New Adult Guest Review:The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy, #1)

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.

Title: The Forgotten Ones
Author: Laura Howard
Series: The Danaan Trilogy
Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services
Format: kindle
Genre: New Adult
Release date: April 28th 2013
Number of pages: 197

Review by Melissa

Never, never fall prey in the hands of a fairy. Yes, they can be beautiful and alluring, but nothing good can come out of a connection with them. They can be wicked as they are beautiful. To them, you are not a person, you are a plaything and they love to collect playthings, it’s in their nature.

This is the main theme of The Forgotten Ones. It’s a storyline that draws you in and doesn’t let go until you are done with the last page. It’s a story about Allison and her schizophrenic mother who lost her mind when the love of her life didn’t come back to her in Ireland. Then, out of the blue, strange things begin to happen. Crows constantly watch over her, she has bizarre dreams every night and weird people start to appear out of nowhere. The story is beckoning, there’s love and heartbreak, infatuation and obsession. Traveling towards the fairy realm couldn’t be more fun!

Put aside the many characters this story has (with hard to pronounce Irish names), I want to focus in how admirable Allison really is. She sacrifices her social and love life just to take care of her mother and she doesn’t second-think any of it. She does it because she wants to, because she loves her mother and grandparents and will do anything to help them out in dealing with her mother’s health. She is happy just the way she is, her idea of having fun is reading books and running like she was flying. Her only unwanted distraction? The cute boy named Ethan who she has feelings for, despite her denial. The thing is, he’s a player. He knows that with the sight of him, a whole bunch of butterflies explode inside your stomach like fireworks on the fourth of July. You want him in the picture at all times, and you want him to make a move. (But I still don’t like him to be a player, at all).

The Forgotten Ones is the first of a planned trilogy and I look forward to continue with Allison’s story once the second and third come out. The ending was a bit blunt in my opinion but that didn’t diminish my good thoughts about the book, I had a great time whilst reading it and if you like quick fairy reads, then this one might be for you.



Series in Order

#1 – The Forgotten Ones
#2 – The Stone of Destiny (2013)
#3 – Untitled

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