Thursday, August 29, 2013

Xpresso Presents The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy #1) by Laura Howard Blog Tour Stop

The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard
(The Danaan Trilogy #1)
Publication date: April 30th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult


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 Review

5 of 5 Forgotten One's

The Forgotten Ones is a great story. I love how Laura created this world of The Tuatha De Danaan. The descriptions and the characters all flowed nicely and the side characters were very interesting. I love how Laura gave us a glimpse into a fragile relationship between a father and his daughter and how trust had to be earned and not given freely.

Imagine your mother being sick and no matter what you or the doctors did she remained sick. Well Allison knows all about her mother being sick with Schizophrenia. Her grandparents have cared for her mother long enough and she wants to help them out. She has denied herself any friends and she does not have a life. She has a huge crush on Ethan but she puts all those feeling aside to make sure she cares for her mother.

Then one day her father comes back into their lives and says he knows how to help her mother. He starts to tell Allison about The Tuatha De Danaan and how Fairies can help save her mother. At first Allison thinks he is crazy but she soon finds out that there are secrets and lies that are uncovered and Allison has no choice but to believe her father and trust in him in order to save her mother. But can her mother be saved or is she to far gone?




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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Giselle said...

Lovely review, doll! I'm glad you loved it! I love the addiction of Schizophrenia in this story I've always been kind of fascinated by that illness.

Unknown said...

Oh this sounds so good !! I've seen a couple reviews and love the sounds of it! The cover is so beautiful!!

Thanks so much for the giveaway!!