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About the Book
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 Rating: 4 Stars
“I felt tears sliding down my cheeks as I listened to Niamh. If this story were true, maybe Liam really could help my mother. For that reason, I wanted it to be true.”
In this fast-paced, relatively short read, the author cleverly brings Irish fairy folklore in to the present day.
All at once, Allison is faced with the prospect of being able to help her mother recover from her mental illness; but in order to do this she must accept that there is a world beyond what we humans know. A dangerous, violent, and beautiful world of fairies: magical beings with little to no regard for human life, and each with their own selfish agenda. In order to save her mother and Ethen, Allison must keep her wits about her in a place where deceit, lies, betrayal, and the possibility of death are at everywhere.
The plot is multi-layered to say the least: there’s a large cast of characters, both human and fey, and many questions to be answered and problems to be solved. Quests are fulfilled and questions are answered in this book, but it is clear that we have only started this journey. And despite all of the danger and intrigue of the fey world, what I really want to know is: What happens with Ethan?! I look forward to a follow-up to this book: spending more time with these characters and getting deeper in to this intriguing story, where the world of the fey collides with our own.
*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
About the Author
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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