Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Forever Girl Review Tour

“Whatever you do, fight.”
Sophia’s family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves.
At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.
Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.
One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor’s hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.
Survival in his world, she learns, means not asking questions and staying out of the immortal council’s way. It’s a line she crossed long ago. If Sophia wants to survive the council and save the people she loves, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.
Forever Girl will appeal to lovers of paranormal fantasy, mystery, romance, and horror.

My Review:
Sophia finds herself living in a small town, feeling like an outcast by the overly Christian women who feel her own Wiccan Religion is evil and should be run out of town. Not only does she have to deal with feeling like an outcast, she also has to live with a constant buzzing in her head, and even though she manages to go to college and hold down a job it still rattles around her head 24/7. She just wants to be normal and find a cure for this infliction. That is until she finds herself thrown into the middle of a centuries old battle between supernatural beings, and now her priorities have to change. She has to find out about her own ancestry and decide to join this battle in order to save the ones she loves.
This was my first taste at the genre of New Adult and I wasn't disappointed. Rebecca Hamilton has created an intriguing cast of characters all with unique personalities, and powers. Sophia is definitely a girl that can stand on her own without a boyfriend, even with Charles's assistance in the story, she would never be considered weak and that's what I loved about her. Charles on the other hand, for being a paranormal creature, was definitely connected with his humanity and I could see he really cared about Sophia and tried to help her even though she just wanted to do her own thing at times.
Hamilton has done her research into both the lores of the supernatural creatures she has written about and Wiccan Religion, which is obvious with her in-depth descriptions of rituals done throughout the book. At times the pace felt a bit too slow, for romance fans this might be just right, but once all the mystery surrounding Sophia's ancestry started unravelling and the twists and turns leading up to the climax started playing out it kept me wanting to turn the page.
Overall, this was an exciting read with great characters which is a must read for any fans of paranormal romance or urban fantasy.

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:
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