Blog Tour Review: The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton
Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the Forever Girl Blog Tour. For today’s tour stop, check out Heather’s review and make sure you add this one to your shelf on Goodreads!
Title: The Forever Girl (Forever Girl, #1)
Author: Rebecca Hamilton
Publisher: Immortal Ink Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Review Source: Blog Tour
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“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.
Forever Girl is a story about witchcraft, elementals of the universe that take on the myths of the world, friendship, and love. Sophia is a Wiccan who tries to lead a good life, even when everyone she ever loved has died. It began when she was only six-years-old, and it ended with the death of a friendly shopkeeper. However, there is far more than meets the eye in the world of the Universe. More than even Sophia could have dreamt possible, and the only part of it she wants is Charles.
At the heart of the story is love, friendship, and acceptance. We have the inner struggles of Sophia, who only has two friends, and lives in a town where even the sheriff suspects her of murder. The crazy woman who attempted to exorcise her mother (who ended up dying instead) is also pressuring her to sell her home.
This is the scene we begin with, but quickly the chaos brings us into another, unknown sect of the rich world of elementals. Here is where I leave you. Even as a writer I could not do the world justice by explaining the well-built foundations, layers upon layers of the rules and such of these otherworldly beings.
This story does span multiple genres. I’d call it a new adult to adult paranormal romance with a lot of urban fantasy undertones. The pages are graced with elemental magic, rituals, vampire and shifter like creatures, even those who could be faeries.
Ok, so down to my opinion. Overall, I enjoyed the story. I felt the author’s originality should be commended, the plot was interesting, and the characters were believable. But I did find it to be quite slow for me in the beginning.
Now in the author’s defense that could be because I know quite a bit about Wicca and witchcraft from personal studies of religion and mythology. For someone who doesn’t understand those beliefs the information is quite helpful in setting the background and tone of Sophia.
4.5 out of 5 Controllers
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:http://www.autisticadvocacy.org