Monday, 25 June 2012

Review: The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton



Title: The Forever Girl
Author: Rebecca Hamilton
Publisher: Immortal Ink Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance
Source: From the publisher for an honest review






SYNOPSIS ( Taken from Immortal Ink Publishing's website )

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 faith or 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

The Forever Girl is an exciting read that delves into the darkness of the occult while delivering a new twist on the entire paranormal myth of vampires, shapeshifters, witches and the like.

Ms. Hamilton's writing has any easy flow, and her characters are so well written and developed. I loved that the characters took their time to explore their feelings of love before diving head-first into a relationship that seemed doomed from the beginning. Sophia and Charles are perfect together, even with their differences. They have this beautiful way of communicating with each other without even using words and that alone spoke volumes about the feelings they shared for each other. At times tense, at times so easy, their love felt real.

The idea of vampires and other paranormal beings having been sent by the Universe for one purpose or another was fascinating. And their attachment to the elements was so unique. Throughout the book we are introduced to the Cruor (Earth elementals) - much like the vampires we have all grown to love, Witches (Spirit elementals), Strigoi (Water elementals) or shapeshifters, Chibold (Fire elementals) or child-like sprites, and finally the Ankou (Air elementals) or grim reapers. It was exciting to be introduced to their world and to get a glimpse at why each was created.

But this book isn't only about paranormals. It is about friendship, loyalty and even betrayal. The story was in no way predictable, and there were a few shocking moments which jumped out at me from nowhere.

Although the story focuses on the MC and her issues, it was interesting to view the history of a particular minor character, through visionary flashbacks, which culminated in the explination and reasoning for what was happening to Sophia. And again, the idea of the "Forever Girls" was so imaginative and fresh.

With a story that will surely satisfy its readers every desire, I can't give this book anything less than...

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Thank you to Immortal Ink Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read and review The Forever Girl.

Check out the Book Trailer for The Forever Girl!!




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