Book Tour: The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard


ForgottenOnesThe Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard (The Danaan Trilogy #1)
Publication date: April 30th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Synopsis:
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.

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My review:

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.

AUTHOR BIO:

LauraLaura 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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Giveaway
Grand prize giveaway –Open internationally
–5 eBook copies of The Forgotten Ones
–25$ Amazon Gift Card
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This book tour was organizated by Xpresso Book Tours.
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  1. Wow, carti cu zane, super. Iubesc cartile in care apar zane si magie asa ca sunt sigura ca imi va placea. Sper sa pun si eu mana pe carte, sau poate o castig la giveaway, pentru ca sunt curooasa de carte.

  2. Foarte frumoasa recenzia si cartea imi place foarte mult.
    Giveaway-ul este super,deci cred ca o sa ma inscriu la el. 🙂

  3. ” But truths have a way of revealing themselves” – imi place tare mult propozitia asta… e tare adevarat! Abia astept sa se aplice in muuulte cazuri!
    Interesant subiectul, buna recenzia, ma face curioasa… voi ati observat cat de multe carti cu fiinte supranaturale apar in ultimul timp? E ca si cum un anumit adevar tot incearca sa ni se reveleze… dar ce tot spun eu, e minunat ca avem tot mai multe carti cu zane si elfi si … alte fiinte asemenea!

      • Cred ca o sa inventeze ceva noi specii de ceva ”animalute” de pe urma carora vor scoate si mai mult bani, cand deja vom fi prea obisnuiti cu cele pe care le-au tot folosit pana acum. Mie mi se pare cam infricosator faptul ca ii amesteca printre oameni si le mai da si o infatisare care sa nu deosebim de restul.

      • tocmai, sunt multe jocuri care pot fi jucate si in acelasi timp implementate anumite pareri . Faptul ca aceste carti apar pentru tineri si adolescenti o fac pentru ca sunt mult mai usor de manipulat, strategie bine pusa la punct;)) .Si banoasa zic eu =))

      • ps e doar opinia mea personala .nu este spusa sa atraga controverse sau sa jigneasca . Da voiam sa spun asta de la inceput ca eu am mai creat controverse si nah=))

    • Am observat, si cel mai evident este ca astfel de carti apar in special pentru adolescenti si tineri. Nu stiu care ii faza cu aceste subiecte, acum depinde si de ce carte citesti, pentru ca multi autori scriu astfel de carti pentru ca prind foarte usor la public.

    • Nu stiu cum se intampla de ai probleme cu postatul la noi pe blog. Imi pare rau, chiar nu imi dau seama care e motivul :(. Si la mine a fost prima carte cu zane, adica le-am ignorat pe cele cu basme din copilarie ca alea le-am pus in alta categorie.

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