21 June 2013

{Book Review} The Forgotten Ones

By: Me My Shelf And I | 21 June 2013 at 11:22 AM | | | | |
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The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy #1)
Author: Laura Howard
Pages: 197
Format: ePub
Released: April 28, 2013
Rating: 3.5 Birds
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.
Normally, I’m not one to really think about stories of the Irish or really anything that has to do with the book as something I'd read – but truth be told, from the description, there’s one very important part of the plot missing.  SPOILER: It’s about fairies (well, and humans).
Allison is kind of this typical young adult (she’s working, going to school, taking care of her mom), though I suppose the last part of that isn’t typical.  Not only is she helping to take care of her mom, but she also then lives with her grandparents as a form of getting by.  She’s had a crush on her sometimes friend Ethan for quite a while, but always denies him the chance…until this mysterious man comes into her life.  The instant she sees the mysterious man, she knows who he is thanks in part to her mother.
I feel the part I didn’t like this book, and why I ended up giving it a lower rating than a 4 or 5 was that, it seemed to skip around here and there.  There would be a part that the characters would be just coming back from something, and then all of a sudden it would be days later.  It does sort of explain in the book how the fairy world is different and time moves differently, but it just seemed like it left parts missing in a way.
I did truly enjoy the characters in this book, from Allison, to LIam, Ethan, and even Allison’s mother because there is a sneak peak of her true life nearer the end of the book.  I thought the story would be more about Allison’s mother than anything else, and it did have that sense of storyline, but at the same time, all I could keep thinking about were all the other characters and their whereabouts throughout! 
All in all, I did enjoy this book, and hope that the next book maybe explains a little more with some of the skipping around that happened.  I do look forward to seeing what happens next…even if it means the evil Aoife causes havoc.
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing The Forgotten Ones, Rosmelie!

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  2. Thank you so much for reviewing The Forgotten Ones, Rosmelie!

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