Apr 11, 2012

Book Review: The Forever Girl

At 22, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, living under the shadow of her bi-polar mother, religious prejudice, and a cold murder. Sophia can imagine lots of ways her life could be better, but she'd settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. 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, a centuries-old shape-shifter that Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that can 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. 

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I really had to sit and ponder about how to rate this book.  Or perhaps more correctly what I felt when I finished it.  There were a lot of points to consider, mostly good one.

Ms. Hamilton does have a gift with characters and dialogue.  I could so totally relate with Sophia and her insecurities.  And Charles is almost too good to be true so I would have taken as long as Sophia did to trust him.  Oh and don't get me started about her mother.  What a piece of work.

I loved almost all of the book.  I did find a couple content errors but they were small ones that didn't really pull me out of the story.  What I didn't like was the ending.  It felt as though it was just tacked on so that what was a really good single book could be stretched out into a series.  And I am still not sure what I think about that.

This book is worth reading.  Just be prepared for that sudden right turn.

I recommend this book to lovers of horror and paranormal romance.  I rate it a 3.5.

**I received this book at no charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.


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