Author: Laura Howard
Release date: May 15, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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.
The Forgotten Ones
Book One of The Danaan Trilogy
by: Laura Howard
Allison is a young lady who's life has not been easy. Living with her grandparents, Allison (Al) has taken responsibility, to a degree, of her mother's condition and tries her best to help her mother. Al is a wonderful central character – she is strong, flawed, and has a great sense of responsibility. Nicole, Al's cousin, and Ethan, a young man whom Allison fights an attraction to, are great supporting characters.
First you get a sense of who Allison is and what her world is like. Slowly you begin to see that there's more going on than just family, boys, and a schizophrenic mother. Al begins to realize that her world is much bigger and confusing than she thought once she discovers her “fae” family.
The Forgotten Ones had me hooked from the first paragraph and left me begging for more once the last sentence was read! Writing beautifully of both the Tuatha de Danaan, and modern worries, Laura crafts a marvelous story with true-to-life characters (even those that are the stuff of myth and legend). The flow and balance of The Forgotten Ones was perfect and I can't wait for the next story!
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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