My review of Rebecca Hamilton's new release, Come, The Dark.
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.
Gorgeous writing, poignant story, and good vs. evil
This book has it all. From the first pages the beautiful writing grabs you and thrusts you into a world that unfortunately is all too possible. Rose is raped and impregnated by her father after the darkness comes. I don’t want to give anything away, but suffice to say it’s heartbreaking.
Rose is sucked back in time to Salem, Massachusetts during the time of the witch trials and becomes Abigail…kind of, she’s actually Cordovae, a forever girl. Which is the title of the first book in the series. I haven’t read Forever Girl, and that didn’t hinder my reading experience at all.
And it is an experience.
The author’s writing and world building are exceptional and take to you an alternate reality far removed from how we view the world. In the beginning, it took a bit to grasp all the different species, but before long I knew them all, how they operated, and if they were friend or foe. The way the author weaves actual historical events into the novel makes it all the more believable.
The ending took me by surprise, which is a good thing, and left me wanting to read forever Girl, and the next book when it comes out.
The budding love between Cordovae and William tells a story of learning to trust, love, and heal after unspeakable horrors have befallen you. It’s believable and very well done.
This book is for mature audiences for its rape and incest content and the author has a disclaimer in the front of the book, but don’t be dissuaded in reading it because of this as the book is not graphic in this respect.
I recommend this book highly!
fine print: I RECEIVED a free copy of Come, the Dark in exchange for an honest review.
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