*This is an old review transferred to my new website*
This novel grabs you nearly from the first page and it drove me nuts that my schedule didn’t allow me to indulge as I wanted to. I am completely and utterly exhausted now as I had only read about a quarter of the book before I picked it up today, but plowed through the rest as if it were nothing at all. To give you an idea how exhausted I am, I woke up at 6:30 a.m. for class and it is now 2 a.m.. It has been a long day, but I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed myself.
The Forever Girl details the extraordinary events in the life of a young woman named Sophia Parsons. The novel is paranormal fiction with a healthy dose of romance thrown in there but not the formulaic nonsense that some publishers spit out. There’s action and drama and suspense and past life regressions, special powers, and supernatural creatures that are up to no good. All in all, a fun read (and yes, it made me laugh and smile at times).
I loved the depth of the characterization in the novel. Sophia is by no means a simple character and, like anyone you truly get to know, she contradicts herself upon closer inspection. She made me smile and laugh at her inner thought and dialogs, many times because of how relatable they are to everyday life. Secondary characters Ivory and Charles are equally deep, even though the Hamilton rarely deviates from Sophia’s perspective.
Rebecca Hamilton creates a unique world of supernatural creatures that isn’t quite like any I’ve ever read and pulls it off with an entertaining flair that draws the reader in and keeps you until the last page. I thoroughly encourage you to pick up The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton. Just make sure you have enough time so finish it as you won’t be able to put it down!
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. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently.
Rebecca Hamilton is represented by the ever-more-amazing Rossano Trentin of TZLA.