Feature and Review, The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

This week I have another review and feature. The Forever Girl. This was recommended to me by someone on Face Book. I read the blurb and thought it sounded interesting and wanted to give it a try, although I was worried it was just going to be another one of those vampire books. I was pleasantly surprised.

“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.
The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampire fiction, ghost stories, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.

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Hamilton did a wonderful job of weaving together witches, elementals, vampires, and shape changers.  Sophia, is a strong character who struggles with her past and what lurks in her mind. When she starts to find out what is going on and is pulled into a world of non-humans, she handles it well and sets to learning all she can.  I enjoyed watching her powers grow.

There is a nice romance mixed into the story and it isn’t one of those love triangles. While I don’t mind that so much, there are lot of stories focusing on that and they have been over done just a bit. So it was nice having just the two people falling in love. And I liked that Charles didn’t turn into a wolf, I’m tired of wolfmen.

I do wish the bird would have been in the story a little more, I think it was a nice little side story that I wouldn’t have minded seeing more of. I also wish there would have been a little more of the Franklin lady. That woman could have added a bit more turmoil to the book.

But, these two things did not stop me from enjoying the story at all. I like how the threads of Sophia’s previous lives intersect with her current life. I thought the way the Ivory story line played out was quite interesting.  I was torn between thinking Ivory was incredibly creepy and feeling deeply sorry for her and her twisted thinking.

I found this book an enjoyable read worthy of five stars and it will be one I will read again in the future.  I like a good paranormal and I like even better when it puts such a unique spin on the typical denizens of the paranormal world.

Click here to buy Forever Girl

Find out more about Rebecca Hamilton here

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