Publisher: Immortal Ink Publishing
Series: The Forever Girl #1
Genres: Young/New? Adult Paranormal
My Rating: 3 Umbrellas
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.
The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampire fiction, ghost stories, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.
*Actual rating 2.5*
This is another one of those books that I can’t tell if I like it or not. I don’t think that I can get into this series by just reading this book. I said that to say this, I might give book two a shot in the near future.
Sophia has been forever the outcast in her hometown (no pun intended), due to her Wiccan religion. She blames herself for her mother’s death and keeps all things hidden about herself. Now, why is it that this girl felt no need to believe the things going on around her if she is Wiccan? I couldn’t understand that part of the story. Eventually she did accept the supernatural, but it took time getting there. Charles, the all powerful-muscular-perfect immortal is just as much a mystery. I could not get in touch with his character. It’s like, he’s just there for decoration or something. Immortal falling for young girl, sound familiar? This book has lots of cliche’ moments, and for that I just could not get into it.
What I did like was the mythology of the beings in this book. Hamilton’s take on vamps and shifters is nice. It’s filled with the paranormal, but what is left? I wanted a great story to go with these characters. There’s really not much world building. With vamps, witches, shifters, etc… running rampant, there needs to be some major plot points here. I’m not sure yet about finishing this series, or even reading book two. If you are looking for a quick paranormal fix, jump right in. That’s about as much that I can recommend for this book.