The right edge of my vision darkened. A streetlamp on the other side of the street had winked out. A man stood beside the iron post, staring. The overlapping spread of light from the flanking streetlamps revealed the muted gloss of black shoes with red outsoles and the frayed hem of denim, but otherwise, the shadows obscured his features, leaving him silhouetted against the Jackson family's prized hydrangeas.
My heart flip-flopped, and I narrowed my eyes, a silent dare for him to keep standing there. He stepped further into the shadows. When he didn't reappear beneath the next streetlamp, I squinted into the darkness. He couldn't have disappeared.
The Forever Girl details the extraordinary events in the life of a young woman named Sophia Parsons. The novel is paranormal fiction with a healthy dose of romance thrown in there but not the formulaic nonsense that some publishers spit out. There's action and drama and suspense and past life regressions, special powers, and supernatural creatures that are up to no good. All in all, a fun read (and yes, it made me laugh and smile at times).
I loved the depth of the characterization in the novel. Sophia is by no means a simple character and, like anyone you truly get to know, she contradicts herself upon closer inspection. She made me smile and laugh at her inner thought and dialogs, many times because of how relatable they are to everyday life. Secondary characters Ivory and Charles are equally deep, even though the Hamilton rarely deviates from Sophia's perspective.
Rebecca Hamilton creates a unique world of supernatural creatures that isn't quite like any I've ever read and pulls it off with an entertaining flair that draws the reader in and keeps you until the last page. I thoroughly encourage you to pick up The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton. Just make sure you have enough time so finish it as you won't be able to put it down!
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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. She enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs and would love the beach if it weren't for the sand. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently.
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