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The Forever Girl by Rebecca  Hamilton
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Jun 30, 2012

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Read from April 21 to June 10, 2012

This was not my type of book. I mean, I'm into the supernatural as much as the next guy (assuming that the next guy is into the supernatural), but the whole YA and Fantasy/Romance fusion is not for me.
To put this into perspective, imagine that my favourite series of supernatural/fantasy/urban fiction books are Lukyanenko's Night Watch series.
In any case, the writer, Rebecca, is doing amazingly well with the language. I mean, if you hang out on twitter and follow writers (both indie and otherwise), you're sure to have come across some horrendous writing. I know. Rebecca's not your average twitter writer though. The descriptions of both people (and their relations) and places are amazingly done.
However, I'd say that, besides the general genre -which was definitely not for me- I had issues with the story jumping around at a couple of occasions. It's not bad, certainly not, but I prefer linear stories.
In any case, I believe that people who are into the YA Paranormal Romance genre will enjoy the book more than I did. Again, not that the book itself does not stack up, it's just that it's way out of my interest zone.
Loved the writing though.
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Reading Progress

04/21/2012
25.0% "When I started, I thought it was taking its time to develop. I was afraid it was not going anywhere. There were some things I enjoyed bunches -use of language, descriptions, etc- but now that it evolves into something more, I think I'll enjoy it ever more. Review to follow."
05/26/2012
35.0% "I can say -honestly - that this is not my type of book. The romance takes up as much as the supernatural elements of the story -probably more- and that's something I'm not fond of. I guess , that's also the reason why it takes me so long to finish this. Also , why I'm reading it along with another book. However , the use of language is fluent , the descriptions are vivid and the projection of emotion is *flawless*."
05/26/2012
65.0% "just updating the %. i typed it in wrong earlier today. the review stilll holds."

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