Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

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I am excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard. Make sure to check out my review and enter the Giveaway below!

The Forgotten Ones
The Danaan Trilogy – Book One
The Forgotten Ones
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.
 

Brandee’s Review:

Laura had me at the cover….ok and then the blurb….then the Teaser she posted of the first couple chapters…. I was surprisingly hooked and could not wait to read this. I used to be a big fantasy/paranormal reader and have recently gotten away from it a bit since gears are being changed a lot recently and these books are not as “common” as they once were.
When I say paranormal, I do not solely mean vampires/werewolves/ghosts….my definition of the genre is much more broad and includes anything that is not 100% “real”, guardians/protectors, fae, chosen, angels/devils, vampires, shapeshifters/werevolves, ghosts, seers, time-travel, etc. Not saying that I do not believe in the possibility of some of these types of paranormals being “real”…..I am open-minded LOL (or a dreamer….you can conclude which one).
The book is not long, but the story was told completely and I did not feel slighted. This book is beautifully written, which made it so easy to read. I did have to pay closer attention when it got to more detailed descriptions of “the fantasy aspect” of the story, but that is only because I am not as familiar with this type of “fantasy/paranormal”. My ONLY complaint is the ending….there was not a cliffhanger, but more of a “to be continued……” type of ending, and I wanted MORE…right then….BUT hey that is the game right?!? …..hook….line…sinker! Good job Laura, I am hooked and now anxiously awaiting book #2! Can’t wait to see where Laura will go next with this series!
If you are a lover of fantasy and romance or want to get away from “real” for a little while, I highly recommend this debut story from Laura Howard.

About Laura Howard

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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