My Rating: 3/5 stars
The Beginning of Always is the third book in the Persistence of Memory series and is also a Fantasy Romance New Adult novel.
A bit disappointing after the first two books were so great. The entire Persistence of memory series tells the story of Nina and Daniel as they struggle through lifetimes to be together. They are passionate, they save the world, they have a team of superheroes and what not.
This book, being the final book had so much potential. The fantasy factor of the story itself was going so great with gods and super villains but the one thing that really bothered me about this book was the part which I enjoyed in the previous two books – Nina and Daniel’s relationship. At some point, the repetitiveness of their passion, desires and jealousy became boring. One would think that after so many lifetimes they would be over it, yet that is not the case.
While they are fighting to save the world and have been fighting for so long to just be with each other, in this book, there was an excessive amount of them being together and a very less amount of the rest of the story.
In this book, romance and erotica took the forefront which is something I didn’t enjoy much. Because being the third book, I expected more plot, action and a higher dose of fantasy in this. Moreover, I accept that Nina and Daniel are the main characters but I really wanted to see more of the secondary characters.
The book is often slowed down with chapters added just for portraying Nina and Daniel’s sex life which is fine until it is repeated too many times in the book while the story itself gets a lot less space. So while I think Janowsky has a really good writing style, she went a little overboard with the romance on this one while she should have been a little heavy with the fantasy parts. Other than that, the series itself is a wonderful one and something that I would recommend to the readers.