Title: The Forgotten Ones
Author: Laura Howard
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.
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book and not in a bad way, it's just I forgot what the book was about at first and as I began to read I was swept right into the story of a lovable girl and a great new take on faeries.
I liked Allison right away content to be with her family and working hard to carry out the plan she has to be able to care for her mother. When she faces a whole new world and a dark enemy she is strong enough to face it to save her loved ones. I must admit I was not to keen on Ethan at first, the player hot guy so full of himself, but he did grow on me when his softer side showed. I found some of the names really strange I know they are faeries and old but it was hard to read them and remember how to pronounce them, maybe I am just simple but their names did not stop me from enjoying the story :)
I really enjoyed the Irish folklore take on the faeries, it was neat to read something fresh as many fae stories contain a lot of the same characters, but this one was new and fun and I loved that about it.
I was pleased with the fast pace of the story it was a fun read that I got through quickly as I could not put it down and I found myself wanting so so much more. I can't wait to see what happens next, things got very exciting and mysterious and I would love to loose myself in this world once again.
If you love faeries this book is for you and even if you don't I know you would enjoy this it is a perfect blend of all the things a great book needs and even without all the fae stuff it is still an awesome story of family, friendship and love.
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.