The Forever Girl
(Forever Girl #1)
“Whatever you do, fight.”
Sophia’s family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves.
At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.
Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous. One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor’s hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him. Survival in his world, she learns, means not asking questions and staying out of the immortal council’s way. It’s a line she crossed long ago. If Sophia wants to survive the council and save the people she loves, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.
Forever Girl will appeal to lovers of paranormal fantasy, mystery, romance, and horror.
First off, this is the very first time I took part and hosted a stop in a book tour so it’s a pretty big deal for me. Thank you Dark World Books for giving me this wonderful opportunity to be part of it and to Rebecca for sending in a review copy of your awesome read!
Aside from vampires, I love witches and anything that has to do with Wicca and magic spells. In Rebecca Hamilton’s first book in the series, The Forever Girl, she took two of my favorite supernatural elements, weaved them together and got me hooked from start to finish. For a debut novel, this book surely knows how to capture the interest of her readers.
The story starts off with our beloved heroine, Sophia Parsons, a 22-year old practicing Wicca who was on a quest to silence down the voices in her head. Her friend, Ivory insisted that she goes to the club with her to simply have fun (and meet Adrian, whom she seeks for help with her problem) and that’s where she meets Charles… and things were never the same.
Every turn of events gave me the chills all because the plot and character development is brilliantly written. What I love about Sophie, is that she isn’t a weak little girl who depends on her boyfriend for everything (sounds familiar, yes?) I love how Rebecca created her as a strong and independent woman even if she questions her decisions later on. I mean, in her situation, who wouldn’t? She has survived the abuse of Mrs. Franklin and the threats of the supernatural Council. For the most part, I can relate to her vulnerability even if she got tangled in a web of dangerous elemental creatures. Then there’s our hunkable and off-the-charts hot, Charles, a vampire.
In a majority of supernatural books, witches are but aids or helpers of vampires to get what they want. But not in The Forever Girl books. Vampires or “Cruors” in the story, are different kinds of elemental beings and half breeds. Probably the only thing I can comment on this book is that I found Sophia and Charles’ relationship strange at first. Our heroine’s family line can be traced back to the time of the Salem Witch trials, and gradually she and those around her come to realize that she may also have some witch blood within her. The plot has a lot of points to consider. From religion, romance, beliefs and supernatural elements, Rebecca made sure all of it flowed smoothly.
In my own opinion, I consider a book good when it makes me pause for a second and breathe. I get caught up in the scenes that when I finished reading it, I don’t know what to do with my life anymore. Rebecca’s writing style pulled me right in. The way she played with words especially with Sophia’s dialogue made me laugh and cry. She made writing this book look so easy in an effortless manner and with great attention to detail. All throughout, it feels like your watching the story instead of plainly reading it.
The cover is beautiful in all aspects. It’s one of the reasons that got me intrigued about picking up a copy of this book. Now that the second installment in the series is on its way, it will be a long and excruciating wait. I definitely recommend this book to anyone and I MEAN everyone who has a heart for reading YA novels about urban fantasy and paranormal romance. The story and characters are lovable and the twists are wicked. The author did a marvelous job in keeping her readers interested until the very last page. Great job Rebecca!
Coffee Rating: 5 cups out of 5!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rebecca Hamilton writes Paranormal Fantasy, Horror, and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and three kids, along with multiple writing personalities that range from morbid to literary. She enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs and would love the beach if it weren’t for the sand. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently. To learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder, please visit: http://www.autisticadvocacy.org
The Forever Girl Tour schedule:
- February 27th | Happy Tails and Tales
- February 28th | Seeing Night Reviews
- March 1st | Breathe In BooKs
- March 4th | Realms of an Open Mind
- March 5th | Pretty Little Dreamer
- March 6th | Justified Lunacy
- March 7th | The Reading Diaries
- March 8th | Mother/Gamer/Writer
- March 11th | Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
- March 12th | The Ferryman’s Wife
- March 13th | Kayla’s Place: Mommy & Literary Dreamer
- March 14th | Frankie Blooding’s Bookshelf
- March 15th | Proserpine Craving Books
- March 18th | Much Loved Books
- March 19th | Nette’s Bookshelf Reviews