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.
This is the very first books with fairies that I have read and and I was surprised how good it was. I really enjoyed the story that the author created.
The main character is a 21 year old girl, named Allison. Allison, who never met her father, lived with her schizophrenic mother and her grandparents. Her grandparents were always there for both of them. She is an introverted person, who loves reading books instead of hanging out with people of her age. The only person who managed to take her out of the house was Nicole, her cousin. Nicole knew that Allison had a crush on Ethen since forever and therefore she wants that Allison to make som changes in her life.
The changes appear in Allison’s life, but not as Nicole imagined. The first change that will happen will be the appearance of Allison’s father. He tells her that he knows how to cure her mom and that both of them are in danger. Allison has some mixed emotions about her father, she wants her mother to get better, but still she doesn’t know if she can trust her father completely.
I really liked that the fiction shifts between Earth and Tir Na Nog, the fairy-land, where I expected to see a little more magic. Both, description and happenings, were interesting but I always had the need for more. What truly bothered me there was that character’s names were very weird (at least for me), and it was pretty difficult for me to remember them, although I’ve appreciated that the author generated a list of characther’s names and the way it pronunces…too bad I found out this aspect a little too late.
Although I would like that the book had more pages, because I had the feeling that everything ended too soon, I enjoyed the way the author decided to end things, letting space for some continuity. I am super excited for the next book.
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.