Monday, January 26, 2015

Review: Come, The Dark (Forever Girl #2) by Rebecca Hamilton

Come, the Dark 2

Publication Date: 6th January 2015
Published by : Immortal Ink Publishing
Pages: 361 (estimated) 
Source: E-Arc.  (Edit: and my own Kindle copy)

Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that haunt her life. Being thrust from Georgia 1961 into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials isn’t what she had in mind, and now her daughter is left hopelessly out of reach.

The only way to return to her daughter is by facing certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. If she doesn’t eliminate these dark spirits in time, they will destroy civilization and trap her in this strange new place, ages away from her daughter.
Even if she can complete the task in time to return home to save her daughter, there’s still one problem: she’s falling in love with a man who can’t return with her. Achieving her goals will force her to choose between the only man who has never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.
A heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, this romantic paranormal fantasy underlines the depravity of both historical and modern society while capturing the essence of sacrifice and devotion.
TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with the sensitive subject of sexual abuse.

My Thoughts

I wrote this review back in March 2014 when I received the e-arc. I read this book again yesterday and this time I read the finished copy that I brought after its release. Going back to it almost after a year made me felt like I was reading the story for the first time as I almost forgot the surprising twists and turns it takes, so some of my opinions have changed now. I'll be putting my new opinions in purple along with the original ones. :)

I loved "The Forever Girl" (Review), I enjoyed Ophelia Journey in "Her Sweetest Downfall" (Review) and I was eagerly waiting to have the next book. So when I got a chance to read "Forever Girl#2" before its release I quickly grabbed the opportunity and got an e-ARC. 

I enjoyed Cordovae's Journey. But I didn't had that instant connection with this one like I had with the previous two books. Beginning was gripping and when 'THE EVENT' occurred I was so curious to know what will happen next but then there came in the only minus point Cordovae's reaction, I mean I understand why she was reacting that way but I don't know why I felt it was 'too much'. Only that part was hard for me to get through but as soon as I was 30% into the story, it became more appealing and after few more pages I was so engaged that I didn't put down my kindle till I read the last word. 
This one was again action-packed, in fact, it had the most enthralling events- be it the sparks flying between the love birds or the fight with 'the bad'.    

While reading it second time I felt instant connection with the story and instant pull. This time around I was not irritated by Cordovae's reaction and instead had sympathy for her. I don't know why (I guess it's the miracle of arc edits) but this time I could fully comprehend her mental state and her non-accepting behavior. 

The plot was amazing and the ending Oh My God that was a total surprise. I loved all the characters tough but sweet Tess, Caring Verity and intense n caring William

We also meet few of our favorite characters from book #1 and the way Rebecca Introduced them here I was all like "no!no!no! this can't be" but by the end my reaction was "Phew! Now that is good" ;)      

Like in her previous two books Rebecca has kept a balanced story pace not too slow so that the reader do not get bored and not too fast which might make it difficult to understand. The story is a perfect mix of everything romance, sadness, courage, friendship and betrayal too. 

To the author, I would like to say "Your Imagination is amazing. The world and the creatures that you have created are addicting and I can't wait to get back and live in that imaginative world of yours. :D"

I am happy with the this story took shape and I am going to rate it:

4 out of 5

About the Author

BeccaRebecca Hamilton is a USA Today Bestselling Paranormal Fantasy author who also dabbles in Horror and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. 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. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA and has been published internationally, in three languages. You can follow her on twitter @InkMuse

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