by Kimberley Griffiths Little


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Perfect for fans of Cleopatra's Moon and the adult bestseller The Red Tent, this is the epic sequel to Forbidden, set in the unforgiving deserts of ancient Mesopotamia. Jayden's courage will be put to the test as she fights for her survival and the one she loves.

Jayden thought she had lost everything. After months of traveling in the desert, she discovers her beloved Kadesh is injured but still alive. However, the two must flee immediately, for the vengeful and jealous Horeb is on their trail, desperate to take Jayden back to be his bride.

The trek to the southern lands comes with heartache and danger, and as Jayden and Kadesh draw closer to their destination, she realizes that even he has been keeping secrets from her . . . ones that will change everything.

Kimberley Griffiths Little's riveting sequel to Forbidden will leave readers begging for the final installment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062195029
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Series: Forbidden Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 494,571
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Kimberley Griffiths Little was born in San Francisco, but now lives in New Mexico with her husband and their three sons. For such award-winning middle grade novels as When the Butterflies Came, The Last Snake Runner, The Healing Spell, and Circle of Secrets, her writing has been praised as "fast-paced and dramatic," with "characters painted in memorable detail" and "beautifully realized settings." Kimberley adores anything old and musty with a secret story to tell. She's stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland; sailed on the Seine in Paris; ridden a camel in Petra, Jordan; shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria.

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Banished 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yep yep yep
blogginboutbooks More than 1 year ago
BANISHED picks up right where FORBIDDEN left off, plunging the reader back into the action almost immediately. Right from the start, Jayden is struggling to survive as she desperately comes the desert for her beloved Kadesh. When she finds him alive, he convinces her to head for the southern lands as quickly as possible. Their road trip is—naturally—filled with all kinds of conflict. This keeps the story tense and exciting. The book does end with a cliffhanger, but I felt like BANISHED was still a satisfying and worth-it-for-me read. Kimberley Griffiths Little excels at bringing exotic settings to life with vivid imagery. This is especially so in the Forbidden trilogy. If you're into middle grade novels, I also highly recommend her atmospheric, magical realism "bayou books." They're excellent. See my full review of BANISHED at:
Heather Dance More than 1 year ago
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
I'm loving this series, and I want the third book now! Dang you cliffhangers! This book starts off where the first ended. With Jayden on a search for Kadesh. Jayden has only heard rumors that Kadesh may still be alive, so she travels on her own through the dangerous desert in search of Kadesh. The desert is harsh to Jayden, but she will do what she needs to do to be reunited with Kadesh. When Jayden and Kadesh are reunited (no spoiler, in the synopsis), the reunion is bittersweet. Both Jayden and Kadesh have inner and outer scars that they need to deal with. Kadesh and Jayden set out to travel to Kadesh's home land with an army of sorts that Kadesh has formed. They have hopes of reaching Kadesh's home before Horeb catches up with them, but first Jayden wants to try to get her family. Jayden and Kadesh have to deal with the desolate desert, secrets, spies, loss of family, more than one evil person, a stoning and doubts. The majority of this book takes place while they are traveling through the desert, and although it was a bit the same thing the whole time, I was still interested till the end; there's enough going on and the characters really carry the story. We get some new characters in this book, some I really liked; Asher, and some I despised; Aliyah. I don't get how certain people could allow the temple to infiltrate so far into the kingdom; I won't say more because Spoilers! I still adore Jayden and Kadesh's relationship, and I enjoy the strength and depth of their love. The romance is so sweet and soulful. I really like Jayden; her strength and determination, but I was a little disappointed that Jayden didn't pick up on some things quicker, and I also wanted Kadesh to not be so unwilling to discuss important things with Jayden. I also was disappointed with how things were in the end; I felt there was more that could've been done to curb the events that take place; I felt like the characters weren't using their intelligence. I really enjoy the way Kimberley Griffiths Little sets a scene. I can really visualize the setting of this book. I'm really looking forward to the third book!
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
This was much stronger than the first one and I love that it pretty much started where we were left at the end of Forbidden. I liked Jayden a lot more in this story. She's stronger and stands up for herself. She knows what {or who} she wants and goes after it with eyes open and both hands stretched out. Kadesh is fantastic and so sweet with her when they're together. There are several scenes that did make me angry in the form of stupid miscommunications in an effort to spare the feelings of the other party. Instead of the tension I suspect they were supposed to provide, I was irritated. I'm also not 100% clear on all of the Goddess/temple stuff and even though it seems like an important aspect, it's not one I'm focused on for resolution. Overall, it was a fast paced plot that captivated me from the very beginning with a wicked cliffhanger-ish ending. I cannot wait to see how it all ends. **Huge thanks to Epic Reads for sending me the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing story . I love how I feel like I'm the main character .