The Forgotten Ones

The Forgotten Ones

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by Laura Howard
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615809052
Publisher:
Finding Bliss Publishing
Publication date:
05/15/2013
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet 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.

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The Forgotten Ones 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad beginning but this isnt a stand alone book. It's a teaser, that with so few pages is a rip off. I dont care enough for Allison to continue on to book two So i guess the moral of this story is, if you fancy yourself a serial writer, you need to provide enough to get me hooked. And, this author failed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was okay but I didn't think it flowed well. At first I was thinking it was okay and just when I thought things just about to pick up and go somewhere I get sent in another direction that really doesn't go anywhere for a while. Overall I thought it was okay but I won't be buying & reading the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried but just couldn't get into the dull characters. ebook dumped!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
High school style fiction story as to genre just so others are aware. Explanations left out plus with dozen or more gaelic names for a dozen or more characters made things confusing. Would not recommend
Slowbro More than 1 year ago
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I saw the synopsis of the book, and decided "hey this book sounds original and the cover is pretty too". So, I requested it in exchange for an honest review. This book was not original. Yes, at first glance Tuatha de Danaan sounds very original and intriguing, but all in all, they're just fairies.  The book was easy to read and I went through it fast. Epub on my simple nook was only 128 pages, so that's a plus at least. But that being said, the writing was very...juvenile. Aside from the main character's age, Allison, it would seem like a regular run of the mill YA novel. I feel like the only reason why its labeled as "New Adult" is because of Allison and Ethan's age. The writing didn't feel like it was aimed toward an older audience and the vocabulary was minimal.  Ah, perfect. I just thought of something I could compare this to. Think of Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series but with a less annoying protagonist and a few years older. That's it. Don't get me wrong, the book wasn't bad. I would read the following books, but the book didn't leave any lasting impression on me.  A good read for new readers and those who liked Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really excited to read this book..its a very short and easy read. The 1st 1/2 of the booked sucked me in and I couldnt wait to find out what was going on and what Liam really was. Once I reached the part of the book where Liam is an intricate part of the book, i started to find it hard to follow and couldnt complete the book, too much going on, too many characters to follow and keep up with who's who.
rockygirl1 More than 1 year ago
I was super excited to be included on this blog tour.  I really didn't know what this book was about.  I had read the synopsis when I signed up for the tour, but that was a little while ago.  So I kinda dove into this one blind. At first it just seemed like a pretty simple romantic like story, with the twist of a mom who was suffering for a mental illness.  But then there were some added dimensions of fairies and Irish names that I couldn't pronounce. The more I got sucked into the story, the more I loved it.  Seriously, I fell more and more in love with this book. The world seems like it should be a little on the far fetched side when you hear someone tell you about it, but inside the book? It is amazing and so good! I found myself still awake at four in the morning to finish it.  (You know how it goes, I'm only going to read ONE more chapter then go to sleep, and the next thing you know you've almost finished the book, so you might as well go ahead and finish it?) Yep, it was that good.  I really loved this one and I think it is going on my favorite shelf.  The only reason that I say think is that the ending totally didn't wrap up anything and obviously is the start of a series.  So, now I can't wait to get my hands on that next book!
broncos09 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun book to read! A really good summer read too! We enter a world with a group of people who have been long forgotten. Magic exists and Allison realizes that she has a part in all this, espically when her mother is kidnapped. Laura Howard has a way with words. The story flows so well from chapter to chapter, and you can't put it down. The characters are believable and Laura Howard describes the places in such detail that you are able to picture it all!
Anonymous 10 days ago
Does not interest the reader enough to persue the next book in the trilogy. Disappointing at best. L.M.A.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all, I received this book for free on my Nook, which is a very good thing considering how it left me feeling. It definitely reads as a first draft. I would have loved to have been the editor here, because it really did have promise, and the character development was done well enough to grab the reader. Even when plot turns had me wondering, "Huh?" I still wanted to find out what would happen to Allison. With that said, the reader really does not find out anything at the end, because it totally drops the ball and, I guess, transitions into the next book. I will not be reading the next book. This left me so unhappy with myself for wasting any reading time on a dud.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Look forward to the next in the series
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dcanread More than 1 year ago
It was good for an Americanized version of Irish faerie mythology. Allison falls flat to me, but her mother's story is what captivated me in the beginning. I will read the rest of the series just to see where the Irish mythology goes. Hopefully something more interesting in the love department.
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Good read. I enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story with twists to keep it interesting. Very good story.
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The story line moved quickly and was entertaining. The ending left you wanting to read the sequel.
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For a first-time author, Laura Howard does a nice job of combining sci-fi with mythology to create a world of reality meeting the world of goddesses and faeries. Howard molds enough strength into her characters to make the situations believable to the point where the reader (e.g. myself) feels part of the story, developing plot, and final outcome. Although the novel itself is short (133 pages on my Nook), it moves rather slowly in too many areas. And even when challenging the reader in several situations in the book, the story line never makes the reader feel like the plot is running, although at times it is walking fast, if you understand what I'm trying to say. It's not a challenging read ... but it is pleasant and quite enjoyable ... and very relaxing. Give it a try!!!!
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