Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Review: The Forever Girl (Forever Girl #1) by Rebecca Hamilton

Publication Date: 26th January 2012
Published by: Immortal Ink Publishing
Pages: 262
Source: Kindle copy won in a twitter giveaway. 


"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.

The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampire fiction, ghost stories, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.
(from goodreads)

My Thoughts

What a fantabulous novel with new and amazing creatures/characters, most importantly with a superb plot/story.
Book full of easily imaginable scenes and was not able to stop myself from reading it even though my exams were going on. :)

STORY- Is about a 'simple' girl who is on a mission to find a better job and get rid of the voices in her head. Her life was already difficult with a problematic mother and a psycho neighbor Mrs. Franklin, but more life threatening difficulties awaits her.
Hoping to meet Adrian who she thought can help her to get rid of the voices, went to Club Flesh with Ivory. This single visit to a 'dancing' club was her biggest mistake. Even though she found her Love Charles there, a new world with dangerous creatures found her, turning her world upside down increasing her life's difficulties.
As the story proceeds curtain of unidentified dark world and truth about her friends, ancestors and the voices starts to unveil in front of her.
How will she react to the facts? Will she be able to accept the new found powers and dark world? Or will she run away from it? How will she face the dark forces which are after her life?

CHARACTERS- The characters and the bond that they shared was nice to read about. I liked the friendship between Adrian and Charles, how Adrian was with Charles when he needed him the most on a life threatening mission.
Sophia's weak bond with her problematic and god fearing mother and her hate bond with her neighbor Mrs. Franklin- a paranoid who nearly killed Sophia.
Sophia's little world around her two friends- Ivory whom she considered best friend is the one with biggest secret. And as for Lauren, well she is the only one who adds some normalcy to her abnormal life. 
Love bond between Sophia and Charles, which starts with Sophia's distrust towards her new -attractively handsome- love interest.
You'll love them. :)

WRITING- The flow of the story is lyrical and descriptive. Rebecca wrote it so nicely that it felt as if I was a part of Sophia's journey, like everything happened in front of my eyes. I could imagine most of the scenes.

My Views- Starting seemed a bit slow but from mid chap-2 where Sophia performs her 'ritual for positive energy' the story gets you. And after few chapters it proves to be a page turner.
Sophia's journey is interesting to follow consisting all the romance, drama, suspense... and much more. It's not only Vampires and shape-shifters but also witches (it's first time that I got to read about witches in a novel). It's a world Rebecca created consisting of five elementals- air, water, earth (Vampires), fire and spirit (witches)
I liked it alot  Proof I was so much engrossed in reading it that I skipped my full night sleep to finish it. It was like a 'Super Glue' which kept my eyes and my whole attention fasten to the events in the book till I read the last word. Even after closing it my heart was and is still struck around Sophia's world asking to know more about her. How she handles her newly found powers, her life with Charles and with the two little guests in a new place away from world around them? And some questions revolving around the Queen?

I would recommend Forever Girl who loves to read paranormal, supernatural fantasy filled with romance & suspense. It contains a part of history surrounding the 1690's Salem Witch Trials taking you to Sophia's past. Don't worry you won't find even a bit of it off track in fact it takes the story towards the 'Real' part.

Thanks Rebecca for this wonderful new world. :)

I give this book 5 out of 5.

P.S.- I won its kindle copy on twitter giveaway but it does not affect my views in anyform.

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