Monday, 19 March 2012
The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton
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.
I instantly liked Sophia. She lives in a town that seems a bit stuck and behind the times, they all look and point at her 'cos she's a "witch" ...... if they only knew what was really lurking in their town. Her mother is part of a cultish church group, the leader of which is trying to scare Sophia out of her family home and threatening her with ye-olde-witch hating tactics - the bible. She meets Charles (and man, is Charles just DELICIOUS) and finds out there is a whole other world within her little normal one, one that involves vampires and shifters and witches (oh my).
Sophia comes across as very down-to-earth and totally likeable. She doesn't let all the hate in the town get to her and she refuses to give in to her mothers culty friends. Then she meets Charles and he's just completely nomable, although he does have his weird moments.
Hamilton manages to keep you interested the whole way through, she throws in enough twists and cliff hangers to interest you but not so much to piss you off. Her characters are well written and she writes a great, descriptive story. I would definitely recommend this to any other fellow supernatural lovers. And the great thing is, it's part 1 of a series so I get to read more of Charles and Sophia!
Book Depository: The Forever Girl
Amazon UK: The Forever Girl