{Review} The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

The Forgotten Ones
by Laura Howard

Genre: YA Paranormal/Romance

Source: Own Copy

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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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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OMG! Did you see the Cover? *O*
It’s very pretty and emotional and the girl is pretty too! Very fay! This is one of my top favorite covers for 2013! Yay!

Um, how do I start this? Uh, this is the second time I read a faerie novel and this one is far better than the first one that I’ve read. Also, there are two sides of the story: the bad part and the good part. Let’s start off with the good one.

Allison is a teenager who has lived her life with her Mom, Elizabeth, and her grandparents. While she grew up, her mother’s condition grew worse and she never lost the hope of her to recover. She grew up with her cousin, Nicole, who seems to live up her life pretty much as ecstatic as the stunts she likes to pull... Apart from that, there’s Ethan. The guy she’s been having her crush ever since she was a kid. Soon, she meets his Dad, Liam, who was indeed, not aware of her existence. Well not until they’ve met. Soon she finds out the secret that has kept her mother in that situation and discovers the secret world where magical faeries and enchanted forest exist.

Meeting Al opens up a new fantastic world I’ve always wanted to visit. It was a light read at first, the contemporary type of novel where girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, and they grew up together, blahblahblah... It just runs and runs like that. But the good part was, there’s this whole lot of things, like magic for example, that really attracted me to read it. She focused so much on the faeries and the plot and the family. And have I mentioned the name. It’s pretty awesome! I started reading and mentioned those names like a boss [like, how I actually read them/understood them] . Turns out I was mispronouncing them. And you could’ve seen the look on my face when I knew how to really pronounce them. It’s like I’ve sinned. For the love of pronunciation. :s

Let’s move on to the not so good part. I loved how the author made the book, really, but there are instances that it lacked something. It didn’t reach the expectations I was hoping for. I was expecting so much from it that I was really excited about reading it when it went free on Amazon. No offense, I liked it but it really needs a little improvement. One instance is the relationship of Allison and Ethan. I love them both don’t hate me, but they lack connection. I find their love for each other a bit forced. Nothing much of the realizations why she liked Ethan and it was like “oh I must be in love” kind of love. One moment I could feel it the next thing it was falling apart. Laura needs to give this one justice on the next installment. I will wait! She focused so much about Allison and how she travels to find her mother. It was more of Allison [of course, she’s the main character! silly me (:]. And it was short so maybe that’s why I thought it was mainly focused on her. Oh, and one more thing. I was expecting this one for the ending:

Not this one:

But anyway, cliffie or not cliffie, I had a fun read [more like because of the names!] Heehee! (:

Oh, oh! I have another one!


Just a suggestion heehee! Can there be a spin-off/novella for Aodhan and Niamh??? Pretty please?? I ship them A LOT! Because I felt something spark between the two of them. I didn’t buy Al and Ethan’s romance [and it’s terrible but I have to love ‘em anyway], consider that weird, but I’d totally buy Aodhan and Niamh’s. There’s really something to tell. I feel it! I found Aodhan very mysterious in a very good way. I can feel his sincerity, loyalty, and honesty, unlike Ethan who seems to like to “go with the flow”. It’s really infuriating [with Ethan]. But if this will never happen, at least don’t get my hopes up and just reveal it on book 2. Hee! :D

So that’s it. Too much rant, eh? I guess I haven’t said it all yet. I’ll keep that to myself :D

I like it but there's something's missing.

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