Title: The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy #1)
Author: Laura Howard
Published Date: April 28th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.
What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn’t trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother’s sanity.
It takes me so long to write a review. Often longer then a writer takes to formulate a thought for a scene or a chapter! I tend to fall in love with the characters and walk along side them through the story and I feel like if I give them a quick short yes or no, the author would have missed my words amongst the hundreds of reviews in the bunch. #ReviewVanity, I Know!! I am sure I annoy my husband to no end with my incessant chatter with my kindle and my scribbling in my trusty notebook. No matter, it’s what I do… Sigh…
Laura characters are terribly real! I mean that in a good way. I feel for Allison. I became her. Her life is set FOR her (US AS I WAS READING) BUT not BY her. Her mom is schizophrenic and because her devoted care for her love life is nonexistent. It’s not to say that she doesn’t have an object of her desire. E T H A N
The world Laura needed to create had to be intricate and woven so tightly that not even a grain of sand could escape. The world was beautiful and specific to the Tuatha de Danaan. It has been done before in numerous books and believe me I have much love and appreciation for the FAE, their mythology and the beliefs of the long forgotten tales. She mastered the creation of the world and kept her world consistent. There was no deviation that I could tell. (Even with reading book 2).
I am not much for spoilers so I will leave you with 6 Stars! Kidding. I know I can only give 5. But honestly a HIGH 5 and I remove my NERD GIRL HAT, Bow to Laura and await more…
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