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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review: Her Sweetest Downfall (Forever Girl #1.5) by Rebecca Hamilton

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Publication Date: 1s
t March 2012
Published by: Immortal Ink Publishing
Pages: 94, e-book 
Source: e-ARC from the author.


Synopsis

Ophelia's been successful at hiding her true identity, until the mark of the serpent appears on her neck—a death sentence, should it be seen by anyone in her town. Hiding the mark might save her from falling victim to the witch hunts of her era, but the scorching sensation it carries can’t be ignored.

When the mysterious Ethan is sent to collect her for a life of something more, she learns concealing the mark is the least of her concerns. She’s destined to do a new task—to join a dark, supernatural world and protect the future of people she may never meet.

What she doesn’t know—what she learns too late—is that her initiation won’t be complete until she kills the man who’s captured her heart.
(from Goodreads)

My Thoughts


Before reading: The day I finished reading ‘The Forever Girl’ I had many questions in my mind about the queen-being pure breed, about Ophelia- why is she helping Sophia and many such questions. And when Rebecca told me that some of these questions will be answered in this novella I couldn't wait for it. Finally Her Sweetest Downfall arrived in my mail and I was so excited to read it to know more about the world that Becca created in the forever girl.

After Reading: WOW!!! It was Fantastic, Amazing and Awesome. I am glad I waited for it and too happy that I was lucky to get the e-ARC thank you very much Rebecca. It was a perfect page turner for me from the beginning and it was able to keep me awake from my night sleep till I read the last word. Even after completing the book I was deep in thoughts making connections to the incidents and characters in The Forever Girl #1 (my review).

The world, the setting of Forever Girl is now much clear to me. The mission towards which Sophia took her first few steps in forever girl, for which she was selected has been in making for many years. 
The only minus point for me was that it was short, but that is how novellas are meant to be.

STORY: Beginning depicts Ophelia like any ordinary girl who works for Lady Karina. But everything changes when the mark of an ouroboros—serpent eating its own tail appears on her neck. And then she is been kidnapped by Ethan who has taken her miles away from Great Paxton (where she lives). Ethan reveals she is ‘the chosen one’ because she has the ouroboros mark same as Ethan. She comes to know her mother is dead while she was making plans to meet her. At this point of story both Ophelia and I had many questions like why she has this mark and what does it means? Why Ethan has kidnapped her? Who Ethan really is and what does ‘the chosen one’ means?

As the story progress all these questions were answered and I met new characters who play an important part in the story building.

CHARACTERS: I was already introduced to the main character Ophelia in the forever girl. But there I didn't knew much about her and her reasons to help Sophia but in Her Sweetest Downfall it was all clear I was able to connect to the story and her character easily. She is like any ordinary girl but with special gifts.

Next lead to whom I was introduced was Ethan-the perfect male lead. Ethan is a strong character who is fully dedicated towards his mission that was given to him by Universe. He didn't let his feelings for Ophelia sabotage his mission. He is perfect Guardian and lover. (Ophelia and Ethan have superb chemistry) 

Other important characters include Robert, Queen Callista and Lenore.


Sum-Up: This story has a nice pack of budding romance and action. The story flows smoothly and again I have to say Rebecca has amazing writing talent.
Now I am sure this series will be one of my favorites. Eagerly waiting for next installment.

Anyone (15+) can read this book even if you have not read The Forever Girl: Sophia's Journey (Forever Girl, #1). In-fact it's a perfect option if you want to experience a sample of Rebecca's talent.

I give this story 4.5 out of 5

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