The Forgotten Ones
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.
- Paperback | 196 pages
- 140 x 216 x 11mm | 254g
- 15 May 2013
- Finding Bliss Publishing
About Laura Howard
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.
Our customer reviews
Did I enjoy this book: I enjoyed the last 20 pages or so. The rest was meh. It didnÃ¢€™t grab me. I wanted it to. I really did. Sadly, it did not. There was nothing wrong with this book. It was written well. The characters were good. The plot was interesting. It just didnÃ¢€™t come together for me. I could not picture Allison as a 22 year old. I couldnÃ¢€™t feel any tension between her and Ethan. I wanted there to be. There were moments Ã¢€Â¦ great moments Ã¢€Â¦ that had me grinning and somewhat giddy. But it wasnÃ¢€™t enough for me. Liam and Niamh caught my attention briefly. I want to know more. I wanted more explanation. I wanted more build up. Tell me more about Elizabeth. I donÃ¢€™t know. I have had my eye on this book for awhile, I think from when it went on its first blog tour. Maybe I had higher expectations than I should have. I donÃ¢€™t know. Like I said, there is nothing wrong with the book, it just didnÃ¢€™t do it for me. Would I recommend it: Maybe. If you like fantasy books and YA, then you may enjoy this read. I really couldnÃ¢€™t say though. For me, it was meh until the last 20 pages. Will I read it again: No, I will not. But I am sort of curious to see what happens in the next book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)show moreby Chrissy
We are The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club, to know more about this book, go to the post in our website: http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com/2013/08/theforgottenones-review-tour.html If you are interested, you can visit our website: http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club's Review: Review: The Forgotten Ones is the first book in the Danaan Trilogy and a fantastic adventure that will take you in a wonderful, and at the same time, frightening, journey. When I started reading The Forgotten Ones, I was so hooked up in the story! I was in love with Ms. Laura's writing and the book itself. Ok, I admit that Laura's writing is mind-blowing, I do like it! But when I was on the page 137/186 the author started to throw a lot of names! That was it; I couldn't deal with so many names at the same time. There was a point where one of the characters said a name, and I immediately thought "who's that?" Funny thing? Allison was as lost as me! *giggles* "'Which one is Deaghlan again?' I asked. My mind swirled with all the new names to remember" This made me laugh, a lot! Anyway, after a few pages (20 more or less) I got back on track. Despite this misfortune, I still think that Laura Howard's writing is perfect! It is enjoyable, descriptive and beautiful. The Forgotten Ones shows Allison's POV. I liked seeing her perspective. I could feel her doubts, her fears, and her happy moments. Although I would have loved some chapters from Ethan's side of the story I enjoyed reading Allison's point of view. Another thing that made this book enjoyable was the plot. It was intriguing, passionate, and heartbreaking! I liked more the first part of the book than the second one. By first part I mean when she is on earth, and the second when she's on the faerie territory. I must clarify that when Allison went to the fairies land, it was magical and scary at the same time! In the first part, for about 70 pages (guessing), we get to see Allison and Ethan's relationship (He's to die for! *fangirling*). Well... more than relationship I will describe it like this: he has a big crush on her and he definitely shows it. Allison? She is like in love with him, but doesn't want to be with Ethan in a relationship (Don't worry Ethan, I'm available *wink*). Anyway, I somehow understand why Allison doesn't want to be in a relationship, but I still don't see why it will affect with her "duties". I know, you are wondering what these mysterious "duties" are, but it is up to you to read the book and find out. Although I liked Allison & Ethan's love story, I felt like something was missing. I wanted to know more about how deep their love for each other was, why Ethan has such a big crush on Allison and vice versa. I wanted, needed, to know the backup story. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the chemistry they had and the sparks that flew when Ethan was around Allison. When I first was introduced to Ethan, I knew he was going to be my husband a big part of my love for The Forgotten Ones. He is so sweet, charming and don't forget, please, he is a hottie! I liked how he was with Allison; he gives himself to her, kind of. I felt really sorry for him because for all he knew Allison didn't like him the way he did. I also had a strong feeling (a bad one) when something happened that had to do with Ethan. Do you want me to tell you what it was? Oh my dearies, I will be a good girl and let you find out by yourselves *hugs*. As for Allison, I liked her sometimes and I wanted to slap her other times. I like her because she is such a strong and fierce girl. I admired her because of her dedication to her mother and family. She really takes care of her mother. As I have said, I wanted to slap her because she was mean with Ethan (not all the times, I must say). If you don't want to show him how you feel, fine! But have some respect and treat him with kindness! He was nothing but gallant and sweet with her. I ended up forgiving her because of some things happened that lead me to forget about my bad feelings for her. In the second part we have the adventurous journey. We met some good fairies and some bad ones...wait, bad it's not the word, more like EVIL, your worst nightmare! I liked the suspense and the scary thoughts that came to my mind every time Aoife's (EVIL!!!) name was pronounced! I liked Aodhan's courage. I pity Liam and felt compassion for Allison's mother, Elizabeth. I had a lot of different emotions while reading this part, but I loved each one of them. In this part there are some twists that will catch you off guard but you will embrace them gracefully! I liked this part but I am doomed when it comes to romance, hence why I liked more the first part than the second one. If the whole story wasn't good enough, there comes the end. I freaked out with the end! I had a hard time believing what I had read! I was shocked (it has something to do with Ethan), for a reason, and not so shocked for other. I know... this sound weird, but if you read the book you will understand me! It is just that some things at the end I predicted it (you have it written quite before ending the book) and some of it didn't see it coming! So guys, it's time for me to say goodbye to you and if you like fairy tales, adventurous stories and a pinch of romance this is your book! You have to read The Forgotten Ones, because I can assure you one thing: you will have an intriguing journey full of magic, and you're going to love it. Finally I would like to thank Xpresso Book Tours for giving us the opportunity to read this wonderful book and to Laura Howard for sharing her magnificent work with the world and with us, of course.show moreby TUABFC