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Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Forgotten Ones Tour!

Today I'm pretty excited to have the wonderful Laura Howard's The Forgotten Ones on my blog!  The tour is going on until the 1st of July through ATOMR tours, so be sure to stop by their page to keep up to date on all the stops!!

Allison O'Malley just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more.

When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.

Review:  First I have to address something really important.  I. Love. This. Cover.   The more I look at it the more I just adore it because it's completely gorgeous.  

Ok so down to the nitty gritty.  The Forgotten Ones was a great story.  It was a refreshing and nice PNR that didn't completely overwhelm me when I was reading it.  It was a nice foundation for the book/books that are going to come after it.  

One thing that felt slightly off for me was Allison's being so closed off from Ethan.  At points I really wanted to strangle her because of some of her actions in regards to him.   Just one other thing seemed odd to me was Allison's interactions with her long lost dad.  While I liked the progression of their relationship, the initial meeting was weird for me.  But, that is just my take on it.  You'll have to read and decide if I'm crazy or not. 

The Forgotten Ones flew by for me.  I devoured the story, and it was unique and well staged.  Laura Howard certainly proves that she possesses the gift of writing as her words just flow off the page.   

While there is definitely action in the story, I wasn't wanting to murder myself over what the characters were doing in the story.  As opposed to some of the ridiculous characters I feel like I have been reading lately, I really liked how calm I felt while reading about Allison, Nicole, Ethan, and the rest of the characters.  Laura Howard does the drama to where you need to know what happens left, but you'll be left with hair when your finished.  I felt that Allison does ultimately grow in the book, and the ending will surely raise some questions and eyebrows.  

I highly recommend The Forgotten Ones!  It really is a fantastic story, and I am anxiously awaiting what lies ahead for the characters in the book.  I can honestly say I am REALLY excited for the next one to come out.  Laura where is it!?  

4/5 Oh Yeah I liked it a lot!

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. Great review, can't wait to read

  2. Thank you so much, Jessica! Congrats on graduating, too!


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