Publisher: Immortal Ink
Release Date: January 26, 2012
Buy: Amazon, B&N
Source: Received for review from author
Goodreads blurb: A Cult. A Murder. A Curse.
Sophia’s family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves…
At 22, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, living under the shadow of her bi-polar mother, religious prejudice, and a cold murder. Sophia can imagine lots of ways her life could be better, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. 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, a centuries-old shape-shifter that Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that can 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, vampires, ghosts, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.
I really enjoyed reading this book. I’ve never really read anything that pertained to Wiccans, and this was a perfect book to start with. It explained the purpose of the rituals and all that goes into them. That’s great for a reader like me, that wouldn’t have known otherwise.
Sophia is a character that believes she can take care of herself. She finds it hard to trust others and ask for help. Most of this has to do with her relationship with her mother. My only complaint is that we didn’t see more of her father. I would have liked to see her interact with him. But, wow, her mother is something else.
Charles is such an interesting character. Half the time I didn’t know if I wanted to slap him or kiss him. I did secretly love his arrogance. Nothing is sexier than confidence. Just sayin. I also love the fact that he is so protective of Sophie regardless of whether he thinks he should be. He takes an interest in keeping her safe.
There were a ton of twists that I never saw coming. People I thought they weren’t who they turned out to be. It also explains why Sophie has such a hard time trusting others.
Forever Girl is a book for those between YA and adult urban fantasy. It’s not raunchy or anything like that. There’s just a few cuss words, and creative writing when it came to overwhelming feelings. 😉
This is such a unique look into the world of vampires, shifters, and witches. It’s not what I expected, and I’m extremely happy about that. The book was creative and the perfect length. I can’t wait for the next installment.