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Monday, May 13, 2013

GIVEAWAY/REVIEW: "The Forgotten Ones" - Laura Howard

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By: Laura Howard
Series: The Danaan Trilogy, Book One


Allison O'Malley just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more.

When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.

Release date:  May 15 2013

My Review:

4 out of 5 STARS

I received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Sometimes I forget how much I enjoy Paranormal novels. This Young Adult story based on Fae reminded me. I have been focusing mostly on NA Contemporary Romance lately, and it was nice to mix it up a bit with “The Forgotten Ones.” I have been looking forward to reading this book by Laura Howard for a while now, so I am excited I finally did. I will definitely be following the trilogy to this 4 STAR novel!

Allison, the main character, lives in her regular world, with her pretty ordinary problems. She has a mother suffering from schizophrenia, boy problems with the town player, and a cousin with completely different interests and friends than her. On top of these basic issues, she is completely oblivious to the magical world surrounding her life...until one day a knock on the door changes everything. Join Allison on her adventure into a magical world to save the people she cares about, and try and stop the evil responsible for the danger encompassing her and her loved ones.

As I said, I enjoyed this book. I will say that I wish I saw more of Allison and Ethan, but knowing that this is a trilogy, I am sure I will be seeing more of where their relationship goes. I was routing for Ethan the entire story, something about him just made me want Allison to be with him. Even though he was a lady’s man and was portrayed to be a was just obvious that he would much rather have Allison than all those other girls. Every time he asked Allison out, although sometimes he tried to turn it into a joke, I just wanted her to say yes! Unfortunately, Allison lives a complicated life trying to care for her sick mother and she doesn’t exactly have the time to date.

I  loved Laura Howard’s use of imagery throughout the novel. She took the perfect amount of time in describing the magical world of Tir na n ‘Og. I could immediately see exactly what she wanted me to see, and I felt like I was there. Ms. Howard described everything with the perfect words at the perfect times. It was quite impressive!

I am curious as to where this trilogy will take us with the Danaan. With the cliffhanger at the end, I’m definitely anticipating the next book to see what happens. I would recommend this 4 STAR book to fans of Young Adult books and the Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre...specifically for those who enjoy Fae. If you are looking for your next read, give Laura Howard a chance! You better at least get her on your to-be-read list!

Happy Reading!

About the Author:

Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.


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  1. I am a new fan. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. great review. glad you liked it.

    1. Thank you! And yes, I did like it a lot. I can't wait for the next book in the series =)

  3. the review made me want to read this book :)

    1. Awesome! I love hearing that =) If you like Fae and YA then definitely give it a try. It's a trilogy so whatever is left unanswered in this book, will be sure to be told within the next two! Can't wait to read the next one!


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