Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard (#1 The Danaan Trilogy) (ARC)

When I got an email a couple of weeks ago from Laura Howard asking me to read her new novel The Forgotten Ones, I read the synopsis, and knew I would find it intriguing!

From Goodreads:

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:

When I first started this novel, I absolutely instantly fell for...Ethan!! That sounds like one hunky man!

Allison was such an intriguing character, because she is living this very unique life.  Her mother grew almost unresponsive when Allison was a very young age, and now, at the age of almost 22, she is wanting to do nothing else but taking the load of herself and her mother off her grandparents and aunt and uncle.   Her family loves, but she thinks that it's time to start a life on her own, and take care of her own mother for a change.

To be honest, while the whole secret life of Allison's father, who randomly appeared back into her life, came out, while interesting and enthralling at times, I was more concerned about something else...When was Allison going to realize that Ethan was not the guy she thought him to be!

Overall rating:

The entire story was very intriguing!  It was almost two different genres in one...contemporary and paranormal/fantasy! I loved both aspects, being the contemporary romance fan...was totally waiting and waiting for more, More, and MORE Ethan parts!!!

I am definitely looking forward to the second book, where hopefully we'll be seeing MORE ETHAN!!! :)

This is a fun short read, with fantasy creatures with wings, hot guys, and an intriguing story line! :)

You can get your copy at Amazon (it's only 99 cents right now!!)

The Romance Bookie :) 


  1. Love Laura Howard and I am so excited to read her 1st novel! Going to snap it up for my Kindle right now!

    Thanks for sharing your review and thoughts on Ethan!! xx, Lauren