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The Forever Girl (Forever Girl #1)

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,584 Ratings  ·  471 Reviews
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 ju
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 350 pages
Published January 26th 2012 by Immortal Ink Publishing
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
First I want to thank Rebecca for sending me this book, and I must add that that didn't affect my rating in any kind of way. I'm always honest when it comes to books.

Now a review! It's simple if you like vampires, paranormal creatures (as much as I do) you'll love this book too. You'll be surprised with a whole new level of difference between vampires. Before I started reading paranormal books I thought okay vampires are vampires and that's it, but with some books (like this one) you see that t
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Katie
May 28, 2012 Katie rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, fiction
Honestly, I have no clue how this book has so many 5-star reviews. It didn't suck - the writing was very good - but the story wasn't. The author is a good writer. She needs to work on her story, though, if that makes sense. I found myself skimming large chunks of the book. I didn't feel emotionally attached to a single character. Charles (the love interest) was boring and had the personality of a sticker. Actually, that's how I felt about all of the characters. None of them were developed or int ...more
Miriam
Sep 23, 2013 Miriam rated it did not like it

Was it really Forever or did it just feel that way?
Anubha
Jun 08, 2013 Anubha rated it it was amazing
THE FOREVER GIRL by Rebecca Hamilton (@inkmuse)... Book full of easily imaginable scenes and was not able to stop myself from reading it even though my exams are going on... :)
What a fantabulous novel with new and amazing creatures/characters, most importantly with a superb plot/story.

Starting was seemed a bit slow but slowly from mid chap-2 where Sophia performs her 'ritual for positive energy' the story gets you. And after few chapters it proves to be a page turner.

CHARACTERS- the characters a
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Maria
Feb 21, 2012 Maria rated it it was amazing
This book was a gift by Rebecca Hamilton herself and I want to thank her for that! But I have to say that the fact that this is a 5-star-review has nothing to do with the fact that the book was a present from the author! I wouldn't write a good review if I didn't really like a book because it's not in my character to do so!

So, back to my review! It’s always amazing to find that such a book exists! “The Forever Girl” is definitely a unique book. I haven’t read something like that for a long time!
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Melissa
I just finished this and all I can say at this exact moment is wow. It's an awesome story that I'm excited to continue reading. I'm definitely going to write a more in-depth review, I just need a bit of time to process my thoughts.

ETA

My initial reaction on completing this was simply: wow.

I absolutely loved this book. It's not perfect, I'll admit, but it's close.

The main pull that had me wanting to read this book is the element of Wicca. Wicca has been a subject that's been of great interest to m
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Ann
Mar 16, 2012 Ann rated it it was amazing
Upon reading the description for this book, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this, it was so unassuming, but the first few sentences captured my attention and it wouldn’t let me put it down until I finished the book.
In the beginning of a story we usually get insight into the main character’s normal day to day life, and when we first meet Sophia Parsons it’s immediately apparent that her life is far from normal. She hears voices, whispers and practises Wiccan arts in order to try and que
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Christie Rich
Reading Forever Girl was an absolute pleasure. Sophia was relatable, and I felt her pain and experienced her journey right along with her. Rebecca Hamilton captured my interest from the first page of Sophia's story. Her beautiful writing swept me into the story, making me feel as if I were standing right next to Sophia.

If you are looking for a new twist on vampires and shifters, look no further. Hamilton's mythology is unique and intriguing. This is a must read for paranormal fantasy readers. It
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Stefan Yates
Jul 16, 2015 Stefan Yates rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: digital-copy
Writing a review of this novel is almost impossible without making some comparison to the Twilight Series, so I'm going to get this out of the way up front. First of all, I'm not a hater of Twilight; I didn't love what I've read of the series so far, but I thought that they were decent books and I applaud Stephenie Meyer for all that she has accomplished. Sophia's Journey does have some similarities in tone, feel, and plot to Twilight. However, there are significant differences between the two t ...more
Daria Chenowith
May 28, 2012 Daria Chenowith rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like the book, because at first Sophia seemed like an interesting character, and I appreciated how her Wiccan belief was portrayed - but the book soon turned unreadable for me. The world-building is done with random info dumps, character conflicts are solved in side sentences after being such a big deal for large parts of the book; I couldn't relate to any of the characters after a while, worst of all Sophia herself. Add a dash of bad cliché, and 2 stars is the most optimistic ...more
Jacquie Talento
Mar 12, 2012 Jacquie Talento rated it it was amazing
Wow!! I couldn’t put this down for the life of me. Ms. Hamilton had me hooked in the first chapter of this book. I truly hope I don’t give anything away about her story.
This story starts with a girl named Sophia who studies the Wiccan religion and has a friend named Ivory that accepts it with her. Sophia’s mother is a God fearing woman that really believes that Sophia is tampering in a world that can only cause problems. Sophia has inherited her grandfather’s home after he passes. She finds some
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Jessica Fortunato
Since receiving my shiny new Kindle just a few months ago, I’ve been opened to the awesome world of new novelists. It has been a rocky adventure of books. Oftentimes awesome reads have sucked me in for days, other times I curse the heavens (in that very dramatic, TV movie sort of way) and then erase them from my Kindle immediately.

I’d seen some tweets concerning The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton, but hadn’t fully sought it out. The cover was pretty, and the author’s tweets were fun. Finally,
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Wanderlust
Jul 28, 2012 Wanderlust rated it did not like it
So first I must mention that I HATE leaving bad reviews. (BUT) I also HATE spending money on a book then it turns out rubbish. Which is why I decided to leave a review.

I read the reviews for this book & the blurb, put it on my wishlist for a few weeks & ended up buying it (after it dropped in price). I was honestly surprised by how much I really didn't enjoy this book, in fact I gave up about half way through. It wasn't badly written, it was the story that annoyed me. It was really woode
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Shantal (Book Nerds are Pretty Too)
Where do I begin? without giving away too much. In this book we are introduced to Sophia Parsons, who is a practicing Wiccan, the mystery of her story revolves around whispering voices that don’t make sense, but that is definitely not the only problem in her life, she has to deal with a bi-polar mother that disapproves her beliefs and a nosy neighbor.

I enjoyed the twists and the way many characters developed. The romance was well done I liked the sense of humor that made me feel more attached to
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Becky
Feb 12, 2012 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a Wonderful story. All the characters were very interesting, the plot was spellbinding, and the story flowed so easily, I had a hard time puting it down! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to all.
Ivana
Mar 17, 2012 Ivana rated it it was amazing
After reading the enticing summary and sample chapter, it grabbed me immediately so I jumped at the chance when I saw Rebecca's tweet about offering The Forever Girl to reviewers.
It was nothing short of fantastic. My fears that this book would fall into the usual traps of paranormal romance were dissolved quickly. Here are the reasons why it fit me perfectly:
Sophia is a Wiccan, and Rebecca does a great job describing the rituals and the essence of Wicca. Naturally, Sophia's "pagan" beliefs are n
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Melissa McPhail
Mar 24, 2012 Melissa McPhail rated it it was amazing
I don't write many reviews, but I felt compelled to remark on this story because I enjoyed it so much. I was really captured from the first chapter and kept entertained all the way through (and I read to escape, so if I'm not entertained then I feel tricked and maltreated). This is one of those stories that is delightful in every way, the kind you want to keep reading through the night, the kind you hate to see come to an end.

There are plenty of synopses out there to explain the story, so I won
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Liz
May 01, 2012 Liz rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012, girl-books
Well, The Forever Girl was better than Twilight. Unfortunately, that’s really its strongest selling point. I didn’t hate it. It simply wasn’t anything special, and I probably won’t be reading the next books in the series.

I had some problems with Rebecca Hamilton's characters. Frankly, Sofia annoyed me. She had a few witty things to say occasionally, but for the most part, her sarcastic dialogue came off as whiny. The fact of her being Wiccan, the most prominent feature of her characterization,
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Nicole Lee
Mar 07, 2012 Nicole Lee rated it it was amazing
The urban fantasy paranormal romance genre has somewhat of a stigma attached to it; you know going into it that it's either going to be fluffy and light, full of wish fulfillment and not very literary. Or, much more rarely, you come across a work that stretches the boundaries and presents something with a bit more meaning without being preachy, and contains prose that is equally entertaining and deep. The Forever Girl is that book, and I would recommend it to fans of the genre, new and old.

Sophi
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Robert Zimmermann
Title: The Forever Girl: Sophia’s Journey
Author: Rebecca Hamilton
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Over the week I have been reading The Forever Girl: Sophia’s Journey by Rebecca Hamilton. This is the first in the Forever Girl series and I hope future titles are just as enjoyable a read as this first one was.

The book revolves around the character of Sophia. She is a twenty something college graduate living in a small town inColorado. She lives alone in her deceased grandfather’s house, works at the town dinner a
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Robert
Aug 15, 2012 Robert rated it it was amazing
Here's my short review: GO BUY IT!

Now, for the details.

Right off, I felt this deep connection to Sophia, the main character.

Growing up gay, I know what it's like to be isolated and ostracised. You see, Sophia practices Wicca and has the unfortunate chance of living in a small town. She has to continually contend with those looks and comments from the whole town, and from one citizen in particular. Nothing like an ultra-Conservative bigot to help you learn who Sophia really is.

Sophia is confiden
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Heather Book Savvy Babe
3.5 of 5 Stars

Sophia always knew she was "different." However, after a night out gone bad, she learns that being "different" is relative. In one night, Sopie's life is drastically changed when she is targeted by supernatural beings and thrust into the world of the paranormal. In order to stay safe, Sophia must accept her "curse," learn how to live in the new world of the supernatural, and hopefully keep her new lover.

It took me a little while to get into the story. At the beginning of the book,
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J. Sharp
I was gifted this e-book by the author herself and at first, though I had committed to reading it, I wasn't sure that it was for me. Urban paranormal romance? I just didn't think I was going to enjoy it. I've tried other novels in this vein before, but to no success. However, as it turns out, I was happily proven wrong by "The Forever Girl" by Rebecca Hamilton.
I just finished it this morning and I am so pleased to review it!
This is the story of Sophia Parsons, a girl with a problem. She has a
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Shah Wharton
Mar 06, 2012 Shah Wharton rated it really liked it
I was given this for review by the publisher.


My REVIEW
4.5/5

Well, this was a no brainer for me. Urban paranormal romance, spirits, vampires, weres, witches and an innovative redefining of all of the above. Throw in the torments of the present and visions of a tragic past, mix in enduring love and heartbreaking loss, and great teeming bouts of emotion as a consequence and you pretty much know what it was like to read this book.

It wasn't perfect. But what is? My only real issue came with the relati
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Howdy YAL
Sep 22, 2013 Howdy YAL rated it did not like it
Shelves: based-on-sample
Read the sample the amount of unnecessary commas will make this one impossible for me to read. Therefore, I am giving it one star.
Stefania Mattana
When I bought The Forever Girl I was quite skeptical: will I enjoy it, even if it's a paranormal/vampire book? I saw a lot of positive reviews, so I decide to put all my preconceptions aside and give it ago. Reviews were right.

The Forever Girl is indeed a story of vampires and paranormal creatures, but it's also the story of a determined, Wiccan young lady, Sophia. Forget the weak Twilight saga princess, although Sophia can have some doubts every now and then she shows a strong personality that
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Michelle (Much Loved Books)
Mar 18, 2013 Michelle (Much Loved Books) rated it really liked it



I have had my eye on The Forever Girl for a while, and I think I have an eBook of it on my old eReader so when the opportunity came up to join the blog tour for it with Dark World Books I jumped at the chance. The synopsis alone drew me in, but added with an amazing cover it was easy to say yes.

Sophia is wicca, add her family history to the story and people in her town blame her for everything going wrong or people getting sick, saying she is setting curses on them. Enter Ivory, one of Sophia
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Carolline
Feb 28, 2012 Carolline rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Ms. Hamilton’s writing style and her attention to detail. When I heard about The Forever Girl, I was excited but apprehensive about the main character (Sophie) being Wiccan. I was blown away; every assumption about the story line I had was shattered, the end result far superseded the blurb on the back of the novel.
Ms. Hamilton has a knack for transporting the reader into the environment and making it feel like I was right there the whole time. When I started the novel I was s
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Kim
Nov 29, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing
The Forever Girl is the first in a new series by author Rebecca Hamilton and I absolutely loved it. Sophia is a tremendous heroine, easily loved within moments of beginning her story. She is an outcast in a teeny town, shunned because of how others perceive her. To make matters worse, she is virtually alone in the world, making her a character that you just want to hug and make everything all better for her. All of the characters were wonderfully developed, many of them throwing me for a loop as ...more
Mini
A very good and fascinating read I would say. And am so thankful to Becca for sending me a copy of the book. Once I started it, I never felt like putting it down.The book takes you to an entirely different world.And I really loved the way how each creature is linked to an element. The chapter 'Ivory's Memories' so beautifully written, took me to an entirely different world.I could feel the character's pain and won't deny shedding a few tears (yeah, yeah ! call me crazy).

I feel like Sophia's mot
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“Faith, Sophia. Life isn’t always going to give you the answers to the questions you’re asking. Sometimes you have to make do with the answers you get.” 17 likes
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