The forever girl by Rebecca Hamilton
fantasy, romance, young adult
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!
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!!
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.