Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard
(The Danaan Trilogy #1)
Publication date: April 30th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

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.


Allison O'Malley lives a fairly introverted life.  Having a schizophrenic mother, grandparents who gave up everything to help raise her, and a crush on Ethan who is completely off limits as far as she is concerned.  Ethan though has waited five years for a chance to go out with Allison, and now by a simple twist of fate he has that chance.

As if grappling with a possible relationship with Ethan, Allison's father unexpectedly shows up.  Allison never knew her father  but he claims he is there for her mother and he can help heal her.  Everything Allison thought she knew is a myth and her path in life is about to take one of the most frightening but amazing turns.

Thoroughly enjoyable, not quite what I expected but I was  thrilled by how the story turned out.  The pacing is perfect,  the author draws you in just enough to keep you from being unable to put the book down.   Eager to read the next in the series.

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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Website: http://www.laurahoward78.blogspot.ca/
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  1. Sounds like you really liked it! Great review, Em! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing The Forgotten Ones and the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book. evamillien at gmail dot com

  3. Thanks for the review, sounds like a good book.