Monday, February 20, 2012

Review: The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

 I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of The Forever Girl from the author.


The Forever Girl: Sophia's Journey (Forever Girl, #1)Sophia Parsons' family has skeletons, but they aren't in their graves. . .

Solving the mystery of an ancestor's hanging might silence the clashing whispers in Sophia's mind, but the cult in her town and the supernaturals who secretly reside there are determined to silence her first.

As Sophia unknowingly crosses the line into an elemental world full of vampire-like creatures, shapeshifters, and supernatural grim reapers, she meets Charles, a man who becomes both lover and ally.

But can she trust him?

It's not until someone nearly kills Sophia that she realizes the only way to unveil the source of her family's curse: abandon her humanity. If she wants to survive, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.


Review
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Tantalizing. Extraordinary. Captivating. Rebecca Hamilton filled the pages with beautiful, vivid, descriptive prose that easily transforms into images. I love when authors think outside of the box to describe a scenery or character, when they turn simple words into lyrical sentences, evoking emotions. Rebecca Hamilton does this, pairing it with a strong, fresh plot line and characters that carry the story(instead of the other way around).

Sophia is the epitome of a perfect female protagonist. She is strong-willed, intelligent, open minded and is able to keep her wits and morals intact. She battles with her inner struggles in such a way that many readers will be able to relate to her, becoming dazzled by her as we live the story through her. Charles is also a fantastic character. Deep, determined and open minded like Sophia. We get to slowly scratch away his many layers as the story and relationship progress. Secrets are kept, trust is tested.

As the story progresses, the plot line will lead us in ways that were unforeseen. Even with the mild foreshadowing that the author sneaks in to keep our interest piqued. This is not a world just thrown together to produce a story. This is a story steeped in musty history and rich facts that brings every intricate detail into sharp focus. Every world flows together with purpose. The romance is so pure that it lends a sweeter taste to the eeriness of the story.

This is a new world of vampires, shapeshifters and witches that stands alone in it's own realm. This is a book that will grab your attention, refusing to let go. The eerie world that Rebecca Hamilton has created in The Forever Girl has and will keep capturing the attention of readers. And rightfully so! I was completely 100% absorbed in The Forever Girl from the first page. The story will linger, the characters will haunt until we are satisfied by reading the next book.


The Forever Girl is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Keep an eye out for Her Sweetest Downfall, a novella about a character in The Forever Girl, it should be out some time in June or July.

9 comments:

  1. I love the cover! Definitely peaked my interested. Great review as well :)

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  2. Great review! I loved the book as well. It's like a breath of fresh air to me.

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  3. Dalene, you won't be disappointed!

    Noree, I agree! It was the perfect breath of fresh air!

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  4. Thanks so much for giving my book a chance! And, of course, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it and hope future books can live up to your feelings for this one!

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  5. This is an amazing review. I can't wait to read it.
    -FABR Steph@FiveAlarmBookReviews

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  6. I enjoyed this book from cover to cover. Simply could not put it down. Ms. Hamilton has a way of wrapping her words around you and reeling you in. I cannot wait for the the next book!

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  7. Loved the blurb and review. Have to add it to my TBR pile!

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  8. Awesome review. Looking forward to reading the book.

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