Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Forgotten Ones Review

The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy #1) By Laura Howard

The Forgotten Ones
Book Description
 
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


 
Kindle Edition, 177 pages
Published April 30th 2013
 
Reading this book was quick I had no idea how far I was until I thought I wanted to called it quits, but I continue on and it was a good way to end the first book. Now admittedly I was supposed to read way back at the end of April but I had some life things going on. But I'm glad I made myself read this book because I need to keep my part of the deal . . . Writing the review. So in all let's see what I had to say about this book.

Review
Allison O'Malley life was as normal as it could be but everyone know of Ali's mom condition dealing with schizophrenic, and Allison feels somewhat responsible for her mom's condition.
 
Now at age 22, Allison has figure out her life that included taking care of her mom and Grandparent like they did for her, but all of her friends and relatives say she need to have a little fun. But how can Allison have fun when her father Liam shows up 22 years later?
 
Now Allison must figure out how to keep her "father" away from her mother since he made no contact for many years, but it turns out there's a reason why Liam hasn't been around and how determine he is to make sure that Allison and her mother is safe.
 
Now its the matter of Allison's mom safety as well herself are in danger, can Allison face the person that took 22 years of her mother's life and almost destroy her life as well?
 
Can Allison save her mother or will she find something more lurking and dangerous?

I give this a solid 4 Cat's Tails review, I think I would have rated it higher but I felt that it took a long time to get to the majority of the story.

Ramble
Ok this was not a bad read but I felt like it took forever to get to the point. The concept of Ireland fairies and tales made the story unique but again it took awhile to get there. I thought it would dive right in to what the characters had to find out but it led to playing a waiting game. I don't like waiting games.
The book spent a great deal of Allison's life, you know the typical young adult life working towards her goals but also having the biggest crush on a boy she always liked. But Allison have always thought it was her fault how her mom became how she is because it been like that since the day she was born.
So She only has two things in life that she wants to do, take care of her mom and grandparents and get her degree. That is all she wanted but when her father shows up, that changes everything.
Why did her father show up now after so many years? It turns out Liam's old and very possessive Danaan Aoife cast a geis that prevented from him to not ever touch Allsion's mom again and was forbidden to leave Tir na n'Og. So the matter of the problem with Allison's mom was that she had an addiction to her father.
Now she's finding out that someone had something to do with her mom condition and that a very evil person is dying to be free once again.
Now things are even more terrify when Allison's mom disappears, Allison tried to understand why her father been gone and keep him away from her mom. Allison has to face difficult choices and save her mother as well other people that are close to her.
Eventually I'll see what this book series will be about but as for the first book, it was just a tiny bit short on background and what will the future hold.

About the Author
Laura   HowardLaura 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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