Title: The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy #1)
Author: Laura Howard
Release date: May 15, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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.
My Thoughts ❤
I have had The Forgotten Ones on my TBR list since like forever ago! I just ❤ Laura Howard and couldn’t wait to get this in my hands.
The Forgotten Ones is a story of putting others first to the point that you have to put your entire life on hold. Allison has never put herself first. In fact, she goes to school, takes care of her Mom, and has no life, except when her bff next door forces her to have a little fun.
When her father walks back into her life, she is beyond pissed, but when she realizes there is more to their story she gives him a chance to help her Mom.
The story of her parents is of a love of a forgotten group of people. Allison doesn’t know whether to believe her father or not. The story of the Danaan people is very much outta this world. I have to say that when black birds kept showing up in my yard as I was reading this book… it kinda wigged me out! 😉
I absolutely loved this story, but really wanted to know more about Allison and Ethan. I guess I will have to wait until book #2!!! I just wanted to see into their future as well as her parents.
The only complaint I had was just trying to follow all the Irish names. Me and my Southern self just had a hard time with that. 🙂 I finally just read them like I thought they should be (there is a pronunciation guide in the back) and went on with the story. Once I did that, it was not problem to stay with the story.
So if you are looking for a new type of paranormal story that is not vampires, werewolves, angels or demons this the book for you!!!!
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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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