Rebecca Hamilton has a way of bringing her characters to life through vivid description, engaging dialogue, and thoughtful plots and scenarios. Her characters are about as far from “cardboard cutouts” as I have seen in a long time. The relationships she builds between her main and supporting characters really puts you into their heads.
In The Forever Girl, we meet Sophia, who suffers from near maddening static that fills her mind constantly. When she tries to use her knowledge of magick to silence this static, something goes dreadfully wrong and not only is the static replaced by incessant voices, but she is thrown into a world that is scarier than she could have ever imagined possible. It is a world filled with original monsters and terrifying circumstances.
In this world she meets Charles, a man who she tries desperately to be annoyed with, yet can’t help but be attracted to. The relationship they share is filled with intense, emotional ups and downs which leaves the reader begging for more. The creatures in this world are imaginative and frightening, putting a fresh and original spin on many that we, as horror fans, have come to know and love over the years.
I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read more from this talented and engaging author. The Forever Girl is definitely a purchase that is well worth the price and will leave you craving the next installment, along with anything else this author has to offer our thirsty, horror deprived hearts.