wizards to help.

The girls have to leave America and Ava has to leave her dependable boyfriend behind. This actually suits wizard Dalton who has an instant connection with her. I really liked Dalton, he was respectful, dreamy and brood
Ashley Dawn
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I completely adored this book. Dalton has been sent out on his first mission. He and his best friend have been sent to New Jersey to make sure twins, Ava and Hannah are not taken against their will by a rival magical coven. The twins know nothing of the magical world they are abruptly thrown into, but Ava does know that her connection with Dalton makes her feel guilty about her relationship with Patrick.
I really enjoyed the story in this. The characters are really developed well and they feel l
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Jan 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me say I love Dalton. The man is like eating a piece of fine chocolate. Smooth and sweet. he cares about people and is gregarious but also has been focused on nothing but his work until he is assigned to the sisters. the sister's who did not know they were witches. Dalton though falls for Ava. They are meant to be. Slated part of the legend. But so is Ava's boyfriend. The one she leaves to keep safe except she has a attraction to Dalton one she cannot imagine in her life.

Ms. Cervantes has w
Elizabeth Horbaczek
4 star

I really liked this book. It is a different book than I usually read and I really enjoyed this author. The descriptions in the book were good, some parts could have been a little more informative, but all in all was a great read. The beginning was a little slow for me but I'm very glad I stuck with this book. I absolutely loved Dalton, he is one of the best heroes that I have seen in a long time. Ava and her sister were great also. Aiden and Patrick another great people in the book. Althou
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dalton moved to Shadow Hill when he was five years old. It wasn't until after his parents' death that he found out they were wizards, and he had powers inside of him far greater and stronger than most. Now an adult, Dalton is in one of the world's most elite covens, but they had worthy rivals who practiced black magic, rivals that were hell bent on increasing their power by forcibly adding "The chosen ones to their coven." Twin sisters Ava and Hannah are the chosen ones and it's Dalton's job to ...more
4 stars

This story centers around seemingly normal sisters Ava and Hannah. Ava is attacked by an unknown enemy and saved by Dalton. After finding out that Ava and Hannah are the chosen ones, Ava also has been lied to by her long term boyfriend/best friend Patrick and mother about her life and family history. Ava and Hannah find out that there is a whole different world out there that they had no clue existed. Patrick and the twins’ mother has been kidnapped thereby causing a wizarding conflict th
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never been one for wizards and warlocks, I passed the Harry Potter excitement. I gotta say I am convinced to read about wizards and warlocks if they are anything like Always and Forever! S.P. Cervantes has made me a believer! You have Ava and Hannah; twins living a normal life in Jersey. They didn't expect for their lives to be turned upside down when a bad coven of wizards wanna kidnap them, in return kidnap their mom ,Ava's ex boyfriend and convert them to their coven. In comes Dalton a ...more
Jacqui Bester
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from TNT Reviews for an honest review.

I am not normally one for fantasy novels. But when I read the first page of "Always and Forever" I was instantly hooked.
A word of magic and sorcery in today's day and age, Ava and Hannah who are twins sisters, are ripped from a life they love and know and forced into a a new and different world.
They find out that they are descendants of many powerful wizards. There mother swearing to protect them after their father is killed by an opposi
For the Love of Books
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 SWEET YA STARS! This book was difficult for me to get into at the beginning mostly because life got in the way and I had to keep picking up, putting down, and picking it up again. Once I got into a little bit I started liking the characters and story line more. I am a Harry Potter girl through and through and I felt that this story line was different enough for me not to compare the two. The romance in this book is sweet, it involves teenagers so I'm glad it wasn't erotic. I was glad to r ...more
Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
Always and Forever was a compelling read. A fantasy novel of friendship, family, relationships, romance, magic, good vs evil and self discovery. It is the story of twin sisters Ava and Hannah and their journey from New Jersey to Ireland, as they learn about where they really came from and who they truly are.

I found this to be a quick and easy read -- a guilty pleasure. I was drawn into it right from the start. I liked the characters and found them easy to root for. I didn't really want to put th
Ashley Chappell
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Two sisters discovering a secret lineage of wizardry that neither of them ever dreamed about, attacks by shapeshifters and rival covens, and new powers right at their very fingertips... All before graduation! This spell-casting novel packs a punch that leaves you breathless as you follow the adventures of sisters Ava and Hannah and their ruggedly handsome wizard protectors. The conflict develops quickly as the sisters learn that that they might hold the key to protecting not only their wizard co ...more
Roxana Rangel
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am not usually read fantasy, however this story is very entertaining and interesting. Ava and Hanna, are twins sisters, that has been forced to change their normal life's for one full of magic and adventure. As usual nothing is easy for our heroines, so there is a lot of good vs evil stuff, and a love triangle's tension. The book is about family, self discovering, romance and adventure. It is very easy to read, dialogues flow naturally and the story keep you wanting to know more. If you like Y ...more
Rachael Scott
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Stephanie Rowell
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read this book on my Kindle while traveling. The author does a great job on developing the characters and it is easy to follow along with everything going on. The magic and coven battles were exciting and the love stories and triangles and relationships are interesting and not over done. If you are looking for a book for the cold nights this is it!
Deausha Felker-sernicola
I couldn't put this book down . This was my first read of this kind of book . I think it was a very easy read which made it easy for me to finish in one day . This has every emotion in it . I love how the story flowed and the characters amazing . I so want to go to Ireland LOL can't wait to read #2 ...more
Jennifer Decker mendoza
This genre would never have been something that I thought I would enjoy, but I was mistaken. I was absolutely hooked on this book and read it an afternoon. I loved the characters determination and all the plot twist. Excellent!
Kate Cramer
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The story was exciting. I loved the Patrick and Ava dynamic. Once I started I couldnt put it down. When does the second one come out!!!
Joseph Liquori
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great read! I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the whole series to come out! ...more
Mar 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Thoughts….
I thought that this book was pretty good. The plot of the story really grabbed my attention. I am not one to read about wizards very often so this was a new thing for me. I loved the world that Dalton started out describing to us.

Dalton McGregor

“She looked so peaceful, so breakable…like an angel.”
I loved Dalton. He was protective and loving even when he thought that Ava still with Patrick. He was very understanding and did not push her until he felt their feeling needed to be known
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Disclaimer: I received an ARC of Always and Forever from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Always and Forever (Secrets of Shadow Hill, #1)
Author: S.P. Cervantes
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Series: Shadow Hill
Publication Date: November 13th, 2012


I wanted to like this book; I never get to read many books that are set in my country, so this was exciting for me, sadly, I never connected with the characters or overall book in general. Formatting of the book on my
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always and Forever is a great read about wizards and the "Chosen One".
I have to say I wouldn't mind being a wizard in S.P. Cervantes world. You run with a speed where things around you are in slow motion. That is cool. Also you jump like there is no care in the world. One minute you can be at the beach and the next you can be at your house either by running or flying. I know we all wish we could fly at one point in our lives. I know I have.
Ava and Hannah are twins who are wizards but they didn't
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S.P Cervantes lives in Orange County, California with her husband and three children, where she is a teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, reading, and running, but is always thinking of an idea for her next novel.
The dystopian romance An Impossible World will be released on July 25, 2017.
S.P. Cervantes is the author of the highly rated New Adult Romantic Fantasy series Secr

Other books in the series

Secrets of Shadow Hill (3 books)
  • The Prophecy (Secrets of Shadow Hill, #2)
  • War of Wizards (Secrets of Shadow Hill, #3)

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