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Saturday, 23 May 2015

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Come, The Dark by Rebecca Hamilton

Book & Author details:

Come, the Dark by Rebecca Hamilton 
(Forever Girl #2)
Publication date: January 6th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult

Synopsis:

TRIGGER WARNING: This book deals with the sensitive subject of sexual abuse.

Rose desperately wants to escape the abuse of the father who impregnated her and the dark spirits that haunt her life. 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.

A heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, this romantic paranormal fantasy underlines the depravity of both historical and modern society while capturing the essence of sacrifice and devotion.




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4 out of 5 (very good)

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I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review.

This is the second book in the series although you can read it as a standalone if you haven't read book 1 (like I haven't). Whether this has affected my enjoyment of this book, I'm not sure as I thoroughly enjoyed it and got lost in it over time.

It starts with some harrowing scenes that manage to convey the pain and anguish that Rose is feeling, without actually going into gratuitous detail. The scene changes when Rose is thrown back in time to become Cordovae in Abigail's body. Although this is all explained, it can be quite confusing trying to figure out just who is what and when. The names used for the different elements became a sticking point for me as I could never remember which ones were the Strigoi or the Cruor etc. The only one I could remember was Ankou but then I couldn't remember their abilities apart from moving on the Mort.

The pace of this book is slow and detailed - too detailed in places for me. The inner monologues of Rose/Cordovae/Abigail became slightly monotonous. I know that she was desperate to return to Anna and I know that that was her driving force but to hear it on every page actually detracted from the urgency for me.

The ending brings some explanations and pleasant surprises whilst also leaving it open for you to draw your own conclusions and to wait for the next book in the series.

For those who like a longer book, with detailed, intricate twists and turns then I can definitely recommend this book.


BLITZ-WIDE RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY - ends 2nd June

$20 Amazon Gift Card


AUTHOR BIO:

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

To learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder, please visit the website below.
http://www.autisticadvocacy.org



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Tour Organised By: Xpresso Book Tours


2 comments:

  1. This sounds like a heart wrenching series.. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I'm definitely going to be reading these books!

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  2. Stunning cover! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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