Title: The Forever Girl
Author: Rebecca Hamilton
Publication Date: January 26, 2012
Publisher: Immortal Ink Publishing
Source: Rebecca Hamilton
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.
There are a lot of paranormal factors in The Forever Girl that readers will recognize from other novels of its kind. What sets this novel aside from others is the way that all of these elements are integrated together.
The reader is introduced to two different stories lines that flow right along side each other. Sophia Parson hears a white noise of voices in her head that she can’t tune out, when she starts looking into her ancestor, Elizabeth’s past, she will discover that her life is more than just hers. The second involves her best friend Ivory, and the introduction of Charles, a man she meets at a club Ivory takes her to.
One of my favorite things about The Forever Girl was how she described Sophia’s beliefs. I have a feeling that a lot of people who immediately veto this book will do so because the protagonist is Wiccan, I love the way that Hamilton really tries to explain and show how this system of beliefs is different from the stereotypical view of the religion. Wicca is a modern pagan religion that many people associate with evil. From reading the book I can say that Sophia is anything but evil, in fact there are many times in the book where her great and kind personality show through.
There were a few familiar elements in The Forever Girl but Rebecca Hamilton was able to make everything her own to create an entirely unique twist of events. I LOVED the way that Hamilton spun together so many different elements so perfectly into one story. I cannot wait to see what happened with Sophia and with Charles. I also loved Ivory’s story, when we finally got to discover what a forever girl is! I give this book four stars!