Saturday, March 24, 2012

"The Forever Girl" by Rebecca Hamilton


SERIES: Forever Girl #1

PUBLISHER: Immortal Ink Publishing
GENRE: NA Paranormal
SOURCE: Author
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

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.


Most of the times some events become clear to me at some point during the reading, and that's why unfortunately the element of surprise loses its effect on me. Now imagine my deep joy to discover myself totally surprised from the beginning to the end of this book. Seriously, I think it's practically impossible to guess anything and the very amazing thing is that there is not one time in which you can say "I would have preferred another explanation".

The vampire-like creatures here have nothing to do with the ones we usually read about. Their special supernatural powers are surely fascinating, but their origins are what really capture you and leave you stunned with the charming explanation behind, and the great care for every detail makes you love everything even more.

The whole story is simply beautiful and one of the strongest keys of this beauty is that YA meets finally Adult. This book is a perfect example of how the two genres can be mixed together and the author did an amazing job balancing them. Do you think all the flirting moments with a high sexual tension are great, but an outstanding sex scene wouldn't be so wrong in the matter? Welcome to Rebecca Hamilton's world, where sex is a natural course of a young couple in love and a sex scene can be so-passionately-OMG-good. But if you think that's all you have to expect from Charles and Sophia then you're wrong. There are moments where you can't control yourself and start laughing because yes, those two are a real pleasure to read about, thanks to their fun (sarcastic sometimes) flirting attitude.

"The Forever Girl" is a stunning first instalment of a series I can't wait to know more and more about! Rebecca Hamilton, I love your story, your writing style is gorgeous and I think you're definitely one of the best new authors of 2012!

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