Aug 31, 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway! 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

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble

About the Book
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 Rating: 

When the tour came around for The Forgotten Ones, I was very excited. It had been on my To Read list for a while, I had even downloaded it when it was free for Kindle at one point, so I knew it would be up my alley. It honestly took me a little while to get into the beginning of the story, I would say the first 20-30% was a good amount of set up got the plot to begin.

Allison is out main character and she is strong but very stubborn and set on a single path, taking over the care of her sick mother. And she does not want to deviate from that path for anything or anyone. Not friends, boys, school, work…yes she works and goes to school but it is all set up for taking care of her mother later. I found this to both an honorable trait but also frustrating. She continually blames herself for everything and as a strong female, which you can see if in her potential it was defeating.

The other characters in the story were interested but did not overtake the story. Ethan, who is Allison’s long time crush that she will not pursue and not for his lack of trying. It was kind of pathetic the way he flirts and asks her out all the time but he is built up as a male flirt who can have all the girls anyway. Nicole is her cousin and best friend for the most part and she is your typical secondary character, she is a bit bossy and wants to make sure Allison lives her life rather than sitting around with a book.

As for the plot, I was super excited to get into it! It is about Danaan or fairies J I looooooove fairies and most of the time love to read books about them. This was no exception to that either; I was intrigued by their abilities and the characters that revealed themselves to Allison. I think this was a great set up to the series and will continue to read them as they become available.

Grand Prize Giveaway 
 Open internationally 
Prizes: --5 eBook copies of The Forgotten Ones 
--25$ Amazon Gift Card
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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1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed it, chickie! Thanks for being on the tour! :)