Saturday, June 1, 2013

Review: THE FORGOTTEN ONES by Laura Howard


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.

Review ~ 4.5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book… very well done for a first novel. I was seriously hanging on to every word. I don’t usually read this type of book (paranormal) and some of the connections were too convoluted to follow but it didn’t really detract from the book. I’m really rooting for the Allison/Ethan connection to heat up in the next book.

The dialog was realistic and the character development felt natural. Allison’s nightmares were so well written that MY heart was pounding by the time she woke up. I love that they leave open the possibility of healing for her mother but I hate the cliffhanger at the end! I really hope the second book comes out soon and lives up to this one.


About this 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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