The Forever Girl (Forever Girl Series #1) – Rebecca Hamilton

“Sophia Parsons’ family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves…

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 was lucky enough to win a Kindle copy of this book from a twitter giveaway run by the author Rebecca Hamilton (thank you @InkMuse).

This eerie story captured my interest on the first few pages with it’s mysterious characters and dark atmosphere.  Sophia is a local outcast after events in her life leave people judging her and trying to push her away.  She does have a few good friends however, and it’s through one of these friends that she meets Charles.  Charles is a dreamy character, I sense he’s a bit of a bad boy but also a sensitive guy who is loyal and protective, he certainly has a mysterious air about him.

I loved reading about the first time Sophia and Charles met, it felt so tense and romantic – a real love at first sight moment.  Their relationship throughout the story is filled with desire but the secrets they both hold threaten to keep them apart.  Sophia finds herself embroiled in a dangerous new world that is full of supernatural beings and I thoroughly enjoyed discovering all about this world alongside her.

This story is refreshingly different to other supernatural books I have read and although there were times that I felt a bit confused about what was happening, once I read further I discovered the answers to my questions.  I loved the many twists and turns and scary moments that really got my heart pounding, there were also some shocking revelations in the story that had me gasping out loud but I won’t give any secrets away, you’ll have to find out for yourself!

The ending made me smile but knowing that this is the first in the series I have an idea that there will be many more obstacles for Sophia to overcome in the future.

This really is a gripping story, it feels dark and enticing and I loved every minute of it.  I look forward to reading the next in the series.

The Forever Girl is available to buy from Amazon.