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3/16/2012

Tour stop: The forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

Hey guys, here's a tour stop. Make sure to continue reading, because the book's definitely worth it! I loved this book!!


The forever girl by Rebecca Hamilton
fantasy, romance, young adult
350 pages
Published on the 26th of January, 2012 by Immortal Ink publishing
Part one in the The Forever Girl series
I recieved an ARC for the review. Thank you Rebecca Hamilton!

The book:
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.

you can see the book trailer below!


my review:
WOW. I was astonished by the fact that this was a debut novel. It seemed as if Rebecca Hamilton has been writing wonderful novels for years, getting better and better. But this was her first novel, and it is so good!
First of all, the plot was amazing. It seems impossible to put vampires, shapeshifters and witches in a good book, but Rebecca nailed it! There were lots of twists that kept the story very interesting. I couldn't put down the book and went on reading until 1AM, actually... The story was interesting from the first word till the very last!
The pace of this book was terrific! You just seemed to flow through the book, with lots of things happening all the time. No way you can call this book slow or boring! The abundance of events that were included in this book did not make the book difficult or confusing to read, and that is the best part of it, I think. I don't like it when there are so many things happening that you have to browse back all the time.
The characters in this book were great. They felt like real people, or at least as far as you could call them people :) My favourite character was Ivory. I can't really talk about her without spoiling, so I won't, but she really intrigued me! And of course I loved Red, the little bird :D

A vampire. A shapeshifter. A witch. Could it be more awesome? Anyone who loves to read YA fantasy / paranormal romance will love this book! Quite simply said one of the best debut novels I have ever read!

I can't wait to read The Forever Girl #2!

rating:  5 stars!!

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 the website below.
http://www.autisticadvocacy.org 
Follow on twitter @InkMuse

Do you want to read more about the Forever Girl? Head over to Elizabeth Barone's blog on March 19th or look HERE for the complete schedual

xo Mar

7 comments:

Rob Zimmermann said...

I liked that you added Red into this review. I think many people, including myself, forget to include him into what's great about the book. Every great book should have a little Red in them :)

Stephenie said...

I started this book yesterday. I bought it a few weeks ago but saw Rebecca reading the first chapter so I listened. It quickly went to the front of my TBR pile. I'm about 15% through it, excited for whats to come!

Rebecca Hamilton said...

Thank you for the lovely comments, Rob and Stephenie.

Stephenie, I can't tell you how NERVOUS I was about posting that video. You just made it all worth it :)

Rebecca Hamilton said...

Margot, I cannot thank you enough for this lovely review. I'm THRILLED you enjoyed it and it means so much to me that you took the time to write a review. And thank you also for hosting me on your blog. :)

Book Slave said...

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Mar said...

thank you all so much for commenting on this post!

Canada said...

It's Sophia's voice that hooked me, almost from page one. There is something about the way she tells her own story that felt open and honest and just likeable. Which is not to say Sophia herself is always open, honest or easy to be around in regards to the other characters - just that despite whatever turmoil she's going through, her first-person narration stays true to herself. She never feels like an "unreliable narrator."

But strong first-person narration does not a great book make. Sophia's voice hooked me, but the plot kept me. Rebecca Hamilton takes two tropes of the urban fantasy genre, blends them together and creates something exciting and original.