Review: The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

ForgottenOnes coverThe Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy #1)
written by Laura Howard
published by Laura Howard

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Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours in August. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book:
I enjoyed the last 20 pages or so. The rest was meh. It didn’t grab me. I wanted it to. I really did. Sadly, it did not.

There was nothing wrong with this book. It was written well. The characters were good. The plot was interesting. It just didn’t come together for me. I could not picture Allison as a 22 year old. I couldn’t feel any tension between her and Ethan. I wanted there to be. There were moments … great moments … that had me grinning and somewhat giddy. But it wasn’t enough for me. Liam and Niamh caught my attention briefly. I want to know more. I wanted more explanation. I wanted more build up. Tell me more about Elizabeth.

I don’t know. I have had my eye on this book for awhile, I think from when it went on its first blog tour. Maybe I had higher expectations than I should have. I don’t know. Like I said, there is nothing wrong with the book, it just didn’t do it for me.

(just made it for me)

(just made it for me)

Would I recommend it: Maybe. If you like fantasy books and YA, then you may enjoy this read. I really couldn’t say though. For me, it was meh until the last 20 pages.

Will I read it again: No, I will not. But I am sort of curious to see what happens in the next book.

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.