The Forever Girl: Book Review

The Forever Girl
(Sophia's Journey)
By Rebecca Hamilton
Available on Amazon

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.

My Review: Sophia has a secret she can't share. If she tells anyone about the buzzing in her head, they'll think she's crazy. And, most of the people in her small town already think she's crazy and dangerous--and possibly a murderer. She tries to cast a spell to get rid of her problem, but it makes matters worse. The buzzing turns into whispered voices and now she's seeing people others can't see. If this isn't bad enough, her best friend stops speaking to her, she's being followed, and she's about to find out the truth about her heritage. Yes, things are about to get much, much worse for Sophia.

I love anything supernatural and The Forever Girl is about as good as it gets. The author has created a paranormal world that's captivating and fascinating, one the reader can get lost in. Sophia's world is dark, spooky, and magical and when I read the book, I felt as if I was right there with her. I loved the author's attention to detail and the respectful way she dealt with Sophia's Wiccan rituals. I also enjoyed the intricate rules and hierarchy of the supernatural beings which exist within the pages of this book. I can sympathize with Sophia's struggle to determine who she can trust and her desire to find out the truth about her family's past. As she learns to accept and use her abilities, her self-confidence grows in a very satisfying way. I loved watching her evolve as a character.

The Forever Girl is extremely well-written with an airtight plot and flawless pacing. I appreciate the fact that this novel is self-contained with a satisfying ending while still leaving lots of room for the series to expand. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who's looking for something different. I can understand why this book has been optioned for film. The story played out in my mind as if I were watching a movie and I think it would be incredible on the big screen. Please do yourself a favor a buy this book today!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars