Come, the Dark: Cordovae’s Journey by Rebecca Hamilton – A Review

 I’m taking a break from my latest read, so what better time to discuss a book?  Besides, SyFy is having a B-movie marathon, so I get the much needed “white noise” without all the distractions.  Although… Colin Ferguson is in the current one and he’s pretty distracting.
*stares at television*
Dammit.  He just proved my point.  Ha!  Enjoy…
Title:  Come, the Dark: Cordovae’s Journey; Forever Girl: Volume Two
Author:  Rebecca Hamilton
Genre:  Teen Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Synopsis: Rose was a teenage girl carrying her father’s baby. A teenage girl who desperately wanted to escape. Womanhood in Salem, Massachusetts 1692 wasn’t what she had in mind.
As Rose attempts to save her newborn daughter, Anna, from both her father and the dark spirits that haunt her life, she is thrust from Georgia, 1962, into the era of Salem’s infamous witch trials, leaving her daughter hopelessly out of reach. Here, the townsfolk call her Abigail, while a strange man in the woods calls her by the name she gave herself as a child: Cordovae. She’s never shared the name with anyone.
She needs to find her way back to her daughter . . . but going back isn’t an option. Not until she faces certain death to banish the dark spirits that plague Salem. These dark spirits, if she doesn’t move them in time, 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’s never betrayed her and a daughter she can’t quite remember but will never forget.

About the Author:  This is yet another author that I found through Twitter, then had the pleasure to read afterward.  She’s an amazing person and bestselling author of the Forever Girl series.  I have had several pleasant conversations with her via Twitter and e-mail.  You should follow her (@InkMuse).  For her personal bio, visit her site here.

First Impression:  Woot woot!  The series continues!
Here’s where this one is different – it’s a sequel and I haven’t reviewed the first for you.  Sorry about that.  When I read the first one, I wasn’t doing reviews.  In fact, I wasn’t even doing proper reviews on Goodreads.  How things have changed!
I was on Twitter and happened to tweet Rebecca, wondering when the new book would be out, and she gifted me with an ARC (Advanced Reader/Review Copy).  What!?  My first.  Talk about exciting, especially coming straight from the author!  Having already read Forever Girl: Sophia’s Journey {Forever Girl: Volume One} (blurb here), plus the companion novella, Her Sweetest Downfall (here), I was so ready.
Fair warning: there is a taboo topic presented in the novel – that of incest.  I remember Rebecca being a little apprehensive, as it is one of those topics that can be really offensive.  She handles the topic well and doesn’t dwell on it, if it’s something you’re worried about.  That’s how it starts.
Then you find yourself in Salem during the witch trials.  As far as the history goes, I’m not sure of the accuracy, but she paints a picture so vivid, you might as well be there.  Living in the world of the paranormal is always a wild ride.
I did categorize this under romance, but there isn’t much, to be honest.  The other two, yeah, but not so much in this one.  Enough to put it in the category, though, so don’t write it off.
Final Thoughts:  If I had to surmise the theme of the book, it wouldn’t necessarily be the paranormal, though that is the overwhelming option.  It would be faith.  Just… faith.
 
My Suggestion:  Familiarize yourself with the series by reading the first volume + the companion novel.  You have plenty of time – this book isn’t set to be released until sometime next year.  I know, I know – why would I do this to you!?  Because the entire series so far is worth the read.  I just happened to read this one recently.  Have a little faith!
Star Rating:
Disclaimer: I have not been compensated in any way for this review (with the exception of the free ARC) and all opinions contained herein are my own and in no way reflect the ideas or opinions of people or sites I may reference.  This is intended for entertainment purposes only.
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