In Review: COME, THE DARK: (Forever Girl Series Book Two) by Rebecca Hamilton

Released: January 6th 2015
Format: Ebook
Publisher: TeZLA Publishing; TeZLA edition

I received an early copy for review for the Xpresso Book Tour. The book is available now in e-formats. It's the second installment in the series. It's dark, emotional and an utterly addictive read.

Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that sit on the edges of her perception haunting her. Being thrust from Georgia 1961 into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials isn’t what she had in mind, and now her daughter is left hopelessly out of reach.

The only way to return to her daughter is by facing certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. If she doesn’t eliminate these dark spirits in time, they will destroy civilization and trap her in this strange new place, ages away from her daughter.

Even if she can complete the task in time to return home to save her daughter, there’s still one problem: she’s falling in love with a man who can’t return with her. Achieving her goals will force her to choose between the only man who has never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.

Come, The Dark takes the dark theme and runs with it, with hope just sitting out of reach at the end of the tunnel. Hamilton manages to weave a textured and well paced story of hopelessness, loss and abuse while still making it a compelling read. The back drop of Salem makes for a play ground of opportunity for redemption and difficult choices.

Rose/Cordovae proves to be a strong heroine that continues to rise and fight no matter what it thrown at her. She's thrown one impossible task after another, but like any mother she is desperate to get back to her child, even though it will break her heart in the process. In many ways, Come, The Dark is very different from the first book in the series, The Forever Girl, following a different character in the same world. Just as the first book it is a standalone.

Come, The Dark is beautifully written. The story line is imaginative, and the dialogue is snappy. The action is well paced, and the descriptive passages build the world of Salem so vividly that it transports the reader there seamlessly. If you've never picked up a Rebecca Hamilton book, you're in for a treat with this one.

Rebecca Hamilton is a USA Today Bestselling Paranormal Fantasy author who also dabbles in Horror and Literary Fiction. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. 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. She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA and has been published internationally, in three languages. You can follow her on twitter @InkMuse

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