Review: The Forever Girl: Sophia’s Journey (Forever Girl #1) by Rebecca Hamilton

The Forever Girl has been my gateway to the Indie World I so fell in love with, so I wanted it to be the very first book to be featured on my blog.

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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.

REVIEW

Rating: 5/5 Stars

It was a very fascinating and amazing read.  I always had a great love for anything supernatural and this did not disappoint at all….I enjoyed every bit of it.  I loved how each creatures are connected to an element, thus being called ‘elementals’ to their respective element. It was something different and fascinating for me. Learning that it arose from old myths but with new twist got me more interested. I also loved the fact that the central character was a Wiccan, and that Wicca was portrayed in the right way. There should be more books like this. In fact, after reading The Forever Girl, I bought my first book on Wicca and am sure it’s just the first of many to come. I loved Sophia, she is strong, independent,has a good sense of humor and the fact that she is against the idea of embracing immortality, some sane woman she is. A bi-polar for a mother, and Mrs. Franklin hell bent on getting her out of her own house as she doesn’t approve of Sophia’s religion, she has supportive friends in Lauren and Ivory to keep her company. I wish there was more of the father though, Sophia’s mother (IMO) is just misunderstood wheres Mrs. Franklin could be taken as an example of what happens when religion (by this, I mean any religion) and the teachings go way out of hand when logic is not applied on trying to understand the teachings. The Liettes as the ever so loving and supporting parental figures. I shed a few tears on the chapter about Ivory’s past. I can’t seem to pick a favorite from the charcters as I loved almost all of the characters, be it Charles,Ivory, Sophia, Lauren, Thalia, the Liettes, the cardinal Red or Adrian, each character with their own distinct quality. Queen Callista is quite interesting too.  The book has lots of symbolism and I really enjoyed the dream scenes. It’s rare to find a book that has symbolism, morals, fairy-tale like feel..all in one.  Overall this is one fantastic read that should not be missed. Can’t wait for book#2 to be out soon.

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   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. 

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